map

Object number
2000.18
Date
1939
Description
A brochure containing driving maps of Rhode Island and surrounding New England States, Newport's Ocean Drive (Ocean Avenue), and Aquidneck Island with adjacent cities. Produced for the Mount Hope Bridge Corporation. Cover of map includes an illustration of an American Indian figure gesturing towards the Mount Hope Bridge. Map is entitled "NEWPORT/and the historic Island of/RHODE ISLAND." Inside fold offers text information on the Mount Hope Bridge, transportation, and accomodations. Reverse is a general driving map of Aquidneck Island and surrounding vicinities, including Providence and Bristol. The first map shows major driving routes to the Mount Hope Bridge from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Bottom right corner attributes copyright to the Mount Hope Bridge Company (1939). The second map is entitled "NEWPORT'S FAMOUS/TEN MILE DRIVE/ALONG THE OCEAN FRONT." Illustrations of estates, labled with owners' names, are denoted throughout. The last map (brochure completely unfolded) is a color illustration of Aquidneck Island, Tiverton, Little Compton, and New Bedford. Illustrations of points of interest and accomodations are seen throughout. A large caption discussing the Mount Hope Bridge is located at top right. Bottom right has the following caption: "Arranged by John. W. Haley - R.I. Historian/Designed by H.W. Hetherington/Lithographed by The J.C. Hall Company, Prov. R.I."
Credit Line
Gift of Frank Snyder
Object Type
maps (documents)
Subjects
Aquidneck Island
Mount Hope Bridge
Ocean Avenue