Wednesday mornings I volunteer in the research library of the Sandy Bay Historical Society. Today I needed to find an old map book. Someone doing research had photographed an old map from the book and had forgotten to write down the source. You know, book name, publisher, that kind of thing. The old map books - atlases - are in the storage room.
It didn't take long to find the requested atlas. Actually only one was even a possibility.
I got sidetracked, though. I love maps. I leafed through a few and then came upon a treasure. Not only were there maps in George Walker's Atlas from 1879. There were lithographs depicting prominent buildings in the various communities mapped in the book. The lithographs were fascinating, exquisite.
And I was thrilled to come across the page with this one:
I got my jacket and my car keys and headed home for my camera.
I know. It's just one of those things that fascinates me and probably very few other people. Since this is my blog, I get to put it here!