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City plan of Boston, 1850

OMAFP.2021.8.1, Ulster American Folk Park Collection

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Map of Boston

This hand-coloured engraved city plan of Boston is from 1850. At the Ulster American Folk Park it helps us to understand experiences of Ulster emigration to urban areas, and it can currently be seen in the Bad Bridget exhibition. This important new exhibition tells the stories of the thousands of girls and women who left Ireland for North America between1838and1918.Some of these women found themselves in trouble with the authorities as they struggled to survive.