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Fine pictorial map of Portland, Maine, drawn by Katherine Dudley.

Striking pictorial map showing the area around Portland, Maine and some surrounding localities and promoting the area as a healthy place of clean water, open spaces and fresh air.

The map includes numerous vignettes offering a pictorial history of Portland. Street names and major buildings are noted. A colorful compass rose shown on the right center of map. It was designed to be attractive to children and to be used in education, to create a positive image of Portland for kids and to provide them with some essential history and basic geography.

Katherine Dudley was a member of the Baby Hygiene and Child Welfare Association in Portland, founded in 1919, as part of a national movement to improve public health programs for children.