Auction 149, Lot 298

"Birds Eye View of Bennington & Bennington Centre", Stoner, J. J.

Subject: Bennington, Vermont

Period: 1877 (dated)


Color: Black & White

24 x 21.9 inches
61 x 55.6 cm

This attractive bird's-eye view depicts this small city located in southern Vermont. Very detailed, individual buildings are displayed and city streets named. A key at bottom lists 26 important buildings in Bennington and 12 in Bennington Centre (the top portion of the image) which is bisected by a passing train on the Lebanon Springs Railroad. The view is decorated by a vignette of the "Graded School Building" at lower left. Published by J.J. Stoner in Madison, Wisconsin and lithographed by Shober & Carqueville in Chicago.


Condition: B+

Backed in heavy paper to reinforce and repair several small edge tears and cracks that are mostly confined to the blank margins except for one tear that just touches the neatline at right and two tears that enter the image 1" at top and 2" at left. Light toning.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/21/2014