Plumb, Arthur W.
1908

Scarce Maplewood Hotel Pittsfield, Massachusetts Advertisement

Compliments of the Maplewood. Arthur W. Plumb, Proprietor. Pittsfield, Berkshire Co. Mass. Open from June 1st to Nov 1st.

DESCRIPTION: Rare point-of-sale advertising placard for the Maplewood Hotel in the Berkshire Mountains, ca. 1908.

Edges of the placard contain manuscript advertising copy:
"One of the automobile road maps will be mailed free to anyone sending their names to A.W. Plumb, Pittsfield, Mass.

The most picturesque auto. trip in America is up through the Berkshire Hills via Lenox, Pittsfield and Manchester, Vt."

The Maplewood Hotel opened in 1887, converted from the Pittsfield Young Ladies Institute. The girl's school had operated on the site since 1841. Later, the school was known as the Maplewood Institute which has historical connections to the world of intercollegiate athletics.
"… the school hosted the country’s first intercollegiate baseball game, with rival schools Amherst College and Williams College playing here on July 1, 1859. The game drew large numbers of Maplewood girls, who watched Amherst win 73-32 in 26 innings, in a game that bore little resemblance to today’s game." (Source: http://lostnewengland.com/2017/02/maplewood-pittsfield-mass-1/)

CREATOR: Plumb, Arthur W.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1908

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Strong, solid, clean with no major issues. No folds of creases.

COLORING: N/A

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 19 " x 13 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $325

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