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Mapping Massachusetts Congressional Districts – Map 2 of 4

Map of the Eleventh Congressional District, 1902 (Boston: George H. Walker, 1902).
Map of the Eleventh Congressional District, 1902 (Boston: George H. Walker, 1902).
John Sullivan, Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts 11th, used this map as the basis for his campaign poster. Illustrating the local nature of city politics, it highlighted the wards within the district, showing the literal political landscape. His campaign slogans echo key urban, industrial themes of the era—encouraging business while supporting workers who suffered from higher prices caused by increased tariffs that protected domestic industry. Implicit in his message were the realities of city politics, as promised in his slogan, “Faithful Service Merits Promotion.” He represented the 11th District for two terms in Congress.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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