Publishing the history & culture

of Southeastern New England • Since 1981

1876 Bird’s Eye View of New Bedford

Reproduced from
original lithograph


“View of the city of New Bedford, Mass., 1876” by O.H. Bailey & Co. Published by Leonard B. Ellis and "Presented by J. & W.R. Wing & Co., 111 Union Street," where it was sold commercially. Our print is reproduced from a high resolution electronic copy of the original lithographic print published in 1876. It is printed in color on 100-lb. acid-free uncoated stock and suitable for framing.

About the Artist

Oakley Hoopes Bailey (O. H. Bailey) (1843-1947), artist/publisher/lithographic printer was born in Beloit, Ohio. Bailey served a four-month stint in the Civil War and graduated from Mount Union College In 1864. He joined his brother Howard Heston Bailey (H. H. Bailey) in business and followed him into the world of view making that would last 56 years. Surpassed only by Thaddeus M. Fowler in volume of work, Bailey managed to produce around 375 city views, a bulk of which were towns in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. His first print was published in 1871, and most are in black and white. O. H. Bailey defined himself as both an artist and lithographer.