Where to Buy Valentines in the 1800s

Your work day is done and you are getting ready to hop into your time machine to buy your sweetheart a valentine from 1800s Boston? Well, then we have just the thing for you! Courtesy of the Tufts Boston Streets database, we bring you four maps showing locations of confectioners and candy-makers through an era when sweets were booming in the Boston area (Cambridge has its own fascinating chocolate-dipped, candy-coated history).

Note: Boston’s road network, parks and extent of land were different in all of these views. Don’t use these maps to navigate your time machine.

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