- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1891 Fort Worth Map Canvas. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1891 Fort Worth Texas Map Print. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- QUALITY CANVAS: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (400gsm), satin/gloss, American made canvas. Our canvas is OBA-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. The canvas displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality canvas print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality canvas wrap wall art displays beautifully in almost any environment. The stretcher bar is made out of kiln-dried poplar wood. This canvas wall art has a 1.5 inch wrap on each side. Our canvas wrap prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
- HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
Produced and published by prolific American lithographer Henry Wellge, this stunning bird's eye perspective of Ft Worth in 1891 depicts the iconic Texas city in a period of transition and growth. Wellge was a prominent map producer and is among the five American lithographers that illustrated half of the bird's eye perspectives in the Library of Congress. Wellge's maps were some of the most popular illustrations from the late nineteenth century through the 1920s.
Ft Worth's status as a cattle town was in full swing during the late nineteenth century, and its stockyards are responsible for some of the most iconic images of the American West. The Texas and Pacific Railway had been completed in 1876 and provided the vast cattle ranches in Texas greater ease when shipping cattle to northern and western markets, which had grown tremendously in the decades following the conclusion of the Civil War. The rail's arrival transformed the cities stockyards and made it the largest wholesale marketplace for cattle. The railroad also expanded access, and eager workers flocked to the city from throughout the American south.
Bird's eye perspectives were produced as marketing tools for cities to attract merchants and residents. Businesses and residents alike displayed these perspectives in a show of civic pride. Ft Worth developed into a bustling frontier town by the end of the nineteenth century. Still, it would become transformed again by the early twentieth century's oil boom, and this unique depiction is genuinely a piece of American cartographical history.
Our ready-to-hang canvas wall art prints are made in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.