With the discovery of oil in 1882 and completed railways, Los Angeles was booming in the 1890s. Edward Doheny’s discovery set off a blaze of drilling in Los Angeles and neighboring Santa Barbara County. The population of Los Angeles would grow from five thousand in 1890 to over one hundred thousand in 1900. Spurred by the discovery of oil, the city also had a thriving port and was surrounded by productive farmland and cattle ranches. This period of industrial and economic growth allowed the city to compete with San Francisco in terms of port activity and capital investment. By 1923 Los Angeles produced nearly one-quarter of the world’s crude oil.
Oil speculation and drilling made millionaires overnight, and these oil barons began to transform the city from a sleepy pueblo sparsely populated with rough and tumble oil miners into the gem of the West Coast. Though Doheny made the discovery, it would be JP Getty whose name would eventually mark many of the largest and most prominent civic buildings.
With the oil fields producing so well, the city was able to establish more industries and became a hub for fashion, jewelry, and eventually, the entertainment industry. The combination of oil fields, a bustling port, and consistently good weather, Los Angeles attracted workers from across the world, making it one of the most diverse cities in the United States.
This aesthetically striking and unique depiction of the city is an authentic piece of cartographical history.
Map shows Los Angeles as seen from the Electric Power House corner of Wilder St. and Central Ave. looking north. -- Southern part of Los Angeles, looking south from corner of Tenth and Pearl Streets.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. This eye-catching vintage map print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.
- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1894 Los Angeles Map Art . Our museum quality maps are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map 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 make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1894 Los Angeles Map Art . This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true, accurate piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This 16x24 Inch print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.