- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1894 Los Angeles Canvas Art. 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 1894 Los Angeles Map Poster. 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.
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.
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 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.