In the early 1900s, much of the area surrounding Los Angeles was still farmland, and this aerial depiction of the great city shows how much the population had expanded since the turn of the century. With the discovery of oil in 1892, Los Angeles had experienced a boom not just in industrial expansion but also in residential development.
Published in 1909, this unique city and suburban map of Los Angeles illustrates the considerable planning that the cities visionaries performed shaping is recognizable today. The thriving ports, railroads, and factories were drawing workers from across the world and are a significant reason for the cities' great diversity.
The first feature film to be completed in Los Angeles, The Count of Monte Cristo, wrapped production in 1909 and film production, would become the most iconic industry. The images of the burgeoning film scene are representative of a transitional time in America. The automobile was becoming available to the middle class, and modernity was coming into vogue.
The port was importing goods that rivaled the largest in the nation, and the oil fields were producing well. By 1923 Los Angeles supplied one-quarter of the world's crude oil. This prosperity allowed civic leaders to develop and implement many projects that would become permanent fixtures for Angelinos. Griffith Park would be established three years after this maps publication and is one of the genuinely iconic areas of Los Angeles with its famous observatory as well the original Greek Theater amphitheater.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. 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 1909 City and Suburban Street Map of Los Angeles California . 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 1909 City and Suburban Street Map of Los Angeles California . 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.