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 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 reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.
- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1891 Fort Worth Poster Map. 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 1891 Fort Worth Art Poster. 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 18 x 24 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.