Antique City View Reproductions

Fort Worth “The Queen of the Prairies,” County seat of Tarrant County, 1886.
Henry Wellge, Fort Worth, Tex, 1886

A reproduction of a toned lithograph map. Original size: 25-1/2 x 32 inches

The city is depicted from the north or northeast. The arrival of many railroads ushered in an era of astonishing growth for Fort Worth as migrants from the devastated South grew the population. Large factories and mills began to appear. Newly dubbed “Queen City of the Prairies,” Fort Worth became a supply center for a regional market through its growing railway network. Many of the flour mills or cotton gins and presses in the area were located along the tracks. Six locomotives may be seen puffing along the tracks, and the mule-drawn streetcars that ran between the downtown area and the train station are also shown.


Dallas, Texas. With the projected River and Navigation Improvements Viewed from Above the Sister City of Oak Cliff, 1892
Paul Giraud, Dallas, Texas 1892

A reproduction of a toned lithograph map. Original size: 20 x 29 inches

The city is depicted in a view from the west. This veiw of the city was in support of an effort by city leaders to bring robust river transportation to Dallas by lobbying Congress to appropriate money for the improvement of the river. The view illustrated the projected river improvements—docking facilities, turning basin, and widened river are depicted in the foreground. Efforts to make the Trinity navigable for barge traffic continued until well into the twentieth century, but to no avail.


New-Orleans New-Orlins
Weissenburg, 1878

A reproduction of a hand-colored lithograph. Original size: 12-1/2 inches x 17 inches.

This city view of New Orleans was originally printed in German in the early 1880's. It shows the Mississippi River front with many steam boats and sailing vessels along the banks.


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