Bird's-Eye View of Fort Worth - 1891
Fort Worth in 1891
In the late nineteenth century, cities commissioned birds-eye views like this as promotional materials. But artists capable of creating them were rare.
India ink, a fine steel nib and a mind that could see things from angles the eye never had. That's what it took to create a fine birds-eye view and Henry Wellge had the trifecta.
His 1891 view of Fort Worth is glorious in its detail.
It even shows the Spring Palace, where Fort Worth hosted an annual exhibition of farm and forrest products. What makes that odd is that the structure burned several months before this view was completed. It was included because city fathers had promised to rebuild it.
Henry Wellge could see things that weren't there and draw them as well as things that were.
- 28.75 by 17 inches
- Limited Edition of 254 Copies
- Each one is hand-numbered
The paper is acid free, cold press cotton watercolor with an elegant ever so lightly textured finish. This surface allows the inks to 'bite', reproducing the shading and tonality of the original map vividly, beautifully, and exactly.
The inks are guaranteed color-fast for 80 years, which means you won't need to lay out the extra money for UV glass. You can hang your map in direct sun and it will be just as bright when they are passed on to the next generation it is the day it ships.
It's an instant heirloom. Get yours before they're gone...and get one to give to a friend. He'll owe you!
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- Allow two weeks for delivery.
- Ships in a sturdy tube.
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