Dallas in 1892
Dallas, TexasWith the Projected River and Navigation Improvements Viewed from Above the Sister City of Oak Cliff
This is a big map. How big? It measures nearly four feet across. 47 by 24 inches to be exact. Dallas in 1892 wasn't big. But it was fast becoming Big D.
With a population of around 42,000, Dallas had more than quadrupled in size in just twelve years.
This view was drawn by Dallas artist Paul Giraud. As secretary of the Commercial Club, he knew the city well and could imagine what it might become.
His imagination was put to the test here in showing the improvements city fathers wanted to make to the river. Wider, deeper, docks, a turning basin. Dallas would be a major river port.
So Many Great Details
This is the kind of map people linger in front of, pointing out landmarks and tracing roads with their fingers.
If you want a conversation piece, this fits the bill. It's sure to start many conversations about Dallas history once it's hanging on your wall.
Before you order, I want to reiterate that this is a BIG map. It measures 47 inches from edge to edge.
- 47 by 24 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!
- Shipping is $5 for this item.
- Allow two weeks for delivery.
- Ships in a sturdy tube.
We will gladly buy it back if you decide you don't want it anymore. There's no time limit on that.