Bird's-Eye View of Dallas - 1892



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Dallas, Texas

With the Projected River and Navigation Improvements Viewed from Above the Sister City of Oak Cliff


Dallas in 1892. A city growing fast.

With a population of around 42,000, Dallas had more than quadrupled in size in just twelve years.

This birds-eye 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.

Alas, it was not to be. But the effort has left us this artifact showing Dallas partly as it was, and partly as it could have been.

Physical Details

  • 28.75 by 18 inches
  • Limited Edition of 254 Copies
  • Each one is hand-numbered
This is a high quality giclee print.

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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