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[Henry Wellge], CHATTANOOGA AND LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN. Milwaukee: American Fine Art Co., 1897.

Fine and rare 1897 bird’s-eye view of Chattanooga Tennessee by Henry Wellge

A rare and lovely chromolithographic bird’s-eye view of Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain and the Tennessee River Valley as seen from the south. The view is dated 1897 and depicts Chattanooga in its magnificent splendid natural setting, fully recovered from the ravages of the Civil War and reestablished as a major rail hub and manufacturing center. The […]

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A spectacular, richly-detailed and very rare bird’s eye view of Yellowstone National Park designed for the Northern Pacific Railroad by one of the nation’s leading view-makers. Only the sixth example located.

Mammoth chromolithograph of Yellowstone National Park

A spectacular, richly-detailed and very rare bird’s eye view of Yellowstone National Park designed for the Northern Pacific Railroad by one of the nation’s leading view-makers. Only the sixth example located. This remarkable view—likely the largest of Yellowstone published up to that time—shows the park and vicinity from an imaginary elevated viewpoint in the north […]

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Henry Wellge, CHATTANOOGA. COUNTY SEAT OF HAMILTON COUNTY TENNESSEE . 1886 POPULATION 30,000. Chattanooga: Chattanooga Daily Times, 1886/1887.

Rare Henry Wellge bird’s-eye view of Chattanooga resurgent

A rare 1887 Henry Wellge bird’s-eye view of Chattanooga, Tennessee documenting its post-war resurgence as a major rail hub and manufacturing center. The view depicts Chattanooga in its splendid natural setting, apparently fully recovered from the ravages of the Civil War. In the far background is the massive bulk 2389-foot Lookout Mountain, a long ridge straddling […]

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Remarkable bird’s-eye view of Butte City, Montana

A remarkable and extremely rare bird’s-eye view of Butte City, Montana.  The view shows a number of smaller views around the larger view, including: Centennial Brewery Silver Bow National Bank – Marchesseau & Valiton Block Butte & Boston Mine Court House Boston & Montana Mine Great Northern R.R. Depot Butte City Brewery The Parrot Smelter […]

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Henry Wellge, PANORAMIC VIEW OF BUTTE, MONTANA. Milwaukee: Henry Wellge, 1904

1904 bird’s-eye view of Butte Montana

A finely-detailed bird’s-eye view of Butte, Montana, “The Largest Mining Camp on Earth,” published by Henry Wellge in 1904, near the end of the Copper Wars. The view presents Butte as “A Model City with All Modern Institutions and Conveniences” as seen from an imaginary viewpoint to the southwest, looking across the city to the […]

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