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Left: After Augustus Koch,
Bird's Eye View of the City
of Houston, Texas, 1873.
: 59x76.5 cm. (image).
[Published by J.J. Stoner,
g Madison, Wis.]. Courtesy
of the Center for American
History, The University of
Texas at Austin, CT0111.
ff:rl g be1 See, for example, S.
G. Reed, "A History of The
Texas Railroads" (2nd ed.;
Houston: St. Clair Publishing
Co., 1941), pp. 151-512.
potto C2 The Constitution
of 1869 prohibited land
grants, but that was changed
in the Constitution of 1876.
3 John W. Reps,
- "Views and Viewmakers of
Urban America: Lithographs
of Towns and Cities in the
United States and Canada,
Notes on the Artists and
Publishers, and a Union
Catalaog of their work, 18251925"
of Missouri Press, 1984).
4 The first two views
are known only through
newspaper accounts; I know
of no extant copies. See
Denison News, May 19, 1873,
p. 4, col. 3; Denison Daily
News, Aug. 3,1873, p. 3, col.
2; Feb. 11 and Apr. 13, 1876;
Fort Worth Democrat, Apr. 1,
1876, p. e, col. 5. For information
on the railroad's arrival
in Denison, see S. G.
Reed, "A History of the
Texas Railroads and of Transportation
Spain and Mexico and the
Republic and the State" (2nd
ed.; Houston: The St. Clair
Publishing Co., 1941), 376,
377; and Richard C.
Overton, "Gulf to the
Rockies: The Heritage of the
Fort Worth and DenverColorado
and Southern Railways,
University of Texas Press, 1953; first paperback
print, 1977), 27, 38.
5 There are also four views of Fort
Worth, but I believe the last one (1914) is a
6 Sonia Lombardo de Ruiz and Yolanda
Teran, "Atlas Historico de la Ciudad de
Mexico," Ed. by Mario de la Torre (M6xico:
Edici6n privada de Smurfit Cart6n y Papel de
Mexico, SA de CV, 1996), plate 192.
7 Reps, "Views and Viewmakers of Urban
America," includes biographical information
on all the artists except Harris and
8 See Peter C. Marzio and Milton
Kaplan, "Lithographs as Historical Documents,"
Antiques, 102 (Oct. 1972), 674.
9 Not all the views survive. According
to newspaper accounts, two views of Denison
and one of Paris were produced but are not
known to exist today.
10 Starr & Paddock apparently distributed
copies of the 1876 view of Fort Worth (see
Amon Carter Museum copy of view), and Fort
Worth wholesale grocer Joseph H. Brown ordered
1,100 copies of the 1886 view of Fort
Worth to advertise his business. See The Day
(Waco), January 25, 1886.
1 lIbid., p. 33. Quotes are in: Dallas Herald,
December 28, 1872, p. 2, col. 1; Austin
Daily Democratic Statesman, January 9, 1873,
p. 3, col. 1; San Antonio Daily Herald, January
28, 1873, p. 3, col. 2; Fort Worth Democrat,
April 1, 1876, p. 3, col. 5; Fort Worth Gazette,
December 25, 1885, p. 8, col. 1; Waco Daily
Examiner, January 24, 1886, p. 4, cols. 3-4; The
Sunday Gazetteer (Denison), January 11, 1891,
p. 4, col. 6.
12 Harry T. Peters, "America on Stone:
The Other Printmakers to the American
People..." (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday,
Doran and Co., 1931), 39.
13 See, for example, "Dallas County Administration
Building Archeological Project,"
20, 22, 23, on the Southern Methodist University
web site at http://www.smu.edu/-anthrop/
14 Galveston Daily News, Mar. 10,1871,
p. 3, col. 2. The first drawing of a Texas city is
probably the 1829 view of Seguin, done after
Jean Louis Berlandier's drawing. It is in the
Berlandier Papers at the Beinecke Rare Book
and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New
15 Galveston Daily News, Mar. 14, 1871,
p. 2, col. 8.
16 The earliest view of Galveston is
Charles Hooton's in 1839, but it was not pub
lished until 1847. See "Galveston from the Gulf
Shore" in Hooton, "St. Louis 'Isle, or Texiana;
with additional observations made in the
United States and Canada" (London:
Simmonds and Ward, 1847).
17Maurice Garland Fulton (ed.), "Diary
& Letters ofJosian Gregg: Southwestern Enterprises,
1840-1847" (Norman: University of
Oklahoma Press, 1941), p. 100; quotations in
Earl Wesley Fornell, "The Galveston Era: The
Texas Crescent on the Eve of Secession" (Austin:
University of Texas Press, 1961), p. 33.
Copies of C. O. Bahr's "Ansicht von Galveston"
(undated) exist in the Rosenberg Library in
Galveston and the New York Public Library.
18 See the Galveston Daily News, Feb.
5, 1891, p. 8.
19 John W. Reps, "Cities on Stone:
Nineteenth Century Lithographis Images of the
Urban West" (Fort Worth: Amon Carter Museum,
1976), pp. 32-33. The Sunset drawing is
25.74b in the Carter Museum collection.
20 Quanah is 25.74a in the Carter Museum
collection. Reps, "Cities on Stone," pp.
32-33, discusses other artists' drawings.
21 Stephen Fox, "Broadway, Galveston,
Texas," in Jan Cigliano and Sarah Bradford
Landau (eds.), "The Grand American Avenue,
1850-1920" (San Francisco: Pomegranate
Artbooks, 1994), p. 210.
22 Reps, "Views and Viewmakers," pp.
23Camille N. Dry [sic.], "Pictorial St.
Louis Metropolis of the Mississippi Valley: A
Topographical Survey Drawn in Perspective
A.D. 1874 by Camille N. Dry," Designed & Edited
by Rich. J. Compton (St. Louis: Rich. J.
24 Reps, "Views and Viewmakers of Urban
America," 72, 86.
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