1904 Wellge Billings, Montana
This detailed reproduction of the original antique lithographic bird’s-eye panoramic view of “Billings, Montana” was first published in 1904 by Henry Wellge. It includes the detailed layout of the streets, important buildings, bodies of water, transportation routes and municipal areas. These panoramic views give a pictorial record of America’s expanding cities during the post-Civil War period. Most panoramic maps were published independently and were unique to North America during this era. At the zenith of the westward cultural and economic expansion, these large format bird’s-eye views were promoted by the national railroads, real estate agents and chambers of commerce.
These superb historical representations of the surrounding natural views also reveal various aspects of post-American Civil War economic life. They capture a brief period of change in the businesses, professions, schools, churches, and governmental organizations in America’s growing cities.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.