Archival Riverfront and Eads Bridge Lamp Plate 2
In 1875, Compton & Dry’s map Pictorial St. Louis: The Great Metropolis of the Mississippi Valley gave St. Louis the view of a lifetime. Published in a book of 110 map plates, it depicted more than 50 square miles of St. Louis from a soaring birds-eye view. Every home, factory and even outhouse of the city was shown in accurate, honest detail. It was the largest, most precise map of the city in American history.
The image depicted on the lamp is plate number 2 “Riverfront and Eads Bridge”. Steamboats, large and small, gather around the arches of the Eads bridges, bringing goods from other cities and shipping commodities such as beer, lumber, flour, and tobacco from the St. louis. This was also the area where thousands of immigrants seeking fortune in St. Louis got their first glimpse of the city.
Each MuseumLight image is giclee printed using pigment based, archival ink (a million dots per square inch). A centuries old tradition using cutting edge technology.
- Printed and assembled in the U.S.A.
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