Perspective Map of the City of Helena, Mont. - 1890
(Montana) Wellge, Henry. PERSPECTIVE MAP OF THE CITY OF HELENA, MONT. CAPITOL OF STATE, COUNTY SEAT OF LEWIS AND CLARKE CO. Milwaukee, WI. Americana Publishing Company, 1890. Bird's-eye view. Lithograph (70 cm x 101 cm) linen backed. Image is sharp and in bright condition. Kessler's Brewing advertisement beneath the view. Sixteen inset illustrations along the foot as a border, of prominent buildings and views. Some of the buildings are numbered/ lettered, legend lists: Public buildings, Hotels, Railroads, Street Railways, Schools, Newspapers and Churches (52 in all).
"A Brewery in Helena appears as the sponsor of the large view of that city in 1890. Perhaps some copies of these views were published and sold in the normal way through subscriptions and sales in local shops, while other copies were overprinted with such advertising copy and made available to the sponsor at previously agreed upon price." p.29, 'Cities on Stone' (John W. Reps). Rebs 2090.