The Resource Cities of the Mississippi : nineteenth-century images of urban development, John W. Reps ; with modern photographs from the air by Alex MacLean

Cities of the Mississippi : nineteenth-century images of urban development, John W. Reps ; with modern photographs from the air by Alex MacLean

Label
Cities of the Mississippi : nineteenth-century images of urban development
Title
Cities of the Mississippi
Title remainder
nineteenth-century images of urban development
Statement of responsibility
John W. Reps ; with modern photographs from the air by Alex MacLean
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""The mighty Mississippi" has inspired writers and artists for centuries. During the nineteenth century, Mississippi River towns attracted artists who traveled throughout the United States producing detailed drawings of cities and towns, which were then printed and sold as lithographs or used as wood engravings to illustrate books and magazines. Depicting each street and building, as well as the natural setting and geographic features of the surrounding areas, these elaborate bird's-eye views were enormously popular. In Cities of the Mississippi, John W. Reps brings together hundreds of spectacular historical views of Mississippi River towns alongside contemporary aerial photographs and an engaging text. The result is a remarkable voyage through the nineteenth century and a powerful visual record of American urban development."--BOOK JACKET. "From The Balize, a village for ship pilots near the mouth of the Mississippi, to St. Cloud, Minnesota, at its source, readers will experience Mississippi River towns ranging from the major metropolises of New Orleans, St. Louis, and Minneapolis to the small towns of Cairo, Kaskaskia, and Prairie du Chien. Reps introduces the artists, printers, and publishers who recorded the development of the cities and offers descriptions of the cities by residents, journalists, and travelers in their own words. Spectacular modern aerial photographs of twenty-three of the towns dramatically illustrate changes to the urban scene and demonstrate the lasting influence of the initial city patterns on subsequent growth."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reps, John William
Dewey number
977/.03
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F353
LC item number
.R47 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Mississippi River Valley
Target audience
adult
Label
Cities of the Mississippi : nineteenth-century images of urban development, John W. Reps ; with modern photographs from the air by Alex MacLean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-332) and index
Dimensions
27 x 33 cm.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9780826209399
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93044630
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
OCM29548387
Label
Cities of the Mississippi : nineteenth-century images of urban development, John W. Reps ; with modern photographs from the air by Alex MacLean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-332) and index
Dimensions
27 x 33 cm.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9780826209399
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93044630
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
OCM29548387

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