Milwaukee, WI: American Publishing Company, 1890. Bird's-eye view. Lithograph [70 cm x 101 cm] mounted on board and in a simple wooden frame [106 cm x 74 cm] Image is sharp and in nice overall condition. Item #2798
Uncommon bird's-eye view of Helena, that is usually printed with a Kessler's Brewery Advertisement beneath the title. 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 a previously agreed upon price." - p.29, 'Cities on Stone' (John W. Reps).