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Bird's Eye View of Early Kansas City
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TitleBird's Eye View of Early Kansas City
AbstractFramed (14 in. x 20 in.) map which is a reproduction of "Case & Norman's Stranger's Guide to Kansas City, Missouri." Caption at bottom reads: "To accommodate Kansas City newcomers, this 1887 map often rotated structures to present frontal views of buildings for easier identification." Map is a bird's eye view of Kansas City situated where the Kansas and Missouri Rivers converge. Includes an inset which is an advertisement for the National Agricultural Exposition held in 1887 and features the Crystal Palace or Exposition Building. This map was reproduced by the library's Marketing Department to sell in the early 1990s.
NotesThe MVO (Missouri Valley Oversize) collection contains various types of large size items. Included is art work such as paintings, sculpture, drawings and sketches; photographs, including composite pieces; posters; and other miscellaneous items.
Date1887
LocationMVO-208F
See AlsoSC117, Series 4-1: Kansas City, Missouri #9 (ContentDM: 1622) (drawer)
SubjectMaps
Buildings
Streets
Bird's-eye view prints
Bird's-eye views
Local SubjectExposition Building
Crystal Palace
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeArchival Material
Access This ItemThis item is not available online. Appointments are required to view material in the MVO collection. Call 816.701.3427 or write lhistory@kclibrary.org.
Item ID218089
CONTENTdm number37759
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