Auction 140, Lot 271

"Panorama of Omaha", Leitch, J. & Co.

Subject: Omaha, Nebraska

Period: 1875 (circa)

Publication: Nebraska. It's Advantages, Resources, and Drawbacks

Color: Printed Color

Size:
14.3 x 5.5 inches
36.3 x 14 cm

This panoramic lithograph of Omaha, Nebraska is from Edwin Curley's promotional book Nebraska It's Advantages, Resources, and Drawbacks published in New York in 1875. It overlooks the city from the south with the Missouri River in the distance. The Union Pacific's truss bridge can be seen crossing the Missouri River in the distance. This bridge, completed in 1873, connected the east and west portion of the Trans-Continental Railroad. With the completion of this bridge, Omaha became a transportation hub and over the next 10 years its population soared. This is possibly the first lithograph to show this important engineering feat. At left center the Union Pacific Station, surrounded by residential homes, can be seen.

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Condition: A

Folding as issued with some minor soiling in the lower blank margin.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 5/23/2012

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