Unrecorded Birds-Eye View – First Capital of Oklahoma Land Rush

22 [Indian Territory] G. F. Herriott & Co., Brokers. GUTHRIE, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, Jan. 22nd, 1890. Morrisville, Pa.: Drawn by T.M.
Fowler and Published by G. F. Herriott & Co., 1890. Original lithograph birds-eye view, view
measures 15½ x 31½ inches; inset view of G.F. Herriott & Cos. Business Block, 3½ x 5 inches; a numbered key locates 24 prominent buildings
in Guthrie. Flattened and conservation backed, very small loss along folds, small repairs to center folds. Very rare, no copies located on OCLC and no auction records. Guthrie became an instant city with the Oklahoma land rush of April, 1889; a note at the bottom of this birds-eye view says, “The City of Guthrie was nine months old when the original sketch for this lithograph was made.” Guthrie was the first capital of Oklahoma; Herriott apparently published this view to promote his real estate business in the new City. Not in Reps, Cities on Stone. A great detailed view of an ‘instant’ American city just months after the Oklahoma Land Rush.

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