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Lecture Series: 19th Century Images of the American West

Lecture Series: 19th Century Images of the American West

Come to the wonderful and free lectures series at the Denver Public Library!

This fascinating three-part series will explore the prints and maps of trans-Mississippi America from 1800 to 1900 with special guest Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps


Sept 13 | Early Printed Images of Denver A look at  images and maps of Denver as it grew from a rude, gold-mining settlement  to one of the largest American cities west of the Mississippi.

Sept 27 | The Political Development of the United States in Period Maps Learn about the transformation of the American West from three foreign territories to 19 states and four U.S. territories, as meticulously documented by nineteenth century mapmakers.

Oct 4 | Prints of Native Americans

Discover portraits and scenes of Native Americans’ daily life, providing us with a window through which we can catch a glimpse of Native American cultures from over a century ago.

Denver Central Library | 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway 5:30 – 7 p.m. | Level 7 Training Room | FREE

More information: (720) 865-1821