Nice find, John K. Vastly grateful to you for posting the color Sanborn here. For the first time we can distinguish the adobe buildings from the wood and the brick. There's so much more to learn from it.
I wonder if its possible to order a full-size color reproduction. Has anyone tried?
We are in receipt of your e-mail dated 27 April asking about buying copies of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps in color for Tombstone, Arizona, for the year 1886. You may purchase digital color copies of... more
Nicely done. They didn't use to make color copies in any form. Very expensive undertaking, this historical research. Still, buying it is cheaper than going to DC. I also emailed them and asked about... more
Richard Sometimes if you let it be known you are looking for something on these boards, some one who has that item will arrange for you to have one also. It's magic and wonderful sometimes! Keep... more
For anyone interested, You might want to seek out what Arizona facility has the colored Sanborn Fire Insurance maps (that you are interested in) and if they have the ability to make copies for you in ... more
has the Sanborn maps of Tombstone in color. I scoured the state for those years and years ago. I also searched the archives at AHS personally. They do have very nice reproductions in monochrome.... more
Re: Sanborn in color Richard Weddle,Mon Apr 27 08:29
... whence came the Sanborn image link. It may be possible to order prints but I find the LOC site difficult to navigate. If someone can get to an order page for the 1886 map, please post the info!... more
I forget if it's from 1882 or 1884, but Sanborn mapped Tombstone before 1886, and those should be in Library of Congress map division as well. Obviously the map closest in time to the event is the... more