Vintage City Posters Series

This is a collection of my series for vintage city posters for the forgotten cities and towns across Texas (and beyond). Much more to come so check back often for new posts. I’ve started with my backyard – Southeast Texas towns – and I’m working outward across El Paso, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi and out of state to Lafayette, Memphis, and more.

Many are done, but I am posting a few at a time. You can purchase here at


99 Comments Add yours

  1. Holly says:

    Where is Tyler?

    1. larue9 says:

      Hi, thanks for your interest – I JUST finished it yesterday. Printed a proof today, so I will probably post it within a couple of days. Thanks! Hope you like it!

    2. larue9 says:

      Holly, forgot to post here the other day. I have two Tyler posters completed. Check ’em out 🙂

  2. Jackie I. says:

    These are hilarious and beautiful. I want them ALL! Can’t wait until you start west Texas!

  3. kim says:

    Looking for two different town, Appleby, Texas (small community outside of Nacogdoches). Also Garrison, Texas. I have the Nacogdoches poster but would like to see these done.

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks! I don’t have plans to do those towns, but who knows – I may just add them to the list. Appleby is a town that I am familiar with, but I may need your input on Garrison. Thx!

  4. Keith says:

    I’d love to see a version of Mineral Wells that includes the Baker Hotel and Welcome Mountain. That is, if you are still working on this series.

  5. Jacob says:

    Do you have any of Sabine Pass?

  6. Erich Davis says:

    fort worth?

    1. larue9 says:

      Coming soon! Very soon in fact. I worked on it last week 😉

  7. Nita Garner says:

    I will check back to see when you add Bandera.

    1. larue9 says:

      Nita, thanks! Yes, please do. Thanks and God bless Texas

  8. Diane Ross says:

    Looking for Lockhart (barbecue capitol of Texas) and Henderson. Love the posters and hope you do one on these cities soon. Diane

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks! Yes, these two are very interesting to me. I know some family from Henderson so I’ve been kind of putting that one off til I gather more info. Lockhart I’ve thought of a lot so I look forward to it as well. Stay tuned and thank you for your interest.

  9. Tyler Young says:

    Can I order the San Marcos one? I see you have it done, but it is not on the Etsy page. Also, please let me know when you have Amarillo and/or Canyon Texas done. More than happy to provide input on those, but a little research will yield easy results for Amarillo and Palo Duro Canyon, West Texas A&M and the world’s largest cowboy (besides Tex in October) make Canyon a good choice too.

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks for the comment and question. Yes, I just renewed the San Marcos poster here on Etsy – Sorry it wasn’t there earlier, I sold out of it fast. But it’s there now. Canyon – hmmm, I’ve had a couple requests for that one so we’ll have to explore that more. Interesting! Thanks so much and stay tuned for more fun to come. I really appreciate the message here. If you find anything on the site like San Marcos that wasn’t on Etsy, just message me like this and I’ll see what we have in stock

  10. Amy Pletz says:

    Port Aransas?

    1. larue9 says:

      Indeed! On my to do list. Looking forward to it, and I’ve even begun sketching it. Stay tuned and I appreciate you checking in!

  11. lcon678 says:

    these are awesome! Really love the San Marcos and Austin ones. i’d love to see Ennis, TX (my dad’s hometown), and Georgetown, TX (home of my alma mater). And I know you are focusing on smaller towns, but an El Paso, TX and Dallas, TX would be cool, too. 🙂

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks so much! Yes, I do have plans to do Georgetown. Already started a long time ago actually, but had to put it down and come back to it. It is the poster that I am looking forward to most now. Stay tuned, it’s a fun one. El Paso is on my list to do. My wife lived there as a child so I’m compelled to do it. Should be fun. Dallas – I won’t say never, but I don’t have plans to do it; though, that isn’t saying that I won’t do parts of Dallas – like University Park or Arlington or even Tom Landry Hwy or some “area” of Big D. More fun to come. Thanks so much, stay tuned!

      1. MissKittyMartini says:

        I would love to see a Deep Ellum or Bishop Arts Dallas option!

      2. larue9 says:

        Thanks! Sounds good!

  12. Rita Harvey says:

    Pittsburg, TX – The Ezekial Airship, supposedly flew before the Wright Bros. We have a replica here.

    1. larue9 says:

      Awesome. I’ll look into it for sure. It’s near Mt. Pleasant, right? I have friends that way. I’ll dig in. Thank you!

  13. Alix says:

    These are great! I’ve traveled to and through many of these towns in my life… Maybe I will start a collection. 🙂 Have you considered Fredericksburg?

    1. larue9 says:

      Alix, thanks very much. Yeah, start a collection! That’d be cool. If you are interested in really pursuing it, message me and I’d be glad to work with you on a good bulk price to save you some money and turn your den into a mini gallery haha. Fredericksburg – indeed! Thanks and God Bless Texas

  14. Dale Blasingame says:

    Great work! Those are beautiful! Any chance you’ll be doing any state park posters in the future?

    1. larue9 says:

      Dale, thanks so much. No plans for strictly state parks, but you never know. The closest to that (that I have already) probably is Sam Rayburn.
      Stay tuned for more! Thanks again for your message and so glad you like the posters!

  15. Pat says:

    How does one obtain the Nederland poster since it is not on Etzy?

    1. larue9 says:

      Hi Pat, thanks for the message. I just sold out of it. But until I have more to list on Etsy, this is exactly how to obtain one – just message me like this. I’ll see if I have any left just to make sure and let you know. thanks!

  16. Jennifer fowler says:

    I’m from Dayton, TX , and was so excited to see you had created one for my hometown! I would love to purchase two of the Dayton posters. I didn’t see any available on etsy. Is there any other way to purchase?

    1. larue9 says:

      Wow, great! Dayton is a good place and I enjoyed making that poster. I spent some church events there when I was younger. And the HS Football team there is super tough 🙂 I may have one or two available, I’ll have to check the office and get back in touch with you. Thanks so much. So glad you like it! Thanks and God Bless Texas

  17. betsyelise says:

    Between LaPorte and Kemah on Galveston Bay.

    1. larue9 says:

      Seabrook is where I laid my head just a few days ago. My family and I played in Kemah, and Seabrook was the place to stay! A perfect location of a town and I did some work there many years ago. This is a great city that is often overlooked, thanks for the call to attention. Stay tuned, this one may come sooner than later 🙂 Thanks and God Bless Texas

  18. betsyelise says:

    Lovely artwork!

    1. larue9 says:

      Thank you, Betsyelise! Much appreciated

  19. Dalra says:

    How about Canadian, up in the panhandle?

    1. larue9 says:

      Canadian, Tx. I have to say that is new to me but I ‘m incredibly intrigued. Thank you so much for the message. I’ll dig into it but if you have any details you want to share, I’ll take whatever I can get. Thanks and God Bless Texas! Check out the site for more fun to come.

  20. Carolyn says:

    I would love to have you produce a poster of Vernon. It was formed as a result of cattle drives along the Great Western Cattle Trail, and highlights include the Waggoner Ranch and the WT Waggoner Estate escalator (which are for sale- see video/article in Bloomberg), Santa Rosa Roundup rodeo, Santa Rosa Palomino Club, and the birthplace of musicians Jack Teagarden and Roy Orbison.

    1. larue9 says:

      Wow, this sounds like an amazing place that John Wayne and Dean Martin could play around. Or perhaps Roy Orbison! Seriously this sounds like a fun country western scene with some special ingredients. Thanks for the message and this is super info. I’m very interested. Stay tuned. Thank you and God Bless Texas

  21. Curious says:

    My mother is a bail bondsman in Galveston and she loves the poster! Keeping an eye on your Etsy, hope to see it posted. 🙂

    1. larue9 says:

      OMG That is awesome. She can relate to the high crime rate, eh?! That’s spectacular. Thank you so much for the message. I JUST printed some more after selling out of it some months back. I’ll let you know! Thanks and God Bless Texas

  22. Andy says:

    I know your Boerne poster plays off “The Bourne Supremacy” but it’s pronounced “BUR-nee.”
    And we have scorpions but none that big. I was hoping for something a little more Germanic – as reflects the heritage of the town.

    1. larue9 says:

      hahaha Yeah! I have a business partner who lives in Boerne. Yes, the title is a play off of the movie Bourne Supremacy because of the spelling, but the style is done in that war propaganda style of the Hunger Games. Thanks!

      1. Andy says:

        Although I guess the Scorpions were a German band….

  23. Larry Riley says:

    I heard you on the radio today, sounded like cool posters, went home and went to your wed site. can’t figure out how to use it. How do I know the price of a poster that isn’t one of the few that are priced on one page? Ever consider doing one on Princeton, Texas? (WWII POW camp)

    1. larue9 says:

      Hi Larry,
      Thanks for the message. The Etsy page usually is a pretty easy thing, but I hear you – I’ve sold out of a lot of posters and some expired recently. So it makes it less than easy for scenarios like this, yikes. But if you’re looking for any not listed, this is exactly how to do it – just message me for any that you don’t see listed on Etsy. I’ve only listed about 7 or 8 at a time, but they’re pretty much all available. The avg price for most of these are $20. Some a little more, some a little less. If you have any that you’re interested in, just let me know and I can get you prices & let you know what is in stock. I appreciate your request here, too, for Princeton. I’ll need to dig in and learn more about the town. Thanks very much for your inquiry and I look forward to hearing from you. Stay tuned for more to come, too. God bless Texas!

  24. Suzanne says:

    Love your work! How about adding Abilene? A railroad town, and even a song about us. I have visited many of the others. Thank you for sharing your talent!

    1. larue9 says:

      Hi Suzanne, Thank you so very much for your comment and inquiry here. So nice of you to say & I am so glad you like the art. Yes! Abilene is in the works. That’s a definite. I worked with a fellow from Abilene once and he had great stories. Musical town, indeed. Stay tuned! Thank you & God Bless Texas

  25. Michael says:

    How about Bastrop Texas?

    1. larue9 says:

      Hi Michael, yessir! Bastrop is definitely on the list to do. Stay tuned! And thanks so much for your comment.

  26. Sandra Garcia says:

    So glad I listened to TX public radio yesterday and learned about you and posters. I love them. Have you ever heard of Eagle Pass? It is a very famous town on the border (according to all Eagle Passans)? How about Rockport? I will be watching for these but already see 2 to buy for friends.

    1. larue9 says:

      I have heard of Eagle Pass indeed. Thanks! Rockport has come up a lot in these requests so I may have to dig in. I wasn’t planning on it, but who knows. I am rather intrigued. Stay tuned! Thanks again and God Bless Texas

  27. Bill says:

    What?! No Big Spring, TX?!! 😉

    1. larue9 says:

      Big Spring? Not yet, but we’ll see. I’m just getting into West Texas towns with Midland, Lubbock and some others. With those done, I’m excited about some other smaller towns so this is helpful. If you have any inside info you think would be good for the poster, let me know! Thanks very much.

  28. Dub says:

    Per your comments from Aug 4th above, I would like to get a Lake Sam Rayburn poster for my brother who has a house up at beautiful LSR. Is this possible? The posters are really a great idea. Keep up the good work.

    1. larue9 says:

      Sam Rayburn – you got it. Love Sam Rayburn. And I’ve lost many a golf ball out there on their course. This is an early favorite of mine, so glad you like it! I’ll contact you about ordering it soon. I believe I have a couple left in stock. Thanks!

  29. rubycolorado says:

    Lance, thank you so much for your reply about Bastrop, my home of pines, marijuana, and cedar-choppers. Just realized I meant Port Aransas, not Rockport, when I whined about the other city and glad to see you are working on that and another fave of mine, Lockhart.
    Your posters are destined to become a real part of Texas history! (And I am destined to become broke collecting them.)

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks 🙂 haha Well don’t go broke. That won’t be good for either of us. If you’re interested in ordering 5 – 10 at a time or something, just let me know. I’d be glad to give a discount where I can, especially if you’re collecting and ordering many at a time. Thanks again

  30. rubycolorado says:

    Will Gruene, Smithville, and Hutto posters become available again? So want them. Also, how did you skip Wimberly and it’s legendary Blue Hole????

    1. larue9 says:

      Hi Ruby,
      Thanks for asking! Gruene is at the printer so it may be a while until I have more of those for you. But Hutto and Smithville are right here with me. Smithville is secretly one of my favorites! So glad you’re interested in them. And Wimberly – I didn’t skip it. I have it here in the close up view – and you can read all about it here And yes, the Blue Hole is the first thing I put on here (See top left in the close up, side ways up the side top corner). Hope you enjoy it. I had fun with it and it sold out on Etsy a while back. I may have another one or two around my office though. I can check to see. Let me know if you’re interested 🙂

  31. Carissa says:

    Would love to see Alpine, Texas, Terlingua, Texas or Lajitas, Texas on one of these posters! Great places out west 🙂

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks!! Looks good, I’ll check into these towns. Stay tuned for more and God Bless Texas!

  32. Allison Mitchell says:

    Looking for Palestine Texas! Home of the Dogwood Trails, Texas State Railroad and much more–any plans?

    1. larue9 says:

      Allison, Thanks for your message here. I don’t have it yet, but I definitely have plans to do it. I’ve put it off a long time but I’m getting to it so stay tuned! Thanks!!

  33. Marc Randle says:

    Caught the interview of public radio! impressed with your effort. Try COMFORT, Texas, between Boerne and Kerrville (exactly 22 miles each way). Old RR bridge outside town (defunct railroad between San Antonio, Kerrville and Fredericksburg), Guadalupe River, Tueue der union monument (only monument to Union on former confederate soil and only the sixth mass-grave burial site to fly the American flag at half-staff in perpetuity), Comfort colors are blue and gold. RR Tunnel batcave, it would definitely make and interesting poster with your wit and talent. look forward to starting my collection of your work.

    1. larue9 says:

      Marc, thank you so very much for your input here! This is outstanding. I’m intrigued. I had no plans to do Comfort, Tx, but you’re making a convincing case here. This is great. I have some folks in Boerne and a friend’s father is in Kerrville so I was a little more familiar with those, but Comfort sounds…comfy. Very cool. I’ll take this info and see what comes of it. Stay tuned for more and I really appreciate your reaching out. So very cool of you. Thanks and God Bless Texas

  34. Sherry says:

    Have you thought of Southlake? Love these!!!

    1. larue9 says:

      I have indeed. Stay tuned, Sherry. Thanks!!!

  35. Jesse says:

    AWESOME! Mason, TX would be a cool addition. So would Denton.

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks! So glad you like ’em. Yeah Denton has been on the table a while now and I’m looking forward to it. My coworker lived there for a number of years and keeps pumping me with info haha It should be fun. Thank you and God Bless Tx

  36. Andrea says:

    I would love to see Palestine, TX and Decatur, TX to give to family! They would absolutely love them, I dig your style Larue!

    1. larue9 says:

      Thank you very much! So glad you like it. I am looking forward to working on the Palestine one. I’ve put it off for a while and keep coming back to it. Stay tuned, I expect that one coming up sooner than later. Decatur – Hmm, I’ll need more research of that one!

  37. texastunes says:

    San Angelo? Gotta be going here to get here

    1. larue9 says:

      Very cool haha, yes I have it on my list to do. I’m looking forward to it. I worked with some folks from there and it’s quite a place. Angelo State Rams, Los Lonely Boys and “The Professor,” Greg Maddux. And apparently a lot of snakes I hear??? Anyway, should be fun. Thanks and stay tuned!

  38. Hi Lance,
    I heard about your artwork from The Texas Standard, immediately came home to look up your work. I love your style and humor in the drawings. I want to get my husband the “Sam Rayburn” because he has wonderful memories from childhood there. I am from Grapevine but we live in Austin. Have you thought about a Grapevine poster? Thanks so much- lovely work!

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks!! So glad you like the posters and I really appreciate your comments. Sam Rayburn – this is one of my favs, but I am all out at the moment. Check back in the next few weeks and I may get more in to post on Etsy. And though I don’t have one of Grapevine yet, I do have it on the way 😉

  39. Carlton Carl says:

    How about Martindale, an old cotton, cottonseed, hybrid corn center on the beautiful San Marcos River.

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks! Sounds good!

  40. Rae Priestley says:

    Awesome prints. Would like to purchase an Athens poster, but did not see it on Etsy. Is that the only place to purchase prints?


    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks so much! Yes, I do have one available. I’ll be in touch soon! Thanks for asking about this and so glad you like it.

  41. Bobby Chavira says:

    How about El Paso? How can I order the Austin print?

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks! El Paso is on my list :). And Austin is available right here – Thank you!

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  42. Jennifer says:

    These are AMAZING! Have you considered Gainesville?

    1. larue9 says:

      Hi Thanks so much. Gainesville – hmmm, sorry but no. I don’t have plans for doing that one. I have been asked about it a couple of times though so, who knows. I may need to add it 🙂 Thanks!

  43. Ginny Duncan says:

    We have three framed at our house San Marcos, Austin and Lubbock. I am looking for Cedar Park, San Angelo, Dallas, Houston and Grapevine. Let me know if you any of those done. Thanks!!!

  44. Patricia Harris says:

    Very interested in purchasing Nacogdoches prints. Do you have any in stock?

  45. Cheryl says:

    So jazzed to have stumbled upon your art! Already found several posters that I must have. Any plans for Terlingua in the works? It’s such a quirky, fun place in Texas, getting more popular (unfortunately) all the time.

    1. larue9 says:

      Cheryl, Thanks so much!!! I really appreciate your message and for taking the time to check things out here. Terlingua is not on my immediate list, but hey – it just may have to work its way onto my list. I’ll have to dig into learning more about it. Thank you for your interest here and please check back soon. I’ll have more on the way and I hope you like what you see. Thanks!

  46. Robin says:

    My husband and I love your Vintage City Posters Series! We would love to get posters for “Nacogdoches Love”, “Round Rock”, “The Woodlands”, “Huntsville” and “Cut and Shoot”. Is it possible to get all five at the same time? Also, we would love to see ones for Tomball and Magnolia! Thanks so much! Robin

    1. larue9 says:

      Hi Robin, thanks so much for your note. I’ll contact you soon!

  47. Hello. fantastic job. I did not anticipate this. This is a impressive story. Thanks!

  48. Patti Castille says:

    Lance LaRue… You r amazing. I never saw ur other side. It is truly fun to read all of ur posters . U sir, r very clever. I have 2 of ur posters framed in my house. All of my visitors want to know where they come from and r u FAMOUS. I always say yes he is.

    1. larue9 says:

      Ha! Thank you so much. You are too kind. And I am honored to know that you have 2 posters adorning your walls. 🙂

  49. Lynda says:

    Do you have one for Bastrop?

    1. larue9 says:

      Thanks for asking! I do not have one for Bastrop, but it is a town that has been repeatedly requested. I have it on my to do list so I will keep you posted as to when it is complete. Thank you so much. And I’m so sorry I don’t have one ready for you.

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