- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1869 Kankakee Illinois Map Poster. Our museum quality prints are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1869 Kankakee City Illinois Map Print. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
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Produced and published by one of the most prolific cartographers of the bird's eye perspective genre, Albert Ru ger, this detailed panoramic map illustrates Kankakee in a period of significant growth and transition in the years following the conclusion of the American Civil War. Kankakee became an important anchor city in the rural plains surrounding the Chicago area. The town was founded in 1854, and this depiction marks the region's development through those years as manufacturing and its proximity to Chicago made the area a popular destination for residents looking to relocate from the American South as well as Western and Northern Europe.
Kankakee is situated at the confluence of the Iroquois and Kankakee rivers, which were essential trading routes during the early portions of the nineteenth century. The region experienced a significant increase in population during the latter parts of the 1800s as economic opportunities expanded and access was made possible with the establishment of rail lines across the North and Western United States. Kankakee is home to two iconic homes designed by notable architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The B. Hardey Bradley House and the Warren Hickox House which still stand to this day.
Albert Ru ger was a pioneer of the bird's eye perspective style, and his works are widely regarded as influencing the style, which became incredibly popular from the mid-nineteenth century until the 1920s when advances in aerial photography made the form obsolete. These highly stylized pieces of cartographical history immediately transport the viewer back in time.