- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1889 Kearney Nebraska Map Print. 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 1889 Kearney City Map of Nebraska Poster. 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 Inch 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.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
As the United States expanded to the West, many travelers were faced with an arduous journey, and numerous outposts and forts were established to aid with this expansion and settlement of the vast territory. In 1848 the US Army installed a fort near modern-day Kearney to help provide safety to westward migrants that were traveling through the region. The Union Pacific Railroad became a central hub for the region, and Kearney experienced a significant population boom in the years following its completion in 1866. The area was experiencing significant prosperity in the decades following the conclusion of the American Civil War along with the rest of the nation during the so-called Gilded Age as the industrial revolution expanded economic opportunities and significant railroad expansion connected communities across the country.
This bird's eye perspective was produced and published by Henry Wellge, who was one of the most prolific cartographers of his time and is among five producers who are responsible for more than half of all panoramic maps found in the Library of Congress. Panoramic maps were produced as marketing materials to entice residents and merchants alike and featured prominent civic features, economic opportunities, and natural attractions.
As America approached the turn of the century, the nation was experiencing a period of significant transformation as technological advances were changing the landscape and ushering in a period of modernity. This map's distinctive aesthetic and unique style immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and the present.