- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1892 Lima Ohio 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 1892 Lima City Map of Ohio 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 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.
Published during a period of significant growth and prosperity as the nation neared the turn of the century, this bird's eye perspective of Lima, Ohio, captures a unique moment in the town's rich history as developments in manufacturing ushered on the industrial revolution. First established in 1831, Lima remains the political center of Allen County and has been central for producing equipment for the military. Oil was discovered in the 1880s, and for the following decade, Lima had the largest oilfield in the United States, with John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil establishing drills in the city. This caused a significant boom in population and attracted residents from across the American South and Western Europe.These immigrants established numerous neighborhoods and communities based on cultural lines, many of which exist to this day.
Bird's eye perspectives were widely popular during the nineteenth century and served as marketing materials designed to entice residents and merchants alike and featured prominent civic features and economic opportunities. They bear a distinctive style that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. They also contain unique artistic flourishes that are not commonly found in maps that are made for navigation.
As the nation approached the twentieth century, Lima remained a thriving town as the Midwest enjoyed the prosperity that led to the so-called gilded age. Technological advances and the introduction of the automobile brought considerable changes to the region as manufacturing became the primary economic driver over farming.