- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1855 Harrisburg Map. Our museum quality maps 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 the text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1855 Harrisburg PA Map. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. 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.
Produced and published by German-born lithographer Edward Sascha, this stunning depiction of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, shows it in a period of significant growth and industrial expansion. The city became a central figure in the growing steel industry in the middle of the nineteenth century. Immigrants flocked from Western Europe to find jobs in the flourishing industry. Harrisburg was home to a central railroad hub, which further expanded its geographical boundary and allowed immigrants to establish communities and neighborhoods along cultural lines, many of which exist to this day. By 1855 Harrisburg's importance as both an economic and cultural hub was undeniable, with coal flowing through the city and steel exports among the highest in the nation.
The city became an important training ground for Union forces during the American Civil War. It provided a vital link between the Atlantic coast and the midwest allowing the transport of food, troops, and munitions to aid in the Union's efforts against the Confederacy. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought some forty miles from Harrisburg, and Picket's charge could be heard from the town center.
Bird's eye perspectives were produced to entice industrialists and workers alike, featuring prominent civil features, notable buildings, and points of interest. These panoramic views were wildly popular from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1920s. Merchants and residents also displayed these illustrations in a show of civic pride. The unique aesthetic and recognizable style immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible link between the past and present.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.