- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1868 Fort Wayne Indiana Map. Our ready-to-hang maps are printed and framed in the USA by professional art framers using the highest quality materials. Each order 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 also make an unforgettable gift.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1868 Fort Wayne Map of Indiana. A true piece of history. Historic prints beautifully link the past with the present. You may find yourself staring at your historic wall art for hours in amazement. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- PREMIUM QUALITY: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (230gsm), fine art print matte paper. Our paper is acid-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. Our paper displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality frame displays art beautifully in almost any environment. The frame is made out of poplar wood (for black and white) and pine wood (for walnut and natural) with a matte finish. The frame profile is 1.5 inches high and 0.75 (for size 18x24) and 1.125 (for size 24x36) inches wide. To protect artwork, we use high-quality, lightweight, shatter-resistant frame-grade acrylic. Frames arrive ready-to-hang, preinstalled with hanging hardware.
- HISTORIC PRINTS: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, stamps, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. Our framed prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
Following the conclusion of The American Revolution, President Washington ordered troops into the mid-west, and Fort Wayne was established as a military outpost. Named after Revolutionary War Hero General Anthony Wayne, this location at the confluence of the St Joseph, St Mary’s and Maumee Rivers. These waterways would eventually become the Wabash and Erie Canal. This 460-mile waterway is the largest canal in North America and provided traders access from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and became operational in 1843.
This birds’ eye perspective illustrated by prolific American lithographer Albert Ruger, these unique depictions were produced for residents and merchants to display their civic pride and often portrayed notable buildings and schools prominently. These panoramas were popular in their time, and their unique aesthetic immediately transports the viewer back in time because they were produced for more artistic reasons these maps give historians an idea of what daily life looked like in the mid-19th century.
The city experienced a manufacturing book in the early 1800s and saw a massive influx of Irish and German immigrants, who were flocking to the United States to escape the Great Famine and social unrest in their home countries, respectively.
Ft Wayne became one of the central hubs for manufacturing and shipping in the midwest once railroads became established, and the region experienced a long period of development and prosperity. This remarkable illustration links the past with the present and is truly an authentic piece of cartographical history.
Our ready-to-hang wall art are printed and framed in the USA using the highest quality materials with professional craftsmanship. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Historic prints look great in the home, study or office. They also make an unforgettable gift.