- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1869 Lawrence Kansas 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 Lawrence Douglas County Map of Kansas. 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 one of the early pioneers of the form, Albert Ruger, this stunning depiction of Lawrence, KS, captures a historically significant moment in the city. Located between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers, the town had grown significantly during the nineteenth century as a gateway to the West. The years following the conclusion of the American Civil War were particularly important for the city as numerous settlers from across the nation as well as Europe flocked to the town and established neighborhoods and communities, many of which exist to this day. The first railroad opened in the city in 1854 and further spurred expansion and growth.
Birdseye perspectives were widely popular during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and bear a distinctive style and signature aesthetic that immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. They served as marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike and featured prominent civic buildings, religious and educational institutions, as well as economic opportunities. Ruger was among the first to adopt the style and helped popularize it during his decades-long career. Kansas officially achieved statehood in 1861 and was founded on free-state politics.
This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history of a time and region that shaped the nation politically, culturally, and economically in the latter portions of the nineteenth century. The city became important as an educational hub for the region and remains a cultural and economic center.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.