- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1869 Moline Illinois 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 Moline Map of Illinois. 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 by Albert Ruger’s Merchant Lithographing Company, this birds eye perspective shows Moline in a period of significant growth following the conclusion of the American Civil War. Panoramic maps were published as marketing materials to promote prominent civic and economic features to attract merchants and residents alike. Ruger’s maps have distinguishing characteristics and often depict bustling waterways and manufacturing plants. Many residents flocked to the city in the latter portions of the nineteenth century attracted by economic opportunities in the numerous mills found on the banks of the Mississippi River.
The region was primarily settled by French immigrants in the eighteenth century and still bears some of these cultural influences. The cities initial plat followed the popular Lowell grid of sixteen streets, which took inspiration from the industrial center of Lowell, Massachusetts. It was even marketed as the Lowell of the West during the 1850s. As part of the so-called Quad Cities, Moline remains a cultural hub for the region. The region continued to experience significant prosperity and growth during the nineteenth century. The cities leadership focused on improving municipal services and developing solid urban planning solutions. Neighboring Rock Island sought to annex Moline in the 1850s but was unsuccessful as Moline’s residents and leadership’s lack of desire to take on Rock Island’s debts.
This map’s distinctive style and unique aesthetic immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. This is truly an authentic piece of American cartographical history.
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.