- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1869 Topeka Kansas 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 1869 Topeka KS Poster 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.
By the late 1860s, Topeka had grown from little more than a small ferry service on the Oregon trail to a bustling city offering many Victorian-era comforts. With steamboats docking on the Kansas River, Topeka had become a commercial hub in the Midwest and was rapidly expanding in the years following the conclusion of the American Civil War. Kansas was admitted into the United States in 1861 as the 34th state. Topeka was chosen as the State Capital, and the groundwork was laid for the construction of the Capitol in 1862.
Produced and published by prolific American cartographer Albert Ruger this detailed depiction of the iconic city shows it in a time of significant growth, transformation, and prosperity. Ruger was known for his stunning bird's eye perspectives, which were wildly popular from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1920s. These illustrations served as promotional materials for cities across America, enticing industrialists and workers alike. Merchant and residents also display these maps, which featured prominent businesses and buildings in a show of civic pride. The unique aesthetic and distinctive style immediately transports the viewer back in time and creates an indelible link between the past and present.
Topeka experienced a period of significant growth following the Civil War's conclusion and was becoming a cultural hub during the so-called Kansas Revival of the 1860s. Access expanded as rail lines were established, and immigrants established neighborhoods and communities along cultural lines which exist to this day.
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.