- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1871 Frankfort Kentucky 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 1871 Frankfort KY Poster. 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.
The State Capital of Kentucky and one of America's most iconic cities, Frankfort's rich History and unique place in American History distinguish the town. A Union stronghold during the Civil War, Frankfort was briefly captured by Confederate forces in 1862, the only union Capital to be captured during the conflict. Kentucky became the fifteenth state in 1792, and Frankfort was designated to become the Capital with construction of the statehouse beginning in 1829.
Produced and published by prolific American illustrator, cartographer, and lithographer Albert Ruger, this detailed depiction shows the city in a period of significant transformation, prosperity, and growth. Bird's eye perspectives were among the most popular illustrations from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1920s, and Ruger's works have been included in the Smithsonian archives. These pieces were produced as promotional materials for cities looking to entice industrialists and workers alike while also featuring prominent civic features and notable building or geographic features. Ruger was among five mapmakers who produced nearly half of all known bird's eye perspectives during this era.
As Frankfort grew and rail lines expanded access, the city became a cultural hub in North-Western Kentucky. Frankfort has become famous throughout the world for producing the state's signature spirit, bourbon. Distilleries have been operating in the region since the late eighteenth century and attract thousands of tourists annually. The unique aesthetic and distinctive style of these perspectives immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond 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.