- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1874 Minnesota Map Poster. 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 1874 Minnesota Wall Map. 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.
The 1870s were a period of rapid growth for railroads, and their importance cannot be overstated for their contribution to the growth, transformation, and development of American culture. The first Transcontinental line had been completed just five years prior in 1869, and the steam engine had become the dominant method for transporting goods and people quickly through the nation. The emergence of sleeping and dining cars had made travel more widespread and luxurious.
By the 1870s, the state's natural resources were being tapped, and its primary economic drivers were the agricultural and farming industries. Railroads allowed the efficient transport of these goods to the rest of the Union and also gave greater access to the immigrants that were flocking to the state. German, Scandinavian, and Northern European immigrants established farms and mills throughout the region. Iron mining was also becoming an integral part of this thriving economy by the end of the 19th century.
With the conclusion of the Civil War nine years prior, the state had seen considerable growth in population with nearly 500,000 residents by 1874. Railroad maps were an essential tool for the merchants and farmers of this time and would define the settlement and establishment of towns for years to come. Published in 1874, this is one of the earlier maps to depict Minnesota, and its producer AJ Reed was one of the only active mapmakers in the state during this era. This rare print and its distinctive aesthetic are a unique 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.