- VINTAGE MAP CANVAS ART: You’ll love this high-quality canvas art reproduction of 1876 Map of Oregon Canvas. 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 1876 Oregon Canvas Wall Art. 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.
- QUALITY CANVAS: To display this amazing piece of history, we use museum-quality heavyweight (400gsm), satin/gloss, American made canvas. Our canvas is OBA-free which allows the print to retain its color quality for generations. The canvas displays vintage map art with accurate color reproduction. This high quality canvas print will be a wonderful addition to your vintage-themed wall.
- READY TO HANG: This high-quality canvas wrap wall art displays beautifully in almost any environment. The stretcher bar is made out of kiln-dried poplar wood. This canvas wall art has a 1.5 inch wrap on each side. Our canvas wrap prints are made-to-order in the USA by professional art framers. 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. Customers all over the world love our historic prints and we know you will too.
Published in 1876 by arguably the most prolific and recognizable mapmaker Rand McNally, this depiction of Oregon illustrates the vital links the railways provided as centralizing and dispersement tools. By this time, Oregon’s robust rail system allowed Portland to thrive. The City was experiencing a time of great prosperity, and the accessibility of raw materials made investors clamor to build. Portland was home to nearly twenty-thousand residents near the close of the decade.
Following the economic boom caused by the Oregon Gold Rush in the 1850s, the state was now primarily supported by the robust lumber industry. The ability to transport large timber from the region via the Willamette River allowed mills in Portland to process it into lumber, and the railroads would take it east to the heart of the country. This flourishing economy led to Portland’s enduring nickname “Stumptown.”
While the rest of the state remained mostly agrarian, Portland had become a contemporary city and was rivaled only by San Francisco to the South. The City had suffered from a significant fire in 1873 that destroyed much of the downtown area. The fire resulted in a change to the building codes creating many steel structures that have come to define the distinct aesthetic of the City.
Oregon found itself on the edge of modernity but still a rough and tumble western frontier in the 1870s. This distinctive map immediately transports the viewer back in time and is truly an authentic piece of cartographical history.
Our ready-to-hang canvas wall art prints are made 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.