- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1876 Oregon 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 1876 Oregon Framed Map Poster. 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 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.
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 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.