- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You'll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1881 Sioux Falls South Dakota 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 1881 Sioux Falls Map 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.
Established along the banks of the Big Sioux River, Sioux Falls was settled to harness the power of the waterfall to operate gristmills to grind the grain cultivated widely in the region. Fort Dakota was established in what is now modern-day downtown Sioux Falls in 1865, and the city's population would grow slowly until the expansion of rail access in the 1880s caused a population boom. The city would be hot to more than ten thousand residents by 1890. Attracted by fertile farmland and ample space, many immigrants from Northern Europe and Scandinavia flocked to the region, establishing communities and neighborhoods along cultural lines, many of which exist to this day.
Bird's eye perspectives were produced as marketing materials and featured prominent civic features, notable residents, and local attractions. Because they were not produced for technical use, they bear more intricate artistic detail and embellishment. Local merchants and residents alike would display them in a show of civic pride, while they would be used throughout the country to attract industrialists and workers alike. These illustrations were among the most popular in the late nineteenth century and would remain so until the 1920s.
Sioux Falls had not been incorporated when this map was published, and its reputation as a remote outpost was well deserved. Though remote, it would serve as a critical waypoint for settlers traveling further West looking to replenish supplies. The unique aesthetic and immediately recognizable style make this an authentic piece of American cartographical history.
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.