- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1888 Vintage Indiana 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 1888 Indiana Road 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.
Initially published in 1888, this Railway map was produced by one of the most well-known 19th-century map makers George Cram. Cram’s company went on to become the first American company to release a World Atlas in 1901. This incredibly detailed illustration provided a wealth of information for merchants and residents alike and is a unique link to life as an American in the mid-1800s.
Before the Railway system was completed in 1865, the Mississippi River was the primary form of transit for exporting goods out of Indiana via the Wabash and Ohio River. The Railways became necessary for the northern regions of Indiana, especially in the 1880s, when a natural gas boom transformed the economy and spurred massive growth and population expansions. At the time, the Indiana Gas Field was the largest in the world. By allowing east-west transport, the Railways were Indiana’s connection to the rest of the nation, and the links permitted the state economy to thrive.
The rails carried a romance of the time, and in the mid-1850s, Indiana was rapidly building tracks with young men enamored with a life outside of the agrarian establishment. Indianapolis became known as “The City of Railroads,” with seven railroads converging in the city. Following the conclusion of the Civil War, the rail line became a useful tool for passengers as well as freight and interurban travel. This map was published the same year as the completion of the new Union Station in Indianapolis.
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.