- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1889 Norfolk Nebraska Map. Our museum quality prints 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 text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1889 Norfolk Nebraska Wall Art. 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.
Produced and published by one of the most prolific cartographers of his era, Henry Wellge, this stunning birds eye perspective of Norfolk, Nebraska, shows the town in a period of significant growth and transformation. Wellge, along with five other mapmakers, were responsible for creating more than half of all panoramic maps of the United States during the nineteenth century. Birds eye perspectives were created to attract residents and merchants alike and featured prominent civic buildings, educational and religious institutions, and economic opportunities. They were widely popular from the mid-nineteenth century until the 1920s, when advances in aviation technology and photography became the norm. Their distinctive aesthetic and unique style immediately transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present.
Norfolk was first established in 1867 by German Lutherans and immigrants from Wisconsin who were looking for farmland that could be established under the Homestead Act. They founded St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the first in Madison County, which still holds services to this day. By 1889 the city had experienced a significant boom in population due to the expansion of railroads during the latter portions of the nineteenth century. Norfolk would undergo another period of development with the establishment of the Meridian Highway, the first direct North to South automobile route in Nebraska.
This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history and captures a transformative period in Norfolk’s rich history as the nation approached the turn of the twentieth century and enjoyed significant prosperity.
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 makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.