- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1889 Wilkes-Barre 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 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 Map of Wilkes Barre PA Poster. 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.
Wilkes-Barre was incorporated in 1806 and grew rapidly during the nineteenth century as immigrants flocked to the city eager to work in the nearby coal mines or any number of the large manufacturing plants that spurred the local economy. Illustrated by noted nineteenth-century American artists and lithographer Albert E. Downs this stunning birds-eye perspective shows the city in a period of significant prosperity as the nation headed into the so-called Gilded Age. These depictions were among the most popular in the latter portion of the nineteenth century until the 1920s and featured prominent civic features as well as notable buildings and residents. They served as marketing materials to attract merchants and residents alike and were also displayed by locals as a show of civic pride.
Wilkes-Barre was one of America’s economic powerhouses from 1849 until the middle of the twentieth century. As immigrants settled in the city, many neighborhoods were established along cultural lines that exist to this day. Birdseye perspectives were able to capture the spirit of a city and its residents by including details that conventional maps could not. Without being to scale representations, the sense of space is heightened.
Down’s unique style and signature aesthetic are immediately recognizable and transport the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. His works are included in the Library of Congress and are considered among the best representations of birds-eye perspectives from the late nineteenth century.
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.