- HISTORIC PHOTO REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of The 1890 Old Man of the Mountain Old Photo. 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 photos are made in the USA and each print is inspected for quality. This historic photo is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage photos look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality photo print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper photos. We use high-end printing equipment with professional quality photo paper and ink. Our professional’s choice semi-gloss paper displays images beautifully.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1890 The Great Stone Face or The Profile Print Photo. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic photo and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our photos are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each photo is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid envelope/tube. The Historic Prints logo watermark will not appear in the printed photo.
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The Old Man of the Mountain or the Great Stone Face is a natural feature found on Cannon Mountain in Franconia, New Hampshire. Created by a series of five granite ledges, the feature sits 1200 feet above Profile Lake. It held cultural significance for the Mohawk and Abenaki Tribes and became a symbol for the whole state until its collapse in 2003. Residents discussed plans to create a replica though the project ultimately failed. The formation was created by the freezing and thawing of glaciers for thousands of years. It was first noted in a survey in 1805 by Francis Whitcomb and Luke Brooks.
There are numerous Indigenous legends associated with the Old Man of the Mountain, and according to Abenaki lore, the collapse in 2003 represented the rejoining of the Great Circle. A children's book was published in 2005 that relates the Mohawk legend to educate kids about Indigenous traditions. The feature became popular when New Hampshire resident Daniel Webster spoke of its grandeur and wrote, "Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the Mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men."
This negative plate print bears a distinctive aesthetic that transports the viewer back to the late nineteenth century. This is a significant piece of history that can never be witnessed in person again.