- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1890 Tacoma Washington Map Poster. 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 1890 Tacoma Map of Washington State 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.
Located on the southern shores of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, is home to a bustling port that was central to the region's development throughout the nineteenth century. The completion of the Northern Pacific Railway and its terminus in Tacoma earned the city the nickname "Where Rail Meets Sail" and allowed the region to open up to residential growth as well as importing and exporting industries that spurred further growth. This bird's eye perspective shows the town in a period of significant change and transformation as the nation neared the turn of the century and was enjoying a period of great prosperity and cultural development.
Bird's eye perspectives were widely popular during the nineteenth century and served as marketing materials to attract residents and merchants alike and featured prominent civic features, notable buildings, and economic opportunities. Their distinctive aesthetic and unique style immediately transports the viewer back in time and creates an indelible bond between the past and present, and illustrates the development of towns and cities across the nation. As the United States approached the turn of the century, the nation was enjoying a period of great prosperity spurred by advances in manufacturing and the industrial revolution.
Tacoma was officially incorporated in 1875 and underwent one of the largest population booms in American history when the Northern Pacific Railroad was completed, and the population went from just over one thousand in 1880 to over thirty-five thousand in 1890. This is a unique piece of cartographical history.