- VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality black framed historic reproduction of 1891 Illinois 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 1891 State of Illinois 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 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.
Published by prominent 19th century D. Appleton & Co, this distinctive illustration shows the state in a period of significant transition. Chicago had become an iconic American city and was famed throughout the world for its cultural contributions. The city had been rebuilt since the Great Fire two decades earlier and was starting to build steel and glass structures similar to those being erected in New York City.
This period saw one of the most significant periods of prosperity and expansion for Chicago as its financial district grew bolstered by the productive manufacturing, meat processing, and shipping industries. Produced two years before what is considered the most influential World's Fair in 1893, this depiction allows the viewer to be transported back in time.
By the 1890s, Illinois' population had boomed to over 5 million with immigrants from North and Western Europe flocking to the region for opportunities to farm the fertile soils in the southern portion of the state or for work in Chicago. The immigrant communities in Chicago established thriving neighborhoods and created networks that continue to thrive today.
It was during this time that Chicago also became a center for labor activism with the Haymarket Riot and Pullman Strike. Illinois' diverse industries and proximity to Lake Michigan allowed it to become one of the most prosperous and influential states in the nation. As the United States saw itself transforming from an agrarian society, Illinois was at the forefront, and this illustration of the state is an authentic piece of American History.
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.