1902 Chicago Map Art - Framed Vintage Chicago Map - Old Poster of Chicago Map Print - Terminals of the Chicago & North Western Railway Map Wall Art
Brand : Historic Prints
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VINTAGE MAP FRAMED: You’ll love this high-quality framed historic reproduction of 1902 Chicago 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 1902 Framed Map of Chicago Wall Art. 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.
Produced by prominent American businessman George Herbert Walker, this depiction of Chicago's famed North-Western line brings life to the storied railway, which had become an integral part of the iconic American cities' prosperity and growth. Established in 1859, the railway had allowed Chicago to become a central hub of the Midwest, importing and moving good throughout the nation while attracting many residents as industrialization created economic opportunities for eager workers.
The cities population had grown to nearly two million by 1900, and immigrants had flocked to the city to pursue new lives following famine and social unrest in much of Western Europe. These communities established many neighborhoods in Chicago and would come to define much of the cities rich cultural heritage.
By 1902, when this map was produced and published, the lines had changed names and expanded significantly, facilitating the need for this panoramic depiction. These illustrations, often referred to as Birds Eye perspectives, take liberties with scale and were created as marketing pieces to be displayed by prominent businesses and residents alike. The unique aesthetic used to create these maps is immediately recognized and transports the viewer back in time.
Chicago at the turn of the century was in a significant period of transition, and these railway terminals were a primary driver of new economic opportunity and expansion. As the city rushed towards modernity, many of its old-world traditions remained, and this combination still permeates today. Chicago endures as one of the truly iconic American cities.
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.
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and photo reproductions from throughout the
world and antiquity that create a unique link
between past and present. Our prints enhance
any home and office and also make the perfect gift.