- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1918 Meriden Connecticut Map Art. 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 1918 Meriden Map of Connecticut. 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.
By the early portion of the twentieth century, Meriden, Connecticut, had become one of the most prosperous towns in New England. Its local economy was spurred on by a robust manufacturing industry that was known for producing some of the finest lamps, glass, metalware, and silver goods. Numerous design and technology patents were granted to industrialists and inventors in the city, and this growth continued for the following decades. Located halfway between New Haven and Hartford, Meriden remains a classic example of New England charm and bears distinctive historical architecture. It was first established in 1806 and officially incorporated as a city in 1867. The oldest house in the town, the Solomon Goffe House, dates to 1711 and remains standing to this day after becoming a museum in 1986.
Produced and published by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler, this stunning birds eye perspective immediately transports the viewer back in time, creating an indelible bond between the past and present. This style of map was widely popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and served as marketing materials to promote economic opportunities and attract residents and merchants alike. Fowler’s career spanned more than five decades following his first publication in 1871.
Fowler’s signature style and distinctive aesthetic capture Meriden in a period of continued prosperity and growth. The city has maintained much of its classic architecture and links to its rich history. This is an authentic piece of American cartographical history that illustrates the cities unique culture and traditional New England heritage.
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.