- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1934 Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map. 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 1934 Map of Smoky Mountains Wall Art. 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.
Produced under the direction of the third US National Park Director Arno B. Cammerer, this base map of the iconic Great Smoky Mountains was released in the same year as the park’s opening in 1934. President Franklin Roosevelt officially opened the park in a ceremony held at the Newfound Gap. Unlike its predecessors Yellowstone and Yosemite, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park required the federal government to purchase large tracts of land from small farms, loggers, and established communities throughout the Appalachian region. With over eleven million visits annually, the Great Smokies the most popular of all American national parks.
The unique aesthetic and distinctive style of these federally produced maps immediately transports the viewer back in time and links the past and present. These are pieces of cartographical History and demonstrate the evolution of American History and how culture evolved throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to preserve sites of biological and cultural significance. The park contains more than seventy-five historical structures to tell the story of the settlers that farmed and lived off the land from the late nineteenth century on. These include churches, gristmills, schools, homes, and other agricultural and farming structures.
With nearly two hundred thousand acres of old-growth forest, the Great Smoky National Park is the largest east of the Mississippi River and contains the densest population of black bears in the eastern United States. The Smoky nickname is derived from a natural fog caused by the region's distinct flora and fauna.
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.