- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1892 Poster of the United States Map. Our museum quality maps 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 the text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1892 Map of the United States Wall Art. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. 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.
The main line of the Union Pacific Railroad was completed in 1869 and was a federally funded project that aimed to forge allegiances with California and Oregon as the nation prepared for the American Civil War outbreak. Published one year prior to the Panic of 1893 when the Union Pacific went bankrupt along with 153 other major railroads. The completion of the line marked the first transcontinental route and spurred cultural and economic growth throughout the United States.
Towns and cities sprang up around rail stops allowing farmers and ranchers to export their crops and cattle throughout the nation, which in turn sparked rapid expansion and urbanization during the latter half of the nineteenth century. With land sales from Government granted land, the Union Pacific was able to fund the construction, and the rail line became critical for shipping goods across the nation from large ports in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles. Additionally, the increased access to the American West helped the population boom in coastal cities from California to Washington.
This detailed illustration was completed by prominent American map publisher Leonard Knight and Company and bears a distinctive aesthetic which immediately transports the viewer back in time. This iconic route transformed America and is considered one of the most outstanding achievements of the nineteenth century. In the 1890s, rail was the primary transportation for goods, and with lower operating costs and faster speeds, trains allowed the nation to enter the Gilded Age at the turn of the century.
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.