Ruth Taylor White Pennsylvania 1935
Ruth Taylor White was one of the most prolific illustrators of pictographic maps during the 1930’s. Her visit to the Hawaiian Islands in 1930 inspired her to produce a series of decorative maps for the Hawaiian Star Bulletin. This series of maps was later disseminated by the Hawaii Tourist Bureau. Her whimsical style combined aspects of geography and local color which blended places of importance as well as cultural stereotypes. The instant popularity led to the publication of Our U.S.A. – A Gay Geography in 1935. This included all 48 states as well as the territories of Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Philippines. She also produced a large format map of Treasure Island and the San Francisco Golden Gate Exposition Fairgrounds in 1939. This is a superior reproduction from the original lithograph published in 1935.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.
Ruth Taylor White