1898 Cram Chicago
This superb reproduction of the original antique lithographic map of “Chicago” was first published by George F. Cram of Chicago circa 1898, a pivotal time in the history of the United States. The map shows the city boundaries, street names, cable and rail systems and various municipal sites such as parks, universities and cemeteries as they existed at the turn of the century. The delicate color was produced by the use of separate, wax engraved plates. The importance of water borne commerce is not diminished to this day.
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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.
1898 Cram Chicago