Lunar Surface U.S. Railroad Map Wooden Wall Art
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Created for the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railway Company, this map, which traces passengers' favorite routes between Chicago and Council Bluffs, Kansas City, Leavenworth, Atchison, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and all points east, west, south-west, and north-west, was engraved by George Franklin Cram in 1883. The map’s wide span and intricate detailing capture the grandeur of the contiguous United States and allude to the wide-ranging impact railroads had on the country’s development. NYPL’s Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division holds this remarkable artifact.
As handmade pieces of artwork, Fire & Pine’s wood wall decorations have a unique wood grain, tone, and potential knots that give them distinctive qualities. Woodworking artisans handle each piece of natural, untreated pine wood through a unique, one-of-a-kind burnt wood process. Wood is milled, ripped, sanded, and joined by skilled craftsmen in Ridgeland, South Carolina. Fire & Pine uses ethically sourced wood from the United States, and they are committed to sustainability practices that protect our trees.
The New York Public Library's collections contain millions of prints, photographs, maps, objects, manuscripts, and posters. Many of the items in our vast archives are accessible online - learn more at digitalcollections.nypl.org.
Made in: USA
Product: Lunar Surface Wooden Wall Art
Material: untreated pine wood
Dim: 15" x 25.25"
Item Number: NY139-SC-PB