Oakland, California 1900 Classic Aerial Panoramic Map Premium Poster Print - McGaw Graphics

Oakland, California 1900 Classic Aerial Panoramic Map Premium Poster Print - McGaw Graphics

  • $39.95
Publisher: McGaw Graphics Inc.
Size: 22" x 34"
Condition: Brand New! Premium-Quality Giclee Poster Print.

SKU: BM-S4159-5P


An absolutely stunning work of wall art for lovers of America's legendary Bay Area metropolis! Take a step back in time to a golden age in the history of Oakland, all the way back to 1900, when the West Coast hub was a major part of America's rapidly-encroaching modern industrial age, and rapid expansion towards being a Pacific powerhouse. This is a breathtaking reproduction of a 1900 commercial wall print that was originally drawn by local illustrator Fred Soderberg and published by local printer to highlight the city. The streetscape of the era is brought to life from a bird's-eye perspective, sketched in outline while hovering above in a balloon basket, then completed in studio with endless detail and color. With the city sprawling out in front of you from the perspective of high above Lake Merritt, looking Westward toward San Francisco and the Ocean, you get all the geographical and man-made landmarks of the era. You'll be amazed at both the similarities and differences between today's Oakland, and the city in 1900! Surrounding the main panorama are rare photographs of the exterior of some 32 classic buildings of downtown Oakland, extraordinary examples of the architecture of the era - and some of these buildings are still standing today! From the boats on the water, to the railway lines, to the parks, the roads, the warehouses, the tenements, factories, bridges, and more, it's all here. Noted for their sharp detail and unique turn-of-the-century style, these aerial maps of the era are absolutely beautiful, bringing both class and history to your wall. Complete with original-font titling and labels, you won't believe how amazing this looks! A rare vintage classic for your wall, printed on premium-quality stock with vivid giclee inks published in exclusive short-runs for enhanced desirability. Bring old-school Oakland alive again! Perfect for home, office, classroom, bar, restaurant, or public facility.

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