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Update, New City Map Prints!

Posted on May 21, 2015 by GAS Admin | 0 comments

Just a quick update, we listened to your requests and we created some new city map prints! See them all below:

Also, We added a new contest, enter to win $50 toward your next purchase! Enter to win here:

Check out our new City Map Prints!

Columbus, OH City Map Prints

Omaha City Map Prints

Louisville City Map Prints

Milwaukee City Map Prints

Charleston City Map Prints

Thank you all for supporting!!

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Golf Patent Prints

Posted on May 10, 2015 by GAS Admin | 0 comments

Golf Ball Patent Print and Golf Tee Patent Prints by

We hope you're watching the Players Championship right now and if so we have the perfect addition for your home or office walls! For all you Golf fans out there, we added a set of vintage Golf Patent prints that are the perfect addition to any Golf enthusiast's wall decor collection. Browse our Golf themed patent prints now!

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Wall Decor, Hanging Tips

Posted on April 14, 2015 by GAS Admin | 0 comments

A couple of quick tips to follow when hanging your map prints.

1. Do not hang your prints too high. This is a common mistake and doing so will not only look odd but it will eliminate your ability to truly appreciate the detail in your map print. Always hang them so the center of your print is at eye level.

2. In areas where people sit such as a living room, prints should be placed slightly lower since you will be viewing your map prints from a lower focal point. A rule of thumb when hanging your prints in a "Sitting" room would be to hang your prints so the bottom of the frame rests approximately 5 inches above the back of your couch.

We hope this helps and we will be posting tips frequently so make sure to check back often!

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Seattle Map Prints, The Making of the Great City of Seattle

Posted on March 21, 2015 by Joey Phelps | 1 comment

In our shop we feature a stunning map of 1924 Seattle, complete with the city's many streets, neighborhoods, blocks, parks and waterways. The evolution that made Seattle what it was in 1924 and that brought it into the 21st century is a colorful one. Here's a little bit about how this great city came to be.

For 4,000 years Native Americans inhabited the area that is now Seattle Washington. When the first European settlers arrived the local tribes occupied 17 villages that surrounded Elliott Bay. Official Washington territory papers were first dated on May 23, 1853 when new land settlements were established.

Industries in Seattle were historically built around its natural and mineral resources. The city is known for going through economic cycles- experiencing many rises and falls. The lumber industry was responsible for the first boom in Seattle's economy. Its second boom was a result of the gold rush at the end of The Great Depression. Thanks to the gold rush Seattle became a major transportation center, supplying miners in Alaska and Yukon.

World War II brought another economic boom to the area. The Boeing aircraft grew on its dominance in the commercial airline industry and Seattle was lucky enough to be the headquarters of Boeing through all of its major development.

Today, many years after our 1924 Seattle map was originally made, the city is home to some of the largest corporations in America. Microsoft is one of those big name companies. The list also includes Amazon, Nintendo, T-Mobile and AT&T.

Even through all of its growth and its experience with so many different industries, Seattle remains humble. To this day its famous Pike Place Market highlights all of Seattle's best qualities. Famous for its fish market the Pike Place Market is the epitome of Seattle hospitality with local merchants lining the streets and the ferry filled waterways at eyelevel.

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Philadelphia Map Prints, 1876, A Prominent Year for Philly

Posted on March 08, 2015 by Joey Phelps | 0 comments

In 1876 Philadelphia was given the honor of hosting the Centennial International Exhibition; officially known as the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufacturers and Products of the Soil and Mine. This was the first official World's Fair ever held in the United States. The fair opened its doors on May 10 and lasted for several months, closing on November 10, 1876. The Centennial International Exhibition was held to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The celebration was held along the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park. Approximately 10,000,000 people visited the fair from May to November. At the time, 10 million people were equivalent to about 20% of the United States' population.

John L. Campbell came up with the idea of the exposition and Herman J. Schwarzmann brought the idea to life, designing the fairgrounds. Herman was responsible for strategically laying out space for more than 200 buildings that would be surrounded by nearly 3 miles worth of fencing. A design competition was held to help choose the architect for the job. Three rounds of competition later, a winner was chosen. Henry Pettit would be the architect on the job and Joseph M. Wilson would be the accompanying engineer.

The largest of the 200 buildings was the Main Building that enclosed over 20 acres of the park. The entire exposition took 18 months to complete and on opening day bells rang throughout Philadelphia. President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife attended the opening ceremony. The turning of the Corliss Steam Engine took place at the end of the ceremony. This steam engine powered most of the machines at the exposition and officially marked the start of the seven month long celebration.

On any given day (weather permitting) a hundred thousand people would visit the fair. On hot days the numbers would drop to 20 some odd thousand and on one particularly cool day in September nearly a quarter of a million people enjoyed receptions, speeches, shopping and fireworks.

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Boston Map Prints, 11 Things You May Not Know About Boston

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Joey Phelps | 0 comments

Boston was first named Trimountaine after three mountains that were eventually dug up to make room for the population growths. Later the name Boston was chosen in remembrance of Boston, Lincilnshire, England, where some of the colonists had come from.

Tremont Street is named after those three mountains that no longer exist.

In 1822 the citizens of Boston voted to change its name from "the Town of Boston" to "the City of Boston". When it was finally recognized as a city is had a little over 46,000 residents.

During the years of 1630 and 1890 the city reclaimed land by filling marshes and land gaps. This tripled the area of Boston. In other words, nearly two-thirds of Boston's land did not exist when the city was founded. It was created over centuries of hard work.

The fill came from the three mountains that once stood right outside the inner city.

Have you ever heard of The Great Molasses Flood of 1919? Imagine 2 million gallons of molasses flooding the streets. That's exactly what happened only 3 years before our 1922 Boston map was created. In January of that year a storage tank collapsed, sending all 2 million gallons through several blocks.

The thick accent of Bostonians is known as Boston English.

Boston is a birthplace of hardcore punk commonly referred to as Boston Hardcore.

The city has always been known as a religious one. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston helps support almost 300 parishes. Combine, all of the churches in the area serve around 200 congregations.

Boston is home to the oldest public park in the United States, Boston Common.

Famous people who are from Boston include Norm Crosby, Robert Frost, Ben Affleck, John Adams, Steve Carell and the band coincidentally known as Boston.

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Paris Map Prints, Paris In 1883

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Joey Phelps | 0 comments

Even back in the 1880s Paris was considered a major city along with the likes of New York City, Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Tokyo and Munich. The capital of France, Paris is situated on the Seine River and currently has a population of over 2.2 million people. Yet, in 1883 Paris was much quainter. It wasn't the city of romantic envy, nor was it a heavily populated tourist attraction. The city that is now home to the most-viewed museums in the world had yet to start construction of the Eiffel Tower or sweep the country with Impressionism art.

In 1883 the streets were walked or ridden by horseback or horse drawn carriages. The railroad was a new leisurely way to travel, much faster than the horses that were once solely depended on.

The men wore top-hats, suits and frequently carried canes. Women were enjoying the freedom of a relaxed waistline yet still wore elegant dresses for every occasion. The 1870s were the years in which the lean dress line took flight and with the 1880s came curvy silhouettes and wider shoulders. In 1881 the Rational Dress Society was founded to officially keep up with the ever-changing fashions.

Life in 1883 Paris would have been tough. The king and queen were in charge and the people suffered under their rule. Starvation and sickness plagued the city and its dense population made these struggles worse. Taxes made living situations more difficult, forcing people from their homes and businesses.

Yet living in the "City of Art" was certainly exciting, despite the rough living conditions. Art, in every form, was everywhere. Some of the finest painters of all time came from the era. Romanticism, Impressionism and Art Deco all grew out of the city of Paris' during the last 1800s.

During the same time theatre and literature sprouted new wings and added exciting new life to the culture of the city. People spent their free time in leisure, laying along beaches and taking in the arts.

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