Poster Prints

Grand Rapids in 1856

by Sarah (Nelson) Ballard, Artist

Price: $20.00($16.00 for Historical Society members)
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Color Reprint of Original Oil Painting on Off-White Paper
Suitable for Framing
Dimensions 18 3/8” x 14 1/2”

The building boom in the downtown area during the late 1840s and early 1850s is preserved in this painting by Grand Rapids native Sarah Nelson. Note her signature and the date which appear over the rock near the bottom right...

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Grand Rapids in 1831

by Rev. John Booth, Artist

Price: $15.00($12.00 for Historical Society members)
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Warm-tone Grayscale Reprint on Cream-Colored Paper
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Dimensions 14 3/4” x 11”

In the foreground of Rev. John Booth’s drawing (east/left bank) is the camp representing a Native American Indian family, while further downriver, on the same side, are the buildings of Louis Campau’s fur trading post. Across...

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Grand Rapids in 1868

by Albert Ruger, Artist

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Grayscale Reprint of “Grand Rapids, Michigan 1868” Map on Off-White Paper
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Dimensions 25” x 16 1/2”

Panoramic maps were also called bird’s-eye view maps because towns and cities were drawn as if viewed from above at a slanted angle, much like a bird might see from a half mile away as it flew...

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The Orphan Wanderer

by Samuel Pope, Artist

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Signed and Numbered of 200 Prints by Artist on Off-White Paper
Suitable for Framing
Dimensions 14 3/4” x 11”

In the spring of 1850, thirteen year old orphan James Byron Brown arrived in Eastmanville, Michigan. Having been bound to a farmer and his family in New York, he was obligated to move with them when they decided to try their luck in the West. Unhappy with...

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