Three years away from this blog is too long. During that time, we've managed to grow both of our Etsy stores. The Old Parlor Prints store has more than 600 reprints available. One of my favorite additions has been the reprints we've adapted from our copy of Dr. G. H. von Schubert's "Natural History of the Plant Kingdom".
I was planning to have a New York City-area map for our third featured map reprint. So, I decided on the version we adapted from the 1862 edition of the Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas. Curiously, prior to 1862 the Johnson's Atlas did not feature a NYC map! As noted in an earlier post, Johnson's... Continue Reading →
(Original map housed at the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division) Sports-wise, 1902 was a really exciting year for Pittsburgh. The 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates won a second straight National League pennant, won 103 games, and allowed only 4, yes, 4, home runs all season. (Imagine that happening now!) The Pittsburgh Stars played their only season in the... Continue Reading →
This is one of the first maps my wife and I selected for our Old Parlor Prints store's offerings. This beautiful Johnson's Maine map is taken from the 1862 edition of his Illustrated Family Atlas. The atlas plate covers the entire state along with portions of Canada and New Hampshire. I remember getting this map ready... Continue Reading →
In 2013, my wife and I started 8 Red Fish Creative as a means of making extra money through graphic design and graphic prints. Somewhere along the way, I got this bright idea to incorporate old maps into designs we made. I've always like old maps, so it seemed like a good idea. We got... Continue Reading →