Vintage State of Ohio Map

$39.00

Vintage State of Ohio Map

About the Map: Explore the geographic history of the state of Ohio in this historic map. This map is part of our vintage USA State Map Collection showing the geography of the states in the 1850-1860s and the time of the Civil War.

Restoration: The map is a reproduction of the original map meticulously restored to its former glory using the latest digital imaging technology. Using this technology, we carefully restored the colors, torn edges, creases, smeared writings and more. We enhanced features while keeping the original character and design of the map.

This map is unframed, sold as an art print. Frames are shown for illustration ONLY.

Geographic Details: This historic map shows many details of towns, roads, railroads, and waterways in the 19th century of the United States.

Shows historic cities such as Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and more!

Explore the historic boundaries of the cities, counties, and states that have changed over the years. Discover physical changes in the geography - such as former lakes and canals used for transportation and agriculture.

Available Sizes: For an impressive display and maximum readability, choose the largest size available.  

Smaller size prints make excellent wall art in groups. Please note that there is no guarantee that small text will be legible in print.

Great Gift For: Interior Designs, Teachers, History Buffs, Air BnB's Anniversaries, Birthdays, Friends, Family, Podcasts Sets and many more!

Production and Shipping Times: The amount of time it takes for your map to arrive depends on where you live and how fast you approve the proof if you’ve ordered a custom map. See Production & Shipping.

Quality and Guarantee: We stand behind our work and guarantee the construction and quality. Contact us if you have any problems with your map and we will coordinate to ensure you are very happy with your purchase.

Materials and Production: This reproduction is printed on Fine Art Museum Quality Paper with giclée inks. The thick paper is archival quality and acid-free with vivid color definition.

Paper details:

  • 10 mil thick
  • 230 gsm weight
  • Museum Quality Matte finish

Made in the USA by a USA Small Business and Professional Geographer & Cartographer.

Shipped in a tube and rolled to eliminate creases.

History of the Time

The 1850s were a dynamic and transformative period in the history of Ohio, marked by economic growth, social changes, political shifts, and its role as a microcosm of the broader national developments.

Economically, the 1850s brought about significant changes in Ohio's economy. The state continued to be an industrial and manufacturing powerhouse, with cities like Cleveland and Cincinnati serving as important hubs of trade and commerce. The construction of railroads further facilitated transportation and contributed to the growth of industries. Agriculture also played a vital role, with crops like corn, wheat, and livestock contributing to the state's economy.

Socially, the 1850s witnessed the continuation of important social reform movements. The temperance movement, advocating for the restriction or prohibition of alcohol, gained traction in Ohio, reflecting broader national concerns about alcohol consumption and its social impacts. The state's population was ethnically diverse, with immigrants from various countries contributing to its cultural fabric.

The issue of slavery also played a role in Ohio's history during the 1850s. The state was a destination for the Underground Railroad, a network of safe houses and secret routes that assisted enslaved individuals in escaping to freedom. Ohio's strategic location between the South and the North made it a crucial link in this network, reflecting the state's commitment to abolitionist principles.

Politically, Ohio was a key player in the national political landscape during the 1850s. The state's alignment with the Republican Party, which opposed the expansion of slavery into new territories, reflected its stance on key national issues. The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, which took place in Ohio, highlighted the state's significance in the debates over slavery and the future of the nation.

As the 1850s came to a close, Ohio was positioned to play a role in the significant events that would follow. The election of Abraham Lincoln as the 16th President of the United States in 1860 set off a chain of events that would lead to the secession of southern states and the outbreak of the Civil War. Ohio's alignment with the Republican Party's antislavery stance and its contributions to the Union war effort showcased its role in shaping the nation's history.

In conclusion, the 1850s were a transformative period for Ohio, characterized by economic growth, social changes, political shifts, and its role as a microcosm of the broader national developments. The state's industrialization, its commitment to abolitionist principles, and its contributions to the Civil War effort highlighted its evolving identity and influence within the broader narrative of American history.