Originally published in 1923, this reproduction of an original vintage poster by Oscar Rabe Hanson for the Chicago Elevated Rail Lines depicts the Logan Square Monument, a classical pillar topped by a majestic eagle. The monument is located in its namesake square, at the intersection of Kedzie, Milwaukee, and Logan Blvd., which at the time, was at the end of the Northwest branch of the Metropolitan Division.
At the center of Logan Square is the Illinois Centennial Monument built in 1918 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Illinois' statehood. The monument is a single 70-foot-tall column, topped by an eagle, in reference to the state flag and symbol of the state and the nation.
Reliefs surrounding the base depict allegorical figures of Native Americans, explorers, Jesuit missionaries, farmers and laborers intended to represent Illinois contributions to the nation through transportation as a railroad crossroads for passengers and freight, education, commerce, grain and commodities, religion and exploration along with the "pioneering spirit" during the state's first century.
Image size ~20 3/4" x 40" inches
A numbered edition giclée of 500.
Our limited edition giclée poster reproductions were meticulously reproduced side by side with the original vintage poster, each giclée is authentic to its original in color, detail and character included in the original artwork. Poster Plus limited edition giclées are printed on high quality acid free papers using archival inks.
These original transit posters were printed in the mid 1920s and were 40 x 80" inches. The scale of these posters was so large that it necessitated the creation of 2-part images to be printed on 2 sheets of paper and then be joined together when they were originally used as advertisements for the Elevated and other rail lines at different stations around Chicago and the surrounding areas. Since each section of the image was originally drawn by hand by the artist, on separate plates, there are instances where portions of these images do not align perfectly. This is the nature of these artworks and is not considered to be a flaw or defect. That is exactly the way the posters were made and that is how we have revived the images in our collection of reproductions.
Custom sized giclée reproductions available. Please contact us with your request and we can begin the process of creating a custom-sized poster for you. * Please allow additional time for the creation of your custom printing.
Costs for creating a custom sized giclée poster reproduction typically range from a minimum of $75 for a ~12" x 23" size to $900 for a ~40" x 80" (1:1 scale) reproduction.
Poster Plus custom edition giclées are printed on the same high quality acid free papers using archival inks as our limited edition giclée reproductions.