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View, Maine, Orono, University of Maine Vintage Print, c. 1960s

$600

University of Maine Campus — Orono, Maine
Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, Minnesota: c. 1960s
Color process print
26.75 x 40.75 inches, overall
$600

A very large aerial view of the campus of the University of Maine at Orono. Precisely rendered, it was reproduced from a painting that appears to have been made after a photograph. The University of Maine is a public research university established in 1868. At that time, Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who also designed New York’s Central Park, conceived the original campus plan. In 1978, the National Register of Historic Places designated a University of Maine at Orono Historic District that includes 10 architecturally significant structures constructed between the university’s founding in 1868 and 1913.

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Description

Brown & Bigelow is a publishing company currently based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, founded in 1896. It is perhaps best known for the calendars it published in the mid 20th century, many of which incorporated illustrations by Norman Rockwell. The company was acquired by Standard Packaging Corporation in 1960, which helps date this map to the 1960s.

Full publication information: “Created by Brown & Bigelow Div. of Standard Packaging Corp., U.S.A.”

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling, soft creases.

References:

Martin, Sara K. “Historic District.” University of Maine. https://umaine.edu/150/a-chapter-in-history/a-walk-through-history/ (23 October 2020).

“Packaging Corp. Maps Expansion.” New York Times. 15 January 1960. p. 39. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1960/01/15/99336958.html?pageNumber=39 (23 October 2020).

“Packaging Merger Backed.” New York Times. 5 February 1960. p. 42. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1960/02/05/99475358.html?pageNumber=42 (23 October 2020).

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Century

20th Century