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#198.1985N - Aerial View Looking North, 1985, Albion, Michigan

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The Giclée print does not have a signature or a title in the art itself,
but is hand signed in"silver" ink by the artist.

Aerial View 1985, Looking South, Albion Michigan
Legend of the 1985 Aerial View of
Albion, Michigan

The red clay bricks of Superior Street, one of the few intact brick trunklines in the state, were originally laid in 1903. Prior to 1903 Superior Street was dirt. There were additional reconstructions in replaced a brick street laid in 1940, 1993 and 2017 and 2018.

Community attachment to the brick paving was critical in this conservation effort, as initial plans called for replacement with more contemporary paving materials. The 1940 project, which was still viable in 1985 when this art was created, involved running a concrete substrate that was covered by new bricks laid in regular patterns. White bricks were used to mark the center lines, cross walks, and parking spaces Ė a unique innovation.

This English Watercolor from the same basic angle was created by Maggie LaNoue in 1985.† The Kalamazoo River can be seen winding through Albion, and the legs of the water tower are visible in the upper right.† Several of the buildings have changed since the time this drawing was done. The 200 block of S. Superior Street was full of buildings, including the A.I.M. building on the left, the old hotel building at the corner (the blue building that was at one time a four story hotel), The Albion Recorder building in the back of that block (it is a yellow tan color building), and the old Subway building that was damaged by a storm in 2014.†

This block was designated a brownfield, which helped to secure funding for the new hotel that will be built in this block. The old Albion Grain Elevator can be seen in the middle right of this painting, and the Farmerís Market is on the far lower right.† The Coca-Cola mural is just above the river in the middle.

Learn more about Albionís history including the Purple Gang, Superior Street, parks, art, and trails at AlbionMich.net.

Learn more about the history of this view and legend on this link:

#198.1985N - Aerial View Looking North, 1985, Albion, Michigan

Vibrant color Giclée prints by Maggie LaNoue are archive quality with fade resistant ink and acid free paper. They are fade-resistant prints lasting up to 100 years under glass.

Learn more about Giclée prints from Wikipedia, including the proper pronounciation!

*Ink lightfastness ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass or UV plex.

Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions.

Epson does guarantee longevity of prints.

For maximum print life, display all prints under glass, UV plex, lamination or properly store them.

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Michigan Prints are now acid-free!
More information about the three sizes of prints.

Our most popular print is the medium print. The print itself is 8 1/2" x 11" and hand-signed by the artist in archive-quality "silver" ink. The print is museum-quality 100% cotton rag matted to 11" x14" with all conservation materials. On the back is the legend, with information about the scene and its history. We also include mini photos of related scenes, about Giclée prints and about the artist. Each print comes in a clear acid-free baggie. Medium prints are $60.

We also offer a mini print which is 3 1/2" x 5" and matted with acid-free materials to 5" x 7". The print is hand initialled by the artist in archive quality "silver" ink. There is a legend on the back of each print that is removable and can be added to the back of your frame later if desired. Price is $20.

Our large print is approximately 11" x 14 1/2". This print is hand-signed and shipped rolled. It has the same legend and art information as the medium size print. Large prints are $120.
There are also larger (30" across) custom-made prints available for some of the designs, please contact us to ask about availability of a particular scene.

Acid-Free Note Cards 5" x 7" are also available.
Each note card has a legend on the back of the card.
Price for the note cards is $6 each.

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For orders $100 and up - $19


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