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35. Olden Days
Albion COllege Campus 1894 Art by Maggie LaNoue
The legend of "Olden Days"

Cities in small towns across the United States were changed forever by the popularity of the automobile, but especially in Michigan.  While the first cars were not built strong enough to withstand the twisted and rutted dirt roads, they broke quite often.  Cars often rolled over, and drivers did not know how to steer or stop. 

The first arrival of cars to a small town would be accompanied by roaring, popping, and chugging noises.  The cars smelled awful and ran “without horses” to the amazement of local citizens.  The early cars had wooden spokes for wheels.  With the arrival of the affordable Model T, cars became more and more popular. 

A small city would have a garage on its main street, along with another amenities like the grocery store and laundromat.  By the late 1920’s automobiles were more popular than indoor bathrooms. 

The automobile made possible the phenomena of the suburbs, so that workers could easily get to the city for their jobs, and live where there was more space for the family. (This view is actually the corner of Woodward and Maple Street in  Birmingham Michigan.)      


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

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" and acid-free mounted and 100% cotton rag museum-matted to 16" x 20" and ready to frame. This is a limited edition print. This print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist. It has the same legend and art information as the medium size print.
Large prints are $120.

Acid-Free Note Cards 5" x 7" are also available.

For orders up to $40 - $5
From $40 - $100 - $12
For orders $100 and up - $19


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