Charlestown Bridge 04

WardMaps Collection

Regular price $14.95

Opened in November 1899, the Charlestown Bridge carried streetcars and road traffic on its level. By 1902, the bridge carried rapid transit trains on a second level, dedicated to rapid transit. The middle, trussed portion of the bridge rotated to allow marine traffic to pass on the Charles River. Atop the upper level, a three-car train of BERy Elevated Type 1 rapid transit cars crosses the Charles River.

Paper and Inks
We utilize Epson fine art paper and Epson Ultrachrome inks. Using this highly engineered combination of archival inks and acid-free paper, we create museum-quality, no-fade reproductions of the images from our collections. Fine art papers are heavy-weight, matte finish.

Layout of the Image
While we print reproductions onto paper of pre-determined sizes, the proportions of our photographs and other images vary. We reconcile this discrepancy by printing each image as large as possible onto the given piece of paper, while maintaining the original proportions of the source image. Given that the proportions of the image rarely match the proportions of the paper, there is always white space (the color of the white paper before printing) around each reproduction. This is to say: there is a portion of the paper or canvas with no printing on it, usually no more than an inch or two around all sides of each reproduction.

Packaging of Fine Art Prints
Prints sized at 13" x 19" or smaller are packaged in clear, plastic sleeves with rigid backer-boards, and ship flat. Prints over 13" x 19" are shipped rolled, in tubes.