Dakota Territory and Uncle Sam Fine Art Print
A Museum Quality Fine Art Print of The Dakota Territory and Uncle Sam from the year 1886. I believe the purpose of this poster was to gain support for statehood of the Territory of Dakota and also to promote the homestead land that was available to settlers who would come to this area to live. Two allegorical women are before Uncle Sam and a large eagle. One of the women is showing the attributes to Uncle Sam of all the assets in the Dakotas, while the other woman is getting ready to write the Dakota Name on the board with all the other current states. Some of the attributes shown on the banner are Population was 600,000 on 150,932 square miles with 4,246 miles of Railroads, 1,039 post offices, 352 newspapers in the territory, 1.9 million dollars was spent for the support of the public schools. On the farming side the wheat crop was 30,704,000 bushels, the corn crop was 15,805,000 bushels and the value of the livestock in the Dakotas was over 43 million dollars. In the lower left corner is a plaque which tells us that there was still 24 million acres of Government land in Dakota still vacant and subject to homestead and pre-emption with detailed maps available showing the location of everything.
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a print made from the antique advertisement for The Dakota Territory and Uncle Sam.
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