North Star Blankets Sign
$25.00 - $180.00
The North Star Woolen Mill is a building in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The building, located in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District, was originally a textile mill for the North Star Woolen Company. The mill was built in 1864 by W.W. Eastman and Paris Gibson on the west side of the west side canal. High quality wool blankets, scarves, flannels, and yarns were manufactured at the facility and it became the nation's largest manufacturer of wool blankets by 1925.
Entrepreneurs in the early days of Minneapolis had high hopes for developing a textile industry at the falls, similar to that of Lowell, Massachusetts. However, the industry never had as much success as hoped for, mainly because Minneapolis was a long distance from eastern markets and shipping centers. The North Star Woolen Mill was an exception, and it remained a significant industry in Minneapolis until the 1940s.
In 1949 the North Star Woolen Company moved its operations to Lima, Ohio. The building sat empty for almost fifty years until it was re-developed in 1998-99 into lofts. The building maintains its existing exterior including a sign reading "North Star Blankets".
Traditional Photo Prints:
Professionally printed on professional quality photo paper and come with bright white acid-free matting. My photos are matted with a slight reveal and a signature on the bottom border of the photograph. Please note that as a result of the slight reveal the image itself will be slightly smaller than the mat window, but the reveal showcases the photo wonderfully.
Gallery Wrap Canvas:
Professionally printed, my gallery-wrapped canvases are stretched, and ready to hang on 408gram 18mil canvas. This is a beautiful canvas with just the right amount of sheen once clear-coated with satin varnish to show the image perfectly. 100% archival inks are used with a 12 color process for perfect color. These prints are made to last beyond 100 years with high quality pigment inks and a museum varnish.
For that "WOW" factor. Printed on a sturdy sheet of aluminum, they have phenomenal saturation, brightness, and a very "HD" look. They are ready to hang with attached brackets and appear to "float" 3/4" off the wall. They look absolutely beautiful. The vivid, vibrant colors really pop on the metal background and provide a great "wow" factor. Metal prints may require an additional 3-5 days depending on availability and stock. If you've been to one of my shows, you've seen how vibrant these metal prints really are.
Watermark will not be present in printed image.
**Sizes above 16"x24" are available but may require extra shipping charges depending on address. For this reason I do not include larger sizes on my website, but most photos can be printed up to 60” or even larger. Please contact me with purchasing and shipping questions on items larger than the sizes listed. Also note: I can do custom sizes in many cases.**