1885 was a landmark year. Dr. Pepper was served for the first time. U.S. Grant was placed in his tomb. And a certain institution of higher learning was finding its legs in Austin.
A lot of people assumed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas was doomed. Its enrollment was less than four hundred and the myopics were screaming that Texas didn't need two public colleges. It took Sul Ross to shut them up, but that was a few years down the road.
You can think of this image as Aggies daring the legislature to close their school. "Come and take it," was a battle cry they knew as well as you do.
This is a print that will make your favorite Aggie smile.
It's 24 by 18 inches, so it can fit in a standard size frame without a mat if you choose.
24 by 18 inches
Printed on the highest quality paper
An instant heirloom
This is a high quality fine-art print.
The paper is acid free, cold press cotton watercolor with an elegant lightly textured finish. This surface allows the inks to 'bite', reproducing the shading and tonality of the original map vividly, beautifully, and exactly.
The inks are guaranteed color-fast for 80 years, which means you won't need to lay out the extra money for UV glass. You can hang your map in direct sun and it will be just as bright when passed on to the next generation it is the day it ships.
It's an instant heirloom. Get yours before they're gone...and get one to give to a friend. He'll owe you!