The Custom House - Historic Salem Canvas Print
This historic Salem canvas print features the beautiful brick Custom House on Derby Street in Salem, Massachusetts. This 1819 building is part of the Salem Maritime Museum, a national historic site that would be impressive just by its age and period architecture. But it is also where Nathaniel Hawthorne worked for three years. His time working here inspired the novel, The Scarlet Letter. Among the exhibits is his office restored to look as it did when Hawthorne worked here.
My trip to Historic Salem was on a sunny winter day as evidenced by the bare trees and the lady bundled up in her coat in the foreground. When I captured this view of the architecture, I didn't know any of the history of this beautiful old building. It simply felt historical and beautiful - little did I know!
Have you visited the Custom House in Salem, Massachusetts? Maybe you call Salem home? Or perhaps, like me, you love history? I hope you'll share what attracted you to this particular Salem canvas print?
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Canvas Prints - Product Information
Stretched canvas prints are a great choice for decorating your home or office. Canvas art is a classic choice that is at home in traditional and modern decor alike.
After the purchase of your canvas print, it is made to your order. The artwork is printed on an acid-free poly/cotton blend canvas. The use of archival inks and substrate means that your canvas art print should last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.
When ordering your print, you have a choice between glossy and matte finishes. While I ordinarily love matte finishes on prints, I do like the sheen that comes on glossy canvas prints. Ultimately I would suggest letting the amount of light in your space guide your choice. In a brightly lit environment, I would lean towards a matte finish to reduce the chance of glare.
There are three wrap styles to choose from for canvas prints. The mirrored wrap choice mirrors and extends the image to the sides of the canvas wrap (without losing any of the original artwork on the front). The majority of the time I would suggest this is the best choice. The other two options are a solid black wrap or white wrap. You can see a preview of each option when selecting wrap color.
After printing, the canvas is stretched over and secured to a wooden frame of 1.5" by 1.5" stretcher bars. The entire production process takes from 10 to 15 business days. Your artwork will arrive in sturdy packaging. The hanging wire will be attached and all hardware necessary to hang your canvas print will be included. Canvas prints are a great ready-to-hang option.