Thirteen Colonies License Plate Map

November 25th, 2009 in member junk     
DesignTurnpike DesignTurnpike, member
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The finished piece.
Closeup of the Southeast and date.
This new piece beside a copy of Fifty States Miniature.
Closeup of New England.
The reference map I used...
The finished piece.

The finished piece.

If you can't tell, I love maps. So I thought a map of the original thirteen colonies as they existed in 1776 would be a fun miniature to try. This piece would be a cool one hanging in a junior high geography or history classroom, I think! Used genuine license plates mainly from the 70s and 80s as usual since their colors are more vibrant and diverse.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Design Turnpike
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, artwork, eclectic, fun, bedroom, retro

Comments (7)

Aunt_B writes: I teach in a Junior High -- and you're right. This would be perfect. Just send it on down Texas way, and consider it your civic duty of the day! Posted: 7:22 am on December 8th
CottageElements writes: Great job, great piece!

Lani Posted: 12:51 pm on November 26th
suewhitney writes: Nicely done, my friend! Happy, happy Thanksgiving.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:01 am on November 26th
JunkArchitect writes:
WOW…your artwork is unbelievable! You ever have a close-up of Connecticut. I live about a mile from bottom left of the white ‘C’ (I think it’s a ‘C’)

Posted: 4:41 pm on November 25th
bluejean writes: How do you cut the metal so acurately? Your attention to detail is amazing! I love the 1776 too. Very nicely done. Posted: 12:39 pm on November 25th
writes: Love this! Posted: 11:39 am on November 25th
RustyDiva writes: Wow ~ your attention to detail is awesome. I think it would make a great teacher gift also. Great job. Posted: 11:13 am on November 25th
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