For a decade ShopLadder carried thousands of great prints and posters from this family business located in Philadelphia. So many choices, and often difficult to find on our old sites, it was not until recently that we finally began to see our customers’ increased interest in their vast and wonderful catalog. Today we are curating our own inspired artistic ...Read More
Historic moment. Captures a pivotal moment in American history. As a result of the Mexican War the US achieved its dreams of Manifest Destiny, adding New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Regiment of the First Mississippi Rifles, carrying one of the finest long arms of the day, turned the tide of the Battle of Buena Vista. This crucial battle settled the northern campaign. The Texas Rangers were considered too gung ho by General Zachary Taylor and were asked to return to Texas. The rifle-- a model 1841 Harpers Ferry--came to be known as the Mississippi Rifle. The regiment was led by Colonel Jefferson Davis--later US Secretary of War and still later, President of the Confederacy.
A bright, happy touch! I love the vintage look of this piece as well as the bright, happy colors. I added it to a floor-standing, black, wrought-iron easel and placed it in a corner of my den where I have huge plants growing, some blooming, and it adds such an unexpected, fun touch to the decorating, there.
For a decade ShopLadder carried thousands of great prints and posters from this family business located in Philadelphia. So many choices, and often difficult to find on our old sites, it was not until recently that we finally began to see our customers’ increased interest in their vast and wonderful catalog. Today we are curating our own inspired artistic Events from many of the prolific inspirations over the years from mother and son team Sara and Paris Pierce.
BuyEnlarge started in 1998 with 15,000 digital images and a unique printer that enabled them to produce posters on-demand. This was a great idea and early in the history of online commerce, and led to Barnes and Noble buying into their young company. Their technology had continued to advance and they were able to print up nice sized 20 by 30 inch posters in under 6 seconds, something of a world record at the time. Their image library ranks as the world’s largest available for immediate digital printing, so unlike some of our suppliers, they never run out of stock! They simply print up what our customers need when they need it – on the spot and right away.
ShopLadder is not alone in offering this wonderful artwork. Like this company’s other notable retailers, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania and William & Mary college bookstores, our Curated Events have organized unique collections to tap deeply into BE’s archive; with our unlimited “shelf space” (of over 15,000 of their images tediously and effectively cataloged and organized on our website), we offer an online print on demand poster program.
Finally, the Pierce family has been actively leveraging their image library over the years, with initiatives like manufacturing journals, calendars, mugs, tee shirts, pillow cases, mouse pads, premium incentives, puzzles, decorative tins, clocks, and even bottled spring water. Plus when they started using their images to make unique chocolate wrappers, they created a chocolate bar business that has grown immensely in the past 15 years.