Surveying the Sandhills in 1904 by Mel Gerhold, Art Print


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Limited edition of 1000 new full-color commercial lithograph art prints on heavy archival paper. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist. Original painting is based on a 1902 photograph from the Rollin C. Curd Collection. Stored in smoke-free environment.

The painting offers a typical view of a surveyor at work following the opening of the Sandhills to homesteaders by the Kinkaid Act of 1904. The surveyor is operating a compass and waving his hat to give line for chainmen.

The scene is taken from a photograph of a  survey crew measuring forest boundaries in the Nebraska Sandhills in 1902. They were preparing for the manual planting of a national forest near Halsey, Nebraska. The surveyor depicted in the painting is Louis C. Miller from Stillwater, Oklahoma. A synopsis of the story behind the painting is enclosed with each print. To learn more, click here:

Image size: 11 1/2″ by 16″. Framing size with border: 16″ by 20″.

Shipped in heavy envelope or map tube. Please contact us if ordering more than one print. Order weights must be combined manually to provide a lower shipping rate.

Mats not included.

Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 22 × 18 × .5 in