This beautiful illustrated map of Beverly Shores was drawn by artist Helen Aldrich Swenson in 1936 when she resided in Beverly Shores with her husband, Benjamin F. Swenson who managed the Beverly Shores Hotel.
Helen Aldrich was born in Michigan and graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago after which time she worked as an illustrator and commercial artist until marrying in 1933. They moved to Angola, Indiana in 1936 where Mr. Swenson managed the Potawatomi Inn and where they established a homestead and started The Wing Haven Resort..
Mrs. Swenson drew several maps over the years including one she did for her Wing Haven Resort as well as one for the Pokagon State Park where she worked as a naturalist, guiding bird-tours. She knew the name and call of every bird and the name of every flower and tree.
While many people sought to buy her maps, she never wanted to sell them. Upon her death in 1983, her 160-acre homestead was donated to the Acres Land Trust, an organization dedicated to the preservation of natural lands in northeastern Indiana. Among her artwork was found the original Beverly Shores map which was returned in 1985 to northwestern Indiana.
Anna Palchick brought the Fun Map back to the public eye with her tasteful design of this commemorative poster. Anna's career spanned 40 years in the graphic design field, mainly as a book designer. She worked for the New England Patriots newspaper, Little, Brown and Company, Bedford/St. Martin's Press, a subsidiary of Macmillan Publishing, and her own book design business where she was awarded 26 awards for design excellence. We are grateful that she lent her talents to this beautiful poster.
This fine-art, award-winning poster was printed in 1997 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the incorporation of Beverly Shores as an Indiana town on January 2, 1947. It is now available for sale to you once again.
This is a piece of work that you'll treasure over the years.
Poster measures 28"W X 22"H.