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Monroe Wood Print featuring the photograph City Cafe - Nostalgic Monroe North Carolina by Mark E Tisdale
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7.13" x 12.00"


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City Cafe - Nostalgic Monroe North Carolina Wood Print


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City Cafe - Nostalgic Monroe North Carolina wood print by Mark E Tisdale.   Bring your artwork to life with the texture and added depth of a wood print. Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 3/4" thick maple wood. There are D-clips on the back of the print for mounting it to your wall using mounting hooks and nails (included).

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Wonderful image!

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thanks Terry!

A quick glance at the image had me wondering how I had missed this all the times i have been in Monroe. Reading the caption, now I see! Great image and a wonderful look back in time!

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thanks Joseph! And glad for confirmation that the City Cafe appears to be a part of the past. I knew I could find no evidence it still existed when I searched online. :-)

Wonderful image, fascinating history.

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thanks Martin!

This is wonderful, and the story to go with it makes the shot that much more special.

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thank you - it was a fun "collaboration" in a way! :-)

I really like what you did with this image Mark, wonderful work!!

Mark E Tisdale replied:

Thanks for the encouragement to do the color version, Christina! Glad to reached your expectations! :-)

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Bring your artwork to life with the texture and depth of a wood print.   Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 3/4" thick maple wood.

All wood prints ship within 3 - 4 business days and arrive "ready to hang" with mounting hooks and nails.

Wood prints are extremely durable and add a rustic feel to any image.

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Wood Print Reviews (197)

Average Rating (4.87 Stars):

September 21st, 2018

Awesome product. Got it in today and hung it up. Was a bit cautious having it shipped especially through UPS but it was packed super well and came in perfect condition even though UPS always beats up my boxes. Definitely will be lifelong decor considering the quality of the maple it is printed on. Would certainly recommend to anyone thinking of purchasing this.

September 20th, 2018

This is a birthday present for my brother. And this is the first time I've ordered from this website. Let's get the party started.

September 17th, 2018

Loved it, saw your work at the Estes Park Art Show around Memorial Day 2018 while visiting Colorado.

September 13th, 2018

Very happy with my purchase, thank you.

September 8th, 2018

I love the piece so much! How well it works in my whimsical blue garden! I just did not know to depict the rabbit hole in the Alice in Wonderland area that this is the perfect conceptual representation. It is beautiful and whimsical. As I had to place it on a stump where a branch had been sawed, I hired a one skilled with a jigsaw to round the edges a bit for visual believability and, after attaching it to the stump, added tiny pieces of bark around the edge to help it blend with the stump. Great discovery!

Artist's Description

Something of a sentimental look back on yesteryear. As far as I have been able to determine, the City Cafe advertised on this vintage roadside attraction is also a thing of the past. Apparently, though, it was the best place to eat in Monroe, North Carolina circa 1929. This is based off a black and white photo my grandfather, Charles Edward Wilson, Sr, took. He wasn't a professional photographer but a decent number of photos of his have made their way to me. Most, of course, are close family and friends, but they all have that sense of the 1920s and 30's a time period when he seems to have often had a camera near at hand. The dapper couple in the 1920's garb standing beneath the giant coffee pot, are, I'm afraid a mystery. I'd feel fairly certain he counted them as either friends or family, but no one I've spoken to has been able to identify them. If you'd like to see the original warmly yellowed black and white, be sure to check out my gallery. I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite...

About Mark E Tisdale

Life is full of happy surprises. After just over a decade working in the 9 to 5 cube world, I threw caution to the wind to follow my dreams of being a full time visual artist. That was five years ago! Is it easy? No, but something truly worthwhile is rarely simple. My body of work is wide ranging from photographic scenes of far away places, more near and dear locations, and more fanciful artwork. It's all crafted with a heartfelt love for finding the beauty in little captured moments. My artwork also hangs on walls near and far from private homes to businesses who have chosen to decorate with my art. Whether you've purchased one piece or a house full or you simply admire and share with your friends, your patronage of my art is...

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