Retro 1950s Telephone: Map Edition
Retro 1950s Telephone: Map Version
Retro 1950s Telephone: Map Edition
Retro 1950s Telephone: Map Edition
Retro 1950s Telephone: Map Edition
Retro 1950s Telephone: Map Edition

Retro 1950s Telephone: Map Edition

ManMade Art's high-resolution prints are crafted to museum-quality standards on heavyweight, premium lustre photo paper with UV-protected inks. The pairing of brilliant inks and semi-gloss paper delivers exceptional reproduction quality and decades of durability.

Custom sizes or materials are available by special order. Contact us for details.

Available Framed*

Retro 1950s Telephone: Map Edition Retro 1950s Telephone: Map Edition
Square Frame *(Not Sold Separately) Square Frame *(Not Sold Separately)
Subtotal: $129

* Does not apply to current promotions and discounts.


“Mr Watson, come here, I want you.” When Brantford, Ontario inventor Alexander Graham Bell spoke those famous words into his experimental telephone on March 10, 1876, it signified the beginning of a worldwide communication revolution. Few inventions since have had the same impact on the way we live our lives today.

Over the decades, telephones have been made into many shapes from the classic wooden wall-mounted works of art to wacky cartoon characters, to the smartphone pocket wonders that control our lives today. I could have picked any version for our 'Telephone' art print but this red retro beauty from the 1950s was my choice because I've always been inspired by mid-century industrial design. Classic design will never go out of style and collectors of quirky Canadian art and antique maps are sure to want this on their walls.

Design Features

  • Design features a photo illustration of the 1950s model telephone
  • Featuring an antique map of southern Ontario locating Brantford, Ontario
  • Available in two different coloured backgrounds
      Paper & Inks

      Paper and ink qualities

      Our prints feature high resolution, detailed images which we reproduce using high quality, archival UV protected inks and our carefully selected satin photo paper. The inks promise unparalleled colour brilliance. Our paper is durable with a low glare finish that promises the best reproduction performance.

      Custom orders are available on gloss, canvas or other materials by special order only.


      Heavy 11 mil base  |  Neutral white  |  Millions of colours   |  Medium water resistance*  |  200 year fade resistance 

      * Inks are resistant to clean water spills. Dab spills with a clean, soft, absorbent cloth immediately. Non-clear liquids will immediately and permanently stain the surface.

      Actual appearance versus Website appearance

      When you view our prints online, they can look different on each computer, tablet or phone you view them from. Technology differences are beyond our control, meaning we cannot absolutely guarantee what you view online and what you receive will appear exactly as you expected. 

      PLEASE NOTE: Frames are NOT sold separately (only purchased WITH prints)

      Framing made easy (and affordable)

      We hear it all the time... people love to buy art but often decide against it because the cost of framing is an extra expensive. Not at ManMade Art. We founded our store on the principle that high-quality art should be affordable too. Making art accessible to everyone is a core philosophy that we continue to live by and those principles extend to offering you quality framing at a reasonable price. 

      ManMade Art's custom-made, gallery-style frames are made in Canada and include materials 100% sourced from Canadian businesses.

      Choose from two designer finishes

      We make buying art simple. Some of our prints are uniquely-sized and you may it hard to challenging find a frame that fits. Ordering your items in frames solves that problem AND ensures you unwrap your order ready to hang! Choose from matte black lacquer or laminated driftwood finishes crafted from solid wood material.

      Thick acrylic glazing

      Each order is framed behind acrylic, also known as 'plexiglass. Using acrylic ensures your order reaches you safely and unbroken. Acrylic has the same, if not higher, optical clarity as glass. And, unlike big-box store frames that typically use paper-thin acrylic, our glazing is 2mm thick—equal to the thickness of standard framing glass or roughly the thickness of two dimes. 

      ManMade to Order (and hang)

      Every order is installed in its frame with sturdy, rigid framing points and sealed with an acid-free backing sheet that protects your art from infiltrating dust and insects. Combined with a sawtooth hanger and silicone bumpers, your piece will hang perfectly without marking or discolouring your walls.

      Product Dimensions

      This size guide helps you to find out the exact outer measurements of all ManMade Art prints and frames available in our store.

      Dimensions are displayed in inches, Width x Height.

      Specified Size
      Print Size (Trimmed)
      Outer Frame Size
      Rectangular SMALL 11" x 14" 11" x 14" 12.5" x 15.5"
      14" x 11" 14" x 11" 15.5" x 12.5"
      LARGE 16" x 20" 16" x 20" 17.5" 21.5"
      20" x 16" 20" x 16" 21.5" 17.5"
      Square SMALL 12.5"x12.5" 12.5"x12.5" 14" x 14"
      16" x 16" 16" x 16" 17.5" x 17.5"
      Panoramic ONE SIZE 10" x 27.5" 10" x 27.5" 11.5" x 29"
      27.5" x 10" 27.5" x 10" 29" x 11.5"

      Free North American Shipping on Orders over $150!

      Order any item over $150 or combination of items totalling $150 or more and get free shipping anywhere in continental North America. 

      Standard Canadian and US shipping rates

      Orders of 1 item or under $150 ship anywhere in Canada for a flat rate of $9, or the anywhere in the continental US for $12. 

      Delivery Time

      Please allow us 1–3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) to process, print, frame and package your order. Shipping times vary depending on your location, however, most orders reach their destination in 1-3 business days.

      Pre-inspection before shipping

      We stand by our products. Each print and frame is inspected for printing defects or damages as it is packaged for shipping. We will not ship prints or framed art we would not be proud to hang on our walls.  

      Damaged in transit

      All orders are carefully packaged in sturdy cardboard containers to protect them from the normal rigours of shipping. If your package arrives damaged, please keep the original packaging and send us photos. We'll get a replacement to you, but we can't process a replacement without seeing the damage first.

      Packaging care and materials

      Every ManMade Art order leaves our studio in packaging custom made for our products, ensuring it arrives in excellent condition. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in transit. If your order arrives damaged, we will replace it. We only ask that you provide photos of the packaging and item damages so we can assess what happened during shipping. 

      Shipping policy and terms

      Please double-check your shipping address and ensure it can be received at your specified address (residence or business). If, for some reason, delivery is denied to the correct address, fear not, we will help you find your order. If we give the shipper the wrong delivery address, we will pay for any extra shipping charges associated with the error. If it is hopelessly lost for reasons beyond our control, unfortunately, we'll have to share the new shipping costs based on our standard rates. Repeat free shipping is a one-time offer not available in these situations.