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INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: the shipping costs listed here reflect the cost of a USPS Flat-Rate Priority Mail envelope. The US Postal Service's rates to countries outside the U.S. went up precipitously in 2013; we apologize for the inconvenience.

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This is an original hand-pulled letterpress print by Chandler O'Leary, depicting Mount Rainier from the balcony of a historic Craftsman home in the north end of Tacoma, Washington. In this illustration, Mt. Rainier towers over the hillsides and rooftops of Tacoma, while Commencement Bay on Puget Sound shines a brilliant blue to mirror the sky.

Tacoma has an excellent and very large collection of Craftsman-style homes, as it experienced a building boom from 1919 to 1929. The result is an astonishing array of beautiful and well-preserved historic architecture that is an icon not just of Tacoma but of the entire Pacific Northwest.

This artwork was first hand-drawn from sketches, photos and data collected in-person, on-site. Then the illustration was converted by the artist into a photopolymer plate, and then letterpress printed by hand on an antique Vandercook No. 4 press, on soft white Rives Lightweight paper. It was then hand-painted with watercolor. Each print is numbered, signed and dated by the artist, and is "titled" with the latitude/longitude coordinates of the location the illustration was drawn from.

Edition of 52
Paper size: 6 x 7.5 inches
Image size: 3 x 5 inches

This print is part of a long-term project entitled "Local Conditions," which documents Mt. Rainier in all seasons, from every angle. The project began with a limited-edition artist book, and has expanded to include a series of individual letterpress prints excerpted from the book. There are 15 prints in the series—collect them all! You can view the others in the "Mt. Rainier prints" section of this shop:


Please note: because each print is individually hand-painted, no two are precisely alike. Please allow for slight differences and color variations from what is pictured here.

For more information about the "Local Conditions" project, prints and artist book, check out the Anagram Press blog:



This original artwork is copyright Chandler O'Leary 2011. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this print. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.

The print is packaged in a clear poly sleeve and will ship flat in a protective mailer via USPS Priority Mail.

WA state residents are subject to sales tax.

For more information about the artist, please visit:


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TACOMA BALCONY original hand colored letterpress print featuring Mt. Rainier

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ink, paper, letterpress, watercolor, graphite pencil
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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