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The Burning of Chicago

The Burning of Chicago
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Title: The Burning of Chicago
Description: Bird's-eye view of the Chicago fire of October 8, 1871. The hand-colored lithograph was published by Currier and Ives.

Image ID: 4604
1871 ca.
Currier and Ives
City, State: Chicago, Illinois
McCormick - International Harvester
Genre: Poster
Size of the original excluding border and title is 12 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches.
Subjects: Fires
Central business districts
Cities and towns
Sailing ships
Church buildings
Bird's-eye views
Michigan, Lake

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Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.

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