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McCormick Reaper Works during Chicago Fire | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

McCormick Reaper Works during Chicago Fire

McCormick Reaper Works during Chicago Fire | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Elevated view of men and ships near the McCormick Works and the Chicago River during the Chicago Fire of 1871. The original caption reads:  "Reproduction of photograph taken during the big Chicago fire, 1871.  Photograph taken from south bank of river, east of Rush Street, showing McCormick Works in the center on the north bank of the river." The McCormick factory was ultimately destroyed in the fire.
DESCRIPTION
Elevated view of men and ships near the McCormick Works and the Chicago River during the Chicago Fire of 1871. The original caption reads: "Reproduction of photograph taken during the big Chicago fire, 1871. Photograph taken from south bank of river, east of Rush Street, showing McCormick Works in the center on the north bank of the river." The McCormick factory was ultimately destroyed in the fire.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:24889
Creation Date: 1871
Creator Name:McCormick Harvesting Machine Company
City:Chicago
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:McCormick Company visual materials, circa 1851-circa 1950
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M2002-175, box 2, folder 2
Original Dimensions:7 x 9.75 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image may be based on a photograph, but in places it appears to be an artist's rendering. The source and reliability of the original caption are unknown.
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Fires
Cities and towns
Factories
Agricultural machinery industry
Men
Ships
Rivers
Rivers
Outdoor photography

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