By: Engraved by Maynard, drawn by A. Slom
Dimensions: 4.75 x 4 inches (image) 12 x 10 cm
This small but exquisitely detailed historic print of one of the Chicago "Cribs", in Lake Michigan. A water crib is a structure built to house and protect offshore water intakes, used to supply the city of Chicago with drinking water. Water is collected & transported through tunnels located around 200 feet beneath the Lake to a Purification Plant. Four boats are seen approaching the Station. On the verso is some text of early Chicago.
Condition: Good, suitable for framing.
1932 S. Halsted St. #200 Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 497-3622