Antique Print | Great Fire at Chicago - Bird's Eye View of the City

1871 The Great Fire at Chicago - Bird's Eye View of the City

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By: The Illustrated London News

Date: 1871 (dated) London

Dimensions: 9.5 x 14 inches

This is an original antique print from the Illustrated London News dated October 21, 1871.  The Great Chicago fire is claimed to have started at about 9 p.m. on October 8, in or around a small barn belonging to the O'Leary family.  The most popular tale is of the O'Leary's cow kicking over the lantern which turned a small barn fire into a conflagration.  

Inventory #90022

1932 S. Halsted St. #200 Chicago, IL 60608 | P: (312) 496 - 3622

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