Antique Print : The Burning of Chicago by: Harper's Weekly, 1871

1871 The Burning of Chicago

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By: Harper's Weekly

Date: 1871 published (New York)

Dimensions: 15 x 9 inches 

This antique print was published in the October 28, 1871 issue of Harper's Weekly and shows some devastation from the Chicago Fire. 

At the top we see the great conflagration as seen from the prairie which was sketched by John R. Chapin. The middle photos show us the Tribune building, the Palmer House and the Shepard Block on Dearborn Street. The bottom photo shows the burning of the central grain elevators at the mouth of the Chicago River, a sketch by H. Smith. 

Condition: Good condition, paper is lightly browned with age.  Mounting tape remnants confined to the margins. 

Inventory #90021

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

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