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The Great Fire at Chicago, Octr. 8th 1871.


  • PUBLISHER: Published by Currier & Ives. 125 Nassau St. New York.

  • MEDIUM: Hand colored lithograph.

    DATE: 1871

  • EDITION SIZE: Large folio - image size 16 7/8 x 24 3/8" (42.7 x 62 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A rare and dramatic Currier & Ives lithograph.<br><br> Original Best Fifty #47. New Best Fifty #22.<br><br> Title continues with: The fire commenced on Sunday evening Oct. 8th and continued until Tuesday Oct 10th consuming the Business portion of the City, Public Buildings, Hotels, Newspaper Offices, Rail-Road depots and extending over an area of Five square Miles. About 500 lives were lost, and property values at $200,000,000, of Dollars was destroyed.<br><br> Key in title identifies 14 locations and structures.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color. Framed in 2" Bird's Eye Maple

  • REFERENCE: Cunningham #2615; Gale #2835.

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