Currier & Ives. The great fire at Chicago, Octr. 8th. , ca. 1871. New York: Published by Currier & Ives. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2001704271/.
This week I'm commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Chicago Fire of 1871. Growing up I'd heard family lore of my great grandmother who was 6 at the time remembering that she'd been awoken by a knock on the door of a neighbor warning the family of the fire and telling them he had a boat in the lake. The left the house and got on the boat. Afterwards she went with her mother and sister to New York till the city was rebuilt.
Copelin & Melander, photographer. Drake's Block, cor. Wabash Ave. and Washington St. Illinois Chicago, 1870. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004682837/.
Greene, P. B. , -1892, photographer. Ruins of buildings along "booksellers row" in Chicago, Illinois, following the great fire of. Illinois Chicago, 1871. [Chicago: P.B. Greene, 315 West Jackson Street] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008678827/.
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