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Chicago 1871 Bird's Eye View Poster

SKU: 400005569609

$24.99 $22.49 Member Price
This black and white drawing from the venerable American political magazine Harper's Weekly is a "bird's-eye view of Chicago as it was before The Great Fire." Drawn by noted 19th century artist, Theodore R. Davis, this perspective looks west toward the city, showing the river and lake as a bustling port and identifies 49 nearby buildings and areas of the city as they appeared before the tragic 1871 blaze.Dimensions: 18"x 24".