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Auction 180, Lot 255


"Ruins of Chicago, Looking East Towards the Lake [on sheet with] Chatham Siege Operations: Explosion of Mines Under the Medway [and] Chatham Siege Operations: Blowing Up Rafts on the Medway",

Subject: Chicago, Illinois

Period: 1871 (published)

Publication: The Illustrated London News

Color: Black & White

20.4 x 14.2 inches
51.8 x 36.1 cm

This sheet includes a large view of Chicago published one month after the fire of October 1871. The view looks eastward towards the lake and the ruins of buildings are clearly visible. Below the view are images of explosions during the Chatham Siege operations on the River Medway in Kent.


Condition: A+

A clean and bright example.

Estimate: $75 - $90

Sold for: $65

Closed on 11/18/2020