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Two dramatic issues on the Chicago fire...



Item # 632531

October 28, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 21 and 28, 1871 

* Great Chicago Fire of 1871

A nice pair of consecutive issues on the Chicago fire, the Oct. 21 issue containing a very nice doublepage centerfold: "Bird's-Eye View of Chicago As It Was Before The Great Fire" as well other unrelated prints.
The Oct. 28 issues has a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: "Chicago In Ruins" which is a large overview showing the city in flames. Additionally the full front page is a dramatic print: "The Great Fire in Chicago--Group of Refugees in the Street" with prints inside including a nice fullpg: "Chicago In Flames--The Rush for Life over Randolph St. Bridge", with two more full pages with seven fire scenes.
Both centerfolds are pull-outs so there are no binding holes, and both prints are in great condition. Both issues are complete in 16 pages, very nice condition. A discounted price offered as a pair.

Category: 1870-1879

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