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Great Peshtigo Fire more tragic than the Chicago fire... Victoria Woodhull...



Item # 680374

November 25, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1871

* Peshtigo fire disaster
* Wisconsin forest
* Victoria Woodhull


The significant print is the very dramatic double page centerfold captioned: "Forest Fires In The West--The Burning of Peshtigo", Wisconsin. This fire, which occurred on the same day as the more famous Chicago Fire & consequently received much less press attention, was actually much more of a disaster, as Peshtigo suffered over 1500 deaths compare to 300 in the Chicago Fire. It is an interesting curiosity of history that the Peshtigo Fire has been largely forgotten despite causing the loss of 5 times the loss in Chicago.
Great full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon showing Boss Tweed. Two other fullpg. Nast political cartoons. Two Mormon illustrations: "The Mormon Troubles--Brigham Young In His Study" & "The Mormon Troubles--Trial Of Thomas Hawkins". There is also a significant women's rights illus: "Mrs. Woodhull Asserting Her Right To Vote" with an article.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

Category: 1870-1879