This is a Small Selection of our Huge Inventory of
1871 Chicago Fire Scenes. Two hand colored engravings from Harper's Weekly, showing views of the ruins after the great Chicago fire. Part of an article about the fire is
between the images.
11x16 in. $60
1888 Chicago Views and Architecture. Hand colored, engraved images from Harper's Weekly, titled "The City of Chicago and Some Recent Additions to its Architecture. In the center of the page, there is a view of the city looking south. Around the center image are views of individual buildings and streets throughout Chicago. 16x22 in. $150
Large 1884 Print: Scenes in Chicago. This hand colored, wood-engraved print is from the July 12, 1884 issue of Harper's Weekly. The print is titled "The Democratic Convention at Chicago--Some Characteristic Features of the City." In the middle, there is a large image of the convention hall. Around it are six smaller views of other landmarks: 1) On Drexell Boulevard; 2) In Lincoln Park; 3) New Board of Trade; 4) Dearborn Avenue; 5) State Street; and 6) Custom House and Post Office. This print is in excellent condition. Size is 16x22 in. $100
1871: Chicago During the Great Fire. Dramatic, hand-colored engraving from the Oct. 28, 1871 issue of Harper's Weekly, titled "Chicago in Ruins." Shows a large portion of the city on fire, with smoke rising into the air. 16x22 in. $150
1884 View of Industrial Chicago from the River. Nice, hand-colored engraving from the June 7, 1884 issue of Harper's Weekly. Title is "View of the City of Chicago from the Top of the Light House at the Mouth of the River." Busy scene, with many smoking chimneys and boats passing by in the foreground. 16x22 in. $200
1896 Chicago View from the Rooftops. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, 1896, titled "The Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. View of the City Looking North, Showing Tower of the Auditorium in the Foreground." Nice view of the city as it looked just before the beginning of the 20th century. 16x22 in. $100
Colton Map Beautifully engraved, hand-colored map of Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri from the 1st edition of Colton's world atlas, printed in 1855. The map contains two images: St. Louis on the left and Chicago on the right. Each city is divided into wards, with every ward colored separately. Names of all streets are given, and the locations of parks, railroad lines and major buildings are shown as well. Entire map is surrounded by a decorative border.
1906 Cram map of Chicago. Large extremely detailed hand colored map showing the city boundaries as well as some surrounding townships. Many street names are shown as well as railroad routes, parks, cemeteries, Lake Calumet and the location of the World's Columbian Exposition. There is an insert in the upper right corner showing the harbor area of the city in detail.
18x27 in. $120
Antique print from Harper's Weekly dated August 26, 1893. Depicting scenes during the Columbian Exposition. Top image titled "Columbian Exposition - Post Office in the Government Building" and the bottom image shows "The Chicago Jockey Club House, Washington Park". Beautifully hand colored wood engraving. 11 x 16 in. $40
Antique print from Harper's Weekly dated June 14, 1884 depicting a scene during "The Republican National Convention at Chicago - View of Michigan Avenue". Wood engraving, beautifully hand colored, 11" x 16" $60
Antique wood engraving print from Harper's Weekly dated April 21, 1888 showing "Scenes and Incidents of the Great Railroad Strike at Chicago"; hand colored
11" x 16" $60
Antique wood engraving print from Harper's Weekly dated January 14, 1888 depicting scenes of "The New Lake Wall and Esplanade at Chicago"; hand colored 11" x 16" $50
Antique wood engraving print from Harper's Weekly dated August 4, 1888 capturing the scene during a horse race at "The Chicago Racetrack"; hand colored 11" x 16" $60
Antique half tone print from The Graphic Chicago dated July 15, 1893 of Jos. P. Birren's drawing of "To the Exposition by Coach"; hand colored
11" x 16" $50
Antique wood engraving print from Harper's Weekly dated March 25, 1893 illustrating "The Lobby of a Chicago Hotel in Winter- A study in Overcoats";hand colored 11" x 16" $50
Antique wood engraving double page print from Harper's Weekly dated October 31, 1896 T. De Thulstup's drawing illustrates notable figures of the time in "Where Representative Politicians of All Parties Gather - A Scene in the Foyer of the Auditorium Hotel, chicago, Illinois"; hand colored
22" x 16" $100
Antique half tone print from Harper's Weekly depeciting scenes from "The Argo Club, Chicago - drawn by H. D. Nichols"; hand colored, 11" x 16" $50
Antique hand colored wood engraving print from The Illustrated London News dated November 18, 1871 showing scenes after the great fire in "The Ruins of Chicago".
11" x 16" $50
Antique wood engraving print from Um die Welt (Around the World) dated August 11, 1883 illustrating "..Wolf's Point in Chicago in June 1833.."; hand colored 11" x 16" $50
Antique wood engraving print from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper dated October 8, 1887 showing "Illinois - the International Military Encampment at Chicago, October 3rd-24th, from sketches by W.E. Chapin"; hand colored 11" x 16" $40
Antique wood engraving print from Harper's Weekly dated June 14, 1884 showing a dramatic image of "The Republican Convention at Chicago - A Serenade"; hand colored 11" x 16" $50
Antique wood engraving print from Harper's weekly dated July 19, 1884 illustrating the scene at "The Democratic Convention at Chicago - Torch light Procession in Honor of Cleveland's Nomination"; hand colored.
11" x 16" $50
230ch: Antique Railway Terminal Map published by Rand, McNally & Company of Chicago in 1902. Includes inset of index to Railroads. Original coloring 27 1/2" x 20" $80
Antique map published by G.W. and C.B. Colton & Co. 1867 of the state of Illinois with inset plan of Cook County and vicinity of Chicago. Original color 27" x 17 1/4" $120
"The Rand McNally New Commercial Atlas Map of Chicago District Inner and Outer Belt Railroad Lines" 1913 antique map; The original color differentiates the steam railways in red and the electric lines in blue. The map shows portions of Wisconsin and Indiana that border Illinois.
20 1/2" x 28" $80
May 6, 1883 Whole Edition of Judge showing the Chicago World's Fair and on the front cover, "The Queen of the May" is shown. Magazine in
very good condition.
13 x 10 in. $80
1892 Hand colored half-tone view of Chicago drawn by Charles Graham titled, "The Heart of Chicago, From the Masonic Building." Originally featured in Harper's Weekly
and copyrighted by
Harper & Brothers.
38 x 16 in. $300
1892 Rare hand colored half-tone featured in Harper's Weekly titled, "A Chicago Pool-Room on Sunday." Drawn by T. De Thulstrup. A brightly lit and crowded pool room filled with male players and
many onlookers is
revealed in this image.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $90
1880 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving showing the Republican National Convention at Chicago. Taken from a Scene by Frank H. Taylor. A revered portrait of George Washington looms above the massive room where
everyone is gathered.
21-1/2 x 16 in. $150
1887 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving showing three views of Lincoln Park, Chicago. Drawn by Charles Graham.
16 x 10-1/2 in. $100
1892 Leslie's Weekly hand colored wood engraving showing the Columbian Exposition -- Some of the Principal State Buildings nearing completion in five views.
16 x 11 in. $60
1893 Leslie's Illustrated Weekly hand colored half-tone showing the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago during an evening scene in the Grand Court. Small stamp from Mercantile Library of Pennsylvania in upper right border that
doesn't affect image.
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $60
1893 Hand colored half-tone images featured in The Graphic which show the Group of State Buildings, Looking South from Outside the Grounds at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.
21 x 15 in. $80
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