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Arthur Cobb letter

Letter of Arthur Cobb, Orange, N.J., to Louise B. Cobb. Reminisces about his impressions of the family store, known as Cobb, Pritchard and Company, Booksellers and Stationers, which was located on Lake Street in Chicago (Ill.) before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Tells the history of the busine...

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Pre-fire panorama of Chicago by Alexander Hesler, 1858.

Photographs made consecutively to provide 360 degree, panoramic view of Chicago (Ill.) from the dome of the Cook County Courthouse showing the central business district. This courthouse and surrounding buildings were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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