Research Catalog

Stereoscopic views of Chicago fire

Title
Stereoscopic views of Chicago fire [graphic].
Publication
1871.
Electronic Resource
Image(s) via NYPL Digital Gallery

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Additional Authors
Description
  • 48 stereographs (photoprints) : albumen, b&w; 88x177mm.
  • 7 stereographs (photoprints) : albumen, b&w ;
Alternative Title
  • Chicago burnt district.
  • Chicago--ruins.
  • Chicago in ruins after the great conflagration of Oct. 9th, 1871.
  • Chicago views. 4, 14, 25.
  • Chicago ruins. 43
  • Ruins of Chicago.
  • The ruins of Chicago.
  • Ruins of Chicago fire, Oct. 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 1871.
  • Ruins of the fire in Chicago.
  • Ruins of Chicago by the great fire of October 8th and 9th, 1871. 620, 632, 638, 686, 690, 691, 704, 719.
  • Views of Chicago after the fire of the 8th and 9th of October, 1871.
  • Views of Chicago and vicinity before and after the great fire.
  • Views of the ruins, old Chicago & new Chicago.
  • Views of Chicago ruins.
  • Views of Chicago ruins. Great fire of October 1871. 29.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Advertisements.
  • Albumen photoprints.
  • Stereographs.
  • Photoprints.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Includes views by J. H. Abbott, Ely Cook, Lovejoy & Foster and other photographers and publishers.
  • Includes two views that have before and after shots mounted one above the other. Some views have hand-written captions attributing views to Lovejoy & Foster.
  • One view is from Bigelow & Coit, "Agents and Attorneys" for various insurance companies, with additional caption stating "All losses adjusted and paid at this office."
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Cite As (note)
  • Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
Call Number
MFY Dennis Coll 90-F184
Title
Stereoscopic views of Chicago fire [graphic].
Imprint
1871.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Photography Collection; Permit must be requested at division indicated.
Summary
Views of ruins after Chicago fire: general views, including destroyed buidlings, charred trees, new frame buildings, plumes of smoke still rising; Baptist church among black trees; First Presbyterian Church; interior & entrance of New England Church; St. Joseph's priory; entrance to Unity Church; Wabash Ave. & Methodist Episcopal Church; interior views, Second Presbyterian Church showing arches, tower; "Dr. Collyer's church"; House of the Good Shepard; Clark Street: view showing ruined buildings, telegraph pole, view showing barren landscape with horse trolley and new frame building with sign that reads "North side Headquarters," ruins of the bridge; Courthouse, including view of fallen, deformed bell, west entrance; views of gutted buildings including details of cast iron structures and facades, standing and fallen; stairways leading to houses; hotels, stores; wagons hauling away debris; an art gallery, the water works; interior of post office; corner of state and Madison showing 4 horse-trolleys at work.
Cite As:
Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
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Local Subject
Before & after images.
Added Author
Abbott, J. H., active 1860-1879. Photographer
Alschuler, S. (Simon) Photographer
Alschuler, S. (Samuel G.), 1826-1882. Photographer
Bowman, W. E. (William Emory), 1834-1915. Photographer
Bullock, John, 1827- Photographer
Dowe, L. (Lewis). Photographer
Ely, Cook, 1847- Photographer
Hendricks, Francis. Photographer
Ives, E. B. (Edwin Burke), -1906. Photographer
Shaw, J. W. Photographer
Smith, George. Photographer
Wheeler, W. S. Photographer
Zimmerman, Charles A., 1844-1909. Photographer
Andrew and Carson (Hillsdale, Mich.), photographers.
LeBeau & Lavigueure, photographers.
Lovejoy & Foster, photographers.
Melander and Henderson, photographers.
J.A. Pierce and Co., distributors.
Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views.
Added Title
Chicago burnt district.
Chicago--ruins.
Chicago in ruins after the great conflagration of Oct. 9th, 1871.
Chicago views. 4, 14, 25.
Chicago ruins. 43
Ruins of Chicago.
The ruins of Chicago.
Ruins of Chicago fire, Oct. 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 1871.
Ruins of the fire in Chicago.
Ruins of Chicago by the great fire of October 8th and 9th, 1871. 620, 632, 638, 686, 690, 691, 704, 719.
Views of Chicago after the fire of the 8th and 9th of October, 1871.
Views of Chicago and vicinity before and after the great fire.
Views of the ruins, old Chicago & new Chicago.
Views of Chicago ruins.
Views of Chicago ruins. Great fire of October 1871. 29.
Research Call Number
MFY Dennis Coll 90-F184
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