• Chicago Fire 1871

    Picture postcards Captions in margin below picture on front of card: Clark Street [left], Dearborn Street [right]. Color postcard. Undivided back. Made in Germany. Illustration on front of card depict…

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  • Famed Water Tower, Chicago, Ill.

    Picture postcards Caption on back of card: The famed Water Tower, on whose site the great Chicago fire of 1871 was stopped, has been preserved as a monument to that terrible disaster. Color postcard.…

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  • Famed water tower

    Picture postcards Caption on back of card: The famed water tower looking like some medieval castle on upper Michigan Avenue, was guilt in 1869 and is one of the few buildings surviving from the Chicag…

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  • North Michigan Avenue

    Picture postcards Caption on back of card continues: In the foreground is the Water Tower built in 1867. This famous landmark is one of the few buildings to survive the 1871 Chicago fire. In the backg…

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