• Relief for the sufferers of Chicago

    Saintin, Jules Émile, 1829-1894 (artist)

    Oil on wooden panel.

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  • The fire escape

    Kellogg & Bulkeley (publisher)

    Lithograph titled the Fire Escape. Illustration features a group of women and children trying to escape a burning building during the Chicago Fire of 1871. It reads: An incident of the Chicago Fire. A…

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  • Souvenir bells and medals from the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

    Everhart & Co. (manufacturer)

    A collection of 24 small bells and six medals made of brass. Medals have an image of an angel over a burning city and text reading CHICAGO OCT 8-9 1871. FORT DEARBORN CHICO 1812 on front, and an image…

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  • Oil Painting of W. D. Kerfoot's real estate office

    Burton, W. J. (artist)

    Oil Painting, view of W. D. Kerfoot's real estate office in the burnt district, circa 1872.

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  • Diorama depicting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

    Display and Model Studios, Incorporated (Chicago, Ill.) (creator)

    Diorama depicting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Wood; metal and other construction materials. Miniatures of buildings, railways, animals, people. Projected light and color are intended to enhance th…

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  • Saving a wagon leaded with household goods during the Chicago fire, 1871

    Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891 (artist)

    Sketch on brown paper with pencil and white chalk. Shows loaded cart pulled by three horses galloping towards viewer. Flames drawn in white engulf buildings on right side. Driver is shielding his face…

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  • Sketch of fleeing from the burning city

    Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891 (artist)

    Sketch on brown paper in pencil and chalk. Shows view down street; men, women, and children flee towards viewer carrying possessions. Buildings on left side, fire in white chalk in back ground.

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  • Chicago in fames - the rush for life over Randolph Street Bridge

    Chapin, John Reuben, 1823-1894 (illustrator), Harper's Weekly (publisher)

    Illustration of crowds of people trying to escape over Randolph Street Bridge during the Chicago Fire of 1871. From the October 28, 1871 issue of Harper's Weekly.

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  • Mrs. Catharine O'Leary milking Daisy

    Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978 (artist)

    This oil painting depicts cow being milked by a woman seated on a stool with an oil lamp on the floor. Bottom right corner of the canvas is signed.

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  • Memories of the Chicago Fire of 1871

    Lemos, Julia, ca.1842-1923 (artist)

    Oil painting on canvas: depicts crowded street flanked by burning buildings, top half engulfed in fire and smoke. Many small, dark figures, some running and some on horseback or in carriages, are gath…

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  • The burning of Chicago

    Currier & Ives (publisher)

    Print depicting the Great Fire of 1871. It reads: The Burning of Chicago. This terrible conflagration commenced on Sunday evening Oct. 8th, 1871, and continued until stopped by the rain on Tuesday Mor…

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