The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chicago River


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Mystery Question:
Which steamboat is being towed upriver? Is this from before the fire?
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Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Stereographs
Description:
Stereoview of a busy scene on the Chicago River. One of the swing bridges is open to allow the tug to tow the propeller driven steamboat up the river. Schooners line both sides of the river, some with their sails up drying. More masts can be seen in the background, along with the outlines of the lakeside grain elevators
Inscriptions:
"American Scenery"
Date of Original:
c1870-75
Dimensions:
Width: 17.5 cm
Height: 8.7 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
669
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.8887165419159 Longitude: -87.6257300376892
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Chicago River


Stereoview of a busy scene on the Chicago River. One of the swing bridges is open to allow the tug to tow the propeller driven steamboat up the river. Schooners line both sides of the river, some with their sails up drying. More masts can be seen in the background, along with the outlines of the lakeside grain elevators