Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chicago River
Description
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
Geographic Coverage
  • 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