Chicago Fire Photos, 1871

First Presbyterian Church on Wabash

First Presbyterian Church on Wabash

W.D. Fay of Joliet

W.D. Fay Photographs, 1871.

Midwest MS 59

Gift of Mary Hawks

A group of 5 photographs made in the immediate aftermath of the Chicago fire of 1871. The photos were made from small negatives printed on thin paper, with manuscript annotations on the verso possibly by Eliza Allen Starr, Chicago artist and author. One of them shows a greenhouse, which survived the fire. The image on the left is of the First Presbyterian Church on Wabash.

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