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The image depicts the city just two days after the Great Chicago Fire erupted. Pictured are piles of rubble that were once buildings. It is estimated that more than $200,000,000 worth of damage was done; more tragically, some 90,000 people were displaced because of the fire and approximately 300 people perished in the flames.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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8 X 10 inches
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paper (fiber product); reproduction (copying)
Chicago (Ill.); Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
reproduction (derivative object)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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