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Striking set of views of early Chicago, published by Kurz & Allison.

Includes two larger views of Chicago, one from1830 and a second from 1853 are surrounded by smaller scenes and vignettes. The whole ceates a fantastic visual survey of the city's history before the Civil War.

Smaller views include Du Sable and his cabin, Fort Dearborn, and the fabled Sauganash Hotel where Native Americans, French-Canadian trappers and American settlers mingled for drinks, dancing and roulette.

Condition Description
Tear at lower center, entering the image at center left, with minor loss of text in the key.