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George F. Cram (1842-1928), or George Franklin Cram, was an American mapmaker and businessman. During the Civil War, Cram served under General William Tecumseh Sherman and participated in his March to the Sea. His letters of that time are now important sources for historians of the Civil War. In 1867, Cram and his uncle, Rufus Blanchard, began the company known by their names in Evanston, Illinois.

Two years later, Cram became sole proprietor and the company was henceforth known as George F. Cram Co. Specializing in atlases, Cram was one of the first American companies to publish a world atlas. One of their most famous products was the Unrivaled Atlas of the World, in print from the 1880s to the 1950s.

Cram died in 1928, seven years after he had merged the business with that of a customer, E.A. Peterson. The new company still bore Cram’s name. Four years later, the Cram Company began to make globes, a branch of the business that would continue until 2012, when the company ceased to operate. For the final several decades of the company’s existence it was controlled by the Douthit family, who sold it just before the company was shuttered.   

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Chicago / 1871
Size:
23.8 x 15.5 inches
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VG
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88016
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Chicago / 1878
Size:
20 x 27.5 inches
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101220
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Chicago / 1878
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30 x 21 inches
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101219
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Chicago / 1878
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15.5 x 19.5 inches
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Chicago / 1878
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19.5 x 15 inches
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VG+
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101221
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Chicago / 1878
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19.5 x 15 inches
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101217
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Chicago / 1878
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16 x 20.5 inches
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101216
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Chicago / 1878
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19.5 x 15 inches
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VG
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101215
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
14 x 18 inches
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VG
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101212
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Chicago / 1878
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19.5 x 15 inches
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VG
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101211
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
21 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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101209
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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101208
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
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15 x 19 inches
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VG
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101206
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
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15 x 19.5 inches
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101205
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
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VG
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101204
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
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19.5 x 15 inches
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101203
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
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19.5 x 15 inches
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101202
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
16.5 x 21 inches
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VG
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101201
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Chicago / 1883
Size:
19.5 x 15.5 inches
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97105
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Chicago / 1883
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20.5 x 16.5 inches
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97255
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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73240
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
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96996
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
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22.5 x 16 inches
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VG+
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97075
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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97139
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
Size:
16.5 x 22.25 inches
Condition:
VG+
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97268
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
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22.25 x 16 inches
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VG+
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99481
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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101096
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
Size:
16 x 22.5 inches
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101098
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
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16 x 22 inches
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101097
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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89129
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
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16 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG+
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89415
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
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12.5 x 9.5 inches
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90503
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Chicago / 1887
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13 x 10 inches
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90613
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Chicago / 1887
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9.5 x 12 inches
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VG+
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97936
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
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16 x 22 inches
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98099
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
16 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG+
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98338
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
9.5 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG
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100284
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
18 x 11 inches
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101080
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Chicago / 1888
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16 x 22 inches
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VG
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Chicago / 1875
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Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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Chicago / 1875
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Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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Chicago / 1875
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Chicago / 1875
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Chicago / 1875
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Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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Chicago / 1875
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Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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VG
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21605
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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VG
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16900
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
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19 x 15.5 inches
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37141
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
15.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
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47186
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
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48429
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
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Chicago / 1878
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51466
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Chicago / 1878
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23 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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101210
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
21 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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101207
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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21795
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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22219
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
21 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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31488