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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.   

Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
16 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG+
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72026
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
16 x 22 inches
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VG+
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72569
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
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VG
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73240
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
Size:
16 x 22 inches
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VG
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71833
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
16 x 22 inches
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VG
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75836
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
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Stock#:
75952
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
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VG+
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76673
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
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VG+
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79464
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
9.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69111
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890
Size:
9.5 x 11 inches
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VG+
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76591
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
9.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
76678
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
77201
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
80098
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
72279
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892 circa
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
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72829
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
10 x 12.5 inches
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VG
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72957
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
9.5 x 11 inches
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VG+
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76485
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
10 x 13 inches
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VG
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68544
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
17 x 26 inches (each sheet)
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VG+
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69547
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
16.5 x 24 inches Including text
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VG+
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69591
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893 circa
Size:
24 x 16 inches (each sheet
Condition:
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69643
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
16 x 10 inches
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68970
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
24 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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69097
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
12 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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76867
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19.5 x 12.5 inches
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VG
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76910
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
9 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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68508
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
10 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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76307
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
9.5 x 12 inches
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VG+
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76809
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13.5 x 10.5 inches
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77764
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
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12 x 10 inches
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VG+
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77852
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
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9 x 11 inches
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78092
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
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13 x 10 inches
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78234
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
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11.5 x 9 inches
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VG+
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80087
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899 circa
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19.5 x 13.5 inches
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VG
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80328
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1908 circa
Size:
20 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
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76193
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1909
Size:
13.4 x 9.8 inches
Condition:
VG+
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77581
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1915
Size:
14 x 10.25 inches
Condition:
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80086
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1917
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14 x 9.5 inches
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VG+
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78107

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/ 1870
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Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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14829
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Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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14830
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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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14833
Place/Date:
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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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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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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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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21605
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
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19.5 x 15 inches
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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
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VG
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47186
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
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48429
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
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58696
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
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VG+
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65307
Place/Date:
/ 1878
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14705
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
31 x 37 inches
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VG
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51466
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
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22 x 16 inches
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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:
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31488
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
24 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
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31489
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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36927
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43087