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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 / 1899
Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43493
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
47623
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1900 circa
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
51134
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895 circa
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
51220
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
16 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53058
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53373
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53508
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895 circa
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
52525
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58435
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
61426
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1902
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
61427
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
9 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63019
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890 circa
Size:
9.5 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63079
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
9.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63128
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63142
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63140
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63175
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65173
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65307
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
65485
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890 circa
Size:
16 x 23.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
61556
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1909
Size:
24 x 36 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
60444

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Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10241
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
12 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0416
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
9 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0423
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0438
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
12 x 5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0439
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0680
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
24 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0769
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0771
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
16 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
0950
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1905
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10092
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10247
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
19 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10267
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1907
Size:
18.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
10268
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1902
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10646
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13616
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
24 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
13627
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1896
Size:
23 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13628
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
20 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13629
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1900
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14368
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11354
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
11372
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
11374
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
12.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11378
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
11735
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
11774
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
21 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
12181
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1239
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
22 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12519
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
22 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
12703
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
22 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12704
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12919
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13161
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13162
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13163
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
21 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13167
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13169
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
21 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13170
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
21 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13172
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
21 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13173
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
17 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
13556
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
23 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13557
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13558
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13559
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
24 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
13560
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1896
Size:
23 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13612