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

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Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2179
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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Stock#:
35213
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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Stock#:
3340
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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Stock#:
1766
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
16 x 22.5 inches
Condition:
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5110
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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5111
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
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3009
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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12 x 10 inches
Condition:
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3011
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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3365
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
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15691
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
12 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
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0416
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
9 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
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0423
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
12 x 5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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0439
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
16 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG-
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0950
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1902
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10646
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
11 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
2062
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2632
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2635
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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3007
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
9.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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3339
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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3343
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG
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3380
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12 x 9 inches
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3383
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
11.5 x 20 inches
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3387
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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20 x 13.5 inches
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3390
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13.5 x 10.5 inches
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3394
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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20 x 13 inches
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3396
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
11.5 x 8.5 inches
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3397
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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3971
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
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13 x 10 inches
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3989
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
12 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
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5174
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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19158
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13 x 10 inches
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21465
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13 x 10 inches
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21466
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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21467
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
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24300
Place/Date:
London / 1890 circa
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
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28291
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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28766
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13 x 10 inches
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28807
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
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13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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1888
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
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2152
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1901
Size:
20.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
2776
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
14 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3360
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
18 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
8320
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0438
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