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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 / 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#:
68326
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58435
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1909
Size:
24 x 36 inches
Condition:
VG+
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60444
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1900 circa
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
51134
Place/Date:
/ 1900 circa
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
67218
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65307
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
66583
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
9 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65530
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
68295
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43493
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63142
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+
Stock#:
65173
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
9 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63019
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
16 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
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53058
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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53373
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1902
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
61427
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890 circa
Size:
9.5 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63080
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890 circa
Size:
16 x 23.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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61556
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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65559
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
24.5 x 16 inches
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65587
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
9.5 x 12 inches
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VG+
Stock#:
63128

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Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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25172
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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38905
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
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47623
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Chicago / 1899
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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22725
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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22726
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
22 x 16 inches
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VG
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21795
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Chicago / 1889
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
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3981
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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3365
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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3366
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
9.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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15809
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
16 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
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2059
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2633
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
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13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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Stock#:
1888
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
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3391
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
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4953
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
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20790
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
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33029
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
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40779
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
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41427
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1906
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
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44596
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1906
Size:
12 x 9.5 inches
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46886
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1906
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22.5 x 16 inches
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45494
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1906
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22.5 x 16 inches
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48804
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
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23 x 17 inches
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5082
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Chicago / 1900 circa
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14 x 11 inches
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29223
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13 x 10 inches
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2163
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Chicago / 1898
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13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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7007
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
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9688
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Chicago / 1896
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
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19487
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
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VG+
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20772
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
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VG+
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32752
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892 circa
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
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31596
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892 circa
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
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42417
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1906
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
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45637
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
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63141
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
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1816
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899 circa
Size:
20 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
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28338
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899 circa
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20 x 13.5 inches
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30553
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
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22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
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5129
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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38712
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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3017
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1763
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
17.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
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5293
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19231
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
22844
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
2629
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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46866
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
15819