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

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Chicago / 1902
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10 x 13 inches
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10646
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
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28807
Place/Date:
/ 1887
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m2011
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
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2149
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2152
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13 x 10 inches
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2155
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13 x 10 inches
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2157
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2159
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
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2160
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13 x 10 inches
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2168
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
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2171
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
2173
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2174
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
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2177
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2178
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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Stock#:
7007
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2172
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2183
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2186
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2187
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2632
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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Stock#:
2634
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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2635
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
16.5 x 25 inches
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2520
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
22 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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2522
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
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2526
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
3007
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10.5 inches
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VG
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3009
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12 x 10 inches
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3011
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
22.5 x 16.5 inches
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3298
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
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21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
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3400
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
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3378
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
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14 x 11 inches
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3380
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10.5 inches
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3381
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12 x 9 inches
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3383
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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3385
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
11.5 x 20 inches
Condition:
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3387
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
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3389
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20 x 13.5 inches
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3390
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
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3391
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
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3392
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13.5 x 10.5 inches
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3394
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20 x 13 inches
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3396
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
11.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
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3397
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1933
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
13.5 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
2068
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3340
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3342
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
3343