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Semi-Centennial Celebration Chicago Fire
Semi-Centennial Celebration Chicago Fire
TitleSemi-Centennial Celebration Chicago Fire
DescriptionText in image: "Chicago the Great Central Market. Semi-Centennial Celebration Chicago Fire October 2-15". Caption: "Poster proclaiming celebration of Great Fire anniversary. The personifying figure of Chicago was given to the city by The Inter Ocean, March 20, 1892, when that paper, now extinct, but long maintained as a Republican authority by Wm. Penn Nixon, was in possession of H. H. Kohlsaat. The artist, whose conception had the approval of a distinguished jury, was Charles Holloway. Here for the first time Chicago saw its characteristic vigor and purpose in symbolic portraiture, artistically executed, and its genius lastingly proclaimed in a perfect motto. Shortly after the Chicago Tribune produced a city seal for popular use, and later the Chicago Association of Commerce introduced therein the potent advertising legend, "The Great Central Market." The motto of the current Great Fire anniversary--"Undaunted--We Build"--is the happy invention of Maurice Blink, president of the Commercial Art Engraving Company.""
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameChicago Semi-Centennial Chicago Fire Celebration
Coverage-SpatialChicago (Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago, a history and forecast
Author of the BookHarper, William Hudson, 1857-
CollectionPicture Chicago
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