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Libby Prison Museum
Libby Prison Museum
TitleLibby Prison Museum
CreatorVandercook Co.
DescriptionCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Libby Prison Museum, Wabash Ave., South. [See "Amusements."]". From text: "Located on Wabash avenue, between Fourteenth and Sixteenth streets. One of the principal permanent attractions of the city. The original Libby prison (transported from Richmond, Va., and put up, brick after brick, just as it stood during the War of the Rebellion, when used as a prison for Union soldiers) is enclosed within massive walls, built after the manner of the middle ages."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameLibby Prison (Chicago, Ill.)
Galleries & museums
Coverage-SpatialNear South Side (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago, the marvelous city of the West : a history, an encyclopedia, and a guide: 1893: illustrated
Author of the BookFlinn, John J. (John Joseph), 1851-1929
CollectionPicture Chicago
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