Chicago Meatpacking District and Stockyards (1890)

Rascher's birdseye view of the Chicago meatpacking district in 1890.

Birdseye View of the Chicago Meatpacking District and Stockyards
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Date: 1890
Author: Charles Rascher
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Fans of Upton Sinclair's novel "the Jungle" will want to take note of this map, featuring the beautiful draftsmanship of Charles Rascher in this birdseye-perspective rendering of Chicago [gmap], Illinois' meatpacking district, as it appeared in 1890.

For more maps and images from this period in Chicago's history, visit the Chicago Historical Society.



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