US40 #3 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (Birdseye Map, 1874, Parsons and Atwater)
|Author:||Parsons and Atwater|
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Is it beautiful? Sure, but there's something sinister and repetitive to all the C&I birdseyes. Something sort of saccharine or something. Also: those tortured cloud shadows they put on everything... what's up with that? It's cool for adding realism, but it's also got this apocalyptic effect that's unsettling.
Still gorgeous, though... but kind of eerie gorgeous.
For more map resources and imagery from this period in Chicago's history, check out the Illinois State Historical Society's website.