Cairo, Illinois Birdseye Map by Wellge (1888)

Perspective map of the city of Cairo, Ill.

Cairo, Illinois Birdseye Map by Wellge in 1888
Cairo, Illinois Birdseye Map by Wellge in 1888 image detail
Date: 1888
Author: Henry Wellge
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of the Mississippi River that you might want to check out.

Another Birdseye map of Cairo, Illinois [gmap]. This one by the talented hands of Wellge.

This one's a bit less handsome than the Ruger birdseye of Cairo, but still well-done and worth looking at.

One of these days I'm going to get down there; my friend Brian tells me that there's a new documentary about Cairo that's worth checking out. By a strange accident of fate the town shares a pretty interesting civil rights history, through shared personnel, with my own town of St. Louis; I'll be very interested to learn more.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Cairo's history, check out the Illinois State Historical Society's website.



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