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Lake Michigan Collection

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: EXPL2A-00128

EXPL2A-00128
Landing of Jean Nicolet on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan, 1634, the first European to reach that region. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: Chicagos Michigan Avenue, 1890s

Chicagos Michigan Avenue, 1890s
Leland Hotel on Michgan Avenue, Chicago, 1890 s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: Chicago grain elevators loading ships, 1870s

Chicago grain elevators loading ships, 1870s
Grain loaded in Chicago on ships bound for the Erie Canal, 1870s. Hand colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: City of Chicago in 1860

City of Chicago in 1860
Overview of Chicago, looking west from Lake Michigan, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: Grain barges leaving Chicago for the Erie Canal

Grain barges leaving Chicago for the Erie Canal
Barges loaded with grain from Chicago bound for the Erie Canal, under tow on Lake Michigan, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: French map of the Great Lakes, 1703

French map of the Great Lakes, 1703
La Hontans map of the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence valley, 1703. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an 18th century illustration

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: French settlement of the Great Lakes, 1600s

French settlement of the Great Lakes, 1600s
French Jesuit map of Lake Superior, Upper Michigan, and Wisconsin, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 17th-century illustration

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: Refugees from the Chicago Fire, 1871

Refugees from the Chicago Fire, 1871
Camp for Chicago Fire victims on Lake Michigan shore near Lincoln Park, 1871. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: Chicagos Columbian Exposition, 1893

Chicagos Columbian Exposition, 1893
Birds eye view of the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Albertype reproduction of an illustration

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: EXPL2A-00357

EXPL2A-00357
Map of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence watershed. Printed color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: EXPL2A-00171

EXPL2A-00171
Map showing the route of La Salles explorations in North America, late 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: EXPL2A-00350

EXPL2A-00350
French map of the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi River region, circa 1700. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

Background imageLake Michigan Collection: PEXP2A-00026

PEXP2A-00026
Antoine de La Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac landing on the shore of Lake Saint Clair where he founded Fort Detroit, 1701. Hand colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by Howard Pyle


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