A chromolithograph of Chicago, with cable cars on State Street and Chicago's elevated structure on Lake Street. Jackson traveled on the Chicago & North Western, making a series of images published in remarkably faithful color. The view shows numerous tall buildings, large crowds of people, and horse-drawn conveyances.
Chicago's loop with notable tall buildings on both sides of State Street, shown during the heyday of the development of Chicago architecture, then at the forefront of design. Male and female dress can be seen on dozens of people, in color. Awnings, signage, street transportation, and commercial enterprises are documented.
An excellent example of chromolithography, an early color process. Shows cable car and at least six types of carriages.
Exceptionally well composed and printed view of Chicago by one of America's most famous and accomplished landscape photographers, William Henry Jackson. Dates from his so-called railroad period, when he traveled for the Detroit company. Jackson's western views, taken after the Civil War, are among the most famous records of the West.