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Applying for Aid at the Charity Building

Title:
Applying for Aid at the Charity Building
Persistent Record Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/2345/5028
Date:
1871
Format:
Drawings
Genre:
art original
Collection:
The Becker Collection
Subject:
Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 -- Pictorial works
Graphite drawings -- American -- 1870-1880
Place:
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Keywords:
Chicago Fire
Great Fire
Relief aid
Disaster relief
Charities
Architecture
Furniture
Clothing
Women
African Americans
Note:
Recto: "Mr. Sheppard."
Verso: "About one hundred dwellings containing about 2000 dwellers were destroyed in the fire. // These houses led out of Pearl on the border of fort hill. The Charity Releif [sic] comt [sic] are taking the matter in charge at the charity Building situated on Hawkins & Cardon street. The sketch represents families who were burned out applying at Charity Building for relief. Mr. Sheppard is taking down their statements so that the investigating commte [sic] can immediately inquire into their condition & furnish their wants both of food & limited quantities of household effects to start them again."
Condition: Tears right side; two bigger stain on top, smaller stains on drawing; stains on left side corners.
Original drawing location: CF-JT-IL-71c (Box 14).
Original location:
Original drawings and photographic reproductions. Becker Archive, Boston College Fine Arts Dept.
Reproduction note:
Electronic reproduction. Chestnut Hill, Mass. : Becker Project, 2005. Created from a photographic reproduction of the original drawing.
Physical Description:
1 art original : graphite on paper ; 6.5 x 8.5 in.
Language:
Not applicable
Identifier:
(Becker)CF-JT-IL-71c

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