Ruins of St. Joseph’s, Chicago at Rush, 1871, Chicago.
I love this photo for the fact that you can see the photographer’s shadow.
Warehouse fire on the river, 1951, Chicago.
Crowd gathers on Michigan Ave to watch a fire at the Congress Hotel, 1961, Chicago
A woman attempts to escape a fire at Rush and Erie, 1963, Chicago.
Dozens of fire trucks crowd State Street responding to a 5 alarm fire, 1968, Chicago.
A city rebuilt, W Madison Street, 1872, Chicago.
Heroic efforts to control a fire at 94th and the Calumet River, 1957, Chicago.
Fire at the Mid-Continental Building, Monroe and Wabash, 1972, Chicago.
Aftermath of a fire at a cold storage facility, 54 E Hubbard, 1958, Chicago.
Flamethrowing at Soldier Field, 1942, Chicago.
Fire destroys the Yellow Cab garage, 1962, Chicago.
Street heat, 1952, Chicago. Francis Miller
Aerial view of the Our Lady of Angels fire, 909 N Avers in Humboldt Park, 12/1/1958, which killed 92 children and 3 nuns.
One of the city’s last horse-drawn fire trucks on an alarm call, 1920, Chicago.
Aerial view of the Stockyards fire, 1934, Chicago.
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