Chicago Evening Mail, February 27, 1871
Lovejoy & Foster, 87 Clark, will soon publish a new series of Chicago views for the stereoscope, from new negatives, taken especially for them.
The Lakeside Memorial of the Burning of Chicago was published by The Lakeside Monthly magazine in February, 1872. It included 12 beautiful specimens of Lovejoy & Foster’s cabinet views of the ruins. Celebrated photographer George Barnard, who was working for Lovejoy & Foster, is credited for several of these views, as indicated by their advertising. Lovejoy & Foster main business was selling cabinet views and frames.
Lovejoy & Foster Store
1871—309 W. Randolph
1872-1873—335 W. Madison
Chicago Evening Mail, February 21, 1871
Lovejoy & Foster, 97 Clark, will soon publish a new series of Chicago views for the stereoscope, from new negatives taken especially for them.
Chicago Tribune, March 14, 1872
Messrs. Lovejoy & Foster, 309 West Randolph-st., Chicago, must have credit for producing, in their several lines of stereoscopic and other views, the most graphic, as it certainly is the most artistic, description of the Great Fire which has yet been published. The two principal series are the Combination Views, showing, on opposite sides of the same cards, stereoscopic views of principal buildings and street sections of the Old Chicago, as they appeared both before and after the fire. This series embraces some four dozen views, and is proving very popular. It is exceeded, however, in artistic merit, by the Barnard Series of extra-large stereoscopic views, which embraces five dozen pictures of the most interesting and picturesque scenes left by the Great Conflagration. Mr. Barnard has a great reputation as a landscape photographer, in which profession has scarcely a superior in this country. We regard these photographic sketches as the most valuable and truly illustrative mementoes of the fire that can be had. Often one will find, in a single patch of scenery, the whole story of Chicago, her style of architecture, the extent of her calamity, and the electric energy which has set all forces mightily at work to reconstruct her.
Chicago Evening Mail, March 26, 1872
Lovejoy & Foster, the extensive dealers in stereoscopes and stereoscopic views, will soon remove to fine quarters at No. 335 West Madison street.