The book was published by Chicago Engraving Company and the highlights are the detailed artists renderings of a city in the midst of a major population boom. Images such as the Humboldt Park lagoon and the lake at Garfield Park give the reader an idea of what Chicago looked like as the 19th century gave way to the 20th.
The Chicago Engraving Company was located at 15, 85 Washington street (SE corner of Washington and Clark Streets), J. M. Miller was the Business Manager and Hugo Wangeman was the Superintendent. The facilities of this Company are unequaled in the Northwest for fine work, of which they make a specialty, and the quality of work shown by them fully demonstrates their capabilities for executing engravings in a thoroughly artistic manner.
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