(3 1/2 x 5 1/2 In) This is a SET of FOUR, two Cyko paper real photo postcards, one Alfred Holzman, A. H. & Co. postcard and one The Acmegraph Co. postcard from the 1900s. Each shows a view of the aftermath of "Million Dollar Fire" on Wabash Avenue, January 28, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois. "A Wabash Avenue Mid-Winter Fire, Chicago". "The Next Day Still Pouring Water on the Ruins - After the Million Dollar Fire, Wabash Avenue, Chicago, January 28, 1908."

"BIG BLAZE IN CHICAGO.  - Chicago, Jan. 28.--The third disastrous fire in the business district of the city in as many days, caused a loss last night estimated at more than $1,000,000 in the almost complete destruction of the building at 144 Wabash avenue occupied by Alfred Peats & Co., dealers in wall paper, the building adjoining on the south occupied by John A Colby & Sons, furniture dealers, and those in the rear, fronting on Michigan avenue, occupied by the millinery firms of Gage Bros. & Co., Theodore Ascher & Co. and Edson Keith & Co. The interior of each of the buildings was burned out. The fire started in the engine room of the Peats building and raged for three hours. Street car lines throughout the down town district and the elevated lines were tied up and theater-goers were delayed, many of them more than an hour in reaching the play houses. The work of the firemen was witnessed by at least 15,000 persons who, attracted by the glare which could be seen for miles, thronged the streets in spite of the cold." - (Fort Wayne Sentinel, January 29, 1908)

The postcards and phots are all in VERY GOOD condition, light wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, a few minor stains, small crease at bottom left corner of one postcard. 

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