Commemoration and memory of the U.S. Civil War image gallery

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  • Louis Kurz, Tremont House,1866, lithograph, Chicago Illustrated, 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (Chicago History Museum)
    This image was part of a famous series of Chicago scenes made by Louis Kurz for the firm Jevne and Almini, just after the Civil War ended. The lithograph shows the Tremont House, a popular hotel and gathering place during the 1850s and 1860s, and where Abraham Lincoln and his political rival Senator Stephen A. Douglas usually stayed when they were in town. Louis Kurz, "Tremont House," 1866, Chicago Illustrated, lithograph, , 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (Chicago History Museum)

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