• Created Date
  • 1921-1921
  • Description
  • Text in image: "Chicago the Great Central Market. Semi-Centennial Celebration Chicago Fire October 2-15". Caption: "Poster proclaiming celebration of Great Fire anniversary. The personifying figure of Chicago was given to the city by The Inter Ocean, March 20, 1892, when that paper, now extinct, but long maintained as a Republican authority by Wm. Penn Nixon, was in possession of H. H. Kohlsaat. The artist, whose conception had the approval of... more
    Text in image: "Chicago the Great Central Market. Semi-Centennial Celebration Chicago Fire October 2-15". Caption: "Poster proclaiming celebration of Great Fire anniversary. The personifying figure of Chicago was given to the city by The Inter Ocean, March 20, 1892, when that paper, now extinct, but long maintained as a Republican authority by Wm. Penn Nixon, was in possession of H. H. Kohlsaat. The artist, whose conception had the approval of a distinguished jury, was Charles Holloway. Here for the first time Chicago saw its characteristic vigor and purpose in symbolic portraiture, artistically executed, and its genius lastingly proclaimed in a perfect motto. Shortly after the Chicago Tribune produced a city seal for popular use, and later the Chicago Association of Commerce introduced therein the potent advertising legend, "The Great Central Market." The motto of the current Great Fire anniversary--"Undaunted--We Build"--is the happy invention of Maurice Blink, president of the Commercial Art Engraving Company. less
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