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6 edition of The Chicago River found in the catalog.

The Chicago River

by Jonathan Genzen

  • 128 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Westcliffe Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel - United States,
  • Subjects & Themes - Travel - General,
  • Photo Techniques,
  • Photography,
  • United States - State & Local - Midwest,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./Midwest,
  • Outdoors & Nature / General,
  • History,
  • Chicago (Ill.),
  • Chicago River (Ill.),
  • Pictorial works

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8666414M
    ISBN 101565795539
    ISBN 109781565795532

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The Chicago River by Jonathan Genzen Download PDF EPUB FB2

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There, they found, “The water was grayish and sloppy, with foul. "For centuries, the Chicago River has captured the imagination of explorers, artists, engineers, photographers, and recreationists, a number of whom have had a hand in the images presented in this book.

The drawings The Chicago River book maps that mark the river's early navigation give way to the black-and-white photographs of the 19th and early 20th Centuries.5/5(2).

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