1902 Chicago Drainage Canal Construction Sanitary Ship ORIGINAL HISTORIC IMAGE


Leveling the Bed of the Drainage Canal, Chicago. Please note that this is a double-sided print. On the reverse is another view of the construction of the Drainage Canal. Now known as the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, this is the only shipping link between the Great Lakes (specifically Lake Michigan by the Chicago River) with the Mississippi River system. The canal also carries Chicago's treated sewage into the Des Plaines River. The canal, linking the south branch of the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River at Lockport, was completed in 1900.

Period Paper has obtained a lovely collection of photographic views of the city of Chicago as it appeared around the turn of the 19th century. Framed, these prints would make wonderful gifts for past or present residents of the city affectionally known as "The Windy City." Please note that the actual images measure approx. 4 x 6 inches.


This 109+ year old Item is rated Very Fine / Fine. No aging. No creases. No tears. Please note that there is some very slight surface rub on the second image.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine / Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 8 inches; 14 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)