Cairo, Illinois 1838

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William Strickland prepared this view of a proposed city in Illinois for its promoter, Darius Holbrook, who used it in London to obtain loans from English bankers. The city was to consist of districts, like that shown in the view, but Holbrook diverted the funds to other purposes.

Size: 11 1/2 x 19 inches – Black & White, Cover-stock Paper

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