The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

A color photo that made newspaper history

A reprint of the first color photograph ever to be printed simultaneously with the event. Depicts the fire that destroyed five grain elevator buildings on 102nd street and Calumet river in Chicago, the estimated loss was $4,000,000.


32.5 x 49 cm

Tribune Company

full color

  • English

  • still image
  • text

  • These materials are either in the public domain, according to U.S. copyright law, or permission has been obtained from rights owners. The digital version and supplementary materials are available for all educational uses worldwide.

  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Sunday Tribune (June 25, 1939), Picture Section, p. 1

  • application/pdf
  • image/jpeg

  • Chicago Tribune (Firm)


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