Illustrating the Dire Necessity for the Chicago Drainage Canal

Title

Illustrating the Dire Necessity for the Chicago Drainage Canal

Subject

Illinois--Chicago
Illinois--Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
Editorial cartoons

Description

An editorial cartoon demonstrates the need for the Chicago Drainage Canal through illustrations of water issues in Chicago during the late nineteenth century.

The comic strip reads, left to right, top to bottom: reads: "Grinding it for coffee; Some folks strangle it; New method of distribution; Bacilli 'le get you if you don't watch out; No use trying to drown in it; Taking the lump out for a bath; It makes good paint; Disinfectants may improve it."

Image caption: "Don't Boil the Water; Grind it. And if you want something good to drink throw it away and drink something else--Some folks strangle, others strain it."

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

n.d.

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

402610
Chicago Drainage Collection
Chicago Drainage Photo Album

Original Format

sketch
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

11 x 13 cm

Citation

“Illustrating the Dire Necessity for the Chicago Drainage Canal,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed December 7, 2021, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/30249.