The Heiress: Julia Newberry

Celebrate Chicago’s high society and witness the destruction of the Great Chicago Fire.


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Help scholars and learn about history by transcribing documents from the Newberry’s collections

Part of What Is the Midwest, a multidisciplinary project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Except where otherwise noted, contextual content on this site is made available under a  Creative Commons Public Domain license.  Digitized images and other media from the Newberry's collections are made available for any lawful purpose, commercial or non-commercial, without licensing or permission fees to the library, subject to the following terms and conditions: Newberry Rights and Reproductions Policy.

Edited by Jen Wolfe and developed by Nick White of the Newberry’s Digital Initiatives and Services department. Code is available for repurposing: Midwest Time Machine repository. Interactive maps created using the open-source software StoryMapJS. Grateful acknowledgement to  WBEZ’s Curious City and the inspiration from their site  If you toured Chicago in 1910, what would you do?