This collaboration between the Chicago History Museum and Northwestern University offers an exceptionally deep and rich understanding of one of the truly legendary events in American history. This app combines a chronology of the fire and an analysis of the several ways in which it has entered historical memory. Among several other interactive features, viewers can “tour” the fire in the streets of Chicago today. All images can be zoomed to reveal extraordinary detail.
* Updated tiled image viewer.
* Minor updates to layouts and styles.
* Fixes for video playback issues.
Ratings and Reviews
Originally bought this just to support the museum but have been impressed with its quality. The image scans are incredibly high quality, you can zoom in and read really fine detail. Very cool if you're interest in Chicago history.
Consider it one of the essentials
This is an outstanding and informative app for those who love history, Chicago and Chicago history. The Chicago History Museum is setting the bar very high for other cultural institutions. As a Chicago history buff, I would love to see more apps like this.
I am amazed at the level of detail in the app. The amount of information included should keep you busy for quite some time.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.