The Great Chicago Fire in 1871 left one in three Chicagoans homeless. At the time, the cottage housed the working class and was the dominant house type with its gable front and adaptable rectangular footprint. However, most of these homes had wooden frames and were destroyed in the flames. After the fire, Chicago saw a spike in population and a housing boom. The modernized brick variant was an attempt to create a more fireproof home, that was often built 2 stories tall to accommodate the growing city’s population. These brick cottages were typically built with windows that had decorative stone hood moldings.
Printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 7900, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology which covers 98% of the Pantone Matching System color gamut. The paper is a heavyweight 10.3 mil thick stock of Epson Enhanced Matte Paper.
The frames are solid wood (painted matte black) and made in Los Angeles. Shatter resistant acrylite that is optically pure covers the print. The frames have a border of 1″ making the final diameter of the framed print 1″ large all around (ie. 12″ x 16″ = 14″ x 18″) and frames are not matted.