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  1. Charles A. Comiskey and A. G. Spalding
    Image | 1913

    Caption: "Charles A. Comiskey (left) and A. G. Spalding snapped together for the first and only time. This meeting took place at Comiskey Park just before the famous White Sox-Giants world tour."
  2. Charles A. Comiskey
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Frank Wing, cartoonist on the staff of the St. Paul Dispatch, and author of the well-known 'The Fotygraft Album,' is guilty of the above addition to the Comiskey gallery. Says Frank: 'This here's Charley Comiskey, th' baseball man, when he lived here in St. Paul and managed th' Saints, as they call our team.'"
  3. Chicago Brotherhood team of 1890
    Image | 1890

    Caption: "One of the greatest combinations of stars ever put together--Comiskey's Chicago Brotherhood team of 1890."
  4. Comiskey's Chicago team of 1900
    Image | 1900

    Caption: "Comiskey's first American League team in Chicago: pennant-winners in 1900. Upper row, left to right: Fisher, Dillard, Isbell, Denzer, Patterson. Middle row: Brain, Hartman, Padden, Comiskey, Shearon, Sugden, Wood. Lower row: O'Leary, Shugart, Hoy, H. McFarland."
  5. Japanese garden at Bryan residence
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Japanese gardens in grounds of Mr. F. W. Bryan's residence. 1423 Kenilworth Ave., Rogers Park."
  6. White Sox-Giants world tour in Egypt
    Image | 1914

    Caption: "A 'family group' of the Sox-Giants world tourists in front of the Sphinx. Mr. and Mrs. Comiskey may be seen in the center, mounted on 'ships of the desert.'"
  7. White Sox team of 1906
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The White Sox of 1906, 'The Hitless Wonders,' world's champions. Upper row, left to right, Hart, E. McFarland, Davis, Comiskey, Isbell, Sullivan, White. Middle row: Walsh, Smith, Roth, Hahn, Dundon, Donahue, O'Neill, Tannehill, Rohe. Lower row: Towne, Altrock, Owen, Hallman, Dougherty, Jones, Fiene."
  8. White Sox team of 1917
    Image | 1917

    Mr. Comiskey, owner, and Lou Comiskey, treasurer. The eastern wing of the mammoth White Sox grandstand serves as background."
  9. Comiskey and White Sox spring training train
    Image | 1919

    at the left is 'Big Ed' Walsh. The sign on the observation car advertises the 'cargo' and its destination. These specials were renowned not only for the luxuriousness of their fittings, but also for the sumptuous assortment of food and drink provided by the Old Roman. The dispatchers ran the trains on special schedules which permitted the travellers to 'visit' on the way."
  10. Urban Faber and Tom Daly
    Image | 1914

    Tom Daly (right) whose home-run swat won the game for the White Sox."
  11. Homecoming banquet
    Image | 1914

    Caption: "Homecoming banquet at the conclusion of the world tour--Congress Hotel, Chicago, March 10, 1914." Photographer name is illegible.
  12. Benjamin F. Ferguson
    Image | 1913

    From text: "Benjamin Franklin Ferguson, an old and respected business man of Chicago, died April 10, 1905. By his will, after providing certain small bequests to relatives, he committed to the Northern Trust Company … all his estate, real, personal, and mixed, in trust, for certain uses and purposes ... The Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago are Trustees of the inco...
  13. Ferguson Fountain of the Great Lakes
    Image | 1913

    Caption: "The Ferguson Fountain of the Great Lakes."
  14. Central group of Ferguson Fountain
    Image | 1913

    Caption: "The Ferguson Fountain of the Great Lakes: Central Group."
  15. The death of Marquette
    Image | 1916

    Book frontispiece. Caption from list of illustrations: "The death of Marquette. From drawing for mosaic, Marquette Building, Chicago, by J. A. Holzer." From text: "At the mouth of Pere Marquette River, where the city of Ludington now stands, he died on May 18, 1675. His companions interred his body in accordance with directions Marquette himself had given. The following...
  16. Park swimming pool
    Image | 1904

    From text: "Under an act passed by the legislature May 14, 1903, the South Park commissioners were authorized to issue bonds to the extent of one million dollars for the purpose and creation of small parks or playgrounds in the South Park district. … There will also be in each of the playgrounds a swimming tank or pool varying in size from 80x50 to 150x75. This pool will ...
  17. Residence of F. W. Bryan
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Residence of Mr. F. W. Bryan. 1423 Kenilworth Ave., Rogers Park."
  18. Hoyne and Lavin questioning Perry
    Image | 1916

    Caption: "State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne, (at left) and Capt. Patrick J. Lavin (at right) questioning James Perry, one of the 'Teddy' Webb gang of auto bandits that, in 1912, terrorized the city."
  19. Michael Donnelly addressing crowd
    Image | 1904

    Caption: "Michael Donnelly Addressing the Cattle Butchers." From text: " The coming, four years ago, of Michael Donnelly into the stock yards, made us conscious of a renaissance, that, owing to many forces not in evidence until he organized the workers, made them as well as ourselves conscious of their social value. Mr. Donnelly ... secured his first dozen cattle butchers...
  20. Charles A. Comiskey
    Image | 1919

    Frontispiece. Caption: "The Old Roman."
  21. Charles A. Comiskey at opening of new park
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Comiskey at the opening of his $1,000,000 baseball park in 1910."
  22. Charles A. Comiskey as St. Louis Browns player-manager
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Comiskey as manager and first-baseman of the St. Louis Browns." Image appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  23. St. Louis Browns of 1884
    Image | 1884

    sitting: Wheeler, Latham, Davis, Dolan, Deasley, Lewis." Image appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  24. Charles A. Comiskey
    Image | 1917

    Caption: "The Old Roman ready for a hike in the northern woods (1917)." From text: "Wherever the Sox go, at trainload of camp followers are certain to be on the trail. Many found it inconvenient to go in the spring. For these 'Commy' instituted the annual fall hegiras to the northern woods. Prominent men in all walks of life and from different sections of the country hav...
  25. Dr. N. S. Davis
    Image | 1910

    Image appears to be an enhanced photograph. Image is undated, but appears to have been taken in the 1880s.
  26. Deacon Philo Carpenter
    Image | 1910

    From text: "The Deacon (he was deacon emeritus in his last years) came to Chicago in 1832, and was largely instrumental in organizing the First Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to the West Side, and there joined the Third Church. As an ingrained Abolitionist he attended the Anti-Slavery Convention in Cincinnati in 1850..." Image appears to be an enhanced photograph and...
  27. Wigwam, site of 1860 Republican Convention
    Image | 1910

    Caption: The "Wigwam" where the Republican National Convention of 1860 challenged slavery by the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. Source for creator name: Lost Chicago (2000), by David Gerrard Lowe, p. 235.
  28. Rev. William Weston Patton
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Another whose work stands out conspicuously is the Rev. W. W. Patton, D.D., of the First Congregational Church. Dr. Patton was an uncompromising Abolitionist." Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1880s.
  29. Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "The Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865 (The Building was Erected on Dearborn Park, now Occupied by the Chicago Public Library, with Bryan Hall as an Adjunct)"
  30. Mary A. Bickerdyke
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Mrs. Mary A. (""Mother"") Bickerdyke (Organizer of Military Hospitals and Friend of the Soldiers) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Mary Bickerdyke was a volunteer nurse and hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the Civil War. From text: "I cannot refrain from going outside the local record to say a word about Mrs. Mary A. Bickerdyke, o...