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  1. Entrance to Calvary Cemetery
    Image | 1893

    From text: "The improved taste of late years in the choice of sites for cemeteries and the methods adopted for their embellishment, together with the wide-felt public interest in them, and the laws which guard them from desecration, are certainly very aptly illustrated in Calvary. ... The cemetery is located south of and adjoining the village of South Evanston, ten miles no...
  2. Gateway to Oak Woods Cemetery
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "Gateway to Oakwoods (sic) Cemetery." From text: "This beautiful cemetery stands in the front rank, as one of the handsomest of Chicago's burial grounds. It is located south of 67th St. between Cottage Grove Ave. and the I. C. R. R. track. The distance from the business center is about seven miles. ... In drawing the plan for the grounds, the Association was for...
  3. Entrance to Forest Home
    Image | 1893

    From text: "This cemetery is situated between West Madison and West Twelfth Sts., about four and one half miles west of the present City Limits, and embraces the most beautiful part of the once celebrated Haase's Park, comprising nearly one hundred acres of land. These grounds have gained a wide reputation for the beauty of their natural scenery
  4. Entrance to Waldheim Cemetery
    Image | 1893

    From text: "Situated in the town of Harlem, on the Desplaines River, and about nine miles from the city, is a German cemetery of exceptional beauty in its general aspect as well as in the tasteful and pleasing manner … Like most of the other large cemeteries, Waldheim is open to all, and makes no distinction between the believer or unbeliever, between Christian, Jew or Heat...
  5. Retail display
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Where space is valuable--a stairway display in a Chicago retail store"
  6. Central YMCA Building
    Image | 1906

    Located at 19 S. LaSalle Street. Designed by Jenney & Mundie and built in 1893.
  7. Orchestra Hall
    Image | 1906

    Located at 220 S. Michigan Avenue. Designed by D. H. Burnham & Co. and built in 1905.
  8. Studebaker Theater
    Image | 1906

    The Studebaker Theater was located in what is now known as the Fine Arts Building, at 410 S. Michigan Avenue. The architect was S. S. Beman.
  9. Mrs. Russell B. Harrison
    Image | 1894

    Image taken from five-portrait montage captioned "Prominent officials of the Board of Lady Managers." Other officials depicted are: ""Mrs. Susan G. Cooke, Secretary Board of Lady Managers," "Mrs. V. C. Meredith, Vice-Chairman Executive Committee, and Chairman of Committee on Awards," "Mrs. Potter Palmer, President Board of Lady Managers," and "Mrs. John A. Logan, Vice-Chair...
  10. Garrick Theater
    Image | 1906

    The Garrick Theater, built in 1892, was designed by Adler & Sullivan, and was located at 64 W. Randolph Street.
  11. Post Office pneumatic tube system
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "End of the big pneumatic tube system in the basement of the Chicago Post Office." From text: "The underground pneumatic tube system is the largest of the kind in the world. There are three double-tube trunk lines, aggregating over eighteen miles of eight-inch cast iron pipe. Of these lines the stockyards branch is the longest, the station being six and one-half ...
  12. Post office overhead carrier system
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Overhead carrier system in the post-office, similar to cash carriers used in stores."
  13. Underground tunnel railway
    Image | 1903

    Caption: "The first mail arriving at the Post Office station of the Chicago subway or underground railroad, March 10, 1903."
  14. Levi D. Boone
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Other notables of the "Old Guard" who arrived in the thirties, and were for the most part in hale and hearty middle life, were … Levi D. Boone (a stalwart Know-nothing)…" Levi D. Boone (1808-1882) was a doctor, captain in the Black Hawk War, and mayor of Chicago (1855-1856). (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  15. Thomas Hoyne
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Other notables of the "Old Guard"" who arrived in the thirties, and were for the most part in hale and hearty middle life, were … Thomas Hoyne, …." Thomas Hoyne (1817-1883) was a justice of the peace and mayor of Chicago (1876). (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  16. Dr. Charles Volney Dyer
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Other notables … who arrived in the thirties … [were] ... Dr. C. V. Dyer …" Charles Volney Dyer (1808-1878) was a physician and abolitionist. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  17. Judge Mark Skinner
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Other notables … who arrived in the thirties … [were] Judge Mark Skinner …" Mark Skinner (1813-1887) was a Cook County judge and city attorney. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photo is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  18. Deacon William Bross
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Among somewhat later arrivals (the men of the forties) the Hon. William Bross, ex-Lieutenant-governor and "deacon" extraordinary, easily took first rank, because--well, because he was "Deacon" Bross." William Bross (1813-1890) was a journalist and served as Lieutenant Governor. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  19. Reception at Court House
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Reception of the remains at the Court House"
  20. View south from Court House dome
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 Washington and La Salle Streets (Looking South and Southwest) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". View appears to be looking nearly due south.
  21. View southwest from Court House dome
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 La Salle and Washington Streets (Looking South and Southwest) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". View to the southwest, with masts of ships in the Chicago River in distance.
  22. Haymarket Meeting
    Image | 1889

    Caption: "The Haymarket Meeting.--In the Name of the People. I Command You to Disperse."
  23. View north from Court House dome
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 Randolph and Clark Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". View is looking north-northeast. The Sherman House hotel appears in foreground
  24. View northeast from Court House dome
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 Clark and Randolph Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  25. Mahlon D. Ogden property
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "The Mahlon D. Ogden Property By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  26. Chicago in the Sixties
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Bird's-eye view of Chicago in the Sixties"
  27. Early shopping district at Lake and La Salle
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "The Early Shopping District Intersection of Lake and La Salle Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  28. Early shopping district at Lake and Wells
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "The Early Shopping District Intersection of Lake and Wells Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  29. State Street, Near Washington
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Street Scenes Before the War State Street, Near Washington By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  30. Clark and South Water Streets
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Street Scenes Before the War Intersection of Clark and South Water Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  31. Tremont House
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "The Tremont House By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Tremont House was located at the southeast corner of Lake and Dearborn Streets. (Source: Early Chicago Hotels, by William R. Host and Brooke Ahne Portmann (2006).
  32. Sherman House
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "The Sherman House By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Sherman House was located at northwest corner of Randolph and Clark Streets. (Source: Early Chicago Hotels, by William R. Host and Brooke Ahne Portmann (2006).
  33. The execution
    Image | 1889

    Engraving depicts August Spies, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Albert Parsons standing at the gallows, moments before their execution on Nov. 11, 1887.
  34. Gurdon S. Hubbard
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Gurdon S. Hubbard (The Famous Fur-trader, Friend of the Indian, and Pioneer Settler
  35. Archibald Clybourne
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Clybourne, types of the pioneer By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Archibald Clybourne (1802-1872), was a butcher and justice of the peace. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  36. Mary Galloway Clybourne
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Clybourne, types of the pioneer By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  37. Clybourne mansion
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "The Clybourne Mansion (After a Water-color Painting by Petford) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  38. Crosby's Opera House
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "The Grand Army Reunion of 1868 at Crosby's Opera House Lt.-Gen. Sherman Delivering Address of Welcome (This Building then Ranked as "the Most Imposing Art Temple of the Country")"
  39. John A. Logan
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Black Jack "Logan (Major-General and Congressman-at-Large)"