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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. Garrick Theater
    Image | 1906

    The Garrick Theater, built in 1892, was designed by Adler & Sullivan, and was located at 64 W. Randolph Street.
  4. 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 ...
  5. Post office overhead carrier system
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Overhead carrier system in the post-office, similar to cash carriers used in stores."
  6. 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."
  7. Railway mail car
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Distributing the mail en route."
  8. Mail at Union Station
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The fast mail at Union Station". From text: "Chicago to-day is the greatest mail center on the continent. Seven hundred tons of this concentrated commerce flow through her gates every twenty-four hours. From every point of the compass, it comes to this great hopper to be ground out, separated, and sent to its destination. Why is this? It is because Chicago is t...
  9. Railway post office
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The "R. P. O."--The Railway Post Office"
  10. Underground freight system
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Loaded freight train at street intersection". From text: "Chicago's great subway, or underground freight railroad, is now ready for operation. It is the most complete and extensive of any tunnel system in the world. … Every street in the down-town district, and many outside streets, are duplicated forty feet below the surface by the tunnel system. The entire sub...
  11. Smaller freight tunnel
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "A typical view in the smaller sized portion of the tunne.l"
  12. Northwestern University Medical College
    Image | 1906

    From text: "The Medical School, in Chicago, founded in 1859, was the first American medical school to give a graded course, to lengthen the teaching year, and to demand educational requirements for entrance. It provides a full four years' course, exceptional clinical advantages, and actual instruction at the bedside."
  13. August Spies
    Image | 1887

    Frontispiece. Handwritten below, "With Compliments A. Spies."
  14. Northwestern University buildings, Evanston
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Northwestern University buildings at Evanston". Buildings labeled in montage are: "Fayerweather Hall of Science", "Dearborn Observatory", "University Hall", "Willard Hall", and "Orrington Lunt Library".
  15. Northwestern University, downtown Chicago
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Northwestern University Building, Clark and Lake Streets, Chicago"
  16. School of Education, University of Chicago
    Image | 1906

    The School of Education building, at 1362 E. 59th Street, is now called Emmons Blaine Hall, and houses the Lower School of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
  17. University of Chicago buildings
    Image | 1906

    Labels for five photographs in montage: "A view along 57th St.", "The Hull Biological Laboratories", "The Womens Dormitories", "The Divinity Dormitories", and "The Bartlett Gymnasium". The building depicted in the "view along 57th" is Hitchcock Hall.
  18. Marshall Field & Co. advertisement
    Image | 1906

    Copy reads: "Marshall Field & Co. Warehouses, Polk St. and the River, Chicago"
  19. Elgin Shirt advertisement
    Image | 1906

    Copy reads: "Negligé Coats Are the Thing Fall Line Now Ready Cutter and Crossette Makers Chicago The Elgin Shirt"
  20. Wells' Mastiff Shoes advertisement
    Image | 1906

    Copy reads: "Wells' Mastiff Shoes Best Line on Earth For Men, boys, Youths, Women, Misses, & Children. Made up in all popular leathers for every member of the household. Stylish-Satisfactory-Popular Largest Manufacturers of Reliable footwear [in] the country Send for catalogue M. D. Wells Co. Chicago"
  21. Chicago and Northwestern terminal
    Image | 1912

    Caption: "Passenger Terminal, Chicago Chicago and North Western Railway"
  22. Kinzie's residence
    Image | 1869

    From text: "The first white man who became a permanent settler here was Mr. John Kinzie, an Indian trader, who crossed the lake from St. Joseph, Michigan, in 1804. He was the founder of the commerce of Chicago … Outside the fort Chicago then consisted of but five houses: first, Mr. Kinzie's, on the north side of the river, opposite the fort..."
  23. Fort Dearborn
    Image | 1869

    From text: "About this time the first fort was erected--a common frontier block-house, which was situated near the site of Rush street bridge, on the south side of the river."
  24. Niña Stuart van Zandt Spies
    Image | 1887

    Wife of August Vincent Theodore Spies.
  25. A good job by fire bug
    Image | 1916

    Caption: "A good job by one of the fire bugs. Incendiary fires are supposed to have totaled one-half Chicago's annual loss. The trust heads are now in Joliet and insurance rates are down again."
  26. Chicago Water Works
    Image | 1869

    From text: "… it was not until Monday, March 25th, 1867, that the water was let into the tunnel to flow through the water pipes and hydrants of the city. On that day the new water works were formally inaugurated by the laying of the corner stone of the new tower, situated about half a block west of the old tower, and since completed to a total height of 130 feet, standing on...
  27. Chamber of Commerce
    Image | 1869

    and above this the grand hall, where the members of the Board of Trade assemble daily. The building is surmounted by a Mansard roof, pierced with oval windows, the corners ornamented with urns. The entrance consists of four handsome Corinthian columns, from which spring three arches supporting a handsome balcony, underneath which a broad flight of stairs leads to the first...
  28. Chicago harbor
    Image | 1869

    From text: "In 1833 Congress made the first appropriation of $30,000 to improve the harbor. The north pier was run out a short distance and a light-house erected. An embankment was made to cut off the river from her old channel, which had previously emptied into the lake near the foot of Madison street. This work was commenced in the summer of 1833, and vigorously pushed ...
  29. University of Chicago
    Image | 1869

    From text: "University of Chicago [i]s located within four miles of the Court House, and on the route of the Cottage Grove horse-cars, within a few steps of the shores of Lake Michigan. It is conducted under the auspices of the Baptist denomination, but is founded on a broad and liberal basis. It is built on a beautiful tract of ground donated by Hon. S. A. Douglas. It wa...
  30. Christian Brothers Academy
    Image | 1869

    From text: "The Academy of the Christian Brothers, on Van Buren street, near Clark, was first opened in the spring of 1868, and has already achieved a very high and deserved celebrity. In the Order of the Christian Brothers, founded for the purpose of devoting themselves to the education of youth, the members are trained especially to fulfill the duties of teachers. How we...