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  1. Union Stock Yards
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Union Stock Yards, Looking toward the Exchange. [See ""Great Industries."]". From text: "Located on South Halsted st.
  2. Skandinaven Building
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Skandinaven Building, 183-187 N. Peoria St. [See "Newspapers."]". From text: "Location of publication office, the Skandinaven Building, 183, 185 and 187 N. Peoria street, West Side. Take Milwaukee avenue cable line, or Indiana street horse car to Peoria. John Anderson company, publishers. ... Founded in 1866 by ...
  3. Chicago Opera House
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Entrance to the Chicago Opera House. [See "Amusements."]". From text: "Located in the Chicago Opera House building, a magnificent structure, southwest corner of Clark and Washington streets, opposite the Court-house ... The theatre was built for Mr. Henderson, and arranged with the idea in mind of the subsequent produc...
  4. Marquette Cross
    Image | 1920

    Caption: "The Marquette Cross."
  5. James Ryan, Maclay Hoyne and Frank Johnston, Jr.
    Image | 1916

    Caption: "James Ryan (central figure), alias 'Prof. Charles T. Crane' of the clairvoyant trust, cleaned up $60,000 in seven months through detective bureau connivance. At right and left are Hoyne and his chief assistant, Frank Johnston, Jr."
  6. Receiving the Keeley treatment
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Taking the Hypodermic Treatment. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "An illustration of the method pursued is given in this work. This shows Dr. Keeley in the foreground, noting the condition of patients as they pass from the hands of the operating physicians. The four daily hypodermic inject...
  7. St. Joseph's Hospital
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] St. Joseph's Hospital, Garfield Ave. and Burling St. [See "Hospitals."]". From text: "The hospital is fitted with all the latest improvements for ventilation, heating, etc., and has accommodations for three hundred patients in wards and private rooms. Of the latter there are fifty, tastefully decorated, supplied with ...
  8. Keeley Institute: Waiting for the train
    Image | 1891

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Waiting for the Train at Dwight. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "Train time is always looked forward to at Dwight, sometimes with pleasure and sometimes with sorrow. Pleasant ties are broken every day. The departing graduate, while looking forward with pleasure to meeting his friends onc...
  9. Looking south on Prairie Avenue
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Looking south on Prairie Avenue from Eighteenth St." From text: "[w]e begin with Prairie avenue. Why not? It is the avenue of avenues in Chicago. [O]n no avenue in the city are there to be found the homes of as many people whose names are so closely allied to the enterprise, the progress and the culture of Chicago... ...
  10. Scandia Hall
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Scandia Hall, W. Ohio St., near Milwaukee Ave. [See "Scandia Hall."]".
  11. Residence of Frank A. Case
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Residence of Mr. Frank A. Case. 5842 Sheridan Road, Edgewater."
  12. Eddie Foy
    Image | 1904

    Caption: "Eddie Foy, Leading Actor, who told the audience to go out slowly."
  13. Waiting to get into morgue
    Image | 1904

    Caption: "Waiting their turn to get into the morgue."
  14. Washington Park clubhouse
    Image | 1883

    Caption: "Club-House at Washington Park." From text: "One of the most important and certainly the most aristocratic clubs in the city is the new Washington Park Club. Not only in the turf world, but in the social as well, this institution takes precedence."
  15. Chicago Homeopathic College
    Image | 1883

    From text: "The Chicago Homeopathic Medical College, situated on the corner of Wood and York streets, directly opposite the great Cook County Hospital, is one of the most elegant and commodious educational edifices in the city. It is generally conceded to be the largest and best equipped homeopathic building in this country."
  16. Haverly's Theatre
    Image | 1883

    From text: "The theatre was a surprise to every one, even in Chicago, where celerity is a prevailing habit and Time has in most things been knocked out of time. The first stone was turned upon the ground on the 12th of June, 1881. Ninety days later--on the 12th of September--the new theater, completed at every point, was thrown open to the public. If the world can offer a...
  17. New Chamber of Commerce
    Image | 1883

    From text: "The corner-stone of the new Chamber of Commerce was laid with appropriate ceremonies Dec. 13, 1882, and since then the walls of the magnificent building have gone up with marvelous rapidity, but this new temple of trade is on such a grand scale that it will be another year before it is brought to completion and ready for the machinery of commerce."
  18. Farwell's Building
    Image | 1883

    From text: "Within the past year they have moved into their new building, the largest, most extensive, and best arranged for their business in the East or West. … Regarding the architectural beauty of this building, it can be truthfully said to rival any building in Chicago. It is constructed of Philadelphia pressed brick, with stone trimmings, and the architects and contr...
  19. Chicago's reconstruction plan cover
    Image | 1919

    Text on cover: "Chicago America's Greatest and Most Attractive City Burned 1871 -- Rebuilt as by Magic--Now Her Reconstruction Plan".
  20. Charles H. Wacker
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Charles H. Wacker, Chairman Chicago Plan Commission."
  21. Plan for Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Plan of boulevard to connect the north and south sides of the city, view looking north from Washington Street. Painting by Jules Guerin. From the collection of the Chicago Plan Commission. Copyright, The Commercial Club of Chicago."
  22. Residence of John Gately
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Residence of Mr. John Gately. 5606 Sheridan Road, Edgewater."
  23. Bird's eye view of Grant Park
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Bird's eye view at night of Grant Park, the façade of the city, the proposed harbor, and the lagoons of the proposed park on the south shore. From a painting by Jules Guerin. Copyright, The Commercial Club of Chicago."
  24. Lake shore plan from Chicago Ave. to 35th St.
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Section I of the original lake shore plan from Chicago Avenue on the north to 35th Street on the south, proposed island park and lagoon
  25. Field Museum front elevation
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Front elevation of New Field Museum of Natural History just constructed on East Roosevelt Road at Grant Park."
  26. Field Museum perspective view
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Perspective view of New Field Museum of Natural History."
  27. Michigan Avenue and Adams Street
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "A section of Michigan Avenue and Adams Street showing Orchestra Hall, the Pullman Building, the People's Gas, Light and Coke Co.'s Building, corner of Art Institute. Courtesy Rand-McNally Souvenir Guide to Chicago."
  28. General perspective looking north
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "General perspective looking north, shows area affected by North Michigan Avenue extension. Drawing by A. N. Rebori."
  29. New post office site
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Chicago's recommended new post office site, new Union Terminal to the left, Northwestern Depot to the right. The Chicago Plan Commission has not recommended a type for the new Chicago postal structure. The above is merely a suggested type to occupy the two blocks recommended on Canal Street between the present Northwestern terminal and the Union Station now under...
  30. North plaza of new Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Looking south across north plaza, showing possibilities of developing North Michigan Avenue. Drawing by Vernon Howe Bailey."
  31. Residence of John C. Bryan
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Residence of Dr. John C. Bryan. 5536 Sheridan Road, Edgewater."
  32. Barney (Christian P.) Bertsche
    Image | 1916

    Caption: "Barney' (Christian P.) Bertsche, who guaranteed immunity from arrest to clairvoyants, wiretappers, pickpockets, gunmen and other criminals, at so much per month. As their representative he paid thousands of dollars to the graft syndicate in the detective bureau."
  33. South plaza of new Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "South plaza of the new Michigan Avenue looking south from bridge showing possibilities for attractive development. Drawing by A. N. Rebori."
  34. New two-level bridge
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "The new two-level bridge, a part of the Michigan Avenue boulevard link. From the collection of the Chicago Plan Commission."
  35. Michigan Avenue looking north
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "A view of Michigan Avenue looking north across Grant Park."
  36. Clarendon Beach
    Image | 1916

    Caption: "Clarendon Beach. Tens of thousands in the water at Clarendon Beach, 1916: 23,000 bathers have visited this single beach in one day. What better argument could possibly be had for the 'Reclamation of the Lake Front for the People'?"
  37. South Branch of Chicago River
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "View looking north of the South Branch of the Chicago River showing the suggested arrangement of streets and ways for teaming and reception of freight at different levels."
  38. Proposed South Water Street improvements
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "View of proposed South Water Street and river front improvements by E. H. Bennett, consultant architect. From the collection of the Chicago Plan Commission." From text: "To complete Chicago's great central district, the greatest in the world, South Water Street must be reclaimed for all the people. South Water Street can be made into the second finest thoroughfa...
  39. South Water Street today
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "South Water Street as it is today--a physical misfit in Chicago's scheme of development." From text: "South Water Street today is an economic waste
  40. New South Water Street
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "A typical scene of new South Water Street from State to Market Streets to be carried through along the river bank to connect with the upper and lower levels of Michigan Avenue." From text: "Consider how the improvement proposed will bring South Water Street into its destiny, not as a fruit market, but as a modern, high-class business thoroughfare. On the upper le...