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  • Main banking room
    Image | 1902From text: "Beyond the rooms of the savings bank … the visitor steps into the great spacious bank-room. It is a delight to the eye of even the veriest tyro in things artistic. Standing there in that magnificent doorway and viewing the splendid spectacle gleaming in the flood of light, which pours through the glass-paneled ceiling, the observer finds it difficult to realize t...
  • Main vestibule
    Image | 1910Caption: "Main Vestibule Loyola Academy."
  • Maj. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr. and staff
    Image | 1933Caption: "Maj. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr., and Staff on May 25, 1919"
  • Marine Company building
    Image | 1869The Marine Company of Chicago, a bank and foreign exchange dealer, was located at the corner of LaSalle and Lake streets.
  • Marquette Cross
    Image | 1920Caption: "The Marquette Cross."
  • Marshall Field & Co. advertisement
    Image | 1906Copy reads: "Marshall Field & Co. Warehouses, Polk St. and the River, Chicago"
  • Marvin Hughitt
    Image | 1912Caption: "Marvin Hughitt: President of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway since 1887."
  • Mary A. Bickerdyke
    Image | 1910Caption: "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, of Cl...
  • Mary Galloway Clybourne
    Image | 1910Caption: "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.
  • Masonic Temple
    Image | 1891Caption: "Masonic Temple."" From text: "It might be added that the Masonic Temple at the corner of State and Randolph Streets will when completed, prove one of the finest buildings in the world. A glance at our artist's sketch of the Masonic Temple as it will appear when completed, will afford a better criterion of the architectural beauties of the structure than any verbal ...
  • Masonic Temple
    Image | 1906Caption: "The Masonic Temple, situated at the corner of Randolph and State streets, is two hundred and sixty-five feet high. The number of its tenants would be sufficient to populate a fair sized village. Although not owned by the Masonic Order, several lodges meet here, paying an annual rental for the privilege. It contains fourteen passenger and two freight elevators." Bui...
  • May Day celebration 1921
    Image | 1921Caption: "May Day Celebration May First 1921. Second Regiment Armory. Arranged by the Chicago Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • McCormick Theological Seminary
    Image | 1963all are part of a continual program of renewal."
  • M. C. Fisch
    Image | 1922Caption: "M. C. Fisch, Recording Secretary. Officers Chicago Joint Board". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • McVicker's Theatre
    Image | 1910Caption: "McVicker's Theatre, "Home of the Tragic Muse" By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"". Image undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • McVicker's Theatre
    Image | 1869and will accommodate about 2,000 people. The exterior, of which an engraving is presented on another page, presents a handsome front on Madison street. The interior arrangements are most complete and admirable. The seats are handsomely furnished, easy, and comfortable, affording an excellent view of the stage from all parts of the house. The stage is of an immense size, allo...
  • Medical examination
    Image | 1902From text: "Putting on a pair of carpet slippers, and arrayed in that informal fashion which prevailed in Eden before the fall, he presents himself to the skilled and keen discernment of the examining physician. This disciple of Galen having found the facts of the lodger's physical condition, writes them upon the same record card that holds his story given at the desk below....
  • Meeting at Hart, Schaffner & Marx
    Image | 1922Caption: "Trade Board, Hart, Schaffner and Marx: James Mullenbach, Chairman. Deputies representing the Union: Joseph Kaminsky, Joseph Glickman, Morris Spitzer, Oscar Elet, Michael Taylor, Samuel Geier. Deputies representing the Firm: Thomas Harwood, Carl Steffensen, Roy Jacobson, J. W. Washburn. Dolly Chimenti Verrachi on Witness Stand." On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • M. E. Page & Co. Confectioners
    Image | 1869From text: "M. E. Page & Co. Wholesale Confectioners! 24 Michigan Avenue, Manufacturers of Rock Candy, Gum, Cream and Cordial Work. The Confectionary House of this firm, a cut of which appears on the opposite page, is the largest and most complete concern of the kind in the United States. They occupy the whole of the immense building for the different departments of their bu...
  • Merchants' Farmers', and Mechanics' Savings Bank
    Image | 1869From text: "We give a view of the building occupied by the Merchants', Farmers and Mechanics' Savings Bank, No. 13 Clark street. This institution was chartered in 1861, and in 1864 removed to its present very appropriate and convenient edifice. The institution is in a highly flourishing condition, and is deservedly popular.""
  • Merchants Insurance Company building
    Image | 1869From text: "One of the most stately and beautiful edifices in the United States, is the new building of the Merchants Insurance company of Chicago, on the northwest corner of LaSalle and Washington streets. It is five stories in height, and has a frontage of ninety-six and one-third feet on LaSalle street, and a frontage of one hundred and eleven and a half feet on Washingto...
  • M. F. Rittenhouse
    Image | 1912From text: "The name of Moses F. Rittenhouse is prominent in connection with the development of the lumber industry in Chicago and in the various sections of the country. His operations have extended widely over the Mississippi valley and he is foremost among those who have been most active in developing the lumber trade of this city."
  • Michael Donnelly addressing crowd
    Image | 1904Caption: "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 by...
  • Michael J. Schaack
    Image | 1889Frontispiece, illustrating the book's author "Michael J. Schaack, Captain of Police."
  • Michael Schwab
    Image | 1886From text: Michael Schwab is a German, past thirty-five years of age. He was assistant editor of the Arbeiter Zeitung, and a speaker on all occasions of meetings of Anarchists. He always addressed his countrymen in German.
  • Michigan Avenue and Adams Street
    Image | 1919Caption: "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."
  • Michigan Avenue in the 1860's
    Image | 1860-1869Caption: "Michigan Avenue in the '60s. Original owned by Chicago Historical Society."
  • Michigan Avenue looking north
    Image | 1919Caption: "A view of Michigan Avenue looking north across Grant Park."
  • Michigan Avenue, showing Auditorium
    Image | 1906Caption: "Michigan Avenue, showing the Auditorium[.] Michigan Avenue lies along the lake front and is a favorite driveway. No obstructing buildings lie between it and the lake and the cool breezes make it a most inviting thoroughfare on a warm day. The Auditorium Building, one of the largest in the whole country, covering an area of sixty-two thousand feet, is located betwee...
  • Michigan Avenue streetwall
    Image | 1912Caption: "Chicago's Sky Line and Water Front of the Down-Town Business District" Caption also identifies buildings in view. They are, from left to right: "Blackstone Hotel", "Harvester Building", "Congress Hotel and Annex"", "Auditorium Hotel", "Fine Arts Building", "Chicago Club", "McCormick Building", "Stratford Hotel", "Railway Exchange Building", "Theodore Thomas Orchest...
  • Michigan Boulevard before widening
    Image | 1919Caption: "Michigan Boulevard at Randolph Street before Widening."
  • Michigan Boulevard widening
    Image | 1919Caption: "Michigan Boulevard Widening--Work Partly Finished."
  • Michigan Southern R. R. Depot
    Image | 1869From text: "The Michigan Southern, and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific trains start from the same depot on Van Buren, opposite LaSalle street."
  • Milwaukee Avenue State Bank
    Image | 1893Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Milwaukee Avenue State Bank. [See "Banks, State and Private."]". From text: "Location Milwaukee Avenue and Carpenter street. … Successor to the banking house of Paul O. Stensland & Co., the leading financial institution of the northwest section of the city. The former bank had built up a very large business with the tr...
  • Miss Gretchen Spies
    Image | 1889Caption: "Miss Gretchen Spies: From a Photograph." Sister of anarchist August Spies.
  • Miss Nellie Reed
    Image | 1904Caption: "Miss Nellie Reed, Leader of the Flying Ballet, killed by the fire." From text: "Miss Nellie Reed, the principal of the flying ballet, which was in place for its appearance near the top part of the stage, was so badly burned by the flames before she was able to escape that she afterward died at the county hospital. The other members of the flying ballet were not inj...
  • Monadnock Building
    Image | 1906Caption: "This building presents the appearance of being the most substantial structure in Chicago. It occupies the entire block bounded by Jackson Boulevard, Clark, Dearborn and Van Buren streets. Several of the railroad systems have their general offices here. Seven thousand persons are employed within its walls." Building designed by firm of Burnham and Root.
  • Montgomery Ward Building
    Image | 1906Caption: "Montgomery Ward & Company Building The headquarters of one of the largest mail order concerns in the world, located on Michigan Avenue and Madison Street. The structure enjoys the distinction of being the highest in Chicago. All orders come to Montgomery Ward & Company by mail, and sales are not otherwise made."
  • Moraine Hotel
    Image | 1910Caption: "The Moraine Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Ill." Moraine Hotel on the Lake, designed by architect and former Highland Park mayor W. W. Boyington, and was built from 1893-1900. In 1971 the hotel was demolished and the property used to create Moraine Park. (source: Architectural Resources of Highland Park, Illinois: Northeast Survey Area: A Summary and Inventory. http...
  • Motor squad wagon
    Image | 1919Caption: "Used for all emergency services in the saving of life and property. Responds to all fires with all regular fire equipment. Carries pulmotor, acetylene cutting device and all heavy tools for extricating persons in a dangerous position, at large fires and railroad accidents, etc. It is considered by the Department as one of the important advances of increased efficie...