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  1. Group of Footlight Favorites
    Image | 1892

    Caption: "Maurice Barrymore. Jessie Bartlett Davis. Georgia Cayvan. Isabella Irving. Richard Mansfield. Hattie Harvey."
  2. Chicago A Century of Progress
    Image | 1933

    Text: "Chicago 1833 1933 A Century of Progress"
  3. Auto pumping engine
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Averages 750 gallons per minute. This style of fire equipment replaces horsedrawn apparatus. It is so designed that the hose wagon and pump are combined in the same apparatus, which eliminates one piece of apparatus in the company where it is installed. It is of the latest design and the records show that the men are able to connect to hydrant, stretch 300 feet ...
  4. James Hamilton Lewis
    Image | 1933

    From text: "United States Senator James Hamilton Lewis … born in Danville, Virginia, on May 18, 1866 … A Chicagoan for thirty years, the World's Fair city's delegate in the United States Senate."
  5. Henry Horner
    Image | 1933

    From text: "Illinois' Governor, Henry Horner[.] Following more than eighteen years as judge of Probate Court, Henry Horner was elevated to the position of the Governor of the State of Illinois on January 9, 1933, at the state capitol of Springfield. The Governor was born in Chicago seven years after the Great Fire ... "
  6. Anton J. Cermak
    Image | 1933

    From text: "Cermak Was Elected World's Fair Mayor[.] 'I'm glad it was me instead of you.' Thus spoke the man that had been chosen to be Mayor of the city of Chicago during A Century of Progress Exposition on that memorable night of February 15, 1933, in Miami, Florida, when he was felled by an assassin's bullet as he was talking to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt."
  7. Edward J. Kelly
    Image | 1933

    From text: "Edward J. Kelly World's Fair Mayor[.] Chicago's second World's Fair came near starting as the first one had ended--without a mayor… On April 14, 1933, Edward Joseph Kelly, president of the South Park Board, was duly empowered with the task of guiding the World's Fair city throughout the remainder of Cermak's term following the declining of the honor by the agein...
  8. Father Jacques Marquette
    Image | 1933

    Caption: "Father Jaques (sic) Marquette, S. J."
  9. Chicago, before the fire
    Image | 1933

    Caption: "Chicago, as It Was Before the Fire"
  10. Maj. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr. and staff
    Image | 1933

    Caption: "Maj. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr., and Staff on May 25, 1919"
  11. Rufus C. Dawes
    Image | 1933

    Caption: "Rufus C. Dawes President A Century of Progress"
  12. New City Hall and County Building
    Image | 1908

    From text: "On the opposite page is a fine representation in half-tone of the new County Building and City Hall, as the conjoined, magnificent structure will appear when the city half of it shall have been completed. The county half has been officially occupied since July 5, 1907, and it is certain that the officers and employes (sic) of no county in the United States are m...
  13. Motor squad wagon
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "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 effi...
  14. Fred A. Busse
    Image | 1908

    Mayor of Chicago (1907-1911)
  15. Chicago City Council Chambers
    Image | 1908

  16. City Hall construction
    Image | 1909

    Caption: "City Hall foundations nearing completion (View taken February 15, 1909)"
  17. Bernard J. Mullaney
    Image | 1909

    Bernard J. Mullaney was secretary to the mayor.
  18. Carter H. Harrison
    Image | 1913

    Frontispiece. Harrison was mayor of Chicago from 1897–1905, and 1911–1915.
  19. William Hale Thompson
    Image | 1915

    Frontispiece. Thompson served as mayor of Chicago from 1915–1923, and 1927–1931.
  20. Calumet Club
    Image | 1888

    Building was located at Michigan Avenue and Twentieth Street.
  21. Chicago Club
    Image | 1888

    Caption: "Chicago Club, Monroe St." From text: "After the fire the present building was erected on Monroe Street, just opposite the Palmer House."
  22. Douglas Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "Organized in April, 1885, the Douglas Club has its quarters at 3518 Ellis Avenue."
  23. Farragut Boat Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The present club house (at 3016 Lake Park Avenue) was completed in the spring of 1886."
  24. Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Bird's eye view of sanitarium." The sanitarium was located in the northwest part of the city, near Bryn Mawr and Crawford Avenues.
  25. Illinois Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "In 1881, the property which is the present quarters of the Club (154 Ashland Avenue) was purchased."
  26. Indiana Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The Indiana Club was organized in 1883, for the purpose of promoting social intercourse among its members and their families. The Club occupies the premises at 3349 Indiana Avenue, a handsome and commodious two story brick house, furnished throughout with every comfort and luxury. The billiard and pool rooms, the bowling alley and the dressing rooms are on the ...
  27. Kenwood Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "From this meeting resulted the present Kenwood Club, the organization of which was perfected in February, 1884. In June of the same year the Club took possession of the house on Forty-seventh Street, near Lake Avenue, which was formerly the residence of Norman B. Judd, Esq. To this house, a two story and basement frame building, a large addition, 40x75 feet, wa...
  28. Lakeside Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: ""The Lakeside Club was organized in 1884, for the purpose of promoting social intercourse between its members and their families. Two houses were taken at the corner of Wabash Avenue and Thirtieth Street, and here the Club remained until 1888, when the new Club house on Indiana Avenue (between Thirty-first and Thirty-second Streets) was opened with a grand New Ye...
  29. LaSalle Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The LaSalle Club is a political and social organization. All the leading Republican politicians belong to it, and it is the centre of Republican activity in Chicago. … Organized in 1884 … early in 1888 it took possession of the fine building it now occupies, at 252 West Monroe Street, formerly the residence of C. C. Holton, Esq. The house is of marble, three s...
  30. Oaks Club
    Image | 1888

    Caption: "Austin Library Building and Club House." From text: "The Oaks was organized in January, 1882, and incorporated September 3d, 1884, its object being to promote social intercourse between its members and their families. In its early days the club occupied rooms in the Giles Block until the building was destroyed by fire November 13th, 1885, at which time it suffere...
  31. Park Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The Park Club had its beginning at a social gathering of the leading gentlemen of South Park early in the spring of 1886. … The selection of its name was the natural sequence of its unrivalled location in the midst of the grand system of parks and boulevards, over whose thousands of acres of lawn and lake its windows look. While the majority of the members of th...
  32. Standard Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The Standard Club was organized in 1869, and chartered February 14th, 1887. The object for which it was formed is the social and mental improvement of its members by social intercourse and by various educational means, to-wit: The establishment and maintenance of a library, a gymnasium, a theater, a lecture and music hall, a reading room, the collection of paint...
  33. Union League Club of Chicago
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The purposes of the Union League Club of Chicago (which was incorporated in 1879 …) are to encourage and promote by moral, social and political influence, unconditional loyalty to the Federal Government, and to defend and protect the integrity and prosperity of this Nation
  34. Union Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The Union Club was organized in 1878 … In 1881, the present handsome club house was built. Admirably situated on Washington Place (at the corner of Dearborn Avenue) it attracts the attention of every passer-by by the grace and beauty of its proportions. As you pass through the broad front door, you enter a spacious hall with walls and ceiling of exquisitely car...
  35. Michigan Boulevard before widening
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Michigan Boulevard at Randolph Street before Widening."
  36. Washington Park Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The objects of the organization called the Washington Park Club, which was incorporated in 1883, are to promote good fellowship among its members by providing a club house and pleasure grounds for their entertainment where at all times they may meet for social intercourse, and to encourage, by providing the proper facilities, raising, improving, breeding, trainin...
  37. Chicago For the Tourist
    Image | 1912

    Book cover. Full text: "Chicago For The Tourist Reached by the Illinois Central R. R." Image depicts Grant Park, with the Logan Statue in the foreground, and the Illinois Central Station at 11th Street and S. Michigan Avenue behind.
  38. Illinois Central Station
    Image | 1912

    Caption: "Grant Park, the Lake, Michigan Boulevard and Central Station of the Illinois Central R. R."
  39. State Street
    Image | 1912

    Caption: "In the Shopping District--State Street." View is looking northeast up State Street from Madison Street.