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  • School of Education, University of Chicago
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoThe 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.
  • Post Office pneumatic tube system
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "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 mil...
  • Railway mail car
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Distributing the mail en route."
  • Underground freight system
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "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 subway...
  • Marshall Field & Co. advertisement
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCopy reads: "Marshall Field & Co. Warehouses, Polk St. and the River, Chicago"
  • Central YMCA Building
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoLocated at 19 S. LaSalle Street. Designed by Jenney & Mundie and built in 1893.
  • Underground tunnel railway
    Image | 1903 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The first mail arriving at the Post Office station of the Chicago subway or underground railroad, March 10, 1903."
  • Mail at Union Station
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "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 the f...
  • Railway post office
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The "R. P. O."--The Railway Post Office"
  • Northwestern University Medical College
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoFrom 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."
  • Elgin Shirt advertisement
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCopy reads: "Negligé Coats Are the Thing Fall Line Now Ready Cutter and Crossette Makers Chicago The Elgin Shirt"
  • Wells' Mastiff Shoes advertisement
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCopy 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"
  • Garrick Theater
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoThe Garrick Theater, built in 1892, was designed by Adler & Sullivan, and was located at 64 W. Randolph Street.
  • Post office overhead carrier system
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Overhead carrier system in the post-office, similar to cash carriers used in stores."
  • Smaller freight tunnel
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A typical view in the smaller sized portion of the tunne.l"
  • Northwestern University, downtown Chicago
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Northwestern University Building, Clark and Lake Streets, Chicago"
  • University of Chicago buildings
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoLabels 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.
  • Orchestra Hall
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoLocated at 220 S. Michigan Avenue. Designed by D. H. Burnham & Co. and built in 1905.
  • Studebaker Theater
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoThe 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.
  • Retail display
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Where space is valuable--a stairway display in a Chicago retail store"
  • Northwestern University buildings, Evanston
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Northwestern University buildings at Evanston". Buildings labeled in montage are: "Fayerweather Hall of Science", "Dearborn Observatory", "University Hall", "Willard Hall", and "Orrington Lunt Library".