University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • Stephen A. Douglas
    Image | 1856 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Stephen A. Douglas: Photograph taken during his debates with Lincoln in 1856". From text: "In Clark E. Carr's volume entitled 'Stephen A. Douglas,' the author pays this deserved tribute to the memory of Douglas for his services in connection with the University of Chicago in its formative period. 'To the building of a great university in Chicago Senator Douglas dev...
  • Chicago University
    Image | 1850-1859 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago University". From text: "To Stephen A. Douglas is due the credit of founding the first University of Chicago, now known as the Old University of Chicago. In 1856 a number of citizens visited Judge Douglas with plans for a university, and asked him for help. He gave them ten acres of ground lying along Cottage Grove avenue, at Thirty-fourth street, not far f...
  • Municipal Court and Illinois Athletic Club
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Municipal Court and Illinois Athletic Club Buildings" These buildings are located at 116 South Michigan Avenue and 112 South Michigan Avenue.
  • Old College hall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "This building, which still stands on the campus of Northwestern University, was the original Northwestern University Building. For many years it was used as a preparatory academy to the university, until the Fisk Hall was built. Courtesy of Northwestern University." From text: ""The Northwestern University began the erection of its first building at the northwest c...
  • I & M Canal lock
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Canal lock on Illinois-Michigan Canal"
  • O'Leary House
    Image | 1860-1869 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The O'Leary House, back of which the Great Fire is said to have started." From text: "The cause of the fire is not known, even after the diligent investigation which was undertaken a few weeks later. The story, now classic, that Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over a kerosene lamp during the process of milking and thus set fire to the straw in the shed, is cherished by r...
  • Physiography laboratory
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Physiography Laboratory--Marshall High School. By courtesy of the Board of Education."
  • Oakland School
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Oakland School--Fortieth Street, near Cottage Grove Avenue. By courtesy of the Board of Education"
  • James E. Defebaugh
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "A man of push and enterprise, of promise and of extraordinary great success, a man who worked as very few men have ever labored for themselves, for others or for any cause, a man of action, always aggressive, who stood for big things in every relation, a broadminded man and of the highest type of Christian gentleman--these were some of the expressions which were ...
  • Robert Martin Douglas
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Robert Martin Douglas: Eldest son of Stephen A. Douglas."
  • Chicago in the Fifties
    Image | 1850-1859 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago in the Fifties. Original owned by Chicago Historical Society"
  • Democratic National Amphitheatre
    Image | 1860-1869 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Democratic National Amphitheatre Situated on Michigan Avenue, near Twelfth street. Original owned by Chicago Historical Society".
  • Michigan Avenue in the 1860's
    Image | 1860-1869 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Michigan Avenue in the '60s. Original owned by Chicago Historical Society."
  • La Salle Street from Courthouse Square
    Image | 1860-1869 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "La Salle Street from Courthouse Square. Original owned by Chicago Historical Society."
  • Dome and Grand Stairway
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven are skylighted, and plans are being made to extend the building eastward by bridging the Illinois Central railroad tracks with skylighted galleries and building new museum hal...
  • Terminal of Chicago & Northwestern Railroad
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Passenger terminal of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, completed in 1911. Courtesy of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway." From text: "In the annual report for the year ending June 30th, 1907, mention is made of the new passenger terminal which has lately been completed on the West Side between Lake street on the north, and Madison street on the south, occupying...
  • Marvin Hughitt
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Marvin Hughitt: President of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway since 1887."
  • William D. Boyce
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "A great nation is always the net result of the efforts of great individuals
  • Fisk Hall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Fisk Hall, The Academy of Northwestern University: At the right is the United States Life Saving Station. Courtesy of Northwestern University".
  • Rest Cottage
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Rest Cottage, Evanston: W.C.T.U. Headquarters, former home of Miss Willard." From text: "Her home in Evanston is known as 'Rest Cottage,' where she spent many years of her life, though in the interest of her work she traveled extensively."
  • Lake View town hall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Town Hall of the former city of Lake View: Built in 1872 at a cost of seventeen thousand dollars, corner Addison and Halsted streets. Photograph taken by A. W. Watriss". From text: "The name of the Township of Ridgeville was changed to Evanston on February 17th, 1857, accompanied by a change of boundaries. Lakeview Township, formerly a part of Ridgeville Township, ...
  • Joseph Cummings
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Joseph Cummings: President of Northwestern University from 1881 until his death in 1890". From text: "Before Dr. Joseph Cummings was chosen as president on June 21, 1881, the University had passed through five years of severe financial retrenchment and painful anxieties. ... The financial aspect of the affairs of the University began greatly to improve about this p...
  • Abram Winegardner Harris
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Abram Winegardner Harris: President of Northwestern University from 1906 until the present time". From text: "The next president of the University was Abram Winegardner Harris, who was elected on February 1st, 1906. Dr. Harris had already served as a college president, and was well equipped for the responsibilities assumed on this occasion. His scholarship and abil...
  • Residence of Harlow N. Higinbotham
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoHarlow Higinbotham was president of the World's Columbian Exposition corporation and partner at Marshall Field & Co. (source: Encyclopedia of Chicago)
  • Orrington Lunt
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Orrington Lunt: Early resident of Chicago and Evanston, and liberal benefactor of Northwestern University". From text: "The first subscription made to the Northwestern University was that of Orrington Lunt for five thousand dollars," and "Among the trustees the school must forever be indebted to the wisdom and munificence of the late Grant Goodrich, Orrington Lunt ...
  • Federal Building at Chicago
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Federal Building at Chicago: Begun in 1896, completed in 1905"
  • Art Institute of Chicago
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: ""Art Institute on Michigan Avenue, facing Adams Street. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago""
  • Natural stone canal banks
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Natural stone banks through the 'rock cut'"
  • Cooking class
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Class in cooking--Normal Practice School. By courtesy of the Board of Education".
  • Teachers' College
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Teachers' College: Sixty-eighth Street and Stewart Avenue. By courtesy of the Board of Education."
  • Group of revenue assessors
    Image | 1863 | Picture ChicagoCaption: ""A. C. Hesing, Martin Kimbell, Fred H. Rolschausen, H. W. Scoville, Reuben Taylor, George Dunlap, John Forsyth, W. R. H. Gray, J. C. Brown, George H. Anderson, Chester L. Root, Peter Page, C. R. Field, William James, C. N. Holden, Bernhard H. Bruns, Andrew Nelson, H. N. Heald, Fred Becker,* Albert W. Weber, Henry N. Stevens, Edward Page, Charles G. Smith, C. B. Sam...
  • Dismissal at noon
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dismissal at noon--Jirka School. By courtesy of the Board of Education" Jirka Public Day-School for the Deaf was located on 17th between Loomis and Laflin Sts. (Source: The Volta review, Volume 15, Issue 2.)
  • Wendell Phillips High School
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Wendell Phillips High School: Thirty-ninth Street and Prairie Avenue. By courtesy of the Board of Education".
  • Frances E. Willard
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "It is safe to say that no name among the residents of Evanston looms larger on the pages of the country's history than that of Frances Elizabeth Willard. … In 1874, Miss Willard was elected president of the Illinois Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and gave her whole time to the work. In 1883, she projected the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union, of wh...
  • Residence of Mrs. Potter Palmer
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Potter Palmer of Chicago was a member of the Board of Directors of the World's Columbian Exposition, and his wife, Mrs. Bertha M. Honore Palmer, was president of the Board of Lady Managers."
  • Ruins of Chicago Postoffice
    Image | 1871 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Ruins of the interior of the Chicago Postoffice after the Great Fire of 1871. By permission of Chicago Historical Society."
  • Old West Market Hall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Old West Market Hall: On the site of the present Haymarket Square."
  • Old Fort Dearborn
    Image | 1856 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Old Fort Dearborn with surroundings in 1856. By courtesy of Chicago Historical Society."
  • Paul Schulze
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoPaul Schulze was president of the Schulze Baking Company of Chicago.
  • Stiles Burton
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "A resident of Chicago ere the city was incorporated and identified with its commercial interests until after the great fire, when the work of rebuilding the city was substantially completed, Stiles Burton has been termed 'one of the men most honored and esteemed among the early citizens of Chicago.' His portraits hangs in the gallery of the Chicago Historic Socie...