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  • German Building at Jackson Park
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "ackson Park--The German Building (Refectory) and the Beach." The German Building was erected for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and was one of the few structures to remain behind and became a permanent feature in Jackson Park after the fair concluded.
  • Illinois Central Station
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Grant Park, the Lake, Michigan Boulevard and Central Station of the Illinois Central R. R."
  • Wabash Avenue
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "In the Shopping District--Wabash Avenue." View is looking northwest up Wabash Avenue from Monroe Street.
  • Michigan Avenue streetwall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "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...
  • Chicago For the Tourist
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoBook 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.
  • State Street
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "In the Shopping District--State Street." View is looking northeast up State Street from Madison Street.
  • Sheridan Road, Lincoln Park
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "North Side--Lincoln Park. This is the oldest park of them all and has attraction and features peculiar to itself. Among them are a beautiful and well-developed foliage, a slightly rolling contour, a "zoo" containing about 1,200 specimens, and boulevards skirting about five miles of lake front. The latter includes the famous Lake Shore Drive and the Sheridan Road....
  • Railway lines south from Chicago
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroads and Connections Showing Direct Lines to Chicago." From text: "Direct to Chicago via the Illinois Central R. R. Best of daily through train service from the South[.] As shown by the opposite map, the Illinois Central, in addition to its lines in other directions, has a particularly strong group of direct line...
  • Lake trips from Chicago
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoMarch 28, 1912.
  • Chicago For the Tourist
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoBook cover. Full text: "Chicago For the Tourist Reached by the Illinois Central R. R." Image depicts the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Lincoln Park.
  • Lincoln Park bathing beach
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago's Bathing Beach, Lincoln Park". From text: "A refectory and provision for athletic pastimes are additional features of the place
  • High Bridge at Lincoln Park
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Lincoln Park--View from "High Bridge" of the Park, Mile Long Lagoon and the Lake. "High Bridge" across the Lagoon at Lincoln Park."