University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • Motor squad wagon
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "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...
  • Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Bird's eye view of sanitarium." The sanitarium was located in the northwest part of the city, near Bryn Mawr and Crawford Avenues.
  • Michigan Boulevard widening
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Michigan Boulevard Widening--Work Partly Finished."
  • William Hale Thompson, Mayor
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoQuotation below: "Let us turn our eyes to the future, with a determination to solve every question of reconstruction and to meet all problems of future progress of our beloved city, in that spirit of loyalty and unselfish helpfulness that has made Chicago one of the wonders of the world and has challenged the admiration of all mankind. For she stands as the living embodimen...
  • Auto pumping engine
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "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 ...
  • Michigan Boulevard before widening
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Michigan Boulevard at Randolph Street before Widening."