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  • LaSalle Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom 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...
  • 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."
  • Lake trips from Chicago
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoMap with caption: "Showing from One to Two Days' Lake Trips from Chicago, with Longer Trips Indicated."
  • Al Capone
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "His Favorite Pose" Here is an excellent likeness of Alphonse Capone, the Big Boy of Chicago Gangland, and the greatest gangster that ever lived. When King Al poses for a photograph which isn't often, he always turns his right cheek to the camera. The left one is disfigured by an ugly scar. Legend has it that Capone was struck by a machine gun bullet when he was...
  • Scene after William McPadden's assassination
    Image | 1928 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Not passed out, but passed n. William "Gunner" McPadden, an ally of Danny Stanton, was killed in the famous Granada Café on the eve of the New Year, 1929, by George Maloney, killer de luxe for Michael "Bubs" Quinlan, bourbon baron." The Granada Cafe was located at 68th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.
  • Alphonse Capone and John Stege
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Alphonse Capone, released from a Philadelphia jail, set Chicago on its ears, when he appeared unheralded in the office of John Stege, Commissioner of Detectives, and blandly inquired if he was wanted for anything. Capone with his attorney was then escorted to the Federal building where the same question was put to the United States District Attorney. On the same ...
  • Scene after shooting of Alfred Lingle
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Put On the Spot--Alfred (Jake) Lingle, Tribune reporter, was shot down in a subway, just off Randolph Street and Michigan Boulevard at 1 o'clock in the afternoon as he, with a blond youth, were hurried along with a crowd towards a train bound for the races at Washington Park. The "blond" youth stepped back a few paces, whipped out a snub-nosed revolver, shot Jake ...
  • Peoples Gas Building
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Beauty and Business." View is looking northwest, from the Art Institute of Chicago, towards the Peoples Gas Building located at 122 S. Michigan Avenue. The Pullman Building appears at left.
  • Plan to straighten Chicago River
    Image | 1921 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Plan to straighten South Branch of Chicago River." From text: "By straightening the river, as the city council has very recently proposed to do, the land lying between Clark Street and the present river channel would be capable of harmonious development along normal rectangular lines. ... Briefly, this report recommends the straightening of the Chicago River bet...
  • First depot of Galena & Chicago Union Railroad
    Image | 1880-1889 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The first depot of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad Company (now Chicago & Northwestern Railway). This depot stood at the southwest corner of North Canal and West Kinzie streets. It was built in 1848 and was Chicago's first railroad depot. In 1881 the depot was removed. By courtesy of Chicago Historical Society" From text: "It was a one-story frame building...
  • Clark and South Water Streets
    Image | 1860-1869 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Corner Clark and South Water Streets Before the Fire. Original owned by Chicago Historical Society".
  • Henry Field Room
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Henry Field Room, Art Institute: Containing paintings of the Barbizon School"
  • University Club
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Mullion-windowed University Club." Located at 76 E. Monroe St.
  • Street scene in the ghetto
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoScene is not identified but is likely of the Maxwell Street market, on the Near West Side.
  • View of Haymarket Square
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A view of Haymarket Square."
  • Northwestern University campus view
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "View on campus of Northwestern University, Evanston. A glimpse of Orrington Lunt Library. Courtesy of Northwestern University"
  • Clark T. Hinman
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Clark T. Hinman: First president of Northwestern University". From text: "The first president of the Northwestern University was Dr. Clark T. Hinman, who ... was elected by the Board of Trustees on June 22, 1853. Thus Dr. Hinman's incumbency began before the University had yet decided upon its location, a decision which was made in the following August by the pur...
  • M. F. Rittenhouse
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The name of Moses F. Rittenhouse is prominent in connection with the development of the lumber industry in Chicago and in the various sections of the country. His operations have extended widely over the Mississippi valley and he is foremost among those who have been most active in developing the lumber trade of this city."
  • Entrance to Calvary Cemetery
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The improved taste of late years in the choice of sites for cemeteries and the methods adopted for their embellishment, together with the wide-felt public interest in them, and the laws which guard them from desecration, are certainly very aptly illustrated in Calvary. ... The cemetery is located south of and adjoining the village of South Evanston, ten miles no...
  • Mrs. Russell B. Harrison
    Image | 1894 | Picture ChicagoImage taken from five-portrait montage captioned "Prominent officials of the Board of Lady Managers." Other officials depicted are: ""Mrs. Susan G. Cooke, Secretary Board of Lady Managers," "Mrs. V. C. Meredith, Vice-Chairman Executive Committee, and Chairman of Committee on Awards," "Mrs. Potter Palmer, President Board of Lady Managers," and "Mrs. John A. Logan, Vice-Chair...
  • 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.
  • Chicago and Northwestern terminal
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Passenger Terminal, Chicago Chicago and North Western Railway"
  • Women's room in safe deposit vaults
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "At the left is a reception room for women, furnished quite in the style of a similar apartment in a luxurious residence. A uniformed maid is in attendance, the huge mahogany table in the center of a splendid rug contains a score of late magazines, and the chairs invite the visitor to rest and read. At one side of the room is an open fireplace topped with a marb...
  • Chicago Yacht Club
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph has been vignetted.
  • William Hale Thompson
    Image | 1915 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece. Thompson served as mayor of Chicago from 1915–1923, and 1927–1931.
  • Niña Stuart van Zandt Spies
    Image | 1887 | Picture ChicagoWife of August Vincent Theodore Spies.
  • Terrace Row
    Image | 1860-1869 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Terrace Row on Michigan Avenue Before the Fire". Terrace Row was located where the Auditorium Building now stands (at Michigan Avenue and Congress Boulevard).
  • Weir & Craig Mfg. Co. building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoWriting on the side of building, in image: "Machine shop & brass foundry. Plumbers. Steam & gas fitters--Supplies. Weir & Craig Mfg. Company. Iron foundery." From text: "It is only reasonable that in Chicago, which is the center of so many packing houses, there should be a manufactory of packing house machinery, and a firm which makes a speciality of this is the Weir & ...
  • Keeley Institute business office
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Interior of Business Office. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "The Laboratory building contains ... [o]ffices for the clerical purposes necessary for so large a business, also for the use of the lady stenographers of which they have to employ at present fifteen, besides book-keepers, clerks,...
  • Carter H. Harrison
    Image | 1907 | Picture ChicagoCarter H. Harrison Jr., was the 30th mayor of Chicago and held office from 1897–1905, and 1911–1915.
  • Blackstone branch interior
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "This beautiful structure is worthy of particular mention, not only because it is one of the finest and costliest library buildings of its size in the world, but also because it marks the beginning of the branch library system in Chicago. The location is a triangular lot at the intersection of Lake and Washington avenues and Forty-ninth street. .. It is construct...
  • John P. Ahrens, E. B. Leigh and E. T. Walker
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "John P. Ahrens, Vice President
  • Board of directors
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Board of Directors: E. L. Adreon, John P. Ahrens, Jesse A. Baldwin, E. B. Leigh, F. P. Hays, C. S. Gleed, Albert Blair".
  • Draughting department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoDraughting department for Chicago location of the Chicago Railway Equipment Company.
  • Brake beam department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Brake Beam Department--South". The Chicago Railway Equipment Company was established in 1887, and in its first twenty years of operation it produced and sold over six million brake beams. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2387.html. ) Photograph is included in section on company's Detroit facility.
  • Bird's-eye view
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Jersey City facility.