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  • Main vestibule
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Main Vestibule Loyola Academy."
  • Homestead of Robert R. Clark
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Homestead of the late Robert R. Clark (Built in 1859) Intersection Halsted and Clark Streets, Chicago Courtesy of Mrs. B. A. Squire". The house served as a refuge for many Northside residents after the Chicago Fire of 1871. Photograph is undated but possibly taken in the 1880s.
  • Lake View House
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Lake View House (Permission Mr. James J. Wilson and Chicago Historical Society)". From text: ""There was also a hotel, called the Lake View House, having been opened on July 4, 1854, occupying a site at the northwest corner of what is now designated Grace Street and Sheridan Road. This had been built by James H. Rees and Elisha E. Huntley, and was, without ...
  • Log house at Kenilworth
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Log house at Kenilworth, built by John Doyle Torn down about 1902 (Courtesy Chicago Historical Society)". Photograph is undated but probably was taken in the 1890s.
  • Col. James A. Mulligan
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Col. James A. Mulligan (Commander of "The Irish Brigade") By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Image appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  • Ellsworth Requiem March
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Ellsworth Requiem March' (The Cover Shows an Authentic Portrait of Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth, Chicago's Youthful Hero, the First Soldier Killed in the Civil War) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Text on cover: "To the memory of Col. E. E. Ellsworth. Who fell at Alexandria, Va., May 24th, 1861. Col. Ellsworth Requiem March, by A. J. Vaas. Pu...
  • Chicago Tribune building
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The new Tribune building [i]s, in every respect, a model of beauty, convenience and comfort, and an ornament to the city. It is located on the corner of Madison and Dearborn streets. It fronts 72 feet on Dearborn, by 121 feet on Madison street, and covers an area of 8,712 square feet. The building is constructed entirely of fire proof materials. It is four st...
  • Michigan Southern R. R. Depot
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Michigan Southern, and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific trains start from the same depot on Van Buren, opposite LaSalle street."
  • Tremont House
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The visitor to Chicago can not fail to be attracted by the splendid and massive structure of the Tremont House, which is centrally located on the corner of Dearborn and Lake streets. This hotel is widely known as one of the most spacious and agreeable in the West. The internal arrangements admirably harmonize with the inviting aspect of the exterior. The Tremo...
  • Steins Bazaar
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoText in illustration reads: "81 83 City of Paris. Bazaar. M. Campbell's Hair Manufactory. National Bazaar. Steins Bazaar. E. H. Stein." From text: "The City of Paris, [i]n miniature, can be seen by the visitor to Chicago at Stein's unique and elegant bazaar, No. 83 South Clark street. The collection of fancy goods, toys, and elegant ornaments he keeps in stock in this...
  • Field, Leiter & Co's
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Field, Leiter & Co's Establishment." From text: "Dry Goods, Wholesale. Field, Palmer & Leiter, State, N. E. cor. Washington street."
  • M. E. Page & Co. Confectioners
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "M. E. Page & Co. Wholesale Confectioners! 24 Michigan Avenue, Manufacturers of Rock Candy, Gum, Cream and Cordial Work. The Confectionary House of this firm, a cut of which appears on the opposite page, is the largest and most complete concern of the kind in the United States. They occupy the whole of the immense building for the different departments of thei...
  • Bank vaults on main floor
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "At the rear of the banking floor are ten immense vaults in which the money, valuables, and books of the bank are placed at the close of each day's business. If ever anything built by human hands was made impregnable to assault from without, this business vault of the Chicago National Bank certainly was. It stands three stories in height and is clear of the wall...
  • Equitable Trust Company's offices
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Entrance to Equitable Trust Company's Offices." From text: "Bronze elevators, operated by electricity and moving in a shaft inclosed in beautifully designed bronze scrollwork, noiselessly carry the visitor to the upper floors in the front portion of the building. Here are the offices of the Equitable Trust Company, a corporation which acts as executor of estates ...
  • Luncheon by Daniel Burnham
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Luncheon by Daniel Hudson Burnham, architect, to his city-planning colleagues in business when the Plan of Chicago was completed in 1908. From left to right (upper row) : Edward B. Butler, Daniel Hudson Burnham, Charles D. Norton, Clyde M. Carr, Edward F. Carry, Edward H. Bennett, John de la Mataer (secretary), Charles G. Dawes. From left to right (lower row): Jo...
  • Terrace Row
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Terrace Row--"The Marble Terrace" The Lake Front By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Marble Terrace stood on property later occupied by the Auditorium Building.
  • Hon. Joseph E. Gary
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoJudge Gary presided over the trial of the eight anarchists for their alleged involvement in the Haymarket Riot. (Wikipedia entry on Joseph Gary)
  • C. A. Coey's School of Motoring
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The object of our school is to prepare young men throughout the country to become expert chauffeurs, repairmen, demonstrators, salesmen, garage managers, etc. Our president, Mr. C. A. Coey, has been in the automobile business for twelve years, and he is one of the most prominent automobile men in America today."
  • C. A. Coey and Charles Bonaparte
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "At the left--C. A. Coey, next to him--Charles Bonaparte, grandson of the late Napoleon the Great." Note: Charles Joseph Bonaparte was in fact a grand nephew of Napoleon 1.
  • Stock yards and tower
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "All visitors to Chicago are sure to include a trip to the celebrated stock yards during their sojourn in the city. Thousands of head of cattle are slaughtered here daily. The cattle are housed in hundreds of pens covering three hundred and twenty acres. The problem of supplying this immense area with water was solved by the building of a great tower, from which ...
  • 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...
  • Lillian Russell
    Image | 1892 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece
  • 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 ...
  • Henry Horner
    Image | 1933 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Illinois' Governor, Henry Horner[.] Following more than eighteen years as judge of Probate Court, Henry Horner was elevated to the position of the Governor of the State of Illinois on January 9, 1933, at the state capitol of Springfield. The Governor was born in Chicago seven years after the Great Fire ... "
  • Chicago, before the fire
    Image | 1933 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago, as It Was Before the Fire"
  • Rufus C. Dawes
    Image | 1933 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Rufus C. Dawes President A Century of Progress"
  • Calumet Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoBuilding was located at Michigan Avenue and Twentieth Street.
  • Chicago Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago Club, Monroe St." From text: "After the fire the present building was erected on Monroe Street, just opposite the Palmer House."
  • Illinois Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "In 1881, the property which is the present quarters of the Club (154 Ashland Avenue) was purchased."
  • Oaks Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Austin Library Building and Club House." From text: "The Oaks was organized in January, 1882, and incorporated September 3d, 1884, its object being to promote social intercourse between its members and their families. In its early days the club occupied rooms in the Giles Block until the building was destroyed by fire November 13th, 1885, at which time it suffere...
  • Park Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Park Club had its beginning at a social gathering of the leading gentlemen of South Park early in the spring of 1886. … The selection of its name was the natural sequence of its unrivalled location in the midst of the grand system of parks and boulevards, over whose thousands of acres of lawn and lake its windows look. While the majority of the members of th...
  • Michigan Boulevard before widening
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Michigan Boulevard at Randolph Street before Widening."
  • Illinois Central Station
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Grant Park, the Lake, Michigan Boulevard and Central Station of the Illinois Central R. R."
  • 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.
  • Wacker Monument in Graceland Cemetery
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Graceland.--Monument of Frederick and Catharine Wacker." From text: "Before the close of the year 1893 the number of the silent inhabitants of the necropolis Graceland will have reached 60,000. This cemetery is justly famed as one of the finest among Chicago's cities of the dead, and occupies a similar rank here as does Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, Spring Gro...
  • Entrance to Forest Home
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "This cemetery is situated between West Madison and West Twelfth Sts., about four and one half miles west of the present City Limits, and embraces the most beautiful part of the once celebrated Haase's Park, comprising nearly one hundred acres of land. These grounds have gained a wide reputation for the beauty of their natural scenery
  • 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 t...