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  • Plan for Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Plan of boulevard to connect the north and south sides of the city, view looking north from Washington Street. Painting by Jules Guerin. From the collection of the Chicago Plan Commission. Copyright, The Commercial Club of Chicago."
  • Field Museum perspective view
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Perspective view of New Field Museum of Natural History."
  • Farmhouse at Mohawk and Armitage
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A survivor of the Chicago Fire is the farmhouse above, set in spacious grounds at Mohawk and Armitage. It was built in 1863 for about $800."
  • Sheet metal tower
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Two-legged dragons cavort around a sheet metal tower, one of a pair on a large building at Wisconsin and Fremont. Bricks for round towers like these were usually cast to a radius."
  • Edward F. Dunne
    Image | 1907 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Then came the Mayoralty campaign of 1905. An open letter to the people of Chicago by Judge Tuley practically made Edward F. Dunne the nominee of the Democratic party on a no-franchise Immediate Municipal Ownership platform. … As a result of a heated campaign in which traction was the principal issue, Dunne was elected ... Mayor Dunne sought with singleness of pur...
  • South plaza of new Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "South plaza of the new Michigan Avenue looking south from bridge showing possibilities for attractive development. Drawing by A. N. Rebori."
  • Receiving the Keeley treatment
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Taking the Hypodermic Treatment. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "An illustration of the method pursued is given in this work. This shows Dr. Keeley in the foreground, noting the condition of patients as they pass from the hands of the operating physicians. The four daily hypodermic injections ...
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] St. Joseph's Hospital, Garfield Ave. and Burling St. [See "Hospitals."]". From text: "The hospital is fitted with all the latest improvements for ventilation, heating, etc., and has accommodations for three hundred patients in wards and private rooms. Of the latter there are fifty, tastefully decorated, supplied with light...
  • Keeley Institute: Waiting for the train
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Waiting for the Train at Dwight. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "Train time is always looked forward to at Dwight, sometimes with pleasure and sometimes with sorrow. Pleasant ties are broken every day. The departing graduate, while looking forward with pleasure to meeting his friends once more...
  • Scandia Hall
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Scandia Hall, W. Ohio St., near Milwaukee Ave. [See "Scandia Hall."]".
  • 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 ni...
  • 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 i...
  • 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-Chairm...
  • 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 nor...
  • 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 & Craig...
  • 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, etc."
  • 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 constructe...
  • John P. Ahrens, E. B. Leigh and E. T. Walker
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoE. T. Walker, Secretary and Treasurer".
  • 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.
  • Bird's-eye view
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Jersey City facility.
  • Solid beam department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Jersey City facility.
  • Assembling department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Jersey City facility.
  • Shipping department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Marion facility.
  • Annealing department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Grand Rapids facility.
  • Clark Street
    Image | 1875 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Clark Street, south from Randolph."
  • Jefferson Park
    Image | 1875 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Jefferson Park, Chicago."
  • Water tower and pumphouse
    Image | 1875 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago Water Works."
  • Chicago of To-day cover
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoText on cover: "Chicago of To-Day: The Metropolis of the West."
  • The Rookery
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Rookery, twelve stories, corner Adams and LaSalle Streets, one of the chief office buildings of Chicago and one of the most ornate structures erected by private enterprise in the world--159 feet."
  • Chicago River
    Image | 1875 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago River, from Lake Street Bridge."
  • Chief Ebersold
    Image | 1886 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chief of Police Ebersold". Ebersold was Chicago's chief of police at the time of the Haymarket violence, on May 4, 1886.
  • 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 ) Photograph is included in section on company's Detroit facility.
  • Wellington Hotel
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Wellington Hotel, Wabash Ave. and Jackson St. [See "Hotels."]" From text: "Located on Wabash avenue and Jackson street. This hotel, although only known to the public for about one year is now recognized as one of the ultra fashionable hotels of the city. The hotel is magnificently arranged, decorated and furnished in the h...
  • Sidney Hillman
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Sidney Hillman, General President". From text: "Sidney Hillman, president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, was an apprentice cutter in Hart, Schaffner and Marx and a striker in the strike of 1910."
  • Women's Local 275
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Officers and Executive Board Members Women's Local 275".