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  • Courtyard of Hull House
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Courtyard of Hull House."
  • William D. Boyce
    Image | 1912 | Picture Chicagosimilarly the history of successful cities is a history of its successful men. This has been notably true in the creation of Chicago. The men who have made it were, for the most part, farmers' sons. One of these was William D. Boyce, publisher, manufacturer, writer, traveler and sportsman."
  • Fisk Hall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Fisk Hall, The Academy of Northwestern University: At the right is the United States Life Saving Station. Courtesy of Northwestern University".
  • Rest Cottage
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Rest Cottage, Evanston: W.C.T.U. Headquarters, former home of Miss Willard." From text: "Her home in Evanston is known as 'Rest Cottage,' where she spent many years of her life, though in the interest of her work she traveled extensively."
  • Dome and Grand Stairway
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven are skylighted, and plans are being made to extend the building eastward by bridging the Illinois Central railroad tracks with skylighted galleries and building new museum hal...
  • Lake View town hall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Town Hall of the former city of Lake View: Built in 1872 at a cost of seventeen thousand dollars, corner Addison and Halsted streets. Photograph taken by A. W. Watriss". From text: "The name of the Township of Ridgeville was changed to Evanston on February 17th, 1857, accompanied by a change of boundaries. Lakeview Township, formerly a part of Ridgeville Township, ...
  • Chicago Tribune Building
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Chicago Tribune Building, Madison and Dearborn Sts. [See "Newspapers."]"
  • Entrance to Rosehill Cemetery
    Image | 1883 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The projectors of Rose Hill have wisely selected grounds far enough from the city proper to insure no molestation of the ashes of the dead in the future, and have chosen grounds high enough for the purposes intended, and also those susceptible of improvement at a slight expense. They are of easy access both by rail and drives, which is certainly a desirable featu...
  • Michigan Boulevard before widening
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Michigan Boulevard at Randolph Street before Widening."
  • 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 suffered ...
  • 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 the...
  • Section, engraving room
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoAugust 1922.
  • Lillian Russell
    Image | 1892 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece
  • 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 ... "
  • 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 of ...
  • Corner, watch repair room
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoAugust 1922.
  • Entrance to Forest Home
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagoin fact their equal in that respect can not be found around Chicago. No spot could be more advantageously situated than the location of Forest Home, it being fifty-six feet above the level of Lake Michigan and the crown of the water-shed between the Atlantic and the Gulf. The water running from the roof of a house on the grounds on one side finds the St. Lawrence, while the ...
  • 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 Grove ...
  • 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."
  • 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"
  • 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."
  • Residence of Seymour J. Thurber
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. Seymour J. Thurber. 1444 Estes Ave., Rogers Park."
  • Trade Board meeting
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Trade Board of the Wholesale Clothiers, Wholesale Tailors, Cut Trim and Make Association, etc., B. M. Squires, Impartial Chairman". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • West Side Auditorium meeting
    Image | 1921 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Meeting of all of Joint Board Delegates, Local Executives and Shop Chairmen. West Side Auditorium, Jan. 13, 1921. Presented to Captains and Lieutenants of the $1,000,000 Lockout Fund Chicago Joint Board Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America." On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Dickens and Halsted apartment building
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Architectural details add interest to many houses in the Sheffield area. On the opposite page is a three-story bay on an apartment building at the corner of Dickens and Halsted."
  • Porch figures on Dewes House
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Stone figures support the porch of a home built in 1896 for Chicago brewer Francis J. Dewes. Located on Wrightwood and Hampden Court, it now houses the Swedish Engineers Society."
  • Edwin Burritt Smith
    Image | 1907 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The City was fortunate in its choice of attorneys to represent it in the litigation. Edgar B. Tolman, Corporation Counsel, was a lawyer of marked ability. Associated with him as special traction counsel were Edwin Burritt Smith and John C. Mathis."
  • Walter L. Fisher
    Image | 1907 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: " … and Walter L. Fisher, special traction counsel, who reduced to concrete form the suggestions of former years and in conjunction with Mayor Dunne and the Local Transportation Committee negotiated with the Companies a working agreement to be in force pending such purchase, probably the best in traction history anywhere."
  • Chicago Commons Woman's Club
    Image | 1901 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "[T]he Chicago Commons Woman's Club … now numbers about 125 women, and includes the representatives of twelve or fifteen nationalities and many different sects. Its Tuesday afternoon meetings, (our flash-light view of the latest, gives some idea of their popularity and pleasure), is an event each week in the lives of its members and the house."
  • Colonial loom
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The old Colonial loom of which the museum contains two specimens, was fast in comparison with the more primitive looms, but slow when compared with the youngest of all, the power loom."
  • Grant Park adjoining Central Station
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Grant Park, Adjoining Central Station, Showing the Buckingham Fountain and Other New Improvements Under Way." From text: "Buckingham Fountain, in Grant Park at the foot of Congress Street, is the largest and one of the most beautiful fountains in the world. It has several varieties of displays and is illuminated at night. Closed during the winter months."
  • Executive Offices, Chicago Joint Board
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoFrank Rosenblum Directing".
  • Bohemian Coat Makers Local 6
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Officers and Executive Board Members Bohemian Coat Makers Local 6". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Bessie Abramowitz
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Bessie Abramowitz (Mrs. Sidney Hillman)". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Joseph Goldman
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Joseph Goldman, President. Officers Chicago Joint Board". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Levi D. Boone
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Other notables of the "Old Guard" who arrived in the thirties, and were for the most part in hale and hearty middle life, were … Levi D. Boone (a stalwart Know-nothing)…" Levi D. Boone (1808-1882) was a doctor, captain in the Black Hawk War, and mayor of Chicago (1855-1856). (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.