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  • Central Park
    Image | 1875 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Cntral Park, Chicago".
  • Dearborn Street
    Image | 1875 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dearborn Street, south from Monroe".
  • Jesuit Church
    Image | 1875 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Interior View of 12th Street Jesuit Church, Chicago."
  • Davis Square branch reading room
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The wide distribution of Chicago's population has made it necessary to provide small branch or deposit libraries in the residence districts, thus, in a measure, carrying the benefits of the Library to those who cannot conveniently come to it. These are established at convenient points throughout the city and were formerly housed in rented quarters, frequently in ...
  • Residence of Mrs. Potter Palmer
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Potter Palmer of Chicago was a member of the Board of Directors of the World's Columbian Exposition, and his wife, Mrs. Bertha M. Honore Palmer, was president of the Board of Lady Managers."
  • Paul Schulze
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoPaul Schulze was president of the Schulze Baking Company of Chicago.
  • Stiles Burton
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "A resident of Chicago ere the city was incorporated and identified with its commercial interests until after the great fire, when the work of rebuilding the city was substantially completed, Stiles Burton has been termed 'one of the men most honored and esteemed among the early citizens of Chicago.' His portraits hangs in the gallery of the Chicago Historic Socie...
  • Reading room
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Reading Room for current periodicals is one of the largest rooms in the building occupying the entire north front on the fourth floor. Nearly twelve hundred publications are regularly received and kept on file here, comprising all the popular American and English periodicals, reviews, and weeklies, a selection of the best publications in German, French, and o...
  • Brake beam department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Brake Beam Department--North". 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.
  • University of Chicago buildings
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoLabels for five photographs in montage: "A view along 57th St.", "The Hull Biological Laboratories", "The Womens Dormitories", "The Divinity Dormitories", and "The Bartlett Gymnasium". The building depicted in the "view along 57th" is Hitchcock Hall.
  • Kinzie's residence
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The first white man who became a permanent settler here was Mr. John Kinzie, an Indian trader, who crossed the lake from St. Joseph, Michigan, in 1804. He was the founder of the commerce of Chicago … Outside the fort Chicago then consisted of but five houses: first, Mr. Kinzie's, on the north side of the river, opposite the fort..."
  • Fort Dearborn
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "About this time the first fort was erected--a common frontier block-house, which was situated near the site of Rush street bridge, on the south side of the river."
  • James Ryan, Maclay Hoyne and Frank Johnston, Jr.
    Image | 1916 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "James Ryan (central figure), alias 'Prof. Charles T. Crane' of the clairvoyant trust, cleaned up $60,000 in seven months through detective bureau connivance. At right and left are Hoyne and his chief assistant, Frank Johnston, Jr."
  • Peristyle at the lake front
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece. Color enhanced print showing peristyle at Randolph Street and the Michigan Avenue streetwall buildings, including the Montgomery Ward Building, at center.
  • View west on Adams Street
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoPeoples Gas Building, at right.
  • Dismissal at noon
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dismissal at noon--Jirka School. By courtesy of the Board of Education" Jirka Public Day-School for the Deaf was located on 17th between Loomis and Laflin Sts. (Source: The Volta review, Volume 15, Issue 2.)
  • Wendell Phillips High School
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Wendell Phillips High School: Thirty-ninth Street and Prairie Avenue. By courtesy of the Board of Education".
  • Old Fort Dearborn
    Image | 1856 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Old Fort Dearborn with surroundings in 1856. By courtesy of Chicago Historical Society."
  • Commercial Insurance Company's Building
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoLettering in illustration reads: "Commercial Insurance Company's Building 160 & 162 Washington St. Chicago." Text reads: "We have become so accustomed to look eastward for successful and reliable insurance companies, that we often overlook those at our own doors, which, in all the essentials of solvency, are the peers of any in the land. Among these the Commercial Insurance ...
  • First National Bank Building
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoThe First National Bank was located at the southwest corner of State and Washington streets.
  • Teachers' College
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Teachers' College: Sixty-eighth Street and Stewart Avenue. By courtesy of the Board of Education."
  • Group of revenue assessors
    Image | 1863 | Picture ChicagoCaption: ""A. C. Hesing, Martin Kimbell, Fred H. Rolschausen, H. W. Scoville, Reuben Taylor, George Dunlap, John Forsyth, W. R. H. Gray, J. C. Brown, George H. Anderson, Chester L. Root, Peter Page, C. R. Field, William James, C. N. Holden, Bernhard H. Bruns, Andrew Nelson, H. N. Heald, Fred Becker,* Albert W. Weber, Henry N. Stevens, Edward Page, Charles G. Smith, C. B. Sam...
  • Main banking room
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Beyond the rooms of the savings bank … the visitor steps into the great spacious bank-room. It is a delight to the eye of even the veriest tyro in things artistic. Standing there in that magnificent doorway and viewing the splendid spectacle gleaming in the flood of light, which pours through the glass-paneled ceiling, the observer finds it difficult to realize t...
  • View north on LaSalle Street
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Wall Street of Chicago." View is looking north up LaSalle Street from West Jackson Blvd.
  • Old West Market Hall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Old West Market Hall: On the site of the present Haymarket Square."
  • Frances E. Willard
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "It is safe to say that no name among the residents of Evanston looms larger on the pages of the country's history than that of Frances Elizabeth Willard. … In 1874, Miss Willard was elected president of the Illinois Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and gave her whole time to the work. In 1883, she projected the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union, of wh...
  • Rush Medical College
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Located on the corner of Indiana and North Dearborn street, was established in 1843. The new building, erected in 1857 at a cost of $70,000, is one of the finest educational structures in the West. The College possesses a large and well-selected library, besides ample chemical apparatus, a laboratory, and a museum filled with every needed means of illustration an...
  • Ruins of Chicago Postoffice
    Image | 1871 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Ruins of the interior of the Chicago Postoffice after the Great Fire of 1871. By permission of Chicago Historical Society."
  • Dearborn Street
    Image | 1906 | Picture Chicagoat the other, the Chicago River. Further to the north the street becomes Dearborn Avenue, a popular residential street ending at Lincoln Park." View is looking north from present-day Congress Parkway.
  • Palmer House
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "This famous hotel, at the corner of State and Monroe streets, was built shortly after the great fire by Potter Palmer, to whose estate it now belongs. Many great political deals were consummated within its walls, and its name is known from the Atlantic to the Pacific."
  • Cook County Hospital
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Cook County Hospital, the largest of the public charities of Chicago, occupies twelve acres on West Harrison and Polk streets. The main building is a handsome edifice of red brick with stone trimmings and contains twenty-four wards each devoted to a separate class of disease. Any patient without money is taken at this hospital and receives as good treatment as ...
  • Sherman House
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Sherman House By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Sherman House was located at northwest corner of Randolph and Clark Streets. (Source: Early Chicago Hotels, by William R. Host and Brooke Ahne Portmann (2006).
  • Gurdon S. Hubbard
    Image | 1910 | Picture Chicagoarrived in 1818) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (1802-1886) was a businessman and partner of American Fur Co. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Archibald Clybourne
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Clybourne, types of the pioneer By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Archibald Clybourne (1802-1872), was a butcher and justice of the peace. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Looking north from Park Row
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Looking North from Park Row By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Park Row
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Park Row By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Spies addressing the strikers
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Spies addressing the strikers at McCormick's." The McCormick's Works factory was located near Blue Island and Western avenues.
  • State Street
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "State Street is the "Broadway of the West." Here are located the great department stores. Upon a bright day its sidewalks swarm with shoppers and pleasure seekers. Among the massive structures towering toward the sky are the Masonic Temple, Palmer House and Columbus Memorial Building." View is looking northeast.
  • City Hall and County Courthouse
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "City Hall and Cook County Court House The administrative offices of the city of Chicago and the court-rooms and offices of Cook County, Illinois, are in this massive building which occupies the entire square bounded by Washington, Clark, La Salle and Randolph streets. It was five years in building and cost six million dollars. The heavy style of architecture gives ...
  • Stock Exchange
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Chicago Stock Exchange Building is located at the corner of Washington and La Salle streets, diagonally across from City Hall. It is one of the largest office structures in the city. The exchange is on the second floor. Here a large volume of speculative business is done every day in the week, except Sundays and holidays." The building, designed by architects L...