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  • 50-50: Fighting Chicago's Crime Trusts
    Image | 1916 | Picture ChicagoCover of the book,"50-50": Fighting Chicago's Crime Trusts.
  • Riots at Halsted Street viaduct
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Labor Troubles of 1877: Riots at the Halsted Street Viaduct, Chicago." The viaduct was located at Halsted and 16th Street. (Source: The Labor Trail: Chicago's History of Working-Class Life and Struggle
  • Residence of Verne L. Brado
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. Verne L. Brado 7320 Sheridan Road, Birchwood"
  • Clarendon Beach
    Image | 1916 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Clarendon Beach. Tens of thousands in the water at Clarendon Beach, 1916: 23,000 bathers have visited this single beach in one day. What better argument could possibly be had for the 'Reclamation of the Lake Front for the People'?"
  • South Branch of Chicago River
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "View looking north of the South Branch of the Chicago River showing the suggested arrangement of streets and ways for teaming and reception of freight at different levels."
  • New South Water Street
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A typical scene of new South Water Street from State to Market Streets to be carried through along the river bank to connect with the upper and lower levels of Michigan Avenue." From text: "Consider how the improvement proposed will bring South Water Street into its destiny, not as a fruit market, but as a modern, high-class business thoroughfare. On the upper leve...
  • Schulze Baking Company advertisement
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoText in advertisement: "The Bakery where bread is made of the highest standard of quality and production. Schulze Baking Co." The Schulze Baking Company building is located at 40 East Garfield Boulevard.
  • Bion J. Arnold
    Image | 1907 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Following the recommendation of the Committee on Local Transportation, the City Council, on the 26th of May, 1902, authorized the Mayor and City Comptroller to execute a contract with Bion J. Arnold, as expert engineer, for the rendering of such services as might be required by the committee ..." Also, "... Bion J. Arnold, expert to the Committee on Local Transpo...
  • Harry J. Powers
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Harry J. Powers, One of the Theater Managers Arrested for Manslaughter."
  • Haverly's Theatre
    Image | 1883 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The theatre was a surprise to every one, even in Chicago, where celerity is a prevailing habit and Time has in most things been knocked out of time. The first stone was turned upon the ground on the 12th of June, 1881. Ninety days later--on the 12th of September--the new theater, completed at every point, was thrown open to the public. If the world can offer anot...
  • Front of Iroquois Theater
    Image | 1903 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Front view of the Iroquois Theater."
  • Front rows and stage
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Front rows of seats and front of stage."
  • Inspector Bonfield
    Image | 1886 | Picture ChicagoInspector John Bonfield was present at the Haymarket on May 4, 1886. He marched 176 officers to the scene of the gathering there and ordered the crowd to disperse, after which events turned violent. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.)
  • Bird's eye view of Grant Park
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Bird's eye view at night of Grant Park, the façade of the city, the proposed harbor, and the lagoons of the proposed park on the south shore. From a painting by Jules Guerin. Copyright, The Commercial Club of Chicago."
  • Michigan Avenue and Adams Street
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A section of Michigan Avenue and Adams Street showing Orchestra Hall, the Pullman Building, the People's Gas, Light and Coke Co.'s Building, corner of Art Institute. Courtesy Rand-McNally Souvenir Guide to Chicago."
  • Residence of George D. Eddy
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. George D. Eddy. 5852 Sheridan Road, Edgewater."
  • Residence of A. Carlson
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. A. Carlson. 6030 Sheridan Road, North Edgewater."