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  • Monadnock Building
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "This building presents the appearance of being the most substantial structure in Chicago. It occupies the entire block bounded by Jackson Boulevard, Clark, Dearborn and Van Buren streets. Several of the railroad systems have their general offices here. Seven thousand persons are employed within its walls." Building designed by firm of Burnham and Root.
  • Early shopping district at Lake and La Salle
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Early Shopping District Intersection of Lake and La Salle Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Early shopping district at Lake and Wells
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Early Shopping District Intersection of Lake and Wells Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Motor squad wagon
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Used for all emergency services in the saving of life and property. Responds to all fires with all regular fire equipment. Carries pulmotor, acetylene cutting device and all heavy tools for extricating persons in a dangerous position, at large fires and railroad accidents, etc. It is considered by the Department as one of the important advances of increased efficie...
  • Rush Street Bridge
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Lake House, Rush Street Bridge, and River Mouth". View is looking northwest, across the Chicago River, to the Near North Side. Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Barney Oldfield, Jerry Eller, C. A. Coey
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Barney Oldfield, Jerry Eller and C. A. Coey in Mr. Coey's racing car."
  • John Fitzpatrick
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Mr. John Fitzpatrick, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor, agreed to help them and from that time on devoted his entire time to their cause."
  • Jane Addams
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The value of the services of such women during the strike as Ellen Gates Starr, Mrs. Raymond Robins, Jane Addams, Amelia Sears, Mrs. Lillie, Mrs. John Furie, Grace Abbott, and others, was incalculable. Without almost a single important exception the sympathy of the public leaned to the side of the workers and had its effect in weakening and undermining the morale...
  • Samuel Kapper
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Samuel Kapper, Killed in 1915 Strike". From text: "On October 26th Samuel Kapper, one of the strikers, was shot and killed and a large number of others wounded in a riot at Harrison and Halsted streets. More than ten thousand striking garment workers paid their tribute at the funeral to this hero of the strike." On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Leo Krzycki
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoOne of four individuals depicted above caption: "National Organizers, Chicago Campaign, 1919". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Sewing Machine Adjusters Local 272
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Officers and Executive Board Members Sewing Machine Adjusters Local 272".
  • Polish Coat Makers Local 38
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Officers and Executive Board Members Polish Coat Makers Local 38". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • John E. Williams
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "John E. Williams, Chairman, Board of Arbitration, 1912-1919". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Louis Schultz
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Louis Schultz, Vice President. Officers Chicago Joint Board". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • The Textile Room
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Textile Room." From text: "The [Hull House Labor] Museum was opened in November, 1900, and from the first, five departments were planned, though, owing to lack of space and equipment, only that of the textiles was developed to any extent during the first winter. In one room were placed various appliances for spinning and weaving, largely collected from the vici...
  • Educational meeting and concert
    Image | 1921 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Reception to Sidney Hillman International President A.C.W. of A. On His Return from Europe at the Educational Meeting and Concert Nov. 18, 1921 by the Chicago Joint Board of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Ashland Auditorium". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Charles A. Comiskey at opening of new park
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Comiskey at the opening of his $1,000,000 baseball park in 1910."
  • Two house on Lill Avenue
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The simple wooden cottage at left--with its unusual second-story porch--contrasts with a brick two-flat building on Lill Street."
  • Chicago Brotherhood team of 1890
    Image | 1890 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "One of the greatest combinations of stars ever put together--Comiskey's Chicago Brotherhood team of 1890."
  • Farragut Boat Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The present club house (at 3016 Lake Park Avenue) was completed in the spring of 1886."
  • Indiana Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Indiana Club was organized in 1883, for the purpose of promoting social intercourse among its members and their families. The Club occupies the premises at 3349 Indiana Avenue, a handsome and commodious two story brick house, furnished throughout with every comfort and luxury. The billiard and pool rooms, the bowling alley and the dressing rooms are on the fi...
  • Kenwood Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "From this meeting resulted the present Kenwood Club, the organization of which was perfected in February, 1884. In June of the same year the Club took possession of the house on Forty-seventh Street, near Lake Avenue, which was formerly the residence of Norman B. Judd, Esq. To this house, a two story and basement frame building, a large addition, 40x75 feet, was ...
  • Standard Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Standard Club was organized in 1869, and chartered February 14th, 1887. The object for which it was formed is the social and mental improvement of its members by social intercourse and by various educational means, to-wit: The establishment and maintenance of a library, a gymnasium, a theater, a lecture and music hall, a reading room, the collection of painti...
  • Union Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Union Club was organized in 1878 … In 1881, the present handsome club house was built. Admirably situated on Washington Place (at the corner of Dearborn Avenue) it attracts the attention of every passer-by by the grace and beauty of its proportions. As you pass through the broad front door, you enter a spacious hall with walls and ceiling of exquisitely carve...
  • Orchestra Hall
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoLocated at 220 S. Michigan Avenue. Designed by D. H. Burnham & Co. and built in 1905.
  • Studebaker Theater
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoThe Studebaker Theater was located in what is now known as the Fine Arts Building, at 410 S. Michigan Avenue. The architect was S. S. Beman.
  • August Spies
    Image | 1887 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece. Handwritten below, "With Compliments A. Spies."
  • Wabash Avenue
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "In the Shopping District--Wabash Avenue." View is looking northwest up Wabash Avenue from Monroe Street.
  • Mrs. Potter Palmer
    Image | 1894 | Picture ChicagoCentral portrait in 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. Russell B. Harrison, Vice-President at Large," and "Mrs. John A. Logan, Vice-Chairma...
  • Residence of Hermann Weinhardt
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of West Park Commissioner Hermann Weinhardt, near Wicker Park." Weinhardt's seven-year term as West Park Commissioner began March 18, 1891 (from text).
  • Retail display
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Where space is valuable--a stairway display in a Chicago retail store"
  • Jim Colosimo and Dale Winter
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A rare photograph of "Big" Jim Colosimo and his wife, Dale Winter, taken shortly after their marriage. Note the laced shoes. Colosimo, over-lord of the Chicago underworld for twenty years, engaged Capone as his body guard when Alphonse was only a youngster." From text: "On March 29, 1920, Colosimo divorced his wife, Victoria, and on April 16 he was married to Dale ...
  • Dominck Aiello's assassination site
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dominck Aiello, minor member of the North Side gang. (Lower photograph) The last public appearance of Dominck Aiello."
  • Northwestern University buildings, Evanston
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Northwestern University buildings at Evanston". Buildings labeled in montage are: "Fayerweather Hall of Science", "Dearborn Observatory", "University Hall", "Willard Hall", and "Orrington Lunt Library".
  • Anton J. Cermak
    Image | 1933 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Cermak Was Elected World's Fair Mayor[.] 'I'm glad it was me instead of you.' Thus spoke the man that had been chosen to be Mayor of the city of Chicago during A Century of Progress Exposition on that memorable night of February 15, 1933, in Miami, Florida, when he was felled by an assassin's bullet as he was talking to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt."
  • Indian trail tree at lakeside
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Indian trail tree at Lakeside (Courtesy Chicago Historical Society)"
  • Union Defense Committee of Chicago
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Union Defense Committee, Organized in 1861 (Through this Representative Body of Chicago Citizens the First Regiments were Placed in the Field, Civilians Organized, and Chicago's Reputation for "Doing Things" Established) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Individuals portrayed are: Judge Thomas Drummond, Judge George Manierre, Julian Rumsey, John C...
  • Confederate prisoners at Camp Douglas
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Confederate prisoners at Camp Douglas By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Camp Douglas opened as a training camp for Union troops in 1861 on the property of Stephen J. Douglas, between 31st and 33rd Streets, and Cottage Grove and present-day Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and later served as a prisoner of war camp for Confederate soldiers. (Source: Encyc...
  • Lake trips from Chicago
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoMap with caption: "Showing from One to Two Days' Lake Trips from Chicago, with Longer Trips Indicated."