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  • Suburb of Auburn Park
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Suburb of Auburn Park--Wright, North from 77th St. [See "Outlying Chicago."]". From text: ""Well understanding that no locality can be uniformly improved unless under the sole control of a single person or a syndicate, Eggleston, Mallette & Brownell also bought Auburn Park. Then they immediately commenced to carry out...
  • Marquette Cross
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Marquette Cross."
  • 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."
  • Milwaukee Avenue State Bank
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Milwaukee Avenue State Bank. [See "Banks, State and Private."]". From text: "Location Milwaukee Avenue and Carpenter street. … Successor to the banking house of Paul O. Stensland & Co., the leading financial institution of the northwest section of the city. The former bank had built up a very large business with ...
  • Looking north on State from Madison St.
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Looking north on State From Madison St. [See "Guide."]". From text: "[W]e will endeavor to do the great retail avenue of Chicago, or at least a portion of it, before the day closes. This thoroughfare ... is one of the grandest commercial arteries in the world. By looking up "State Street" in the Index, you will learn ...
  • Owings Building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Corner of Adams and Dearborn Sts". From text: "Tower of the quaint Owings Building, fourteen stories, corner Adams and Dearborn Streets, unique in design, and a cloud disturber of the first order--225 feet."
  • Auditorium Building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: " Auditorium Tower, the highest building in Chicago. The balcony is 260 feet high, and the observatory tower carries the height up to 275 feet. The flagstaff surmounting this is the highest thing in town--300 feet."
  • Entrance to Stock Yards
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Entrance to Stock Yards." From text: "No reference to Chicago of a statistical nature, even of the most infinitesimal character, would be complete without passing reference at least to the Union Stock Yards and the part they play in the world's economy. ... The yards were considered quite isolated at the time, but the city has grown so rapidly they have been anne...
  • Chicago Public Library
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Chicago Public Library". From text: "The Chicago Public Library is a free public institution, established under the Illinois library law of 1872, and maintained by the city as part of its public educational system. It derives its revenue from an annual library tax of approximately four-tenths of a mill, and is governed by a Board of Directors of nine members ...
  • Business office in Tacoma Building
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Business Office, New York Mutual Life Insurance Co., Tacoma Bldg [Charles H. Ferguson, Agent.]". From text: ""Elsewhere is presented in this volume an engraving of the interior of the counting room of Charles H. Ferguson, general agent of the New York Mutual Life Insurance Company for the State of Illinois. The offices...
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • The Textile Room
    Image | 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 vi...
  • Proposed South Water Street improvements
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "View of proposed South Water Street and river front improvements by E. H. Bennett, consultant architect. From the collection of the Chicago Plan Commission." From text: "To complete Chicago's great central district, the greatest in the world, South Water Street must be reclaimed for all the people. South Water Street can be made into the second finest thoroughfa...
  • Gateway to North Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Suggested treatment of gateway to North Michigan Avenue, looking north. Drawing by A. N. Rebori."
  • American Brewing Academy
    Image | 1901 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Amerikanische Brauer-Academie." Writing on building in image: "Wahl & Henius American Brewing Academy Scientific Station for Brewing American Brewers Review." The American Academy of Brewing was founded in 1891 by Robert Wahl and Max Henius, and in 1893 was located at 294 S. Water Street. (Source: Chicago Daily Tribune Feb. 1, 1893.)
  • Dickens Avenue home
    Image | 1963 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Airy fretwork decorates the porch of a Dickens Avenue home, right. Builders used to select trim from mill catalogues. Note the rope molding on top window."
  • 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."
  • 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 moral...
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • View west on Adams Street
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Vista of Adams Street." View is looking west from the Art Institute of Chicago. Pullman Building, at left
  • 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."
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Shipping department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Grand Rapids facility.
  • Central Park
    Image | 1875 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Cntral Park, Chicago".
  • Dearborn Street
    Image | 1875 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dearborn Street, south from Monroe".
  • New Chamber of Commerce
    Image | 1883 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The corner-stone of the new Chamber of Commerce was laid with appropriate ceremonies Dec. 13, 1882, and since then the walls of the magnificent building have gone up with marvelous rapidity, but this new temple of trade is on such a grand scale that it will be another year before it is brought to completion and ready for the machinery of commerce."
  • Charles H. Wacker
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Charles H. Wacker, Chairman Chicago Plan Commission."