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  • Lake trips from Chicago
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoMap with caption: "Showing from One to Two Days' Lake Trips from Chicago, with Longer Trips Indicated."
  • Al Capone
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "His Favorite Pose" Here is an excellent likeness of Alphonse Capone, the Big Boy of Chicago Gangland, and the greatest gangster that ever lived. When King Al poses for a photograph which isn't often, he always turns his right cheek to the camera. The left one is disfigured by an ugly scar. Legend has it that Capone was struck by a machine gun bullet when he was...
  • Alphonse Capone and John Stege
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Alphonse Capone, released from a Philadelphia jail, set Chicago on its ears, when he appeared unheralded in the office of John Stege, Commissioner of Detectives, and blandly inquired if he was wanted for anything. Capone with his attorney was then escorted to the Federal building where the same question was put to the United States District Attorney. On the same ...
  • Street scene in the ghetto
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoScene is not identified but is likely of the Maxwell Street market, on the Near West Side.
  • M. F. Rittenhouse
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The name of Moses F. Rittenhouse is prominent in connection with the development of the lumber industry in Chicago and in the various sections of the country. His operations have extended widely over the Mississippi valley and he is foremost among those who have been most active in developing the lumber trade of this city."
  • Mrs. Russell B. Harrison
    Image | 1894 | Picture ChicagoImage taken from 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. Potter Palmer, President Board of Lady Managers," and "Mrs. John A. Logan, Vice-Chair...
  • Chicago and Northwestern terminal
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Passenger Terminal, Chicago Chicago and North Western Railway"
  • Maclay Hoyne States Attorney
    Image | 1916 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Maclay Hoyne States Attorney for the County of Cook."
  • William Hale Thompson
    Image | 1915 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece. Thompson served as mayor of Chicago from 1915–1923, and 1927–1931.
  • Niña Stuart van Zandt Spies
    Image | 1887 | Picture ChicagoWife of August Vincent Theodore Spies.
  • Carter H. Harrison
    Image | 1907 | Picture ChicagoCarter H. Harrison Jr., was the 30th mayor of Chicago and held office from 1897–1905, and 1911–1915.
  • John P. Ahrens, E. B. Leigh and E. T. Walker
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "John P. Ahrens, Vice President
  • Board of directors
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Board of Directors: E. L. Adreon, John P. Ahrens, Jesse A. Baldwin, E. B. Leigh, F. P. Hays, C. S. Gleed, Albert Blair".
  • Draughting department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoDraughting department for Chicago location of the Chicago Railway Equipment Company.
  • Lewis L. Coburn
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Lewis Larned Coburn was Chicago's pioneer patent lawyer and as a representative of the department of his profession in which he specialized he won national reputation, his ability placing him in the foremost ranks of the patent lawyers of the country. He was, moreover, a man of many personal excellencies whose ability, talents and culture made him the embodiment...
  • Arthur Farrar
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Arthur Farrar was born December 3, 1837, and died November 2, 1893, yet within this comparatively brief space of time his life wrought for good along many lines. Between his record and the highest ideals there was no discordant element. ... He belonged to that large quota of progressive and capable citizens that New England furnished to Chicago." Image appears...
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] St. Joseph's Hospital, Garfield Ave. and Burling St. [See "Hospitals."]". From text: "The hospital is fitted with all the latest improvements for ventilation, heating, etc., and has accommodations for three hundred patients in wards and private rooms. Of the latter there are fifty, tastefully decorated, supplied with ...
  • Chicago of To-day cover
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoText on cover: "Chicago of To-Day: The Metropolis of the West."
  • Churches
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "(1) St. James Episcopal (2) Epiphany Episcopal Church (3) Fourth Presbyterian Church (4) New First Congregational Church (5) Oriental Consistory Church (6) St. Paul Episcopal"
  • Edward F. Dunne
    Image | 1907 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Then came the Mayoralty campaign of 1905. An open letter to the people of Chicago by Judge Tuley practically made Edward F. Dunne the nominee of the Democratic party on a no-franchise Immediate Municipal Ownership platform. … As a result of a heated campaign in which traction was the principal issue, Dunne was elected ... Mayor Dunne sought with singleness of p...
  • Chief Ebersold
    Image | 1886 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chief of Police Ebersold". Ebersold was Chicago's chief of police at the time of the Haymarket violence, on May 4, 1886.
  • August Spies
    Image | 1886 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "August Spies is a pale-faced, intellectual-looking German, thirty-six years of age. He was born in Hessia and came to this country in 1873. He has been a Socialist all his life, and started a newspaper in support of that cause in 1879. His paper was called the Arbeiter Zeitung, and a sheet was never published which contained matter more revolutionary to the law...
  • A. R. Parsons
    Image | 1886 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: A. R. Parsons is a medium sized, slimly built man, with a light mustache. By trade he is a printer. He is well educated, thoroughly posted on Socialism, and a fluent and stirring speaker. Unlike Spies, he is cool and calculating, and in his most rabid and inflammatory speeches weighed every word. He was the editor of the Alarm, an English edition of the Arbei...
  • Officers, deputies and delegates
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Officers, Deputies & Delegates of The Chicago Joint Board Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Jan. 12, 1922."
  • Executive Offices, Chicago Joint Board
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Executive Offices, Chicago Joint Board--Samuel Levin, Manager
  • Sidney Hillman
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Sidney Hillman, General President". From text: "Sidney Hillman, president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, was an apprentice cutter in Hart, Schaffner and Marx and a striker in the strike of 1910."
  • Women's Local 275
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Officers and Executive Board Members Women's Local 275".
  • Lithuanian Coat Makers Local 269
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Officers and Executive Board Members Lithuanian Coat Makers Local 269".
  • Officers Coat Makers Local 39 and Shop Chairmen
    Image | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Officers, Coat Makers Local 39 and Shop Chairmen, Hart, Schaffner and Marx--February, 1914."
  • 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, Jo...
  • May Day celebration 1921
    Image | 1921 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "May Day Celebration May First 1921. Second Regiment Armory. Arranged by the Chicago Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Meeting at Hart, Schaffner & Marx
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Trade Board, Hart, Schaffner and Marx: James Mullenbach, Chairman. Deputies representing the Union: Joseph Kaminsky, Joseph Glickman, Morris Spitzer, Oscar Elet, Michael Taylor, Samuel Geier. Deputies representing the Firm: Thomas Harwood, Carl Steffensen, Roy Jacobson, J. W. Washburn. Dolly Chimenti Verrachi on Witness Stand." On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Charles H. Burr
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Charles H. Burr, Secretary-Treasurer. Officers Chicago Joint Board". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • White Sox team of 1906
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The White Sox of 1906, 'The Hitless Wonders,' world's champions. Upper row, left to right, Hart, E. McFarland, Davis, Comiskey, Isbell, Sullivan, White. Middle row: Walsh, Smith, Roth, Hahn, Dundon, Donahue, O'Neill, Tannehill, Rohe. Lower row: Towne, Altrock, Owen, Hallman, Dougherty, Jones, Fiene."
  • Joseph Medill
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Joseph Medill (Owner and Editor of The Chicago Tribune)". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1880s.
  • George F. Root
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "George F. Root (Composer of "The Battle-Cry of Freedom," and Other Inspired Songs)". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1880s.