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  • Hon. Buckner S. Morris
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Hon. Buckner S. Morris (Chicago's Second Mayor)"
  • 50-50: Fighting Chicago's Crime Trusts
    Image | 1916 | Picture ChicagoCover of the book,"50-50": Fighting Chicago's Crime Trusts.
  • Michael J. Schaack
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece, illustrating the book's author "Michael J. Schaack, Captain of Police."
  • 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 Transp...
  • William Butler Ogden
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "William Butler Ogden, Chicago's First Mayor. From the portrait by G. P. A. Healy. By courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society."
  • Samuel Levin
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Samuel Levin, Manager. Chicago Joint Board Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America."
  • Finance Department
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Finance Department Main Office Chicago Joint Board Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America."
  • Mrs. Raymond Robins
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "… the Chicago Women's Trade Union League, of which Mrs. Raymond Robins was then President. ... A Strike Committee was immediately organized by the League and began to work through the following sub-committees: Strike fund committee, of which Mrs. Robins was Chairman."
  • Italian Coat Makers Local 270
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Officers and Executive Board Members Italian Coat Makers Local 270". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Nettie Richardson
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoOne of four individuals depicted above caption: "National Organizers, Chicago Campaign, 1919". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • M. C. Fisch
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "M. C. Fisch, Recording Secretary. Officers Chicago Joint Board". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Arrangements Committee
    Image | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Arrangements Committee, 5th Biennial Convention, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Chicago May 8-13, 1922". On photograph: ""371 I. P. E. U."
  • Benjamin F. Ferguson
    Image | 1913 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Benjamin Franklin Ferguson, an old and respected business man of Chicago, died April 10, 1905. By his will, after providing certain small bequests to relatives, he committed to the Northern Trust Company … all his estate, real, personal, and mixed, in trust, for certain uses and purposes ... The Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago are Trustees of the inco...
  • Harry J. Powers
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Harry J. Powers, One of the Theater Managers Arrested for Manslaughter."
  • Officers of Local Union No. 183
    Image | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The first union of women workers, of the great packing houses of the Union Stock Yards of Chicago, was organized at the University of Chicago Settlement last April with twenty charter members. It is known as "Local No. 183 of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butchers' Workmen of North America." Three years ago a small group of four girls, inspired by an Irish g...
  • Michael Donnelly addressing crowd
    Image | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Michael Donnelly Addressing the Cattle Butchers." From text: " The coming, four years ago, of Michael Donnelly into the stock yards, made us conscious of a renaissance, that, owing to many forces not in evidence until he organized the workers, made them as well as ourselves conscious of their social value. Mr. Donnelly ... secured his first dozen cattle butchers...
  • Charles A. Comiskey
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece. Caption: "The Old Roman."
  • Robert G. Ingersoll
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "By way of contrast in the field of religion occupied by Mr. Moody, some reminiscences of the great infidel, Robert G. Ingersoll, come naturally to mind." Ingersoll's "home-grown radicalism" influenced youths of the next generation, including Carl Sandburg and Floyd Dell. Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.
  • Mary Galloway Clybourne
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Clybourne, types of the pioneer By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • John A. Logan
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Black Jack "Logan (Major-General and Congressman-at-Large)"
  • John Walsh's Store at Custom House Place
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Street scenes in the "Bygone Days" Custom House Place, Showing John R. Walsh's Store By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • George P. Upton
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoGeorge Putman Upton (1834-1919) was a writer and music critic (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago).
  • Charles H. Reed
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Charles H. Reed, Prosecuting Attorney (""Charley" Reed was the Unwilling Victim of the Arnold-Swett "Lincoln Séance," and Later of His Own too Great Popularity)"
  • Leonard Swett
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoLeonard Swett and Isaac Arnold were defense attorneys for a sensational Chicago murder trial. (Trial was held in Lake County, Illinois.)
  • Hon. Isaac N. Arnold
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoLeonard Swett and Isaac Arnold were defense attorneys for a sensational Chicago murder trial. (Trial was held in Lake County, Illinois.)
  • First Congregational Church
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "First Congregational Church By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Charles W. Fairbanks, C. A. Coey, Judge Hanecy
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Ex-Vice President Fairbanks, C. A. Coey, and Judge Hanecy"
  • First taxicab in Chicago
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The first taxicab seen in Chicago--C. A. Coey, owner."
  • Chicago River
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Chicago River formerly emptied into Lake Michigan, but with the digging of the drainage canal, the current was reversed and the waters now find their way into the Mississippi, much to the disgust of St. Louis, transforming the once ill-smelling stream into a clean river. It is narrow and deep, but easily entered by the largest lake steamers. The question of l...
  • William B. Ogden
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "William B. Ogden (Chicago's First Mayor, and "Biggest All-round Man in the Northwest")". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Rev. Robert Collyer
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Quite a few interesting legends have grown up around this brainy and muscular Christian… he preached from the text, 'He that has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.'"
  • Rev. O. H. Tiffany
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "For the Methodists, Drs. T. M. Eddy and O. H. Tiffany stood out conspicuously. Dr. Eddy was a trenchant, forceful speaker, while Dr. Tiffany joined to a high intellectuality a gift of oratory now seldom equalled in the pulpit. He was untiring in his zeal for the cause of the Union."
  • A good job by fire bug
    Image | 1916 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A good job by one of the fire bugs. Incendiary fires are supposed to have totaled one-half Chicago's annual loss. The trust heads are now in Joliet and insurance rates are down again."
  • Semi-Centennial Celebration Chicago Fire
    Image | 1921 | Picture ChicagoText in image: "Chicago the Great Central Market. Semi-Centennial Celebration Chicago Fire October 2-15". Caption: "Poster proclaiming celebration of Great Fire anniversary. The personifying figure of Chicago was given to the city by The Inter Ocean, March 20, 1892, when that paper, now extinct, but long maintained as a Republican authority by Wm. Penn Nixon, was in posse...
  • Railway lines south from Chicago
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroads and Connections Showing Direct Lines to Chicago." From text: "Direct to Chicago via the Illinois Central R. R. Best of daily through train service from the South[.] As shown by the opposite map, the Illinois Central, in addition to its lines in other directions, has a particularly strong group of direct l...
  • Residence of Harlow N. Higinbotham
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoHarlow Higinbotham was president of the World's Columbian Exposition corporation and partner at Marshall Field & Co. (source: Encyclopedia of Chicago)
  • Natural stone canal banks
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Natural stone banks through the 'rock cut'"
  • Smaller freight tunnel
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A typical view in the smaller sized portion of the tunne.l"