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  • Deacon Philo Carpenter
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Deacon (he was deacon emeritus in his last years) came to Chicago in 1832, and was largely instrumental in organizing the First Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to the West Side, and there joined the Third Church. As an ingrained Abolitionist he attended the Anti-Slavery Convention in Cincinnati in 1850..." Image appears to be an enhanced photograph and...
  • Rev. William Weston Patton
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Another whose work stands out conspicuously is the Rev. W. W. Patton, D.D., of the First Congregational Church. Dr. Patton was an uncompromising Abolitionist." Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1880s.
  • Jules G. Lumbard, Basso
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Jules G. Lumbard, Basso (Chicago's Famous Singers of War-time Lyrics)." (Shown on page with his brother, Frank Lumbard.) Image is undated and appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  • John Wentworth
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Long John" Wentworth (Chicago's Giant Mayor)". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Rev. William W. Everts
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Rev. W. W. Everts, D.D., of the First Baptist Church, was another who could always be depended on to strike straight from the shoulder. He left Louisville, Ky., in 1859, because of his anti-slavery views. Although his congregation was loyal to him, he felt he must have a freer field than a Southern pulpit afforded
  • Rev. Robert H. Clarkson
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Rev. Robert H. Clarkson By Courtesy of 'The Churchman'. From text: "Deserving of a grateful remembrance as are all these, I feel like giving first place to Dr. Robert H. Clarkson, of St. James's Episcopal and later the revered Missionary Bishop of Nebraska and Dakota … there was never any question where Robert H. Clarkson stood. His voice from the first was a tr...
  • Deacon William Bross
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Among somewhat later arrivals (the men of the forties) the Hon. William Bross, ex-Lieutenant-governor and "deacon" extraordinary, easily took first rank, because--well, because he was "Deacon" Bross." William Bross (1813-1890) was a journalist and served as Lieutenant Governor. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Railway mail car
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Distributing the mail en route."
  • Underground freight system
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Loaded freight train at street intersection". From text: "Chicago's great subway, or underground freight railroad, is now ready for operation. It is the most complete and extensive of any tunnel system in the world. … Every street in the down-town district, and many outside streets, are duplicated forty feet below the surface by the tunnel system. The entire sub...
  • Marshall Field & Co. advertisement
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCopy reads: "Marshall Field & Co. Warehouses, Polk St. and the River, Chicago"
  • C. D. Peacock
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Elijah Peacock came here in 1837 and engaged in his trade of Jeweler and Watch Repairer, a calling that had already descended through three generations, following the English custom, and which his son, Charles (C. D.), who was born in 1838, and who has been one of our leading men in that line, tells me will be continued indefinitely, as the mantel is slipping fro...
  • Edward J. Kelly
    Image | 1933 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Edward J. Kelly World's Fair Mayor[.] Chicago's second World's Fair came near starting as the first one had ended--without a mayor… On April 14, 1933, Edward Joseph Kelly, president of the South Park Board, was duly empowered with the task of guiding the World's Fair city throughout the remainder of Cermak's term following the declining of the honor by the agein...
  • Maj. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr. and staff
    Image | 1933 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Maj. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr., and Staff on May 25, 1919"
  • Fred A. Busse
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoMayor of Chicago (1907-1911)
  • Carter H. Harrison
    Image | 1913 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece. Harrison was mayor of Chicago from 1897–1905, and 1911–1915.
  • Wilbur F. Storey
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Wilbur F. Storey (Owner and Editor of The Chicago Times)"
  • C. A. Coey's School of Motoring
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoBook cover: "C. A. Coey's School of Motoring 1424-26 Michigan Ave. Chicago"
  • Elijah Peacock
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Elijah Peacock Founder of the House of Peacock, February, 1837"
  • Arrival of Lincoln's body
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Arrival of Lincoln's Body in Chicago (The Hearse Preceded by White-Robed Girls)"
  • Benjamin F. Taylor
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Benjamin F. Taylor (Chicago's Poet of the War Period)"
  • George M. Pullman
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • James H. Bowen
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • William F. Coolbaugh
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "William Findlay Coolbaugh's rise and success was for a time phenomenal. He came to Chicago from Burlington, Iowa, with some reputation as a banker, and, though still in the thirties, so conspicuous was he in politics, that he received the Democratic vote for Senator in the Iowa Legislature. Within a few years of his arrival in Chicago, he became president of the...
  • Long bathing beach
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "One of the long bathing beaches."
  • Stephen A. Douglas
    Image | 1856 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Stephen A. Douglas: Photograph taken during his debates with Lincoln in 1856". From text: "In Clark E. Carr's volume entitled 'Stephen A. Douglas,' the author pays this deserved tribute to the memory of Douglas for his services in connection with the University of Chicago in its formative period. 'To the building of a great university in Chicago Senator Douglas d...
  • Tool department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoTool department for Chicago Railway Equipment Company.
  • Shop No. 1
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Section of Shop No. 1".
  • James E. Defebaugh
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "A man of push and enterprise, of promise and of extraordinary great success, a man who worked as very few men have ever labored for themselves, for others or for any cause, a man of action, always aggressive, who stood for big things in every relation, a broadminded man and of the highest type of Christian gentleman--these were some of the expressions which were ...
  • Lake shore plan from Chicago Ave. to 35th St.
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Section I of the original lake shore plan from Chicago Avenue on the north to 35th Street on the south, proposed island park and lagoon
  • Carter H. Harrison
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chicago."
  • Waiting to get into morgue
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Waiting their turn to get into the morgue."
  • Joseph Schlossberg
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Joseph Schlossberg, General Secretary-Treasurer".
  • Jacob S. Potofsky
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Jacob S. Potofsky, Assistant General Secretary-Treasurer". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Striking clothing workers parade
    Image | 1915 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "15,000 Striking Clothing Workers on Parade October 12, 1915". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Organizing staff for 1919 campaign
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Organizing Staff--1919 Campaign". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Emilio Grandinetti
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoOne of four individuals depicted above caption: "National Organizers, Chicago Campaign, 1919". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Cutters and Trimmers Commission
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Cutters and Trimmers Commission, Hart, Schaffner and Marx, James Mullenbach, Chairman". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
  • Pant Makers Local 144
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Officers and Executive Board Members, Pant Makers Local 144". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."