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  • 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...
  • Central group of Ferguson Fountain
    Image | 1913 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Ferguson Fountain of the Great Lakes: Central Group."
  • Libby Prison Museum
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Libby Prison Museum, Wabash Ave., South. [See "Amusements."]". From text: "Located on Wabash avenue, between Fourteenth and Sixteenth streets. One of the principal permanent attractions of the city. The original Libby prison (transported from Richmond, Va., and put up, brick after brick, just as it stood during the W...
  • Dome and Grand Stairway
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven are skylighted, and plans are being made to extend the building eastward by bridging the Illinois Central railroad tracks with skylighted galleries and building new museum h...
  • Colonial loom
    Image | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The old Colonial loom of which the museum contains two specimens, was fast in comparison with the more primitive looms, but slow when compared with the youngest of all, the power loom."
  • Henry Field Room
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Henry Field Room, Art Institute: Containing paintings of the Barbizon School"
  • Illinois Central entrance to Chicago
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Illinois Central Entrance to the Heart of Chicago
  • Field Museum perspective view
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Perspective view of New Field Museum of Natural History."
  • Michigan Avenue and Adams Street
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A section of Michigan Avenue and Adams Street showing Orchestra Hall, the Pullman Building, the People's Gas, Light and Coke Co.'s Building, corner of Art Institute. Courtesy Rand-McNally Souvenir Guide to Chicago."
  • Wood's Museum
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoLettering in illustration reads: "Wood's Museum Randolph street, between Clark and Dearborn." From text: "Col. Wood's Museum [i]s on Randolph street, between Clark and Dearborn streets. It is a handsome marble front, four-story building. It is divided into several large halls, on the second, third, and fourth floors, which are entered by a spacious stair-case, ascending...
  • Art Institute of Chicago
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: ""Art Institute on Michigan Avenue, facing Adams Street. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago""
  • New Field Museum
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The New Field Museum."
  • Field Museum
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Art Building of the famous World's Fair of 1893, is the only one of the white structures preserved in Jackson Park. It had its beginnings as a permanent institution from the contributions of rare articles by exhibitors at the Exposition. It was first intended to be called "The Columbian Museum," but on an endowment of one million dollars from Marshall Field, ...
  • Art Institute
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "This structure stands on the lake front facing Michigan Avenue, near the foot of Adams Street and was erected in 1893 at a cost of $785,000. It contains a rare collection of paintings, statuary and other objects of art. Many wealthy Chicagoans take especial pride in this institution and have enriched it by their liberal gifts. It is open to the public on Wednesd...
  • Field Museum front elevation
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Front elevation of New Field Museum of Natural History just constructed on East Roosevelt Road at Grant Park."
  • Two spinning methods
    Image | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Two methods of Syrian spinning and European wheel." From text: "The spinning was illustrated by Italians, Greeks, Russians and Syrians, who spun with a distaff for holding the flax, and a spindle composed of a straight stick with one or two discs, and a small hook on the upper end to hold the thread. ... The museum is now able to show four variations of this earli...
  • Ferguson Fountain of the Great Lakes
    Image | 1913 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Ferguson Fountain of the Great Lakes."