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  • Arrival of Lincoln's body
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Arrival of Lincoln's Body in Chicago (The Hearse Preceded by White-Robed Girls)"
  • Wilbur F. Storey
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Wilbur F. Storey (Owner and Editor of The Chicago Times)"
  • Looking north from Park Row
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Looking North from Park Row By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Francis F. Browne
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoImage appears to be an enhanced photograph. Undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • James H. Bowen
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Levi D. Boone
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Other notables of the "Old Guard" who arrived in the thirties, and were for the most part in hale and hearty middle life, were … Levi D. Boone (a stalwart Know-nothing)…" Levi D. Boone (1808-1882) was a doctor, captain in the Black Hawk War, and mayor of Chicago (1855-1856). (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Early shopping district at Lake and Wells
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Early Shopping District Intersection of Lake and Wells Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • 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...
  • Chamber of Commerce
    Image | 1869 | Picture Chicagoand above this the grand hall, where the members of the Board of Trade assemble daily. The building is surmounted by a Mansard roof, pierced with oval windows, the corners ornamented with urns. The entrance consists of four handsome Corinthian columns, from which spring three arches supporting a handsome balcony, underneath which a broad flight of stairs leads to the first...
  • Chicago harbor
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "In 1833 Congress made the first appropriation of $30,000 to improve the harbor. The north pier was run out a short distance and a light-house erected. An embankment was made to cut off the river from her old channel, which had previously emptied into the lake near the foot of Madison street. This work was commenced in the summer of 1833, and vigorously pushed ...
  • Marine Company building
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoThe Marine Company of Chicago, a bank and foreign exchange dealer, was located at the corner of LaSalle and Lake streets.
  • Field, Leiter & Co's
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Field, Leiter & Co's Establishment." From text: "Dry Goods, Wholesale. Field, Palmer & Leiter, State, N. E. cor. Washington street."
  • John Wentworth
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Long John" Wentworth (Chicago's Giant Mayor)". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Rev. Dennis Dunne
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Rt. Rev. Dennis Dunne By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". From text: "As a class the Catholic clergy were not noted for their support of the war, and for that reason the unqualified position of the Rt. Rev. Dennis Dunne, pastor of St. Patrick's Church and Vicar-General of the diocese, was all the more conspicuous. ... Father Dunne set about in the Sum...
  • Terrace Row
    Image | 1860-1869 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Terrace Row on Michigan Avenue Before the Fire". Terrace Row was located where the Auditorium Building now stands (at Michigan Avenue and Congress Boulevard).
  • Fort Dearborn
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "About this time the first fort was erected--a common frontier block-house, which was situated near the site of Rush street bridge, on the south side of the river."
  • Tremont House
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The visitor to Chicago can not fail to be attracted by the splendid and massive structure of the Tremont House, which is centrally located on the corner of Dearborn and Lake streets. This hotel is widely known as one of the most spacious and agreeable in the West. The internal arrangements admirably harmonize with the inviting aspect of the exterior. The Tremo...
  • 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.
  • Mahlon D. Ogden property
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Mahlon D. Ogden Property By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Chicago in the Sixties
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Bird's-eye view of Chicago in the Sixties"
  • Archibald Clybourne
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Clybourne, types of the pioneer By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Archibald Clybourne (1802-1872), was a butcher and justice of the peace. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Crosby's Opera House
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Grand Army Reunion of 1868 at Crosby's Opera House Lt.-Gen. Sherman Delivering Address of Welcome (This Building then Ranked as "the Most Imposing Art Temple of the Country")"
  • 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.
  • Washington Street, west from Dearborn
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Street scenes in the "Bygone Days" Washington Street, Looking West from Dearborn By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Ellsworth Requiem March
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Ellsworth Requiem March' (The Cover Shows an Authentic Portrait of Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth, Chicago's Youthful Hero, the First Soldier Killed in the Civil War) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Text on cover: "To the memory of Col. E. E. Ellsworth. Who fell at Alexandria, Va., May 24th, 1861. Col. Ellsworth Requiem March, by A. J. Vaas. Pu...
  • 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...
  • Kinzie's residence
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The first white man who became a permanent settler here was Mr. John Kinzie, an Indian trader, who crossed the lake from St. Joseph, Michigan, in 1804. He was the founder of the commerce of Chicago … Outside the fort Chicago then consisted of but five houses: first, Mr. Kinzie's, on the north side of the river, opposite the fort..."
  • Merchants Insurance Company building
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "One of the most stately and beautiful edifices in the United States, is the new building of the Merchants Insurance company of Chicago, on the northwest corner of LaSalle and Washington streets. It is five stories in height, and has a frontage of ninety-six and one-third feet on LaSalle street, and a frontage of one hundred and eleven and a half feet on Washingt...
  • Merchants' Farmers', and Mechanics' Savings Bank
    Image | 1869 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "We give a view of the building occupied by the Merchants', Farmers and Mechanics' Savings Bank, No. 13 Clark street. This institution was chartered in 1861, and in 1864 removed to its present very appropriate and convenient edifice. The institution is in a highly flourishing condition, and is deservedly popular.""
  • Frank Lumbard, Tenor
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Frank Lumbard, Tenor (Chicago's Famous Singers of War-time Lyrics)". (Shown on page with his brother, Jules Lumbard.) Image is undated and appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  • Interior of the Wigwam
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Interior of the 'Wigwam' during the Republican Convention of 1860"
  • Wood's Museum and Theatre
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Wood's Museum and Theatre Originally Kingsbury Hall By courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Image undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • 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.)
  • Terrace Row
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Terrace Row--"The Marble Terrace" The Lake Front By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". The Marble Terrace stood on property later occupied by the Auditorium Building.
  • Thomas Hoyne
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Other notables of the "Old Guard"" who arrived in the thirties, and were for the most part in hale and hearty middle life, were … Thomas Hoyne, …." Thomas Hoyne (1817-1883) was a justice of the peace and mayor of Chicago (1876). (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • Gurdon S. Hubbard
    Image | 1910 | Picture Chicagoarrived in 1818) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (1802-1886) was a businessman and partner of American Fur Co. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • O'Leary House
    Image | 1860-1869 | Picture Chicagoothers scoff at it as a myth. Whatever their cause, the flames spread so rapidly through the neighboring shanties, small frame dwellings and factories, that by the time the first fire engines reached the scene, the wind had carried the fire beyond their control."
  • Confederate prisoners at Camp Douglas
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Confederate prisoners at Camp Douglas By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Camp Douglas opened as a training camp for Union troops in 1861 on the property of Stephen J. Douglas, between 31st and 33rd Streets, and Cottage Grove and present-day Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and later served as a prisoner of war camp for Confederate soldiers. (Source: E...
  • Plat of Camp Douglas
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Plat of Camp Douglas By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.