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  • Chicago Homeopathic College
    Image | 1883 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Chicago Homeopathic Medical College, situated on the corner of Wood and York streets, directly opposite the great Cook County Hospital, is one of the most elegant and commodious educational edifices in the city. It is generally conceded to be the largest and best equipped homeopathic building in this country."
  • 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.
  • Lakeside Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: ""The Lakeside Club was organized in 1884, for the purpose of promoting social intercourse between its members and their families. Two houses were taken at the corner of Wabash Avenue and Thirtieth Street, and here the Club remained until 1888, when the new Club house on Indiana Avenue (between Thirty-first and Thirty-second Streets) was opened with a grand New Ye...
  • Douglas Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Organized in April, 1885, the Douglas Club has its quarters at 3518 Ellis Avenue."
  • St. Louis Browns of 1884
    Image | 1884 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The St. Louis Browns of 1884--the first team ever managed by Comiskey. Players' names, left to right, standing: Strief, McGinnis, O'Neill, Quest, Comiskey, W. Gleason, Nicol
  • Statue of Robert de La Salle
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece of book
  • Haymarket Riot
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Haymarket Riot: The Explosion and the Conflict."
  • Union League Club of Chicago
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The purposes of the Union League Club of Chicago (which was incorporated in 1879 …) are to encourage and promote by moral, social and political influence, unconditional loyalty to the Federal Government, and to defend and protect the integrity and prosperity of this Nation
  • Washington Park Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The objects of the organization called the Washington Park Club, which was incorporated in 1883, are to promote good fellowship among its members by providing a club house and pleasure grounds for their entertainment where at all times they may meet for social intercourse, and to encourage, by providing the proper facilities, raising, improving, breeding, trainin...
  • Michael J. Schaack
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece, illustrating the book's author "Michael J. Schaack, Captain of Police."
  • Haverly's Theatre
    Image | 1883 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The theatre was a surprise to every one, even in Chicago, where celerity is a prevailing habit and Time has in most things been knocked out of time. The first stone was turned upon the ground on the 12th of June, 1881. Ninety days later--on the 12th of September--the new theater, completed at every point, was thrown open to the public. If the world can offer anot...
  • Inspector Bonfield
    Image | 1886 | Picture ChicagoInspector John Bonfield was present at the Haymarket on May 4, 1886. He marched 176 officers to the scene of the gathering there and ordered the crowd to disperse, after which events turned violent. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.)
  • Homestead of Robert R. Clark
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Homestead of the late Robert R. Clark (Built in 1859) Intersection Halsted and Clark Streets, Chicago Courtesy of Mrs. B. A. Squire". The house served as a refuge for many Northside residents after the Chicago Fire of 1871. Photograph is undated but possibly taken in the 1880s.
  • Lake View House
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Lake View House (Permission Mr. James J. Wilson and Chicago Historical Society)". From text: ""There was also a hotel, called the Lake View House, having been opened on July 4, 1854, occupying a site at the northwest corner of what is now designated Grace Street and Sheridan Road. This had been built by James H. Rees and Elisha E. Huntley, and was, without a do...
  • Charles A. Comiskey as St. Louis Browns player-manager
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Comiskey as manager and first-baseman of the St. Louis Browns." Image appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  • Entrance to Rosehill Cemetery
    Image | 1883 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The projectors of Rose Hill have wisely selected grounds far enough from the city proper to insure no molestation of the ashes of the dead in the future, and have chosen grounds high enough for the purposes intended, and also those susceptible of improvement at a slight expense. They are of easy access both by rail and drives, which is certainly a desirable featu...
  • Illinois Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "In 1881, the property which is the present quarters of the Club (154 Ashland Avenue) was purchased."
  • Oaks Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Austin Library Building and Club House." From text: "The Oaks was organized in January, 1882, and incorporated September 3d, 1884, its object being to promote social intercourse between its members and their families. In its early days the club occupied rooms in the Giles Block until the building was destroyed by fire November 13th, 1885, at which time it suffered ...
  • Park Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Park Club had its beginning at a social gathering of the leading gentlemen of South Park early in the spring of 1886. … The selection of its name was the natural sequence of its unrivalled location in the midst of the grand system of parks and boulevards, over whose thousands of acres of lawn and lake its windows look. While the majority of the members of the...
  • Calumet Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoBuilding was located at Michigan Avenue and Twentieth Street.
  • Chicago Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago Club, Monroe St." From text: "After the fire the present building was erected on Monroe Street, just opposite the Palmer House."
  • Call for the Haymarket Meeting
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoText in English and German. Partial transcription: "Attention Workingmen! Great mass-meeting to-night, at 7.30 o'clock at the Haymarket, Randolph St., bet. Desplaines and Halstead. Achtung Arbeiter! Grosse Massen-Versammlung heute Abend, halb 8 Uhr, auf dem Heumarkt, Randolph-Strasse. zwifchen Desplaines u. Halsted-Str."
  • Revenge! Workingmen, to arms!!!
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The famous "Revenge" circular." German title: "Rache! Rache! Arbeiter, zu den Waffen!"
  • Hon. Joseph E. Gary
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoJudge Gary presided over the trial of the eight anarchists for their alleged involvement in the Haymarket Riot. (Wikipedia entry on Joseph Gary)
  • Louis Lingg, the bomb-maker
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Louis Lingg, the bomb-maker. From a Photograph taken by the Police."
  • Conspiracy meeting
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Conspiracy meeting at 54 West Lake Street. Waller reading Engel's 'plan.'"
  • Miss Gretchen Spies
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Miss Gretchen Spies: From a Photograph." Sister of anarchist August Spies.
  • Michael Schwab
    Image | 1886 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: Michael Schwab is a German, past thirty-five years of age. He was assistant editor of the Arbeiter Zeitung, and a speaker on all occasions of meetings of Anarchists. He always addressed his countrymen in German.
  • Samuel Fielden
    Image | 1886 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Samuel Fielden is below the medium height, thick set and muscular. His face is swarthy and covered with a heavy beard. His brow is low, his face dull, and his appearance indicates the predominance of the brute. Unlike any of his associates he is a laboring man. He drove a stone wagon, and worked hard for his daily bread. He was kind to his family, and bore a good...
  • LaSalle Club
    Image | 1888 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The LaSalle Club is a political and social organization. All the leading Republican politicians belong to it, and it is the centre of Republican activity in Chicago. … Organized in 1884 … early in 1888 it took possession of the fine building it now occupies, at 252 West Monroe Street, formerly the residence of C. C. Holton, Esq. The house is of marble, three stor...
  • Niña Stuart van Zandt Spies
    Image | 1887 | Picture ChicagoWife of August Vincent Theodore Spies.
  • 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.
  • Haymarket Meeting
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Haymarket Meeting.--In the Name of the People. I Command You to Disperse."
  • 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.
  • Washington Park clubhouse
    Image | 1883 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Club-House at Washington Park." From text: "One of the most important and certainly the most aristocratic clubs in the city is the new Washington Park Club. Not only in the turf world, but in the social as well, this institution takes precedence."
  • Farwell's Building
    Image | 1883 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Within the past year they have moved into their new building, the largest, most extensive, and best arranged for their business in the East or West. … Regarding the architectural beauty of this building, it can be truthfully said to rival any building in Chicago. It is constructed of Philadelphia pressed brick, with stone trimmings, and the architects and contrac...
  • 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...
  • 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 Arbeiter Z...
  • 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.
  • First depot of Galena & Chicago Union Railroad
    Image | 1880-1889 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The first depot of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad Company (now Chicago & Northwestern Railway). This depot stood at the southwest corner of North Canal and West Kinzie streets. It was built in 1848 and was Chicago's first railroad depot. In 1881 the depot was removed. By courtesy of Chicago Historical Society" From text: "It was a one-story frame building loca...