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  • George B. Carpenter & Co.
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Geo. B. Carpenter & Co.--Fifth Ave. and South Water St. [See "Guide."]"
  • Hooley's Theatre
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagoheight to 'gridiron,' 62 feet. The theatre is also supplied with the latest patent smoke and fire escape and ventilator. The auditorium is furnished with 'Hooley's Opera Chair,' and lighted throughout by the latest incandescent electric system."
  • Keeley Institute
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Laboratory and Office Building. [See "Keeley Institute."]. From text: "Probably no discovery in medicine has been productive of so much intelligent discussion or so much widespread interest during recent years as that made by Leslie E. Keeley, M.D., and it is certain that the workings of no medica...
  • Suburb of Eggleston
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagogenerally mentioned in connection with Auburn Park, another beautiful environ. The accessibility of Eggleston and Auburn Park is well known. Its main transit line is the Rock Island railroad, over which trains run the distance in from twenty to thirty minutes. The convenience afforded suburban travelers on this road are seconded only to that obtained by the patrons of the...
  • Relic House
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Relic House--Near Lincoln Park. [See "Relic House."]". From text: "The most interesting and ornamental monument of the fire is the "Relic House," well known to North-Siders and Lincoln Park visitors. In 1872, when the "leavings" of the fire could be had for the asking or the trouble of picking them up, a man name...
  • Union Stock Yards
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagosome 200 acres being devoted to yards, etc., while the balance is occupied by railroad tracks and car sidings. Before you, as you enter the main arch-way, is a town with twenty miles of streets, twenty miles of water-troughs, fifty miles of feeding troughs and about seventy-five miles of water and drainage pipes... Just inside the entrance to the Union Stock Yards is the Ex...
  • Chicago Opera House
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Entrance to the Chicago Opera House. [See "Amusements."]". From text: "Located in the Chicago Opera House building, a magnificent structure, southwest corner of Clark and Washington streets, opposite the Court-house ... The theatre was built for Mr. Henderson, and arranged with the idea in mind of the subsequent produc...
  • Strauss, Yondorf & Rose building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Strauss, Yondorf & Rose, Wholesale Clothiers. … They occupy a handsome structure on the corner of Market and Quincy streets, ten stories and basement, being the first actual fire-proof building in the city erected and used for commercial purposes. ... [t]he ninth and tenth stories are used for sample rooms, thus securing on these floors at all times of day an un...
  • Gateway to Oak Woods Cemetery
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Gateway to Oakwoods (sic) Cemetery." From text: "This beautiful cemetery stands in the front rank, as one of the handsomest of Chicago's burial grounds. It is located south of 67th St. between Cottage Grove Ave. and the I. C. R. R. track. The distance from the business center is about seven miles. ... In drawing the plan for the grounds, the Association was for...
  • Entrance to Waldheim Cemetery
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Situated in the town of Harlem, on the Desplaines River, and about nine miles from the city, is a German cemetery of exceptional beauty in its general aspect as well as in the tasteful and pleasing manner … Like most of the other large cemeteries, Waldheim is open to all, and makes no distinction between the believer or unbeliever, between Christian, Jew or Heat...
  • Group of Footlight Favorites
    Image | 1892 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Maurice Barrymore. Jessie Bartlett Davis. Georgia Cayvan. Isabella Irving. Richard Mansfield. Hattie Harvey."
  • St. Vincent's Hospital
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] St. Vincent's Infant Asylum and Maternity Hospital. [See "Hospitals"]". From text: "St. Vincent's Infant Asylum and Maternity Hospital.--Located at 191 LaSalle ave. Take Clark or Wells St. cable lines. Conducted by the Sisters of Charity. This institution is for the care of infants and children under five years of a...
  • Inter-Ocean Building
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagowho, on March 25, 1872, founded the Inter-Ocean. The republicanism of the initial number of the InterOcean was of the most stalwart order ... Mr. Scammon went into the enterprise with characteristic zeal and energy, and ... soon made the Inter Ocean a political power, not only in the city and State, but throughout the Northwest."
  • Skandinaven Building
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagoforty-two pages. The Skandinaven was at its birth a four-page weekly paper.... To-day it has a larger circulation than any other paper printed in the Scandinavian language in this country."
  • Pullman Building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "In height it corresponds to the Virginia Hotel, corner Rush and Ohio Streets, and the Pullman and Studebaker Buildings on Michigan Avenue--140 feet."
  • Daniel Hudson Burnham
    Image | 1899 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Daniel Hudson Burnham, director of works of World's Columbian Exposition and author of the Chicago Plan. From portrait by Zorn, by permission of Mrs. Burnham."
  • Entrance to Calvary Cemetery
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The improved taste of late years in the choice of sites for cemeteries and the methods adopted for their embellishment, together with the wide-felt public interest in them, and the laws which guard them from desecration, are certainly very aptly illustrated in Calvary. ... The cemetery is located south of and adjoining the village of South Evanston, ten miles no...
  • Wellington Hotel
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Wellington Hotel, Wabash Ave. and Jackson St. [See "Hotels."]" From text: "Located on Wabash avenue and Jackson street. This hotel, although only known to the public for about one year is now recognized as one of the ultra fashionable hotels of the city. The hotel is magnificently arranged, decorated and furnished in ...
  • Receiving the Keeley treatment
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Taking the Hypodermic Treatment. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "An illustration of the method pursued is given in this work. This shows Dr. Keeley in the foreground, noting the condition of patients as they pass from the hands of the operating physicians. The four daily hypodermic inject...
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] St. Joseph's Hospital, Garfield Ave. and Burling St. [See "Hospitals."]". From text: "The hospital is fitted with all the latest improvements for ventilation, heating, etc., and has accommodations for three hundred patients in wards and private rooms. Of the latter there are fifty, tastefully decorated, supplied with ...
  • Keeley Institute: Waiting for the train
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Waiting for the Train at Dwight. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "Train time is always looked forward to at Dwight, sometimes with pleasure and sometimes with sorrow. Pleasant ties are broken every day. The departing graduate, while looking forward with pleasure to meeting his friends onc...
  • Scandia Hall
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Scandia Hall, W. Ohio St., near Milwaukee Ave. [See "Scandia Hall."]".
  • Chicago of To-day cover
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoText on cover: "Chicago of To-Day: The Metropolis of the West."
  • The Rookery
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Rookery, twelve stories, corner Adams and LaSalle Streets, one of the chief office buildings of Chicago and one of the most ornate structures erected by private enterprise in the world--159 feet."
  • Weir & Craig Mfg. Co. building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoWriting on the side of building, in image: "Machine shop & brass foundry. Plumbers. Steam & gas fitters--Supplies. Weir & Craig Mfg. Company. Iron foundery." From text: "It is only reasonable that in Chicago, which is the center of so many packing houses, there should be a manufactory of packing house machinery, and a firm which makes a speciality of this is the Weir & ...
  • Keeley Institute business office
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Interior of Business Office. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "The Laboratory building contains ... [o]ffices for the clerical purposes necessary for so large a business, also for the use of the lady stenographers of which they have to employ at present fifteen, besides book-keepers, clerks,...
  • Mrs. Russell B. Harrison
    Image | 1894 | Picture ChicagoImage taken from five-portrait montage captioned "Prominent officials of the Board of Lady Managers." Other officials depicted are: ""Mrs. Susan G. Cooke, Secretary Board of Lady Managers," "Mrs. V. C. Meredith, Vice-Chairman Executive Committee, and Chairman of Committee on Awards," "Mrs. Potter Palmer, President Board of Lady Managers," and "Mrs. John A. Logan, Vice-Chair...
  • Suburb of Auburn Park
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Suburb of Auburn Park--Wright, North from 77th St. [See "Outlying Chicago."]". From text: ""Well understanding that no locality can be uniformly improved unless under the sole control of a single person or a syndicate, Eggleston, Mallette & Brownell also bought Auburn Park. Then they immediately commenced to carry out...
  • Milwaukee Avenue State Bank
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Milwaukee Avenue State Bank. [See "Banks, State and Private."]". From text: "Location Milwaukee Avenue and Carpenter street. … Successor to the banking house of Paul O. Stensland & Co., the leading financial institution of the northwest section of the city. The former bank had built up a very large business with ...
  • Looking north on State from Madison St.
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Looking north on State From Madison St. [See "Guide."]". From text: "[W]e will endeavor to do the great retail avenue of Chicago, or at least a portion of it, before the day closes. This thoroughfare ... is one of the grandest commercial arteries in the world. By looking up "State Street" in the Index, you will learn ...
  • Owings Building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Corner of Adams and Dearborn Sts". From text: "Tower of the quaint Owings Building, fourteen stories, corner Adams and Dearborn Streets, unique in design, and a cloud disturber of the first order--225 feet."
  • Auditorium Building
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: " Auditorium Tower, the highest building in Chicago. The balcony is 260 feet high, and the observatory tower carries the height up to 275 feet. The flagstaff surmounting this is the highest thing in town--300 feet."
  • Entrance to Stock Yards
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Entrance to Stock Yards." From text: "No reference to Chicago of a statistical nature, even of the most infinitesimal character, would be complete without passing reference at least to the Union Stock Yards and the part they play in the world's economy. ... The yards were considered quite isolated at the time, but the city has grown so rapidly they have been anne...
  • Business office in Tacoma Building
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Business Office, New York Mutual Life Insurance Co., Tacoma Bldg [Charles H. Ferguson, Agent.]". From text: ""Elsewhere is presented in this volume an engraving of the interior of the counting room of Charles H. Ferguson, general agent of the New York Mutual Life Insurance Company for the State of Illinois. The offices...
  • Mrs. Potter Palmer
    Image | 1894 | Picture ChicagoCentral portrait in five-portrait montage captioned "Prominent officials of the Board of Lady Managers." Other officials depicted are: "Mrs. Susan G. Cooke, Secretary Board of Lady Managers," "Mrs. V. C. Meredith, Vice-Chairman Executive Committee, and Chairman of Committee on Awards," "Mrs. Russell B. Harrison, Vice-President at Large," and "Mrs. John A. Logan, Vice-Chairm...
  • Residence of Hermann Weinhardt
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of West Park Commissioner Hermann Weinhardt, near Wicker Park." Weinhardt's seven-year term as West Park Commissioner began March 18, 1891 (from text).
  • Chicago Brotherhood team of 1890
    Image | 1890 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "One of the greatest combinations of stars ever put together--Comiskey's Chicago Brotherhood team of 1890."
  • Log house at Kenilworth
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Log house at Kenilworth, built by John Doyle Torn down about 1902 (Courtesy Chicago Historical Society)". Photograph is undated but probably was taken in the 1890s.
  • Lillian Russell
    Image | 1892 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece
  • Wacker Monument in Graceland Cemetery
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Graceland.--Monument of Frederick and Catharine Wacker." From text: "Before the close of the year 1893 the number of the silent inhabitants of the necropolis Graceland will have reached 60,000. This cemetery is justly famed as one of the finest among Chicago's cities of the dead, and occupies a similar rank here as does Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, Spring Gro...