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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 ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Proscenium Boxes and Auditorium, Hooley's Theatre. [See ""Amusements."]". From text: "It is generally known as 'Hooley's Parlor Home of Comedy,' and the title conveys a proper idea of the popular family resort. The seating capacity of the theatre is 1,506
  • 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 ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Suburb of Eggleston--Yale Ave., North from 72d St. [See "Outlying Chicago."]". From text: "One of the most prominent suburbs in close proximity to Chicago
  • 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 ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Union Stock Yards, Looking toward the Exchange. [See ""Great Industries."]". From text: "Located on South Halsted st.
  • 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 ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Inter-Ocean Building, Madison and Dearborn Sts. [See "Newspapers."]. From text: "In 1861 the late James W. Shehan founded the Morning Post. In 1865 the Post franchise was purchased by the Republican Company ... After the great fire of 1871 there was little left of the Republican except its franchise, which was pur...
  • Skandinaven Building
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Skandinaven Building, 183-187 N. Peoria St. [See "Newspapers."]". From text: "Location of publication office, the Skandinaven Building, 183, 185 and 187 N. Peoria street, West Side. Take Milwaukee avenue cable line, or Indiana street horse car to Peoria. John Anderson company, publishers. ... Founded in 1866 by ...
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • Entrance to Forest Home
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "This cemetery is situated between West Madison and West Twelfth Sts., about four and one half miles west of the present City Limits, and embraces the most beautiful part of the once celebrated Haase's Park, comprising nearly one hundred acres of land. These grounds have gained a wide reputation for the beauty of their natural scenery
  • 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...
  • Looking south on Prairie Avenue
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Looking south on Prairie Avenue from Eighteenth St." From text: "[w]e begin with Prairie avenue. Why not? It is the avenue of avenues in Chicago. [O]n no avenue in the city are there to be found the homes of as many people whose names are so closely allied to the enterprise, the progress and the culture of Chicago... ...
  • Masonic Temple
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Masonic Temple."" From text: "It might be added that the Masonic Temple at the corner of State and Randolph Streets will when completed, prove one of the finest buildings in the world. A glance at our artist's sketch of the Masonic Temple as it will appear when completed, will afford a better criterion of the architectural beauties of the structure than any verba...
  • Railroad crossing bells
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Hall Signal Co." From text: "The Hall Signal Co. of 50 Broadway, New York, and 340 The Rookery, Chicago, are manufacturers of all kinds of Electric and Mechanical Signaling apparatus for railroads. The Hall Automatic Electric Block Signal System is in operation on twenty-one of the leading railroads of this country. On the opposite page is shown an application o...
  • Chicago Tribune Building
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Chicago Tribune Building, Madison and Dearborn Sts. [See "Newspapers."]"
  • Charles A. Comiskey
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Frank Wing, cartoonist on the staff of the St. Paul Dispatch, and author of the well-known 'The Fotygraft Album,' is guilty of the above addition to the Comiskey gallery. Says Frank: 'This here's Charley Comiskey, th' baseball man, when he lived here in St. Paul and managed th' Saints, as they call our team.'"
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...