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  • Bank vaults on main floor
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "At the rear of the banking floor are ten immense vaults in which the money, valuables, and books of the bank are placed at the close of each day's business. If ever anything built by human hands was made impregnable to assault from without, this business vault of the Chicago National Bank certainly was. It stands three stories in height and is clear of the walls ...
  • Equitable Trust Company's offices
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Entrance to Equitable Trust Company's Offices." From text: "Bronze elevators, operated by electricity and moving in a shaft inclosed in beautifully designed bronze scrollwork, noiselessly carry the visitor to the upper floors in the front portion of the building. Here are the offices of the Equitable Trust Company, a corporation which acts as executor of estates an...
  • Underground tunnel railway
    Image | 1903 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The first mail arriving at the Post Office station of the Chicago subway or underground railroad, March 10, 1903."
  • Mail at Union Station
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The fast mail at Union Station". From text: "Chicago to-day is the greatest mail center on the continent. Seven hundred tons of this concentrated commerce flow through her gates every twenty-four hours. From every point of the compass, it comes to this great hopper to be ground out, separated, and sent to its destination. Why is this? It is because Chicago is the f...
  • Railway post office
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The "R. P. O."--The Railway Post Office"
  • Northwestern University Medical College
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Medical School, in Chicago, founded in 1859, was the first American medical school to give a graded course, to lengthen the teaching year, and to demand educational requirements for entrance. It provides a full four years' course, exceptional clinical advantages, and actual instruction at the bedside."
  • Luncheon by Daniel Burnham
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Luncheon by Daniel Hudson Burnham, architect, to his city-planning colleagues in business when the Plan of Chicago was completed in 1908. From left to right (upper row) : Edward B. Butler, Daniel Hudson Burnham, Charles D. Norton, Clyde M. Carr, Edward F. Carry, Edward H. Bennett, John de la Mataer (secretary), Charles G. Dawes. From left to right (lower row): John...
  • Elgin Shirt advertisement
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCopy reads: "Negligé Coats Are the Thing Fall Line Now Ready Cutter and Crossette Makers Chicago The Elgin Shirt"
  • Wells' Mastiff Shoes advertisement
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCopy reads: "Wells' Mastiff Shoes Best Line on Earth For Men, boys, Youths, Women, Misses, & Children. Made up in all popular leathers for every member of the household. Stylish-Satisfactory-Popular Largest Manufacturers of Reliable footwear [in] the country Send for catalogue M. D. Wells Co. Chicago"
  • Medical examination
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoSeptember 1902.
  • Park swimming pool
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoJune 1904.
  • Edwin Burritt Smith
    Image | 1907 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The City was fortunate in its choice of attorneys to represent it in the litigation. Edgar B. Tolman, Corporation Counsel, was a lawyer of marked ability. Associated with him as special traction counsel were Edwin Burritt Smith and John C. Mathis."
  • Walter L. Fisher
    Image | 1907 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: " … and Walter L. Fisher, special traction counsel, who reduced to concrete form the suggestions of former years and in conjunction with Mayor Dunne and the Local Transportation Committee negotiated with the Companies a working agreement to be in force pending such purchase, probably the best in traction history anywhere."
  • Chicago Commons Woman's Club
    Image | 1901 | Picture ChicagoDecember 1901.
  • Colonial loom
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoMay 1902.
  • Corner of State and Washington
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Corner of State and Washington Streets, showing the Marshall Field establishment[.] Marshall Field's retail dry goods store, the largest in the world, is located at the corner of State and Washington streets. The great Field store extends along State Street to the next block. On the corner fronting the pedestrian from almost any angle, hangs a huge clock which an e...
  • Siegel, Cooper & Company
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "This is another of the mammoth department stores of Chicago
  • Armour elevator
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Armour grain elevator is the largest in the city, and belongs to the millionaire meat packer. The owner is noted for his great wheat operations on the Board of Trade. The vast quantities of the actual product in this immense elevator have often been able to turn the market in his favor. The elevator is located on Goose Island in the Chicago River. The combined ...
  • Stock yards and tower
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "All visitors to Chicago are sure to include a trip to the celebrated stock yards during their sojourn in the city. Thousands of head of cattle are slaughtered here daily. The cattle are housed in hundreds of pens covering three hundred and twenty acres. The problem of supplying this immense area with water was solved by the building of a great tower, from which it ...
  • In front of the theater
    Image | 1903 | Picture ChicagoDecember 1903.
  • Miss Nellie Reed
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Miss Nellie Reed, Leader of the Flying Ballet, killed by the fire." From text: "Miss Nellie Reed, the principal of the flying ballet, which was in place for its appearance near the top part of the stage, was so badly burned by the flames before she was able to escape that she afterward died at the county hospital. The other members of the flying ballet were not inj...
  • Line of fire victims
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A line of victims of the fire awaiting identification."
  • Furnace rooms and annealing building
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "General Views looking North Showing Furnace Rooms--looking East Showing Annealing Building and New Foundries". Photograph is included in section on company's Grand Rapids facility.
  • General views, looking S.W. and west
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoViews of Chicago Railway Equipment Co. plant in Marion, Indiana.
  • Ambulance loaded with fire victims
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "While the streets began to crowd for blocks around with weeping and heartbroken persons in mortal terror because of knowledge that loved ones had attended the performance, patrol wagons, ambulances and open wagons hurried the injured to hospitals. Before long they were called upon to perform the more grewsome [sic] task of removing the dead. In wagon loads the la...
  • Waiting to get into morgue
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Waiting their turn to get into the morgue."
  • Carter H. Harrison
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chicago."
  • Tool department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoTool department for Chicago Railway Equipment Company.
  • Shop No. 1
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Section of Shop No. 1".
  • Forge department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Detroit facility.
  • Bolt and rivet department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Detroit facility.
  • Office and old power plant
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Office and Old Power Plant View from South Corner". Photograph is included in section on company's Grand Rapids facility.
  • New City Hall and County Building
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "On the opposite page is a fine representation in half-tone of the new County Building and City Hall, as the conjoined, magnificent structure will appear when the city half of it shall have been completed. The county half has been officially occupied since July 5, 1907, and it is certain that the officers and employes (sic) of no county in the United States are mo...
  • Fred A. Busse
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoMayor of Chicago (1907-1911)
  • Post Office pneumatic tube system
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "End of the big pneumatic tube system in the basement of the Chicago Post Office." From text: "The underground pneumatic tube system is the largest of the kind in the world. There are three double-tube trunk lines, aggregating over eighteen miles of eight-inch cast iron pipe. Of these lines the stockyards branch is the longest, the station being six and one-half mil...
  • Railway mail car
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Distributing the mail en route."
  • Underground freight system
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Loaded freight train at street intersection". From text: "Chicago's great subway, or underground freight railroad, is now ready for operation. It is the most complete and extensive of any tunnel system in the world. … Every street in the down-town district, and many outside streets, are duplicated forty feet below the surface by the tunnel system. The entire subway...
  • Entrance to vault
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The portal of this treasure house is guarded by a double set of eight-ton doors similar to those in position in the business vaults of the bank on the floor above. A sentinel stands always at either door, although during business hours the eight-ton door is of course swung open and a heavy bronze and steel-grated door bars the entrance on the inner side of the ve...