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  • Central YMCA Building
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoLocated at 19 S. LaSalle Street. Designed by Jenney & Mundie and built in 1893.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 sub...
  • Marshall Field & Co. advertisement
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCopy reads: "Marshall Field & Co. Warehouses, Polk St. and the River, Chicago"
  • 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 m...
  • Fred A. Busse
    Image | 1908 | Picture Chicagopresident of Busse Coal Co.
  • Dearborn Street
    Image | 1906 | Picture Chicagoat the other, the Chicago River. Further to the north the street becomes Dearborn Avenue, a popular residential street ending at Lincoln Park."
  • Water Tower
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Water Tower[.] The North Water Works are situated on Chicago Avenue near the lake shore. Here a stone tower, one hundred and sixty feet high, receives water from the lake forced by four engines having a pumping capacity of ninety-nine million gallons daily. The water is conveyed to the tower through a brick tunnel five feet in diameter which extends two mile...
  • Field Museum
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Art Building of the famous World's Fair of 1893, is the only one of the white structures preserved in Jackson Park. It had its beginnings as a permanent institution from the contributions of rare articles by exhibitors at the Exposition. It was first intended to be called "The Columbian Museum," but on an endowment of one million dollars from Marshall Field, ...
  • Jackson Boulevard
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Another of Chicago's famous streets. It is paved with asphalt and lined with substantial buildings. The striking facade of the Chicago Board of Trade and the new Post Office Building adorn this thoroughfare. Some portions of Jackson Boulevard resemble the great canyons of lower Manhattan."
  • Post Office
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Post Office The new Post Office Building, one of the most magnificent postal structures in the United States, is located in a square formed by Adams, Clark and Dearborn streets and Jackson Boulevard. The delay in its completion caused many spirited controversies. From this great central station radiate forty-seven carrier stations, four stations without carr...
  • Public Library
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago's Public Library building bears the reputation of being one of the finest library structures in the world. The interior is exquisitely finished in marble, mother-of-pearl and onyx. It is situated on Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Washington streets, and commands a view of Lake Michigan. Upon its shelves are more than three hundred thousand volumes....
  • Art Institute
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "This structure stands on the lake front facing Michigan Avenue, near the foot of Adams Street and was erected in 1893 at a cost of $785,000. It contains a rare collection of paintings, statuary and other objects of art. Many wealthy Chicagoans take especial pride in this institution and have enriched it by their liberal gifts. It is open to the public on Wednesd...
  • Masonic Temple
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Masonic Temple, situated at the corner of Randolph and State streets, is two hundred and sixty-five feet high. The number of its tenants would be sufficient to populate a fair sized village. Although not owned by the Masonic Order, several lodges meet here, paying an annual rental for the privilege. It contains fourteen passenger and two freight elevators." ...
  • 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 v...
  • 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.
  • Carter H. Harrison
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chicago."
  • 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 ...
  • Waiting to get into morgue
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Waiting their turn to get into the morgue."
  • Chicago Commons' playground
    Image | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago Commons' Play Ground. The only Playground for 12,000 Children." From text: "The summer activities of Chicago Commons have grown very normally in both variety and expense. … [T]he work enlarged to include … the establishment of the Chicago Commons playground (20 X 160 feet,) open every afternoon and all day Sunday under the supervision of residents, with...
  • Two spinning methods
    Image | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Two methods of Syrian spinning and European wheel." From text: "The spinning was illustrated by Italians, Greeks, Russians and Syrians, who spun with a distaff for holding the flax, and a spindle composed of a straight stick with one or two discs, and a small hook on the upper end to hold the thread. ... The museum is now able to show four variations of this earli...
  • The Push-o-mobile
    Image | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Push-o-mobile." From text: "The fourth successful political campaign hand-running, in which Chicago Commons has taken effective part, was won last month. As the settlement experience and civic significance of the three victorious years may prove suggestive and encouraging to others as the ourselves, we let our readers have the story ... The election of Lewis D...
  • Comiskey's Chicago team of 1900
    Image | 1900 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Comiskey's first American League team in Chicago: pennant-winners in 1900. Upper row, left to right: Fisher, Dillard, Isbell, Denzer, Patterson. Middle row: Brain, Hartman, Padden, Comiskey, Shearon, Sugden, Wood. Lower row: O'Leary, Shugart, Hoy, H. McFarland."
  • The Textile Room
    Image | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Textile Room." From text: "The [Hull House Labor] Museum was opened in November, 1900, and from the first, five departments were planned, though, owing to lack of space and equipment, only that of the textiles was developed to any extent during the first winter. In one room were placed various appliances for spinning and weaving, largely collected from the vi...
  • American Brewing Academy
    Image | 1901 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Amerikanische Brauer-Academie." Writing on building in image: "Wahl & Henius American Brewing Academy Scientific Station for Brewing American Brewers Review." The American Academy of Brewing was founded in 1891 by Robert Wahl and Max Henius, and in 1893 was located at 294 S. Water Street. (Source: Chicago Daily Tribune Feb. 1, 1893.)
  • Brake beam department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Brake Beam Department--North". The Chicago Railway Equipment Company was established in 1887, and in its first twenty years of operation it produced and sold over six million brake beams. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2387.html. ) Photograph is included in section on company's Detroit facility.
  • Shipping department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Grand Rapids facility.
  • Eddie Foy
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Eddie Foy, Leading Actor, who told the audience to go out slowly."
  • Retail display
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Where space is valuable--a stairway display in a Chicago retail store"
  • Orchestra Hall
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoLocated at 220 S. Michigan Avenue. Designed by D. H. Burnham & Co. and built in 1905.
  • Main banking room
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Beyond the rooms of the savings bank … the visitor steps into the great spacious bank-room. It is a delight to the eye of even the veriest tyro in things artistic. Standing there in that magnificent doorway and viewing the splendid spectacle gleaming in the flood of light, which pours through the glass-paneled ceiling, the observer finds it difficult to realize...
  • State Street
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "State Street is the "Broadway of the West." Here are located the great department stores. Upon a bright day its sidewalks swarm with shoppers and pleasure seekers. Among the massive structures towering toward the sky are the Masonic Temple, Palmer House and Columbus Memorial Building." View is looking northeast.
  • Studebaker Theater
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoThe Studebaker Theater was located in what is now known as the Fine Arts Building, at 410 S. Michigan Avenue. The architect was S. S. Beman.
  • Northwestern University buildings, Evanston
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Northwestern University buildings at Evanston". Buildings labeled in montage are: "Fayerweather Hall of Science", "Dearborn Observatory", "University Hall", "Willard Hall", and "Orrington Lunt Library".
  • University of Chicago buildings
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoLabels for five photographs in montage: "A view along 57th St.", "The Hull Biological Laboratories", "The Womens Dormitories", "The Divinity Dormitories", and "The Bartlett Gymnasium". The building depicted in the "view along 57th" is Hitchcock Hall.