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  • Carter H. Harrison
    Image | 1907 | Picture ChicagoCarter H. Harrison Jr., was the 30th mayor of Chicago and held office from 1897–1905, and 1911–1915.
  • John P. Ahrens, E. B. Leigh and E. T. Walker
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "John P. Ahrens, Vice President
  • Board of directors
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Board of Directors: E. L. Adreon, John P. Ahrens, Jesse A. Baldwin, E. B. Leigh, F. P. Hays, C. S. Gleed, Albert Blair".
  • Draughting department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoDraughting department for Chicago location of the Chicago Railway Equipment Company.
  • Bird's-eye view
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Jersey City facility.
  • Solid beam department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Jersey City facility.
  • Assembling department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Jersey City facility.
  • Shipping department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Marion facility.
  • Annealing department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoPhotograph is included in section on company's Grand Rapids facility.
  • Brake beam department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Brake Beam Department--South". 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 ) Photograph is included in section on company's Detroit facility.
  • White Sox team of 1906
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The White Sox of 1906, 'The Hitless Wonders,' world's champions. Upper row, left to right, Hart, E. McFarland, Davis, Comiskey, Isbell, Sullivan, White. Middle row: Walsh, Smith, Roth, Hahn, Dundon, Donahue, O'Neill, Tannehill, Rohe. Lower row: Towne, Altrock, Owen, Hallman, Dougherty, Jones, Fiene."
  • School of Education, University of Chicago
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoThe School of Education building, at 1362 E. 59th Street, is now called Emmons Blaine Hall, and houses the Lower School of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
  • Women's room in safe deposit vaults
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "At the left is a reception room for women, furnished quite in the style of a similar apartment in a luxurious residence. A uniformed maid is in attendance, the huge mahogany table in the center of a splendid rug contains a score of late magazines, and the chairs invite the visitor to rest and read. At one side of the room is an open fireplace topped with a marble...
  • Front of Iroquois Theater
    Image | 1903 | Picture ChicagoDecember 1903.
  • Front rows and stage
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Front rows of seats and front of stage."
  • Harry J. Powers
    Image | 1904 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Harry J. Powers, One of the Theater Managers Arrested for Manslaughter."
  • Bolster department
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Bolster Dep't Hydraulic Press Multiple Punch". Photograph is included in section on company's Detroit facility.
  • Shop No. 2
    Image | 1908 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "N. E. Corner Shop No. 2."
  • Compulsory bath
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoSeptember 1902.
  • Branch Settlement House
    Image | 1901 | Picture ChicagoDecember 1901.
  • Stock yards and Packingtown
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Stock yards and Packingtown in distance[.] Beyond the pens at the stock yards, lies Packingtown, where the slaughtered meats are prepared for the markets of the world. It is here that several of the famous millionaires of Chicago made their great fortunes. One noted packing firm killed 712,000 cattle, 1,714,000 hogs, and nearly 500,000 sheep in a single year. The m...
  • Washington Park Club House
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Washington Park Club House, and "Derby Day"[.] The most notable of racing tracks in Chicago is Washington Park, especially famous for its "Derby Day," usually run some Saturday in June. This event attracts from seventy-five thousand to one hundred thousand people, and the splendid turn-outs of beauty and fashion and gay equipages rival in interest the great racing ...
  • Humboldt Park boathouse
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Free Bathing Pool[.] One of the most beneficent of Chicago's charities is the public bathing system, a comparatively recent institution. The baths are spacious and well-equipped and the best evidence of their importance is found in the numbers resorting daily to their use. They are open and free to all. The Carter H. Harrison Bath at 192 Mather Street is noted for ...
  • The Rookery
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "When the great fire of 1871 destroyed the City Hall at the corner of La Salle and Adams streets a temporary building erected on the site was jokingly called " The Rookery." The twelve story building erected later upon this spot retained the name of ""The Rookery." It is built of gray granite and fire proof brick." Designed by Burnham and Root. The base is of red gr...
  • Michigan Avenue, showing Auditorium
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Michigan Avenue, showing the Auditorium[.] Michigan Avenue lies along the lake front and is a favorite driveway. No obstructing buildings lie between it and the lake and the cool breezes make it a most inviting thoroughfare on a warm day. The Auditorium Building, one of the largest in the whole country, covering an area of sixty-two thousand feet, is located betwee...
  • Chicago River
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Chicago River formerly emptied into Lake Michigan, but with the digging of the drainage canal, the current was reversed and the waters now find their way into the Mississippi, much to the disgust of St. Louis, transforming the once ill-smelling stream into a clean river. It is narrow and deep, but easily entered by the largest lake steamers. The question of low...
  • City Hall construction
    Image | 1909 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "City Hall foundations nearing completion (View taken February 15, 1909)"
  • Bernard J. Mullaney
    Image | 1909 | Picture ChicagoBernard J. Mullaney was secretary to the mayor.
  • Woman's Temple
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Woman's Temple, at the corner of Monroe and La Salle streets, stands as a monument to the untiring temperance workers of Chicago. It is twelve stories high and contains three hundred offices. The building is a fire-proof structure of steel, granite and terra cotta, and was built by the W. C. T. U. at a cost of $1,500,000." The building was designed by the firm ...
  • Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Building
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "One of the largest department stores on State Street is that of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Company. For years it was located in the building here shown, diagonally across the city from the Marshall Field store. The concern recently removed to more ample quarters in a new structure at the corner of Madison and State streets." Building was designed by architect Louis H. ...
  • Chicago National Bank
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "When the new building of the Chicago National Bank was projected it was aimed to produce a structure which would immediately suggest to the observer that it was a bank. How well that idea has been carried out by Jenney & Mundie, the architects, it needs but a glance at the bank building to show. Of the Corinthian order of architecture, with ninety feet front on M...
  • Safe deposit vaults
    Image | 1902 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Between these sets of apartments is the great treasure room of the safe deposit vaults--the immense room which is lined with 6,000 private safe deposit boxes of various sizes. The floor of this apartment is made of chrome-steel plates, three one-inch plates being riveted together, making a drill-proof and bomb-proof floor. The ceiling and side walls are construct...
  • Garrick Theater
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoThe Garrick Theater, built in 1892, was designed by Adler & Sullivan, and was located at 64 W. Randolph Street.
  • Post office overhead carrier system
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Overhead carrier system in the post-office, similar to cash carriers used in stores."
  • Northwestern University, downtown Chicago
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Northwestern University Building, Clark and Lake Streets, Chicago"