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  • Plan for Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Plan of boulevard to connect the north and south sides of the city, view looking north from Washington Street. Painting by Jules Guerin. From the collection of the Chicago Plan Commission. Copyright, The Commercial Club of Chicago."
  • Field Museum perspective view
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Perspective view of New Field Museum of Natural History."
  • South plaza of new Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "South plaza of the new Michigan Avenue looking south from bridge showing possibilities for attractive development. Drawing by A. N. Rebori."
  • Rev. W. H. Ryder
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Rev. W. H. Ryder, D.D., of St. Paul's Universalist Church, was a frequent speaker at Union meetings. Next to Chapin he was regarded as the most gifted minister in his denomination in the country… He was a stanch supporter of all that the war stood for, even among the most advanced."
  • Ellsworth Requiem March
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Ellsworth Requiem March' (The Cover Shows an Authentic Portrait of Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth, Chicago's Youthful Hero, the First Soldier Killed in the Civil War) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Text on cover: "To the memory of Col. E. E. Ellsworth. Who fell at Alexandria, Va., May 24th, 1861. Col. Ellsworth Requiem March, by A. J. Vaas. Pu...
  • 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"
  • Dome and Grand Stairway
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven are skylighted, and plans are being made to extend the building eastward by bridging the Illinois Central railroad tracks with skylighted galleries and building new museum h...
  • New two-level bridge
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The new two-level bridge, a part of the Michigan Avenue boulevard link. From the collection of the Chicago Plan Commission."
  • Grant Park adjoining Central Station
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Grant Park, Adjoining Central Station, Showing the Buckingham Fountain and Other New Improvements Under Way." From text: "Buckingham Fountain, in Grant Park at the foot of Congress Street, is the largest and one of the most beautiful fountains in the world. It has several varieties of displays and is illuminated at night. Closed during the winter months."
  • Chicago in the Sixties
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Bird's-eye view of Chicago in the Sixties"
  • Hon. Buckner S. Morris
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Hon. Buckner S. Morris (Chicago's Second Mayor)"
  • 50-50: Fighting Chicago's Crime Trusts
    Image | 1916 | Picture ChicagoCover of the book,"50-50": Fighting Chicago's Crime Trusts.
  • South Branch of Chicago River
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "View looking north of the South Branch of the Chicago River showing the suggested arrangement of streets and ways for teaming and reception of freight at different levels."
  • New South Water Street
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A typical scene of new South Water Street from State to Market Streets to be carried through along the river bank to connect with the upper and lower levels of Michigan Avenue." From text: "Consider how the improvement proposed will bring South Water Street into its destiny, not as a fruit market, but as a modern, high-class business thoroughfare. On the upper le...
  • Bird's eye view of Grant Park
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Bird's eye view at night of Grant Park, the façade of the city, the proposed harbor, and the lagoons of the proposed park on the south shore. From a painting by Jules Guerin. Copyright, The Commercial Club of Chicago."
  • Charles H. Reed
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Charles H. Reed, Prosecuting Attorney (""Charley" Reed was the Unwilling Victim of the Arnold-Swett "Lincoln Séance," and Later of His Own too Great Popularity)"
  • Rev. Robert Collyer
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Quite a few interesting legends have grown up around this brainy and muscular Christian… he preached from the text, 'He that has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.'"
  • Rev. William W. Everts
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The Rev. W. W. Everts, D.D., of the First Baptist Church, was another who could always be depended on to strike straight from the shoulder. He left Louisville, Ky., in 1859, because of his anti-slavery views. Although his congregation was loyal to him, he felt he must have a freer field than a Southern pulpit afforded
  • 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...
  • Looking north from bridge
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Looking north from bridge showing monumental arch treatment. Drawing by A. N. Rebori." From text: "Early in the previous year the North Central Business District Association (the name of which has since been shortened to North Central Association) ... invited a number of architects to meet with a committee of its organization with a view to enlisting their inter...
  • Field Museum front elevation
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Front elevation of New Field Museum of Natural History just constructed on East Roosevelt Road at Grant Park."
  • New post office site
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Chicago's recommended new post office site, new Union Terminal to the left, Northwestern Depot to the right. The Chicago Plan Commission has not recommended a type for the new Chicago postal structure. The above is merely a suggested type to occupy the two blocks recommended on Canal Street between the present Northwestern terminal and the Union Station now under...
  • Library [Altgeld Hall]
    Image | University Built EnvironmentDrawing contains no information regarding date or artist. Subject: Library Hall and surrounding grounds. Altgeld Hall was formally known as Library Hall when completed in 1897, and served as the university’s library until 1927. National Register Building #70000229.
  • Proposed South Water Street improvements
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "View of proposed South Water Street and river front improvements by E. H. Bennett, consultant architect. From the collection of the Chicago Plan Commission." From text: "To complete Chicago's great central district, the greatest in the world, South Water Street must be reclaimed for all the people. South Water Street can be made into the second finest thoroughfa...
  • Gateway to North Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Suggested treatment of gateway to North Michigan Avenue, looking north. Drawing by A. N. Rebori."
  • North plaza of new Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Looking south across north plaza, showing possibilities of developing North Michigan Avenue. Drawing by Vernon Howe Bailey."
  • Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865 (The Building was Erected on Dearborn Park, now Occupied by the Chicago Public Library, with Bryan Hall as an Adjunct)"
  • Mary A. Bickerdyke
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Mrs. Mary A. (""Mother"") Bickerdyke (Organizer of Military Hospitals and Friend of the Soldiers) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Mary Bickerdyke was a volunteer nurse and hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the Civil War. From text: "I cannot refrain from going outside the local record to say a word about Mrs. Mary A. Bickerdyke, o...
  • Interior of the Wigwam
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Interior of the 'Wigwam' during the Republican Convention of 1860"
  • Looking north from Park Row
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Looking North from Park Row By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Plat of Camp Douglas
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Plat of Camp Douglas By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.