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  • Wigwam, site of 1860 Republican Convention
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: The "Wigwam" where the Republican National Convention of 1860 challenged slavery by the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. Source for creator name: Lost Chicago (2000), by David Gerrard Lowe, p. 235.
  • Soldiers' Memorial in St. James's Church
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Soldiers' Memorial in St. James's Episcopal Church (Uninjured by the Fire and Forming Part of the Reconstructed Edifice, at Cass and Huron Streets)". Note: Cass Street is earlier name for Wabash Avenue.
  • Judge Mark Skinner
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Other notables … who arrived in the thirties … [were] Judge Mark Skinner …" Mark Skinner (1813-1887) was a Cook County judge and city attorney. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photo is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • View north from Court House dome
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoLake Michigan is in the distance.
  • View northeast from Court House dome
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Views from the Court House dome in 1858 Clark and Randolph Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Mary Galloway Clybourne
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Clybourne, types of the pioneer By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  • George P. Upton
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoGeorge Putman Upton (1834-1919) was a writer and music critic (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago).
  • Joseph Medill
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Joseph Medill (Owner and Editor of The Chicago Tribune)". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1880s.
  • 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 wall...
  • 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 ...
  • Peoples Gas Building
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Beauty and Business." View is looking northwest, from the Art Institute of Chicago, towards the Peoples Gas Building located at 122 S. Michigan Avenue. The Pullman Building appears at left.
  • Chicago River before 1871
    Image | 1860-1869 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Looking east from Rush Street bridge in days before the Great Fire, when a forest of masts distinguished the traffic of the Chicago River. Permission of International Harvester Company."
  • 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): Jo...
  • Group of revenue assessors
    Image | 1863 | Picture ChicagoCaption: ""A. C. Hesing, Martin Kimbell, Fred H. Rolschausen, H. W. Scoville, Reuben Taylor, George Dunlap, John Forsyth, W. R. H. Gray, J. C. Brown, George H. Anderson, Chester L. Root, Peter Page, C. R. Field, William James, C. N. Holden, Bernhard H. Bruns, Andrew Nelson, H. N. Heald, Fred Becker,* Albert W. Weber, Henry N. Stevens, Edward Page, Charles G. Smith, C. B. Sam...
  • View south on Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Lakeside Glory of Chicago." View is looking south on Michigan Avenue from Randolph Street.
  • Statue of Robert de La Salle
    Image | 1889 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece of book
  • 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."
  • Maclay Hoyne States Attorney
    Image | 1916 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Maclay Hoyne States Attorney for the County of Cook."
  • 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 ...
  • Palmer House
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "This famous hotel, at the corner of State and Monroe streets, was built shortly after the great fire by Potter Palmer, to whose estate it now belongs. Many great political deals were consummated within its walls, and its name is known from the Atlantic to the Pacific."
  • 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 raci...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Elijah Peacock
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Elijah Peacock Founder of the House of Peacock, February, 1837"
  • C. D. Peacock
    Image | 1922 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "Elijah Peacock came here in 1837 and engaged in his trade of Jeweler and Watch Repairer, a calling that had already descended through three generations, following the English custom, and which his son, Charles (C. D.), who was born in 1838, and who has been one of our leading men in that line, tells me will be continued indefinitely, as the mantel is slipping fro...
  • Lillian Russell
    Image | 1892 | Picture ChicagoFrontispiece
  • Sheridan Road, Lincoln Park
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "North Side--Lincoln Park. This is the oldest park of them all and has attraction and features peculiar to itself. Among them are a beautiful and well-developed foliage, a slightly rolling contour, a "zoo" containing about 1,200 specimens, and boulevards skirting about five miles of lake front. The latter includes the famous Lake Shore Drive and the Sheridan Ro...
  • Michigan Boulevard widening
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Michigan Boulevard Widening--Work Partly Finished."
  • Al Capone
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "His Favorite Pose" Here is an excellent likeness of Alphonse Capone, the Big Boy of Chicago Gangland, and the greatest gangster that ever lived. When King Al poses for a photograph which isn't often, he always turns his right cheek to the camera. The left one is disfigured by an ugly scar. Legend has it that Capone was struck by a machine gun bullet when he was...
  • Jim Colosimo and Dale Winter
    Image | 1920 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A rare photograph of "Big" Jim Colosimo and his wife, Dale Winter, taken shortly after their marriage. Note the laced shoes. Colosimo, over-lord of the Chicago underworld for twenty years, engaged Capone as his body guard when Alphonse was only a youngster." From text: "On March 29, 1920, Colosimo divorced his wife, Victoria, and on April 16 he was married to Da...
  • Scene after shooting of Alfred Lingle
    Image | 1930 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Put On the Spot--Alfred (Jake) Lingle, Tribune reporter, was shot down in a subway, just off Randolph Street and Michigan Boulevard at 1 o'clock in the afternoon as he, with a blond youth, were hurried along with a crowd towards a train bound for the races at Washington Park. The "blond" youth stepped back a few paces, whipped out a snub-nosed revolver, shot Jake ...
  • 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 Forest Home
    Image | 1893 | Picture Chicagoin fact their equal in that respect can not be found around Chicago. No spot could be more advantageously situated than the location of Forest Home, it being fifty-six feet above the level of Lake Michigan and the crown of the water-shed between the Atlantic and the Gulf. The water running from the roof of a house on the grounds on one side finds the St. Lawrence, while th...
  • Haymarket Square
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Haymarket Square is noted the world over as the scene of the anarchistic outrage on the night of May 4, 1886, when a bomb was hurled into the midst of a number of policemen who were attempting to disperse a disorderly crowd. In the center of the square stands a statue of a policeman with uplifted hand, erected to the memory of the officers who perished that night....
  • 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...
  • Stock Exchange
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The Chicago Stock Exchange Building is located at the corner of Washington and La Salle streets, diagonally across from City Hall. It is one of the largest office structures in the city. The exchange is on the second floor. Here a large volume of speculative business is done every day in the week, except Sundays and holidays." The building, designed by architect...
  • Railway Exchange Building
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "This edifice is numbered among the handsomest office buildings in the city. It is located on Michigan Avenue, near the Art Institute, overlooking Lake Michigan. The structure is devoted to office purposes, being designed especially for the accommodation of railroad headquarters." Building designed by firm of Burnham and Root.