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  1. Internet Archive
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    As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the library of the University of Illinois is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive in several areas: Illinois history, culture and natural resources; U.S. railroad history; rural studies and agriculture; works in translation; as well as extensive collections of 19th century "triple-decker" novels and emblem books writt...
  2. Dr. N. S. Davis
    Image | 1910

    Image appears to be an enhanced photograph. Image is undated, but appears to have been taken in the 1880s.
  3. Deacon Philo Carpenter
    Image | 1910

    From text: "The Deacon (he was deacon emeritus in his last years) came to Chicago in 1832, and was largely instrumental in organizing the First Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to the West Side, and there joined the Third Church. As an ingrained Abolitionist he attended the Anti-Slavery Convention in Cincinnati in 1850..." Image appears to be an enhanced photograph and...
  4. Wigwam, site of 1860 Republican Convention
    Image | 1910

    Caption: 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.
  5. Rev. William Weston Patton
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Another whose work stands out conspicuously is the Rev. W. W. Patton, D.D., of the First Congregational Church. Dr. Patton was an uncompromising Abolitionist." Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1880s.
  6. Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "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)"
  7. Mary A. Bickerdyke
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "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...
  8. George F. Root
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "George F. Root (Composer of "The Battle-Cry of Freedom," and Other Inspired Songs)". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1880s.
  9. Battle-Cry of Freedom
    Image | 1910

    First Sung by Frank and Jules Lumbard in Court House Square, Chicago) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Text on cover: "Seventh Thousand. The Battle-Cry of Freedom. Words and Music by George F. Root. Published by Root & Cady, 95 Clark St., Chicago. S. Brainard & Co., Cleveland. J. H. Whittemore, Detroit. H. Tolman & Co, Boston. Entered according to Act...
  10. Frank Lumbard, Tenor
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Frank Lumbard, Tenor (Chicago's Famous Singers of War-time Lyrics)". (Shown on page with his brother, Jules Lumbard.) Image is undated and appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  11. Jules G. Lumbard, Basso
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Jules G. Lumbard, Basso (Chicago's Famous Singers of War-time Lyrics)." (Shown on page with his brother, Frank Lumbard.) Image is undated and appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  12. Revenge! Workingmen, to arms!!!
    Image | 1889

    Caption: "The famous "Revenge" circular." German title: "Rache! Rache! Arbeiter, zu den Waffen!"
  13. Sunnyside, roadhouse of Lake View
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Sunnyside, the "High-Toned" Road-House of Lake View (Located at North Clark Street and Montrose Boulevard) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  14. John Wentworth
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Long John" Wentworth (Chicago's Giant Mayor)". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  15. William B. Ogden
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "William B. Ogden (Chicago's First Mayor, and "Biggest All-round Man in the Northwest")". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  16. Interior of the Wigwam
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Interior of the 'Wigwam' during the Republican Convention of 1860"
  17. Soldiers' Memorial in St. James's Church
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "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.
  18. Rev. William W. Everts
    Image | 1910

    and though he was absent when the secession crisis came to a head, it is said that the influence of the people of his old congregation was most effective in holding Kentucky to the side of the Union. Dr. Everts was probably the most forceful preacher in the history of the city's pulpit."
  19. Rev. W. H. Ryder
    Image | 1910

    From 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."
  20. Rev. Robert Collyer
    Image | 1910

    From 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.'"
  21. Rev. Dennis Dunne
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Rt. Rev. Dennis Dunne By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". From text: "As a class the Catholic clergy were not noted for their support of the war, and for that reason the unqualified position of the Rt. Rev. Dennis Dunne, pastor of St. Patrick's Church and Vicar-General of the diocese, was all the more conspicuous. ... Father Dunne set about in the Sum...
  22. Rev. Robert H. Clarkson
    Image | 1910

    and this promise was in after years fulfilled."
  23. Call for the Haymarket Meeting
    Image | 1889

    Text in English and German. Partial transcription: "Attention Workingmen! Great mass-meeting to-night, at 7.30 o'clock at the Haymarket, Randolph St., bet. Desplaines and Halstead. Achtung Arbeiter! Grosse Massen-Versammlung heute Abend, halb 8 Uhr, auf dem Heumarkt, Randolph-Strasse. zwifchen Desplaines u. Halsted-Str."
  24. Rev. O. H. Tiffany
    Image | 1910

    From text: "For the Methodists, Drs. T. M. Eddy and O. H. Tiffany stood out conspicuously. Dr. Eddy was a trenchant, forceful speaker, while Dr. Tiffany joined to a high intellectuality a gift of oratory now seldom equalled in the pulpit. He was untiring in his zeal for the cause of the Union."
  25. Levi D. Boone
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Other notables of the "Old Guard" who arrived in the thirties, and were for the most part in hale and hearty middle life, were … Levi D. Boone (a stalwart Know-nothing)…" Levi D. Boone (1808-1882) was a doctor, captain in the Black Hawk War, and mayor of Chicago (1855-1856). (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  26. Thomas Hoyne
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Other notables of the "Old Guard"" who arrived in the thirties, and were for the most part in hale and hearty middle life, were … Thomas Hoyne, …." Thomas Hoyne (1817-1883) was a justice of the peace and mayor of Chicago (1876). (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  27. Dr. Charles Volney Dyer
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Other notables … who arrived in the thirties … [were] ... Dr. C. V. Dyer …" Charles Volney Dyer (1808-1878) was a physician and abolitionist. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  28. Judge Mark Skinner
    Image | 1910

    From 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.
  29. Deacon William Bross
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Among somewhat later arrivals (the men of the forties) the Hon. William Bross, ex-Lieutenant-governor and "deacon" extraordinary, easily took first rank, because--well, because he was "Deacon" Bross." William Bross (1813-1890) was a journalist and served as Lieutenant Governor. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Image is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.