University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign










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  1. William Hale Thompson, Mayor
    Image | 1919

    Quotation below: "Let us turn our eyes to the future, with a determination to solve every question of reconstruction and to meet all problems of future progress of our beloved city, in that spirit of loyalty and unselfish helpfulness that has made Chicago one of the wonders of the world and has challenged the admiration of all mankind. For she stands as the living embodimen...
  2. Underground freight system
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "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...
  3. August Spies
    Image | 1887

    Frontispiece. Handwritten below, "With Compliments A. Spies."
  4. Main banking room
    Image | 1902

    From 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...
  5. Suburb of Auburn Park
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Suburb of Auburn Park--Wright, North from 77th St. [See "Outlying Chicago."]". From text: ""Well understanding that no locality can be uniformly improved unless under the sole control of a single person or a syndicate, Eggleston, Mallette & Brownell also bought Auburn Park. Then they immediately commenced to carry out...
  6. Samuel Fielden
    Image | 1886

    From text: "Samuel Fielden is below the medium height, thick set and muscular. His face is swarthy and covered with a heavy beard. His brow is low, his face dull, and his appearance indicates the predominance of the brute. Unlike any of his associates he is a laboring man. He drove a stone wagon, and worked hard for his daily bread. He was kind to his family, and bore a...
  7. Crilly buildings
    Image | 1963

    Caption: "The Crilly buildings--including eight homes and ten apartment houses--lie between North Park, St. Paul, La Salle, and Eugenie, and have been called "the foundation stone of modern Old Town." Developer Daniel F. Crilly built them between 1877 and 1905. ... Below, small but varied in treatment, are back porches of the Crilly Court apartments."
  8. Medical examination
    Image | 1902

    From text: "Putting on a pair of carpet slippers, and arrayed in that informal fashion which prevailed in Eden before the fall, he presents himself to the skilled and keen discernment of the examining physician. This disciple of Galen having found the facts of the lodger's physical condition, writes them upon the same record card that holds his story given at the desk belo...
  9. 1978 University Honors
    Image | 1978

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  10. La souscription va être close le 16

    Three soldiers stand in a trench. Two point at the text above and below them.
  11. Français souscrivez au Deuxiéme Emprunt
    Image | 1916

    Flags reading "Honneur et Patrie" fly above the text, while bundled spears frame it on the sides, and a bucolic French landscape is below it.
  12. Souscrivez au IVéme Emprunt et le drapeau tricolore à Strasbourg

    Three French soldiers sit on a hillside under a tree, looking over the countryside below to a towering Strasbourg Cathedral on the horizon, with the French flag flying.
  13. Journée Serbe 25 juin 1916

    People and cattle make their way across a snow-covered bridge. A Red Cross nurse helps a soldier along, while bodies float in the river below the bridge.
  14. Margaret ("Madge") Kendal (nee Robertson) as Monna Giovanna in "The Falcon"
    Image | 1879

    Whole-length portrait, wearing dress with train. Facsimilie autograph. Text from play below.
  15. Edward Knight as Jerry Blossom in "Hit or Miss"

    Portrait, bust. Facsimilie signature and word "Box" below. Proof of theatrical benefit ticket.
  16. Portrait of Jenny Lind on theater program

    Half-length portrait on a reprint from the original program of Miss Lind's opening performance in the William A. Hildebrand Collection of "Lindiana," 1850. In decorated frame with busts of three men below.
  17. Sarah Liston (nee Tyrer) as Queen Dollalolla in "Tom Thumb"
    Image | 1805

    Whole-length portrait, wearing crown with high feathers. Handwritten note about Miss Liston below.
  18. Elizabeth Pope (nee Younge) as Hortensia in "The Count of Narbone"
    Image | 1807

    with unidentified actor. With text: "Theodore -- She hastened to the cave and vanished from my sight."
  19. Portrait of Sarah Siddons (nee Kemble)
    Image | 1825

    Half-length portrait. Her name and Shakespeare's below.
  20. Portrait of William Henry West Betty at 13
    Image | 1804

    Bust. Wearing low ruffled collar. "The Young Roscius." Symbols and inscriptions below: '"O, thou goddess. Thou divine Nature! how thyself thou blazon'st!" In this most wonderful & matchless Youth!'
  21. Portrait of William Henry West Betty at 13
    Image | 1804

    Bust. Wearing low ruffled collar, rosy cheeks. Colored print. Symbols and inscriptions below. With text: '"O, thou goddess. Thou divine Nature! how thyself thou blazon'st!" In this most wonderful & matchless Youth!'
  22. Portrait of Elizabeth Billington (nee Weichsel)

    Bust. In medallion irradiated frame, hanging on base with two small figures of the muses. Name in scroll below.
  23. Portrait of Louisa Brunton (Lady Craven)
    Image | 1808

    Half-length. Wearing lace veil handing down over shoulders, earrings, necklace. brooch. Decorated frame, with coronet below. With text: "Countess Craven."
  24. Langenscheidt, Carl G. F., 1870-1952

    Coastal landscape with escutcheon below, showing world (orb marked by lines of latitude and longitude) behind stylized waves and with a halo of flames.
  25. Balassa, Stephen

    below, an oil lamp and escutcheon bearing what looks like a magnet.
  26. Denver Athletic Club Library
    Image | 1904

    below, a man runs with football, 'DAC' on his jersey.
  27. Monsalvatje i Fossas, Jordi, 1872-1922

    staffs of music above and below
  28. Greene, Agatha R
    Image | 1903