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  1. LGBT at UIUC

    "The Gay Illini organization was formed in 1975 and Illini Pride was founded in 1977, both growing out of the work of the Gay Liberation Front. Gay Illini was announced in the Daily Illini on January 29, 1975. By April 1975, the group was holding Gay Forums, offering panels discussing topics related to gay students and queer life. The group also hosted a number of social eve...
  2. James Edward Myers World War I Sheet Music Collection

    World War I is considered by many music scholars to be the most musical war in America’s history. Music for and about The Great War was created by all sorts of Americans: professional songwriters, acclaimed composers, church musicians, well- and little-known performers, and uncounted singing teachers, small-town bandmasters, and amateurs. Their melodies and lyrics intersecte...
  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. 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."
  5. Field Museum
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "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, ...
  6. C. D. Peacock
    Image | 1922

    From 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...
  7. Edward J. Kelly
    Image | 1933

    From text: "Edward J. Kelly World's Fair Mayor[.] Chicago's second World's Fair came near starting as the first one had ended--without a mayor… On April 14, 1933, Edward Joseph Kelly, president of the South Park Board, was duly empowered with the task of guiding the World's Fair city throughout the remainder of Cermak's term following the declining of the honor by the agein...
  8. Chicago harbor
    Image | 1869

    From text: "In 1833 Congress made the first appropriation of $30,000 to improve the harbor. The north pier was run out a short distance and a light-house erected. An embankment was made to cut off the river from her old channel, which had previously emptied into the lake near the foot of Madison street. This work was commenced in the summer of 1833, and vigorously pushed ...
  9. O'Brien's Art Emporium
    Image | 1869

    Text in illustration reads: "O'Brien's Art Emporium, 51 State St., Chicago. Artist's materials and decalcomanie designs. Engravings, Chromos and Picture Frames." From text: "O'Brien's Art Emporium.--There is no city in the United States which, to-day, in proportion to its age and population, can boast of so large a number, such hard-working, and such talented artists as t...
  10. Stephen A. Douglas
    Image | 1856

    Caption: "Stephen A. Douglas: Photograph taken during his debates with Lincoln in 1856". From text: "In Clark E. Carr's volume entitled 'Stephen A. Douglas,' the author pays this deserved tribute to the memory of Douglas for his services in connection with the University of Chicago in its formative period. 'To the building of a great university in Chicago Senator Douglas d...
  11. M. F. Rittenhouse
    Image | 1912

    From text: "The name of Moses F. Rittenhouse is prominent in connection with the development of the lumber industry in Chicago and in the various sections of the country. His operations have extended widely over the Mississippi valley and he is foremost among those who have been most active in developing the lumber trade of this city."
  12. Keeley Institute: Waiting for the train
    Image | 1891

    Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Waiting for the Train at Dwight. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "Train time is always looked forward to at Dwight, sometimes with pleasure and sometimes with sorrow. Pleasant ties are broken every day. The departing graduate, while looking forward with pleasure to meeting his friends onc...
  13. Entrance to Rosehill Cemetery
    Image | 1883

    From text: "The projectors of Rose Hill have wisely selected grounds far enough from the city proper to insure no molestation of the ashes of the dead in the future, and have chosen grounds high enough for the purposes intended, and also those susceptible of improvement at a slight expense. They are of easy access both by rail and drives, which is certainly a desirable feat...
  14. Ambulance loaded with fire victims
    Image | 1904

    From text: "While the streets began to crowd for blocks around with weeping and heartbroken persons in mortal terror because of knowledge that loved ones had attended the performance, patrol wagons, ambulances and open wagons hurried the injured to hospitals. Before long they were called upon to perform the more grewsome [sic] task of removing the dead. In wagon loads the ...
  15. New post office site
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "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...
  16. Hawkeye turns on the Torturer
    Image | 1888

    Supplement gratis with "United Ireland"
  17. Mess Hall; Kitchen; Bakery; Dining Hall
    Image | 1899

    center high section with tall windows is the kitchen
  18. John Philip Kemble as King Charles in "King Charles I"
    Image | 1793

    Whole-length portrait, seated in chair, wearing shoes and breeches with rose decorations, holding stick. With text: "By what law have you erected this pretended Court?" Act IV, Scene 2.
  19. Isabella Mattocks (nee Hallam) as Princess Catherine in "Henry V"
    Image | 1775

    Whole-length portrait, standing, arms extended to left, wearing dress and hairpiece adorned with feathers.
  20. Anne Oldfield as Rosamond in "Rosamond"
    Image | 1778

    Whole-length portrait. With text: "The Queen, th' offended Queen, I see!"
  21. William Henry West Betty as Norval Douglas in "Douglas"
    Image | 1804

    Whole-length. Standing swordsman's stance, left arm rasied, right arm with sword extended. Wearing hat with plume, armor, cape, sandals. Titles in German. With text: "Villian no more! Draw and defend thy life." Act IV, Scene 2.
  22. William Evans Burton as Captain Cuttle in "Dombey and Son"

    Whole-length. Holding hat under left arm, right hooked hand extended from side. Process print of lithograph by H.A. Thomas.
  23. William Evans Burton as Captain Cuttle in "Dombey and Son"

    Whole-length. Holding hat under left arm, right hooked hand extended from side. Process print of a woodcut. Process print of wood engraving.
  24. Portrait of G. M. S. Chivers
    Image | 1822

    Bust. Suspended frame adorned with flowers and a violin.
  25. Julia Dean as Julia in "The Hunchback"

    Whole-length. Standing, hair in curls, left arm extended pointing to right. Process print of a lithograph by Sarony & Major.
  26. Pflumer, George

    coat of arms.
  27. Bowman, R. B.

    Coat of arms. Escutcheon: Or, a chevron ermine between three bows in pale. Crest: A quiver full of arrows suspended from the trunk of a tree couped at the top, all proper. Motto: Regem et legem arcu defendo (I defend the king and the law with my bow)
  28. Roe, A. S.

    Double shelf of books, suspended from a wall hook
  29. Library of Congress (10)
    Image | 2010

    Hall of the Poets, Library of Congress, Washington D. C.