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  1. The Industry Press
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    The Industry Press was a weekly newspaper published every Thursday in McDonough County, Industry, Illinois. It featured national and international news, short stories, and local happenings. The editors of the Industry Press prided themselves on providing a public service to their subscribers. Noted in a March 1916 issue, "This paper belongs to the people and is not conducted...
  2. 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...
  3. Haymarket Square
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "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....
  4. Armour elevator
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Armour grain elevator is the largest in the city, and belongs to the millionaire meat packer. The owner is noted for his great wheat operations on the Board of Trade. The vast quantities of the actual product in this immense elevator have often been able to turn the market in his favor. The elevator is located on Goose Island in the Chicago River. The combi...
  5. Dearborn Street
    Image | 1906

    at the other, the Chicago River. Further to the north the street becomes Dearborn Avenue, a popular residential street ending at Lincoln Park."
  6. Dearborn Street
    Image | 1906

    at the other, the Chicago River. Further to the north the street becomes Dearborn Avenue, a popular residential street ending at Lincoln Park." View is looking north from present-day Congress Parkway.
  7. Stock yards and Packingtown
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Stock yards and Packingtown in distance[.] Beyond the pens at the stock yards, lies Packingtown, where the slaughtered meats are prepared for the markets of the world. It is here that several of the famous millionaires of Chicago made their great fortunes. One noted packing firm killed 712,000 cattle, 1,714,000 hogs, and nearly 500,000 sheep in a single year. T...
  8. Humboldt Park boathouse
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "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 ...
  9. Portrait of George Christy (ne Harrington)
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    Half-length. With text: "George Christy, the noted Ethiopean Delineator."
  10. Letter to the editor
    Image | 1975

    This letter was never submitted to the Daily Illini, but members of the Gay Students' Alliance threatened to submit it when a fraternity on campus denied the right of a same sex couple to dance at a fundraiser. As someone (unknown) noted, the fraternity conceded after the threat, but the situation was undoubtedly uncomfortable by then, and ultimately no gay couple did wind u...
  11. Foellinger Hall
    Image | 1937

    Ernest L. Stouffer (Architect), Physical Plant Department, University of Illinois. Date: 11/8/37. Drawn by: W.H.S. Approved: E.L.S. "3." Balcony floor plan. Scale 1/8" = 1'-0". Includes extensive, detailed notes. Partial content notes: All present auditorium lighting-- All present lighting for North hall spaces -- Present feeders now in place -- Information noted.
  12. Foellinger Hall
    Image | 1937

    Ernest L. Stouffer, Architect. Created: November 8, 1937. Revised: 2/18/37. Drawn by: W.H.S. Approved: E.L.S. Partial Content Notes: All present wiring on this plan -- Feeders to present panels -- Present interior dome lighting -- Information noted -- Columns #7 to 16. Includes cardinal directions. Scale: 1/8" = 1'-0". File #97.0041. "2".
  13. Philbrick, Frederick Adolphus, 1835-1910
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    Coat of arms. Escutcheon: a bendy of six, azure and argent. Crest: arising from a tower, a leopard gorged with a coronet. Motto: Vestigia nulla retrorsum.
  14. Austin, Ennis Raymond, 1863-1951
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    Black ink on cream paper. Contains image of books being bound on a desk, with bookbinding tools. In the background are windows monogrammed ""TCC""
  15. Illinois School Library
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    Library rules.
  16. Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
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    216-Newberry Library Chicago On Back: The Newberry Library, one of Chicago's most prominent reference libaries, houses a collection of more than 500,000 volumes, most of which pertain to history and literature. It is noted for its many first editions and literary rarities of interest to the scholar and book-lover.
  17. I'll Be There, Laddie Boy, I'll Be There
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1918

  18. The Trench Trot
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1918

  19. View Southwest from the First Pylon, Temple of Luxor
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    Black and white stereograph slide, T 237 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
  20. Octave Chanute Glider Model
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    The Octave Chanute Glider model is a one-quarter the scale prototype of a full sized glider. Its dimensions are: the height is eight inches high, thirty-six inches wide, forty-eight inches long. The glider is made of wood, twine, oiled cotton cloth, and wire. It has three main wings stacked vertically and a cruciform rudder. The wing and support structures are constructed of...
  21. Atlas of Historic Tribes in Illinois: 1673-1832
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages

    Key to map of historic tribes in Illinois 1673-1832. It should be noted that the maps shown here are greatly simplified.
  22. Printing Press, c. 1830
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    The noted abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-37) is believed to have owned this press, which is in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society.
  23. Slave Sale Broadside
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    Credit Sale of a Choice Gang of Slaves, Comprising Mechanics, Laborers, etc. The sale, Tuesday, February 5, 1856, by J. A. Beard and Maj. J. a. Beard, auctioneer, was held for the settlement of a co-partnership of railroad contractors. The description of the sale of "A Very Valuable Gang of Slaves," is: "Belonging ot a co-partnership and sold to close the same. The said slav...
  24. Amet Magniscope
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    Thirty-five millimeter film projector made of tin, galvanized metal and brass. It has two film reels and sits on a wood base.
  25. Indian Head/Buffalo Nickel, Obverse and Reverse: no date
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    On the obverse, an Indian shown in profile. Above is written LIBERTY. Below the date has been worn off. On the reverse is the image of a bison. Above is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E Pluribus Unum, and below is FIVE CENTS.
  26. Eugene Funk
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    This is a portrait of Eugene Funk, who began breeding and selling corn seed. He was a noted seedsman who pioneered the use of hybrid corn. He was the son of LaFayette Funk, co-founder and director the Chicago Union Stockyards.