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  1. Maps of Africa to 1900

    The Maps of Africa to 1900 digital collection contains images of maps listed in the bibliography Maps of Africa to 1900: A Checklist of Maps in Atlases and Geographical Journals in the Collections of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Bassett & Scheven, Urbana: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 2000). As such, this collection mines not only the L...
  2. Carte du Dahomey
    Image | 1892

  3. 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...
  4. Post Office
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Post Office The new Post Office Building, one of the most magnificent postal structures in the United States, is located in a square formed by Adams, Clark and Dearborn streets and Jackson Boulevard. The delay in its completion caused many spirited controversies. From this great central station radiate forty-seven carrier stations, four stations without carr...
  5. Monadnock Building
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "This building presents the appearance of being the most substantial structure in Chicago. It occupies the entire block bounded by Jackson Boulevard, Clark, Dearborn and Van Buren streets. Several of the railroad systems have their general offices here. Seven thousand persons are employed within its walls." Building designed by firm of Burnham and Root.
  6. Washington Park Club House
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "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...
  7. Henry Horner
    Image | 1933

    From text: "Illinois' Governor, Henry Horner[.] Following more than eighteen years as judge of Probate Court, Henry Horner was elevated to the position of the Governor of the State of Illinois on January 9, 1933, at the state capitol of Springfield. The Governor was born in Chicago seven years after the Great Fire ... "
  8. Kenwood Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "From this meeting resulted the present Kenwood Club, the organization of which was perfected in February, 1884. In June of the same year the Club took possession of the house on Forty-seventh Street, near Lake Avenue, which was formerly the residence of Norman B. Judd, Esq. To this house, a two story and basement frame building, a large addition, 40x75 feet, wa...
  9. Residence of Hermann Weinhardt
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "Residence of West Park Commissioner Hermann Weinhardt, near Wicker Park." Weinhardt's seven-year term as West Park Commissioner began March 18, 1891 (from text).
  10. Gateway to Oak Woods Cemetery
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "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...
  11. Mail at Union Station
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The fast mail at Union Station". From text: "Chicago to-day is the greatest mail center on the continent. Seven hundred tons of this concentrated commerce flow through her gates every twenty-four hours. From every point of the compass, it comes to this great hopper to be ground out, separated, and sent to its destination. Why is this? It is because Chicago is t...
  12. Chicago University

    Caption: "Chicago University". From text: "To Stephen A. Douglas is due the credit of founding the first University of Chicago, now known as the Old University of Chicago. In 1856 a number of citizens visited Judge Douglas with plans for a university, and asked him for help. He gave them ten acres of ground lying along Cottage Grove avenue, at Thirty-fourth street, not fa...
  13. Dome and Grand Stairway
    Image | 1912

    Caption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven are skylighted, and plans are being made to extend the building eastward by bridging the Illinois Central railroad tracks with skylighted galleries and building new museum h...
  14. Lake View town hall
    Image | 1912

    Caption: "Town Hall of the former city of Lake View: Built in 1872 at a cost of seventeen thousand dollars, corner Addison and Halsted streets. Photograph taken by A. W. Watriss". From text: "The name of the Township of Ridgeville was changed to Evanston on February 17th, 1857, accompanied by a change of boundaries. Lakeview Township, formerly a part of Ridgeville Townshi...
  15. 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...
  16. Union Stock Yards
    Image | 1893

    some 200 acres being devoted to yards, etc., while the balance is occupied by railroad tracks and car sidings. Before you, as you enter the main arch-way, is a town with twenty miles of streets, twenty miles of water-troughs, fifty miles of feeding troughs and about seventy-five miles of water and drainage pipes... Just inside the entrance to the Union Stock Yards is the Ex...
  17. James Ryan, Maclay Hoyne and Frank Johnston, Jr.
    Image | 1916

    Caption: "James Ryan (central figure), alias 'Prof. Charles T. Crane' of the clairvoyant trust, cleaned up $60,000 in seven months through detective bureau connivance. At right and left are Hoyne and his chief assistant, Frank Johnston, Jr."
  18. Charles Saint Burke and six of his characters: Rip Van Winkle, Dickery, Captain Jenkins, Mr. Sudden, Kasrac, and Ebenezer Calf

    Seven portraits arranged in circle. With text: "Mr. C. Burke, American Comedian. In Comedy, Drama, Farce & Burlesque." Process print taken from lithograph, folio size.
  19. Gay Illini's 3rd Annual Halloween Bar Benefit flyer
    Image | 1979

    Giovanni's was a haven for LGBT culture in the late seventies.
  20. Smoking - a folktale from the Bushongo people
    Multi-Page Item | 7 pages

    “Seventy-five copies of this slim volume were printed on hand-made tobacco-abaca paper” -- p.6.
  21. Selected quotations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Multi-Page Item | 12 pages | 1997

    “In celebration of the renovation of the Martin Luther King Library, the Milwaukee Public Library commissioned a book containing seventeen quotations of Dr. King. The quotes were selected by the staff of Martin Luther King Library. The book was installed on permanent display in the library on March 22, 1997. License granted by Intellectual Properties Management, Atlanta, Geo...
  22. Nguzo Saba
    Multi-Page Item | 10 pages

    Eight postcards tied together by straw, with seven principles of Kwanzaa printed on the postcards.
  23. Amerique Septentrionale.
    Image | 1650

    Relief shown pictorially.
  24. Seven Million Books

    Glass plate slide reads "The American people through the A. L. A. sent seven million books to men at war. Men, women and children at home need libraries too."
  25. Seventy Percent has No Access

    Glass plate slide reads "Seventy per cent of the entire population of the United States has no access to libraries and reading rooms."
  26. ar00208a-old.tif

    AR00208: Swine confinement buildings (seven) on a hill in McLean County. Photo by David Riecks, 1997. 8 x 12 at 72 ppi, AR00208A.TIF. former name: confinebldg.tif. TYPE: RGB, Optimized: FPO, Source: Slide, Scan Type: Slide scanner (Polaroid), In/Out: Outside, Time of Day: Day, Format: Horizontal, Shot: Normal. Agriculture, Livestock farming/ Ranching, Architecture, Building,...
  27. Swine confinement barns
    Image | 1997

    Swine confinement buildings (seven) on a hill in McLean County, 1997.
  28. 03105caa.tif

    2003-105: Seventh graders in Mrs. Yvonne Krowka’s class at St. Mary School, Plano, Ill. model released. Students working on 4-H science kit outside of school. 8x12 at 300ppi, 03105cca.tif. This version at 72ppi. photo by Brian Stauffer.