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  1. Cavagna Collection
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    Cavagna was an Italian public official and a recognized authority on the local history of Lombardy and Piedmont. His library contained a great many books on genealogy, biography, and local history, including materials on municipal governments. The manuscripts especially reflect the study of local history; most relate to Italian cities and towns, institutions, societies and ...
  2. Faculty Portraits File (Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Images)
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    Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Images from the Faculty Portraits File, contain faculty photographs relating to different University departments and different time periods. Faculty portraits were taken by the Photographic Service, which provides the staff and students of the University with photographers for public relations, instruction, and research, as well as providi...
  3. John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection
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    The John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection comprises some 1500 plates, each mounted on an individual card. Each card has a specially designed printed form mounted on the verso upon which Mr. Stewart inserted notes about the owner, designer, or subject of the plate. Besides bookplates, the collection contains book stamps and spine labels, especially from institutional librar...
  4. Maps of Africa to 1900
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    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...
  5. Paléographie des classiques latins
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    Émile Chatelain's Paléographie des classiques latins was produced in 14 fascicles between 1884 and 1900, and consists of more than 200 facsimiles of leaves from medieval manuscripts, with explanatory text. The leaves range in date from the fourth to the fifteenth century, and together demonstrate the range of scripts in which the main Latin classics were transmitted from ant...
  6. Sousa Archives Music Instrument Digital Image and 3D Model Collection
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    The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music (SACAM) acquires and preserves significant archival records and historical artifacts in multiple formats that document America's diverse music heritage. The Center’s collection of historical music instruments, dating between 1810-1972, include rare cornets and trumpets, early boxwood clarinets and flutes, unique double-reed sa...
  7. The Faces of Abraham Lincoln: The Meserve Lincoln Photographs, 1845-1865
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    Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, in his introduction to The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1944) quotes Civil War era journalist David Ross Locke’s impressions on meeting Lincoln: “I never saw a more thoughtful face. I never saw a more dignified face. I never saw so sad a face.” This collection of images—reproductions of prints made...
  8. North Neil Street Buildings
    Image | 1969

    Shows the east side of Neil Street north of the intersection with Main and Church Streets. The building under demolition is the Champaign Flat Iron Building, which formerly housed the offices of the News-Gazette newspaper.
  9. 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...
  10. City Hall and County Courthouse
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "City Hall and Cook County Court House The administrative offices of the city of Chicago and the court-rooms and offices of Cook County, Illinois, are in this massive building which occupies the entire square bounded by Washington, Clark, La Salle and Randolph streets. It was five years in building and cost six million dollars. The heavy style of architecture giv...
  11. Corner of State and Washington
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Corner of State and Washington Streets, showing the Marshall Field establishment[.] Marshall Field's retail dry goods store, the largest in the world, is located at the corner of State and Washington streets. The great Field store extends along State Street to the next block. On the corner fronting the pedestrian from almost any angle, hangs a huge clock which a...
  12. Chicago River
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Chicago River formerly emptied into Lake Michigan, but with the digging of the drainage canal, the current was reversed and the waters now find their way into the Mississippi, much to the disgust of St. Louis, transforming the once ill-smelling stream into a clean river. It is narrow and deep, but easily entered by the largest lake steamers. The question of l...
  13. Stock yards and tower
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "All visitors to Chicago are sure to include a trip to the celebrated stock yards during their sojourn in the city. Thousands of head of cattle are slaughtered here daily. The cattle are housed in hundreds of pens covering three hundred and twenty acres. The problem of supplying this immense area with water was solved by the building of a great tower, from which ...
  14. Water Tower
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Water Tower[.] The North Water Works are situated on Chicago Avenue near the lake shore. Here a stone tower, one hundred and sixty feet high, receives water from the lake forced by four engines having a pumping capacity of ninety-nine million gallons daily. The water is conveyed to the tower through a brick tunnel five feet in diameter which extends two mile...
  15. 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...
  16. Auto pumping engine
    Image | 1919

    Caption: "Averages 750 gallons per minute. This style of fire equipment replaces horsedrawn apparatus. It is so designed that the hose wagon and pump are combined in the same apparatus, which eliminates one piece of apparatus in the company where it is installed. It is of the latest design and the records show that the men are able to connect to hydrant, stretch 300 feet ...
  17. Illinois Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "In 1881, the property which is the present quarters of the Club (154 Ashland Avenue) was purchased."
  18. 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...
  19. Oaks Club
    Image | 1888

    Caption: "Austin Library Building and Club House." From text: "The Oaks was organized in January, 1882, and incorporated September 3d, 1884, its object being to promote social intercourse between its members and their families. In its early days the club occupied rooms in the Giles Block until the building was destroyed by fire November 13th, 1885, at which time it suffere...
  20. Standard Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The Standard Club was organized in 1869, and chartered February 14th, 1887. The object for which it was formed is the social and mental improvement of its members by social intercourse and by various educational means, to-wit: The establishment and maintenance of a library, a gymnasium, a theater, a lecture and music hall, a reading room, the collection of paint...
  21. Union League Club of Chicago
    Image | 1888

    to maintain the civil and political equality of all citizens in every section of our common country ... Its house, one of the finest in Chicago, arranged and furnished with every comfort and luxury, is situated on Jackson Street and Fourth Avenue, close to the Board of Trade."
  22. Washington Park Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The objects of the organization called the Washington Park Club, which was incorporated in 1883, are to promote good fellowship among its members by providing a club house and pleasure grounds for their entertainment where at all times they may meet for social intercourse, and to encourage, by providing the proper facilities, raising, improving, breeding, trainin...
  23. Railway lines south from Chicago
    Image | 1912

    Caption: "Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroads and Connections Showing Direct Lines to Chicago." From text: "Direct to Chicago via the Illinois Central R. R. Best of daily through train service from the South[.] As shown by the opposite map, the Illinois Central, in addition to its lines in other directions, has a particularly strong group of direct l...
  24. Al Capone
    Image | 1930

    Caption: "His Favorite Pose" Here is an excellent likeness of Alphonse Capone, the Big Boy of Chicago Gangland, and the greatest gangster that ever lived. When King Al poses for a photograph which isn't often, he always turns his right cheek to the camera. The left one is disfigured by an ugly scar. Legend has it that Capone was struck by a machine gun bullet when he was...
  25. Entrance to Calvary Cemetery
    Image | 1893

    From text: "The improved taste of late years in the choice of sites for cemeteries and the methods adopted for their embellishment, together with the wide-felt public interest in them, and the laws which guard them from desecration, are certainly very aptly illustrated in Calvary. ... The cemetery is located south of and adjoining the village of South Evanston, ten miles no...
  26. Entrance to Waldheim Cemetery
    Image | 1893

    From text: "Situated in the town of Harlem, on the Desplaines River, and about nine miles from the city, is a German cemetery of exceptional beauty in its general aspect as well as in the tasteful and pleasing manner … Like most of the other large cemeteries, Waldheim is open to all, and makes no distinction between the believer or unbeliever, between Christian, Jew or Heat...
  27. Fort Dearborn
    Image | 1869

    From text: "About this time the first fort was erected--a common frontier block-house, which was situated near the site of Rush street bridge, on the south side of the river."
  28. Chicago Water Works
    Image | 1869

    From text: "… it was not until Monday, March 25th, 1867, that the water was let into the tunnel to flow through the water pipes and hydrants of the city. On that day the new water works were formally inaugurated by the laying of the corner stone of the new tower, situated about half a block west of the old tower, and since completed to a total height of 130 feet, standing on...
  29. Chamber of Commerce
    Image | 1869

    and above this the grand hall, where the members of the Board of Trade assemble daily. The building is surmounted by a Mansard roof, pierced with oval windows, the corners ornamented with urns. The entrance consists of four handsome Corinthian columns, from which spring three arches supporting a handsome balcony, underneath which a broad flight of stairs leads to the first...
  30. 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 ...