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  1. John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection

    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...
  2. Marion Semi-Weekly Leader

    The Marion Semi-Weekly Leader was a rural newspaper serving the community of Marion, Illinois and Williamson County. As a Republican newspaper, the Marion Semi-Weekly Leader published on Tuesday and Friday while its Democratic counterpart, the Marion Egyptian Press, published on Monday and Thursday. Marion Semi-Weekly Leader features local, regional and national news with an...
  3. Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design

    The Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design is a valuable source of documentation on the history of theatre and is housed in The Rare Book and Manuscript Library. It is a rare collection of original materials on the theatre comprising over 5000 items from more than 150 productions in England and the United States. These materials include costume and set designs, sket...
  4. Rev. O. H. Tiffany
    Image | 1910

    From text: "For the Methodists, Drs. T. M. Eddy and O. H. Tiffany stood out conspicuously. Dr. Eddy was a trenchant, forceful speaker, while Dr. Tiffany joined to a high intellectuality a gift of oratory now seldom equalled in the pulpit. He was untiring in his zeal for the cause of the Union."
  5. Park Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "The Park Club had its beginning at a social gathering of the leading gentlemen of South Park early in the spring of 1886. … The selection of its name was the natural sequence of its unrivalled location in the midst of the grand system of parks and boulevards, over whose thousands of acres of lawn and lake its windows look. While the majority of the members of th...
  6. Entrance to Forest Home
    Image | 1893

    in fact their equal in that respect can not be found around Chicago. No spot could be more advantageously situated than the location of Forest Home, it being fifty-six feet above the level of Lake Michigan and the crown of the water-shed between the Atlantic and the Gulf. The water running from the roof of a house on the grounds on one side finds the St. Lawrence, while th...
  7. First depot of Galena & Chicago Union Railroad

    Caption: "The first depot of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad Company (now Chicago & Northwestern Railway). This depot stood at the southwest corner of North Canal and West Kinzie streets. It was built in 1848 and was Chicago's first railroad depot. In 1881 the depot was removed. By courtesy of Chicago Historical Society" From text: "It was a one-story frame building...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Library Main Office Chicago Joint Board
    Image | 1922

    Caption: "Library Main Office Chicago Joint Board Amalgamated Clothing Workers". From text: "While these large meetings constitute the center of the educational activities of the union, classes for the instruction of small groups have also on occasion been provided. It is the purpose of the Joint Board to facilitate reading and study by the building of a library which has ...
  12. Hawkeye turns on the Torturer
    Image | 1888

    Supplement gratis with "United Ireland"
  13. Balfour's Bravos
    Image | 1893

    Supplement given away with the Weekly Freeman and National Press
  14. A Heartless Refusal
    Image | 1891

    Supplement gratis with the Weekly National Press
  15. 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.
  16. Journée de l'Herault 15 Octobre 1916
    Image | 1916

    Bacchus sits on top of a wine cask and threatens a German soldier with a flower. The German soldier spills beer out of a stein, while a French soldier behind the cask holds a glass of wine. A fox runs under the German’s boot.
  17. Pour la France qui combat! Pour celle qui chaque jour grandit

    A soldier holds up a young child in his arms, while a mother nurses her infant in the background.
  18. Emprunt Française

    The insignia for all of the French provinces form the border of this poster, while the French coq stands under the text.
  19. Emprunt de la Libération

    A French soldier holds a rifle and a helmet, while next to him a Scottish soldier in a kilt grasps a grenade.
  20. Pour que la France soit victorieuse comme a Valmy!
    Image | 1918

    A 18th century French officer protects a young girl with his sword while a battle rages in the background. The image is captioned "Valmy."
  21. Pour la liberté. Fete de l'indépendance, 4 Juillet 1776-1918
    Image | 1918

    A large American soldier stands on the bow of a ship next to a presidential statue and an American flag, while the Statue of Liberty shines a beacon of light from her torch.
  22. Pour la belle terre de France

    French women harvesting wheat wave to a passing group of American soldiers, while a train passes in the distance. Another American soldier is scything the wheat.
  23. Pas trop de chahut S.V.P.

    A soldier sits at a desk writing, while he thinks about a woman knitting in front of a fireplace.
  24. Debout! Nos morts pour la patrie... Voici la France!

    A mother and two children look over a field dotted with grave markers. Ghostly figures rest against the crosses, while more ghostly soldiers ride horseback in the sky.
  25. 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.
  26. James Middleton as Eumenes in "Merope"
    Image | 1795

    in chains. With text: "Heavens did I hear that rightly!"
  27. Charles Bannister as Steady in "The Quaker"
    Image | 1777

    hands clasped in front. With text: "While the Lads of the Village shall merrily, ah Sound the Tabour, I'll hand thee along." Act I, Scene 6.
  28. William Henry West Betty as Selim in "Barbarossa"
    Image | 1804

    Whole-length. With text: "Master Betty, Surnamed Young Roscius. In the Character of Selim on his first appearance at Covent Garden Theatre on Sat. Dec. 1, 1804. If thou dar'st, Now view me..Hear me, Tyrant! While with voice more terrible than Thunder, I proclaim that he who aim'd the Dagger at thy Heart is Selim! Vide Barbarossa Act 4, Scene 1."
  29. William Henry West Betty as Selim in "Barbarossa"
    Image | 1804

    Whole-length. Colored print. With text: "In the Character of Selim on his first appearance at Covent Garden Theatre on Sat. Dec. 1, 1804. If thou dar'st, Now view me..Hear me, Tyrant! While with voice more terrible than Thunder, I proclaim that he who aim'd the Dagger at thy Heart is Selim! Vide Barbarossa Act 4, Scene 1."
  30. Frank S. Chanfrau as Mose in "A Glance at New York"

    sitting on barrel, looking and leaning to left, while boy right, in rags, slips fish from him. From a lithograph by Toedteberg.