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French, George W.
Healy, G. P. A.
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Illinois Central entrance to Chicago
Railroads; Stadiums; Galleries & museums; Aquariums; Parks
Caption: "Illinois Central Entrance to the Heart of Chicago; Soldier Field, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium in the foreground". From text: "Central Station, on the Boulevard System, has an incomparable...
50-50: Fighting Chicago's Crime Trusts
Book covers; Covers (Illustration)
Cover of the book,"50-50": Fighting Chicago's Crime Trusts.
South Water Street today
Caption: "South Water Street as it is today--a physical misfit in Chicago's scheme of development." From text: "South Water Street today is an economic waste; a burdensome charge on all the people; a drawback...
Piers & wharves; Amusement piers
From text: "The Navy Pier, an immense and impressive structure of concrete, steel and glass, nearly 300 feet wide, extends from the foot of Grand Avenue, 3,000 feet into Lake Michigan, at Chicago's harbor...
Edward J. Kelly
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...
Chicago's reconstruction plan cover
Text on cover: "Chicago America's Greatest and Most Attractive City Burned 1871 -- Rebuilt as by Magic--Now Her Reconstruction Plan".
Hon. Buckner S. Morris
Caption: "Hon. Buckner S. Morris (Chicago's Second Mayor)"
Advertising; Business people
William D. McJunkin was an advertising executive. He wrote the chapter entitled "Chicago Calls," in Chicago's reconstruction plan.
Union Defense Committee of Chicago
Caption: "The Union Defense Committee, Organized in 1861 (Through this Representative Body of Chicago Citizens the First Regiments were Placed in the Field, Civilians Organized, and Chicago's Reputation...
Frank Lumbard, Tenor
Caption: "Frank Lumbard, Tenor (Chicago's Famous Singers of War-time Lyrics)". (Shown on page with his brother, Jules Lumbard.) Image is undated and appears to be an enhanced photograph.
Jules G. Lumbard, Basso
Caption: "Jules G. Lumbard, Basso (Chicago's Famous Singers of War-time Lyrics)." (Shown on page with his brother, Frank Lumbard.) Image is undated and appears to be an enhanced photograph.
A good job by fire bug
Arson; Crimes; Interiors
Caption: "A good job by one of the fire bugs. Incendiary fires are supposed to have totaled one-half Chicago's annual loss. The trust heads are now in Joliet and insurance rates are down again."
Caption: "Long John" Wentworth (Chicago's Giant Mayor)". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
William B. Ogden
Caption: "William B. Ogden (Chicago's First Mayor, and "Biggest All-round Man in the Northwest")". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
Benjamin F. Taylor
Caption: "Benjamin F. Taylor (Chicago's Poet of the War Period)"
Caption: "Another of Chicago's famous streets. It is paved with asphalt and lined with substantial buildings. The striking facade of the Chicago Board of Trade and the new Post Office Building adorn this...
Caption: "Chicago's Public Library building bears the reputation of being one of the finest library structures in the world. The interior is exquisitely finished in marble, mother-of-pearl and onyx. It...
Riots at Halsted Street viaduct
Caption: "The Labor Troubles of 1877: Riots at the Halsted Street Viaduct, Chicago." The viaduct was located at Halsted and 16th Street. (Source: The Labor Trail: Chicago's History of Working-Class Life...
Humboldt Park boathouse
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...
Lincoln Park bathing beach
Caption: "Chicago's Bathing Beach, Lincoln Park". From text: "A refectory and provision for athletic pastimes are additional features of the place; also a children's bathing beach. It is reached by the...
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