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John V. Farwell
From text: "Among somewhat later arrivals (the men of the [eighteen-]forties) … were … J. V. Farwell …" Regarding his support of Rev. Dwight L. Moody: "It seemed as if in the beginning only one among...
Wacker Monument in Graceland Cemetery
Cemeteries; Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Caption: "Graceland.--Monument of Frederick and Catharine Wacker." From text: "Before the close of the year 1893 the number of the silent inhabitants of the necropolis Graceland will have reached 60,000....
Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Laboratory and Office Building. [See "Keeley Institute."]. From text: "Probably no discovery in medicine has been productive of...
Rev. W. H. Ryder
From text: "Rev. W. H. Ryder, D.D., of St. Paul's Universalist Church, was a frequent speaker at Union meetings. Next to Chapin he was regarded as the most gifted minister in his denomination in the country…...
Deacon William Bross
Journalists; Government officials
From text: "Among somewhat later arrivals (the men of the forties) the Hon. William Bross, ex-Lieutenant-governor and "deacon" extraordinary, easily took first rank, because--well, because he was "Deacon"...
Caption: "State Street is the "Broadway of the West." Here are located the great department stores. Upon a bright day its sidewalks swarm with shoppers and pleasure seekers. Among the massive structures...
Railway Exchange Building
Caption: "This edifice is numbered among the handsomest office buildings in the city. It is located on Michigan Avenue, near the Art Institute, overlooking Lake Michigan. The structure is devoted to office...
Stock yards and tower
Stockyards; Meat industry
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...
From text: "The Indiana Club was organized in 1883, for the purpose of promoting social intercourse among its members and their families. The Club occupies the premises at 3349 Indiana Avenue, a handsome...
Washington Park Club
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...
Sheridan Road, Lincoln Park
From text: "North Side--Lincoln Park. This is the oldest park of them all and has attraction and features peculiar to itself. Among them are a beautiful and well-developed foliage, a slightly rolling contour,...
Commercial Insurance Company's Building
Office buildings; Insurance companies
Lettering in illustration reads: "Commercial Insurance Company's Building 160 & 162 Washington St. Chicago." Text reads: "We have become so accustomed to look eastward for successful and reliable insurance...
O'Brien's Art Emporium
Art dealers; Stores & shops
Text in illustration reads: "O'Brien's Art Emporium, 51 State St., Chicago. Artist's materials and decalcomanie designs. Engravings, Chromos and Picture Frames." From text: "O'Brien's Art Emporium.--There...
Universities & colleges
Caption: "Orrington Lunt: Early resident of Chicago and Evanston, and liberal benefactor of Northwestern University". From text: "The first subscription made to the Northwestern University was that of...
Universities & colleges; College presidents
Caption: "Joseph Cummings: President of Northwestern University from 1881 until his death in 1890". From text: "Before Dr. Joseph Cummings was chosen as president on June 21, 1881, the University had passed...
Frances E. Willard
From text: "It is safe to say that no name among the residents of Evanston looms larger on the pages of the country's history than that of Frances Elizabeth Willard. … In 1874, Miss Willard was elected...
M. F. Rittenhouse
From text: "The name of Moses F. Rittenhouse is prominent in connection with the development of the lumber industry in Chicago and in the various sections of the country. His operations have extended widely...
From text: "A resident of Chicago ere the city was incorporated and identified with its commercial interests until after the great fire, when the work of rebuilding the city was substantially completed,...
Chicago Public Library
Caption: "The Chicago Public Library". From text: "The Chicago Public Library is a free public institution, established under the Illinois library law of 1872, and maintained by the city as part of its...
Business office in Tacoma Building
Office buildings; Office workers; Insurance companies
Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Business Office, New York Mutual Life Insurance Co., Tacoma Bldg [Charles H. Ferguson, Agent.]". From text: ""Elsewhere is presented in this volume...
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