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Ambulance loaded with fire victims
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...
Galleries & museums; Art education
Caption: "This structure stands on the lake front facing Michigan Avenue, near the foot of Adams Street and was erected in 1893 at a cost of $785,000. It contains a rare collection of paintings, statuary...
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...
Entrance to Waldheim Cemetery
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...
Main banking room
From text: "Beyond the rooms of the savings bank … the visitor steps into the great spacious bank-room. It is a delight to the eye of even the veriest tyro in things artistic. Standing there in that...
Women's room in safe deposit vaults
From text: "At the left is a reception room for women, furnished quite in the style of a similar apartment in a luxurious residence. A uniformed maid is in attendance, the huge mahogany table in the center...
Entrance to vault
Banks; Vaults (Strong rooms)
From text: "The portal of this treasure house is guarded by a double set of eight-ton doors similar to those in position in the business vaults of the bank on the floor above. A sentinel stands always...
St. Joseph's Hospital
Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] St. Joseph's Hospital, Garfield Ave. and Burling St. [See "Hospitals."]". From text: "The hospital is fitted with all the latest improvements for ventilation,...
From text: "The Delivery Room proper, which extends across the entire width of the building, with a length of 134 and a depth of 48 feet, is divided into three parts by a rotunda in the center, surmounted...
From text: "The theatre was a surprise to every one, even in Chicago, where celerity is a prevailing habit and Time has in most things been knocked out of time. The first stone was turned upon the ground...
Edward F. Dunne
From text: "Then came the Mayoralty campaign of 1905. An open letter to the people of Chicago by Judge Tuley practically made Edward F. Dunne the nominee of the Democratic party on a no-franchise Immediate...
From text: "Chicago is one of the best theatre cities in the land, in number of playhouses, in the variety of entertainments presented, and in point of discriminating patronage. Many high-grade productions...
Chicago Commons' playground
Settlement houses; Playgrounds
Caption: "Chicago Commons' Play Ground. The only Playground for 12,000 Children." From text: "The summer activities of Chicago Commons have grown very normally in both variety and expense. … [T]he work...
From text: "Next in order is the bath. This is administered in an open, well-lighted room, 18 x 24 feet, containing eight hot and cold water showers, strong soap, brushes and towels without stint. Should...
Maclay Hoyne States Attorney
Caption: "Maclay Hoyne States Attorney for the County of Cook."
Revenge! Workingmen, to arms!!!
Caption: "The famous "Revenge" circular." German title: "Rache! Rache! Arbeiter, zu den Waffen!"
Spies addressing the strikers
Caption: "Spies addressing the strikers at McCormick's." The McCormick's Works factory was located near Blue Island and Western avenues.
Deacon Philo Carpenter
From text: "The Deacon (he was deacon emeritus in his last years) came to Chicago in 1832, and was largely instrumental in organizing the First Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to the West Side, and...
Wigwam, site of 1860 Republican Convention
Social & civic facilities
Caption: The "Wigwam" where the Republican National Convention of 1860 challenged slavery by the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. Source for creator name: Lost Chicago (2000), by David Gerrard Lowe, p. 235....
Rev. William Weston Patton
From text: "Another whose work stands out conspicuously is the Rev. W. W. Patton, D.D., of the First Congregational Church. Dr. Patton was an uncompromising Abolitionist." Photograph is undated but appears...
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