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Public library and John Crerar Library
From text: "The Chicago Public Library occupies one of the handsomest public buildings in the Loop, at Michigan Boulevard, Washington and Randolph Streets. The structure is of Bedford limestone upon a...
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...
Stores & shops
Text in illustration reads: "81 83 City of Paris. Bazaar. M. Campbell's Hair Manufactory. National Bazaar. Steins Bazaar. E. H. Stein." From text: "The City of Paris, [i]n miniature, can be seen by the...
Chicago The Vacation City book cover
Text on cover: "Chicago The Vacation City Illinois Center The Road of Travel Luxury". From text: "Grant Park, between East 11th Place, Michigan Boulevard, Randolph Street, and Lake Michigan, is Chicago's...
Chicago A Century of Progress
Text: "Chicago 1833 1933 A Century of Progress"
Caption: "Chicago Club, Monroe St." From text: "After the fire the present building was erected on Monroe Street, just opposite the Palmer House."
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...
Mail at Union Station
Postal service; Railroad stations
Caption: "The fast mail at Union Station". From text: "Chicago to-day is the greatest mail center on the continent. Seven hundred tons of this concentrated commerce flow through her gates every twenty-four...
Underground freight system
Caption: "Loaded freight train at street intersection". From text: "Chicago's great subway, or underground freight railroad, is now ready for operation. It is the most complete and extensive of any tunnel...
Universities & colleges
Caption: "Chicago University". From text: "To Stephen A. Douglas is due the credit of founding the first University of Chicago, now known as the Old University of Chicago. In 1856 a number of citizens...
Clark T. Hinman
Universities & colleges; College presidents
Caption: "Clark T. Hinman: First president of Northwestern University". From text: "The first president of the Northwestern University was Dr. Clark T. Hinman, who ... was elected by the Board of Trustees...
Caption: "Masonic Temple."" From text: "It might be added that the Masonic Temple at the corner of State and Randolph Streets will when completed, prove one of the finest buildings in the world. A glance...
Caption: "Corner of Adams and Dearborn Sts". From text: "Tower of the quaint Owings Building, fourteen stories, corner Adams and Dearborn Streets, unique in design, and a cloud disturber of the first order--225...
Entrance to Stock Yards
Caption: "Entrance to Stock Yards." From text: "No reference to Chicago of a statistical nature, even of the most infinitesimal character, would be complete without passing reference at least to the Union...
Railroad crossing bells
Caption: "Hall Signal Co." From text: "The Hall Signal Co. of 50 Broadway, New York, and 340 The Rookery, Chicago, are manufacturers of all kinds of Electric and Mechanical Signaling apparatus for railroads....
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...
Washington Park clubhouse
Racetracks (Horse racing)
Caption: "Club-House at Washington Park." From text: "One of the most important and certainly the most aristocratic clubs in the city is the new Washington Park Club. Not only in the turf world, but in...
Labor unions; Labor leaders
Caption: "Sidney Hillman, General President". From text: "Sidney Hillman, president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers, was an apprentice cutter in Hart, Schaffner and Marx and a striker in the strike...
Branch Settlement House
Kindergartens; Settlement houses
Caption: "Branch Settlement House near Old Commons." From text: "The appeal of the child life of the traffic crowded streets and ill equipped homes, won the first response from our hearts and home. There...
The Textile Room
Settlement houses; Galleries & museums
Caption: "The Textile Room." From text: "The [Hull House Labor] Museum was opened in November, 1900, and from the first, five departments were planned, though, owing to lack of space and equipment, only...
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