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Strauss, Yondorf & Rose building
From text: "Strauss, Yondorf & Rose, Wholesale Clothiers. … They occupy a handsome structure on the corner of Market and Quincy streets, ten stories and basement, being the first actual fire-proof building...
Motor squad wagon
Fire fighting equipment; Fire fighters
Caption: "Used for all emergency services in the saving of life and property. Responds to all fires with all regular fire equipment. Carries pulmotor, acetylene cutting device and all heavy tools for extricating...
Post office overhead carrier system
Caption: "Overhead carrier system in the post-office, similar to cash carriers used in stores."
Chamber of Commerce
Chambers of commerce; Boards of trade
From text: "Chamber of Commerce--Board of Trade Is located on the corner of Washington and LaSalle streets. Its walls are built of Athens marble, and its dimensions are 93 by 181 feet. It is in the modern...
Terminal of Chicago & Northwestern Railroad
Caption: "Passenger terminal of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, completed in 1911. Courtesy of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway." From text: "In the annual report for the year ending June 30th, 1907,...
Old College hall
Universities & colleges
Caption: "This building, which still stands on the campus of Northwestern University, was the original Northwestern University Building. For many years it was used as a preparatory academy to the university,...
Libby Prison Museum
Prisons; Galleries & museums
Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Libby Prison Museum, Wabash Ave., South. [See "Amusements."]". From text: "Located on Wabash avenue, between Fourteenth and Sixteenth streets. One of...
From text: "… the Reference Department, designed to serve and assist readers who may come to pursue their studies within the Library building. This department controls the entire resources of the Library....
Dickens Avenue home
Caption: "Airy fretwork decorates the porch of a Dickens Avenue home, right. Builders used to select trim from mill catalogues. Note the rope molding on top window."
Two spinning methods
Settlement houses; Galleries & museums
Caption: "Two methods of Syrian spinning and European wheel." From text: "The spinning was illustrated by Italians, Greeks, Russians and Syrians, who spun with a distaff for holding the flax, and a spindle...
Park swimming pool
From text: "Under an act passed by the legislature May 14, 1903, the South Park commissioners were authorized to issue bonds to the extent of one million dollars for the purpose and creation of small parks...
Caption: "The Moraine Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Ill." Moraine Hotel on the Lake, designed by architect and former Highland Park mayor W. W. Boyington, and was built from 1893-1900. In 1971 the hotel...
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...
Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865
Caption: "The Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865 (The Building was Erected on Dearborn Park, now Occupied by the Chicago Public Library, with Bryan Hall as an Adjunct)"
Mary A. Bickerdyke
Caption: "Mrs. Mary A. (""Mother"") Bickerdyke (Organizer of Military Hospitals and Friend of the Soldiers) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Mary Bickerdyke was a volunteer nurse and hospital...
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