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Date: 1861-10-10 

Description: Recruiting poster. At the top is printed "Attention! Mechanics." Underneath is an eagle with a banner in his beak, which reads "Rally, Boys! Rally!" and "Y...

Date: 1867 

Description: Engraving of the McCormick Reaper Works as it appeared in 1867. The factory was located on the north bank of the Chicago River, east of the Rush Street bri...


John McArthur

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Vignetted portrait of Brigadier General John McArthur. At the start of the Civil War he was a colonel of an Illinois volunteer regiment, but after the Batt...

Date: 1865-05-01 

Description: Albumen print of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession. Thirty-six maidens in white surround Lincoln's hearse as it passes through the funeral arch, probabl...


Harriet Rhoads

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: A portrait of Harriet Rhoads at the time of her marriage to Lieutenant D.G. Hudson of Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois (1862).

Date: 1867-12-20 

Description: Formal studio group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of William Upham (standing, left), his wife Mary Upham (seated, left), and a man and woman, bot...

Date: 1869 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Edmund Andrews (1824-1904), Vermont-born surgeon. Andrews served as Professor of Comparative Anatomy at the Universit...


Description: Front of a fund-raising certificate of the U.S. Sanitary Commission appointing Emily Grouch a sergeant in the Army of the American Eagle. The Commission f...


The Orb Sisters

Date:  ca.

Description: Sisters Margarethe, left, and Catherine Orb pose for a full-length, standing portrait wearing matching dark floor length gowns with fur trimmed short sleev...

Date: 1868-12-16 before

Description: Exterior and interior menu listing for an Army Reunion Banquet held at the Chamber of Commerce in Chicago. On the cover is a gold shield with a silver star...

Date: 1863 

Description: Handbill issued by E.B. McCagg, President of the N.W. Sanitary Commission, urging citizens to plant potatoes and onions to be divided, and to put up dried...

Date: 1865-05-01 

Description: Albumen print of an elevated view of the funeral procession of Abraham Lincoln entering Chicago's City Hall. The building is decorated with mourning ribbon...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: McCormick self-rake reaper as manufactured in the 1860s. The reaper is sitting in the yard of the McCormick Reaper Works (factory). Original caption reads...

Date: 1868 

Description: Engraved illustration of an elevated view of the "McCormick Reaper & Mower Works." Ships are in the background, behind the factory.

Date: 1862-04-05 

Description: Group of Confederate prisoners of war assembled in prison barracks.

Date: 1865-04-11 

Description: Backside of a fund-raising certificate of the U.S. Sanitary Commission appointing Emily Grouch a sergeant in the Army of the American Eagle. The Commissio...

Date: 1862-04-05 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Camp Douglas near Chicago. Caption reads: "Camp Douglas, near Chicago, Illinois, where seven thousand rebel prisoners are quartered."

Date: 1861 

Description: Lithograph illustration of downtown Chicago near the Rush Street bridge (a "swing bridge"). The McCormick Reaper Works and other factory buildings are on t...

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Panoramic view of downtown Chicago before the fire of 1871. The photograph was taken from the South side of the Chicago River, looking Northeast. The Rush...

Date: 1862 

Description: Large group of Union soldiers in formation by a barracks at Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois.

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