Date: 1917 

Description: Elevated view of crowd at flag raising ceremony at Western Avenue. A group of people are standing on a stage or platform decorated with flags, and a large...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Mary E. Smith standing in a sunlit path in Garfield Park.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Mrs. Joseph Smith seated on a bench in Jackson Park. In the background are horse-drawn vehicles.

Date: 1922 

Description: Caption below the illustration reads, "ON A CHICAGO BEACH in 1922 policewomen, patrolling the sands on behalf of morality, confront three offenders." Two p...

Date: 1913 

Description: This photograph from the album of aviation pioneer Jesse Brabazon is described by him as the "first simulated bombing in history, using an aeroplane versus...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Mary E. Smith standing at the edge of a water feature in Jackson Park.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Mary E. Smith taking a drink near some rocks in Garfield Park.

Date: 1938-05-25 

Description: Visitors entering the trailer of International Harvester's touring diesel engine exhibit.

Date: 1924 

Description: Presidential campaign photo of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. standing up in the back of a convertible automobile with an American flag behind him. Two signs i...


Vilas Flying Boat

Date: 1913-07-01 

Description: The Curtiss flying boat in which Jack Vilas made the first flight across Lake Michigan. Vilas, a Chicago businessman, was greeted by a crowd of aerial enth...

Date: 1965 

Description: Two women, one walking a pair of toy poodle dogs, on a sidewalk in front of the Churchill Hotel.

Date: 1912-10-08 

Description: Jesse Brabazon of Delavan, Wisconsin, in a Wright Model B following an emergency landing at Cicero Field in Chicago. Inspecting the faulty propeller that c...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Mary E. Smith posing on a bench in Jackson Park. Several horse-drawn carriages are on the street behind her.


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