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Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Construction work in the streets outside the offices of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company located at 212 Market Street. Two horse-drawn wagons and s...

Date: 1887-09 before

Description: Lunch menu from the souvenir booklet of the Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents, with an embossed illustration of a spider in her...

Date: 1890 

Description: Customers gathered outside the J. Cunradi Drugstore. A sign above the awning identifies the store as a Deutsche Apotheke, or German apothecary.

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A group of men in robes standing on a rock are facing to the left, perhaps in prayer. Behind and below them is a crowd gathered in front of a high stone wa...

Date: 1887 after

Description: Augustus Saint-Gaudens' monument to Abraham Lincoln, installed 1887. Image shows the bronze sculpture from its foot framed by young foliage in the backgro...

Date: 1896 

Description: Several passenger pigeons, a species of pigeon now extinct, on a perch. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in captivity in the aviary of Professor C.O....

Date: 1896 

Description: Profile view of a passenger pigeon, a species of pigeon now extinct, with its shadow projected on the wall of the cage behind. Part of a group of pigeons t...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Workingman's Advocate" Front Page

Date: 1866-05-26 

Description: Page one of "The Workingman's Advocate." The front page of the newspaper includes an illustration that advertises "Artificial Legs and Arms" for wounded Ci...

Date: 1862 

Description: Large group of Union soldiers, possibly including Lieutenant D.G. Hudson, at Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Emma Seipp, third from left in second row, poses with eight other young women against a carved studio prop and painted backdrop. Two of the other women, Em...

Date: 1893 

Description: Cyanotype scenic view of the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition grounds showing the U.S. Government Building and a bridge over the lagoon.

Photograph

Ferdinand Hotz

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of the photographer Ferdinand Hotz (March 14, 1868 - December 28, 1946) as a young man. He wears a fine suit and a single pearl stu...

Date: 1893 

Description: Stereoview through a Ferris wheel at the Chicago World's Fair. The sensation of the 1893 WorldÂ’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago was the Ferris wheel, the...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A depiction of Jerusalem on the day of Jesus' crucifixion. A busy landscape of people, animals, and shelters. Mount Scopus is in the distance.

Date: 1893 

Description: Terminal station at Jackson Park; Administration Building in background.

Date: 1896 

Description: Side view of a passenger pigeon, a species of pigeon now extinct. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in captivity in the aviary of Professor C.O. Whitma...

Date: 1893 

Description: An ornate advertisement "showing the wonderful growth of the Plano Manufacturing Company" as symbolized by the hatching and growth of a chick into a mighty...

Photograph

Christmas Tree

Date: 1899-12 

Description: Christmas tree in the home of Edward Petersen decorated with a wide assortment of ornaments and tinsel garland. It is standing on a low table in front of a...

Date: 1871 

Description: Men and ships near the McCormick Works and the Chicago River during the Chicago Fire of 1871. The original caption reads: "Reproduction of photograph tak...

Photograph

Young Woman in Snow

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of an unidentified woman dressed in a winter coat, hat and muff. Her coat has been turned back to reveal the ruffles on the bottom of her s...

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