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Date: 1891 

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog featuring a color chromolithograph illustration of a farmer working in a field with a grain binder. A young man holds a par...

Date:  ca.

Description: Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp (1825-1890), seated at left, poses with his second wife, Catherine Orb Seipp (1846-1920), seated to his left, with other family...


Edward A. Bass

Date: 1882 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of Edward A. Bass wearing a shirt with winged collar and a necktie.

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: 1887-09 before

Description: Lunch menu from the souvenir booklet of the Complimentary Excursion to General Passenger & Ticket Agents, with an embossed knife, fork, and spoon crossed o...


Passenger Pigeon

Date: 1896 

Description: A passenger pigeon on a perch. The passenger pigeon is now extinct. Part of a group of pigeons that lived in captivity in the aviary of Professor C.O. Whit...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Group portrait of workers, a young boy and a dog outside the Schmidt and Glade Brewery posing with tools and barrels.

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...

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: 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: 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...


Lady Elgin Docked

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: Lithograph from Frank Leslie's Illustrated News of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin, at her wharf in Chicago, Illinois in 1860. From a pho...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: A depiction of Jerusalem on the day of Jesus' crucifixion. Mount Mizpeh and Emmaus are in the distance.


Conrad Seipp Jr.

Date:  ca.

Description: A young Conrad Seipp Jr. stands on an oversized chair for a full-length studio portrait. He is wearing a skirt over long stockings, a jacket and white blou...

Date: 1886-05-04 

Description: A photograph of a painting depicting the bomb exploding at police as they approach the wagon to tell the crowd to disperse from Haymarket Square. Shrapnel...

Date: 1865-04-11 

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...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Newspaper engraving of the building at Randolph and Dearborn Streets that served as the McCormick General Office from 1879 to 1885. An American flag flies...


Conrad Seipp

Date:  ca.

Description: Oval-framed quarter-length portrait of Chicago brewer Conrad Seipp (1825-1890). He is wearing a suit and vest with bow tie. The collar of the suit coat ha...

Date: 1891 

Description: Back cover of catalog featuring a color illustration of children riding on a harvesting machine pulled by three boys. The caption reads: "It is as simple a...

Date: 1893 

Description: View of the Columbian Exposition grounds from Lake Michigan.

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