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Photograph

State Street

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: A view looking down State Street in downtown, featuring cars, trolleys, storefronts, large buildings, and pedestrians.

Date: 1892 

Description: Bird's-eye view of the Columbian Exposition pavilions from the vantage point of Lake Michigan. Included is an inset of the Union Passenger Station (now Uni...

Photograph

Automobile in Snow

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Rear view of an automobile resting alongside a snow-filled Michigan Avenue during the winter. Other automobiles are parked near commercial buildings in the...

Photograph

Crowded Lake Street

Date:  

Description: Elevated view of Lake Street, east from Clark Street, crowded with traffic.

Date: 1917 

Description: A man sits in an International truck outside of a large three-story house in Chicago. The truck bears the text "The Fair."

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of a construction site surrounded by buildings in what appears to be an industrial area. A sign on the building on the left side of reads, "W...

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: 1935 ca.

Description: An original lithograph promoting New York Central Lines railway and the city of Chicago. Featuring the artist Leslie Ragan, the poster depicts the buildin...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An elevated view of Michigan Boulevard looking North, in downtown. The photograph features the roofs of smaller buildings, numerous cars on the streets, a...

Date: 1928 

Description: Inside of Tuesday luncheon menu for the "South American." Includes drawings of Niagara Falls, New York, Old Fort Mackinac Island, Michigan, Michigan Boulev...

Date: 1893 

Description: Buildings at Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park viewed from Stony Island Avenue. "L" station and train are in the foreground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The screw passenger excursion vessel, "Christopher Columbus," leaving Chicago. Skyline of Chicago is in background with one building with sign reading Armo...

Date: 1893 

Description: Stereoview of elevated view of the midway of the Chicago World's Fair from the Ferris wheel.

Photograph

McCormick Mansion

Date: 1961-08-14 

Description: Exterior view from across street of the "McCormick Mansion" located at 716 North Rush Street.

Date:  

Description: View across the water of the mouth of the harbor with boats in Chicago.

Date: 1917-04 

Description: Children working in an urban community garden. Original caption reads: "Scene in Harrison Street Community Garden showing each plot staked off. Up to 1917...

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The City of Chicago

Date: 1892 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Chicago, with ships in the Lake Michigan harbor.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View from a window of the International Harvester offices on Michigan Avenue showing Grant Park. Company employees have written their department names, or...

Date: 1923 ca.

Description: Men, possibly employees of International Harvester, playing baseball in a city park. The park appears to be Grant Park in Chicago, which was located across...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of men walking into the Chicago headquarters of the Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butcher Workers Local 594, all employees of the Wilson Packin...

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