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Date: 1893 

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


Chicago in 1831


Description: View of Chicago from Chicago River. The homes of John Dean, J. Baptiste Beaubien, Dr. Walcott, and John Kinzie are identified by number. Fort Dearborn can...

Date: 1886 

Description: A Wisconsin Central Railroad locomotive with Engine #42 hauling lumber from Antigo Lumber Company.

Date: 1929-04-20 

Description: Railroad tracks and waterway outside International Harvester's Deering Works. The Deering Works was owned by the Deering Harvester Company before 1902.

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: 1897 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of replicas of Columbus' ships the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria sailing into dock at Chicago's Jackson Park.

Date: 1959-04-30 

Description: Albert Johnson, Walter Kazlausks, John Barkauskas, and Ray Shelton stand outside International Harvester's McCormick Works while passing out handbills on t...

Date: 1945-11-05 

Description: Elevated view of members of the Farm Equipment Workers Union meeting in a parking lot of the McCormick Works factory located at the corner of Oakley and Bl...

Date: 1946 

Description: Exterior view of International Harvester's Education and Training Center. Cars are parked along the surrounding streets.

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 in t...

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: Elevated view of pedestrians and automobiles on Michigan Avenue from a window in the International Harvester building. Grant Park is across the street.

Date: 1936-12-16 

Description: A man places a bag onto the bed of an International C-1 truck owned by the Chicago Rock Island Railroad. The truck is marked with the text "No.9" and "Wate...

Date: 1897 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of replicas of the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria docked in a harbor among many boats.

Date: 1923-07 

Description: Children at play in a dirt alley on Chicago's west side.

Date: 1918-05-15 

Description: Vacant city lot cluttered with litter and advertising billboards for Premium Ham and Bacon and Wool Soap. The department likely used the photograph to show...

Date: 1956-09-09 

Description: Striking members of Amalgamated Meatcutters Local 28 picketing at the Swift and Company plant in Chicago.

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Man in driver's seat and a youth on the running board of a parked Internaitonal Model M truck used by H.J. Nehlsen Grocer. A sign on the side of the truck...

Date: 1935-06-18 

Description: Commonwealth Edison worker using a McCormick-Deering I-30 industrial tractor with a loader to scoop gravel off of a city street. The loader was manufacture...


Description: Men, women and children dig and rake the soil at the Deering Works employee gardens. The gardens appear to be located in a residential neighborhood.

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: Two International Model G-61 trucks, with drivers, parked on a cobble-stone city street. The trucks were operated by the "American Painters' Roller Company...

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