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Bank vaults on main floor
Bank vaults on main floor
TitleBank vaults on main floor
DescriptionFrom text: "At the rear of the banking floor are ten immense vaults in which the money, valuables, and books of the bank are placed at the close of each day's business. If ever anything built by human hands was made impregnable to assault from without, this business vault of the Chicago National Bank certainly was. It stands three stories in height and is clear of the walls on every side, in order that watchmen may completely encircle it in their rounds at night. Attack from the outside by way of the floor or ceiling is equally out of the question, the surrounding brick walls being four feet thick in the basement, three feet thick on the banking floor, and two feet thick above that... If ever criminals should conceive a scheme for attempting to reach the interior of these vaults, they would find their keenest ingenuity baffled."
Date1902
TypePhotographs
Identifierchicagohistorica00chic_raw_0057.jp2
Source Pagehttp://www.archive.org/stream/chicagohistorica00chic#page/50/mode/2up
Link to the Full-Texthttp://hdl.handle.net/10111/UIUCOCA:chicagohistorica00chic
Physical LocationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Formatimage/jp2
Subject NameChicago National Bank
SubjectBanks
Vaults (Strong rooms)
Coverage-SpatialThe Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
Coverage-Temporal1900-1909
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
RightsImages in this collection were digitized through the University of Illinois Library's participation in the Open Content Alliance and may be used freely. Attribution to the University of Illinois is appreciated. High-resolution images can be downloaded from the Internet Archive at www.archive.org. For further information, contact dcc@library.uiuc.edu.
Sub-CollectionInterior Scenes
Book TitleChicago, historical, pictorial
Author of the BookChicago National Bank
CollectionPicture Chicago
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