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1. Chicago, before the fire Chicago, before the fire Bird's-eye views Caption: "Chicago, as It Was Before the Fire"

2. Michigan Boulevard before widening Michigan Boulevard before widening Street scenes; Traffic congestion Caption: "Michigan Boulevard at Randolph Street before Widening."

3. Chicago River before 1871 Chicago River before 1871 Sailing ships; Shipping Caption: "Looking east from Rush Street bridge in days before the Great Fire, when a forest of masts distinguished the traffic of the Chicago River. Permission of International Harvester Company."

4. Clark T. Hinman Clark T. Hinman Universities & colleges; College presidents Caption: "Clark T. Hinman: First president of Northwestern University". From text: "The first president of the Northwestern University was Dr. Clark T. Hinman, who ... was elected by the Board of Trustees...

5. State Street, Near Washington State Street, Near Washington Business districts Caption: "Street Scenes Before the War State Street, Near Washington By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"

6. Clark and South Water Streets Clark and South Water Streets Business districts Caption: "Street Scenes Before the War Intersection of Clark and South Water Streets By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"

7. Wacker Monument in Graceland Cemetery Wacker Monument in Graceland Cemetery Cemeteries; Tombs & sepulchral monuments Caption: "Graceland.--Monument of Frederick and Catharine Wacker." From text: "Before the close of the year 1893 the number of the silent inhabitants of the necropolis Graceland will have reached 60,000....

8. Gateway to Oak Woods Cemetery Gateway to Oak Woods Cemetery Cemeteries Caption: "Gateway to Oakwoods (sic) Cemetery." From text: "This beautiful cemetery stands in the front rank, as one of the handsomest of Chicago's burial grounds. It is located south of 67th St. between...

9. Steins Bazaar Steins Bazaar Stores & shops Text in illustration reads: "81 83 City of Paris. Bazaar. M. Campbell's Hair Manufactory. National Bazaar. Steins Bazaar. E. H. Stein." From text: "The City of Paris, [i]n miniature, can be seen by the...

10. Main banking room Main banking room Banking From text: "Beyond the rooms of the savings bank … the visitor steps into the great spacious bank-room. It is a delight to the eye of even the veriest tyro in things artistic. Standing there in that...

11. Clark and South Water Streets Clark and South Water Streets Commercial streets; Waterfronts Caption: "Corner Clark and South Water Streets Before the Fire. Original owned by Chicago Historical Society".

12. Terrace Row Terrace Row Residential streets Caption: "Terrace Row on Michigan Avenue Before the Fire". Terrace Row was located where the Auditorium Building now stands (at Michigan Avenue and Congress Boulevard).

13. Joseph Cummings Joseph Cummings Universities & colleges; College presidents Caption: "Joseph Cummings: President of Northwestern University from 1881 until his death in 1890". From text: "Before Dr. Joseph Cummings was chosen as president on June 21, 1881, the University had passed...

14. Union Stock Yards Union Stock Yards Stockyards Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Union Stock Yards, Looking toward the Exchange. [See ""Great Industries."]". From text: "Located on South Halsted st.; in the former town of Lake, now...

15. Chicago Opera House Chicago Opera House Theaters Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Entrance to the Chicago Opera House. [See "Amusements."]". From text: "Located in the Chicago Opera House building, a magnificent structure, southwest...

16. The execution The execution Anarchists; Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886. Engraving depicts August Spies, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Albert Parsons standing at the gallows, moments before their execution on Nov. 11, 1887.

17. Looking north on State from Madison St. Looking north on State from Madison St. Commercial streets Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Looking north on State From Madison St. [See "Guide."]". From text: "[W]e will endeavor to do the great retail avenue of Chicago, or at least a portion...

18. Ambulance loaded with fire victims Ambulance loaded with fire victims Fires; Theaters From text: "While the streets began to crowd for blocks around with weeping and heartbroken persons in mortal terror because of knowledge that loved ones had attended the performance, patrol wagons, ambulances...

19. Miss Nellie Reed Miss Nellie Reed Ballet dancers Caption: "Miss Nellie Reed, Leader of the Flying Ballet, killed by the fire." From text: "Miss Nellie Reed, the principal of the flying ballet, which was in place for its appearance near the top part of...

20. New Chamber of Commerce New Chamber of Commerce Chambers of commerce From text: "The corner-stone of the new Chamber of Commerce was laid with appropriate ceremonies Dec. 13, 1882, and since then the walls of the magnificent building have gone up with marvelous rapidity,...
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