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Interior of the Wigwam
Interiors; Social & civic facilities; Political conventions
Caption: "Interior of the 'Wigwam' during the Republican Convention of 1860"
Blackstone branch interior
From text: "This beautiful structure is worthy of particular mention, not only because it is one of the finest and costliest library buildings of its size in the world, but also because it marks the beginning...
Bank vaults on main floor
Banks; Vaults (Strong rooms)
From 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...
Ruins of Chicago Postoffice
Fires; Post offices
Caption: "Ruins of the interior of the Chicago Postoffice after the Great Fire of 1871. By permission of Chicago Historical Society."
Business office in Tacoma Building
Office buildings; Office workers; Insurance companies
Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Business Office, New York Mutual Life Insurance Co., Tacoma Bldg [Charles H. Ferguson, Agent.]". From text: ""Elsewhere is presented in this volume...
Keeley Institute business office
Alcoholism--Treatment; Office workers
Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Interior of Business Office. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "The Laboratory building contains ... [o]ffices for the clerical...
Caption: "Interior View of 12th Street Jesuit Church, Chicago."
Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865
Caption: "The Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865 (The Building was Erected on Dearborn Park, now Occupied by the Chicago Public Library, with Bryan Hall as an Adjunct)"
A good job by fire bug
Arson; Crimes; Interiors
Caption: "A good job by one of the fire bugs. Incendiary fires are supposed to have totaled one-half Chicago's annual loss. The trust heads are now in Joliet and insurance rates are down again."
Soldiers' Memorial in St. James's Church
Monuments & memorials
Caption: "The Soldiers' Memorial in St. James's Episcopal Church (Uninjured by the Fire and Forming Part of the Reconstructed Edifice, at Cass and Huron Streets)". Note: Cass Street is earlier name for...
Crosby's Opera House
Opera Houses; Reunions
Caption: "The Grand Army Reunion of 1868 at Crosby's Opera House Lt.-Gen. Sherman Delivering Address of Welcome (This Building then Ranked as "the Most Imposing Art Temple of the Country")"
Caption: "Chicago's Public Library building bears the reputation of being one of the finest library structures in the world. The interior is exquisitely finished in marble, mother-of-pearl and onyx. It...
Corner, manufacturing room
Section of polishing room
Corner, watch repair room
Section, engraving room
Chicago City Council Chambers
City & town halls
Scene after William McPadden's assassination
Homicides; Organized crime
Caption: "Not passed out, but passed n. William "Gunner" McPadden, an ally of Danny Stanton, was killed in the famous Granada Café on the eve of the New Year, 1929, by George Maloney, killer de luxe for...
Merchandise displays; Stores & shops
Caption: "Where space is valuable--a stairway display in a Chicago retail store"
Post Office pneumatic tube system
Post offices; Pneumatic tubes
Caption: "End of the big pneumatic tube system in the basement of the Chicago Post Office." From text: "The underground pneumatic tube system is the largest of the kind in the world. There are three double-tube...
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