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1. Chicago Public Library Chicago Public Library Public libraries Caption: "The Chicago Public Library". From text: "The Chicago Public Library is a free public institution, established under the Illinois library law of 1872, and maintained by the city as part of its...

2. Public library and John Crerar Library Public library and John Crerar Library Public libraries From text: "The Chicago Public Library occupies one of the handsomest public buildings in the Loop, at Michigan Boulevard, Washington and Randolph Streets. The structure is of Bedford limestone upon a...

3. Public Library Public Library Public libraries 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...

4. Dismissal at noon Dismissal at noon Public schools Caption: "Dismissal at noon--Jirka School. By courtesy of the Board of Education" Jirka Public Day-School for the Deaf was located on 17th between Loomis and Laflin Sts. (Source: The Volta review, Volume...

5. Reading room for young people Reading room for young people Public libraries Caption: "Thomas Hughes Reading Room for Young People". From text: " … the Thomas Hughes Reading Room for Young People appropriately named for the Public Library's early benefactor, himself the author...

6. Humboldt Park boathouse Humboldt Park boathouse Boathouses; Parks Caption: "Free Bathing Pool[.] One of the most beneficent of Chicago's charities is the public bathing system, a comparatively recent institution. The baths are spacious and well-equipped and the best...

7. Delivery room Delivery room Public libraries From text: "The Delivery Room proper, which extends across the entire width of the building, with a length of 134 and a depth of 48 feet, is divided into three parts by a rotunda in the center, surmounted...

8. Reference room Reference room Public libraries From text: "… the Reference Department, designed to serve and assist readers who may come to pursue their studies within the Library building. This department controls the entire resources of the Library....

9. Reading room Reading room Public libraries From text: "The Reading Room for current periodicals is one of the largest rooms in the building occupying the entire north front on the fourth floor. Nearly twelve hundred publications are regularly received...

10. Davis Square branch reading room Davis Square branch reading room Public libraries From text: "The wide distribution of Chicago's population has made it necessary to provide small branch or deposit libraries in the residence districts, thus, in a measure, carrying the benefits of the...

11. Branch reading room Branch reading room Public libraries From text: "A goodly portion of well-chosen juvenile books serves to attract the children of the neighborhood, whose interest is further enlisted by means of an occasional story hour, when stories of the...

12. Blackstone branch interior Blackstone branch interior Public libraries 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...

13. Jane Addams Jane Addams Labor unions; Women social reformers From text: "The value of the services of such women during the strike as Ellen Gates Starr, Mrs. Raymond Robins, Jane Addams, Amelia Sears, Mrs. Lillie, Mrs. John Furie, Grace Abbott, and others, was incalculable....

14. Ellen Gates Starr Ellen Gates Starr Labor unions; Women social reformers From text: "The value of the services of such women during the strike as Ellen Gates Starr, Mrs. Raymond Robins, Jane Addams, Amelia Sears, Mrs. Lillie, Mrs. John Furie, Grace Abbott, and others, was incalculable....

15. Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865 Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865 Charities; Fairs 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)"

16. Art Institute Art Institute Galleries & museums; Art education Caption: "This structure stands on the lake front facing Michigan Avenue, near the foot of Adams Street and was erected in 1893 at a cost of $785,000. It contains a rare collection of paintings, statuary...

17. Cook County Hospital Cook County Hospital Hospitals Caption: "The Cook County Hospital, the largest of the public charities of Chicago, occupies twelve acres on West Harrison and Polk streets. The main building is a handsome edifice of red brick with stone...

18. Dominck Aiello's assassination site Dominck Aiello's assassination site Homicides; Organized crime Caption: "Dominck Aiello, minor member of the North Side gang. (Lower photograph) The last public appearance of Dominck Aiello."

19. Entrance to Calvary Cemetery Entrance to Calvary Cemetery Cemeteries From text: "The improved taste of late years in the choice of sites for cemeteries and the methods adopted for their embellishment, together with the wide-felt public interest in them, and the laws which...

20. 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...
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