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1. Maclay Hoyne States Attorney Maclay Hoyne States Attorney Lawyers Caption: "Maclay Hoyne States Attorney for the County of Cook."

2. James Hamilton Lewis James Hamilton Lewis Senators From text: "United States Senator James Hamilton Lewis … born in Danville, Virginia, on May 18, 1866 … A Chicagoan for thirty years, the World's Fair city's delegate in the United States Senate."

3. Post Office Post Office Post offices Caption: "The Post Office The new Post Office Building, one of the most magnificent postal structures in the United States, is located in a square formed by Adams, Clark and Dearborn streets and Jackson...

4. New City Hall and County Building New City Hall and County Building Courthouses; City & town halls From text: "On the opposite page is a fine representation in half-tone of the new County Building and City Hall, as the conjoined, magnificent structure will appear when the city half of it shall have...

5. Alphonse Capone and John Stege Alphonse Capone and John Stege Organized crime; Police Caption: "Alphonse Capone, released from a Philadelphia jail, set Chicago on its ears, when he appeared unheralded in the office of John Stege, Commissioner of Detectives, and blandly inquired if he was...

6. Post Office pneumatic tube system 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...

7. Post office overhead carrier system Post office overhead carrier system Post offices Caption: "Overhead carrier system in the post-office, similar to cash carriers used in stores."

8. Underground tunnel railway Underground tunnel railway Post offices Caption: "The first mail arriving at the Post Office station of the Chicago subway or underground railroad, March 10, 1903."

9. Merchants Insurance Company building Merchants Insurance Company building Office buildings; Insurance companies From text: "One of the most stately and beautiful edifices in the United States, is the new building of the Merchants Insurance company of Chicago, on the northwest corner of LaSalle and Washington streets....

10. Wood's Museum Wood's Museum Galleries & museums; Theaters Lettering in illustration reads: "Wood's Museum Randolph street, between Clark and Dearborn." From text: "Col. Wood's Museum [i]s on Randolph street, between Clark and Dearborn streets. It is a handsome...

11. O'Brien's Art Emporium O'Brien's Art Emporium Art dealers; Stores & shops Text in illustration reads: "O'Brien's Art Emporium, 51 State St., Chicago. Artist's materials and decalcomanie designs. Engravings, Chromos and Picture Frames." From text: "O'Brien's Art Emporium.--There...

12. M. E. Page & Co. Confectioners M. E. Page & Co. Confectioners Advertisements; Stores & shops From text: "M. E. Page & Co. Wholesale Confectioners! 24 Michigan Avenue, Manufacturers of Rock Candy, Gum, Cream and Cordial Work. The Confectionary House of this firm, a cut of which appears on the opposite...

13. Fisk Hall Fisk Hall Universities & colleges; Lifesaving stations Caption: "Fisk Hall, The Academy of Northwestern University: At the right is the United States Life Saving Station. Courtesy of Northwestern University".

14. Frances E. Willard Frances E. Willard Temperance; Activists From text: "It is safe to say that no name among the residents of Evanston looms larger on the pages of the country's history than that of Frances Elizabeth Willard. … In 1874, Miss Willard was elected...

15. 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...

16. Federal Building Federal Building Post offices; Government facilities From text: "The Federal Building, at Clark, Adams, Dearborn, and Jackson, is a massive eight-story structure, in Roman Corinthian style, of granite, surmounted by a majestic dome 297 feet high; it contains...
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