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1. Commercial Insurance Company's Building Commercial Insurance Company's Building Office buildings; Insurance companies Lettering in illustration reads: "Commercial Insurance Company's Building 160 & 162 Washington St. Chicago." Text reads: "We have become so accustomed to look eastward for successful and reliable insurance...

2. Equitable Trust Company's offices Equitable Trust Company's offices Banking Caption: "Entrance to Equitable Trust Company's Offices." From text: "Bronze elevators, operated by electricity and moving in a shaft inclosed in beautifully designed bronze scrollwork, noiselessly carry...

3. 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....

4. Marine Company building Marine Company building Banks The Marine Company of Chicago, a bank and foreign exchange dealer, was located at the corner of LaSalle and Lake streets.

5. Inter-Ocean Building Inter-Ocean Building Newspapers Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Inter-Ocean Building, Madison and Dearborn Sts. [See "Newspapers."]. From text: "In 1861 the late James W. Shehan founded the Morning Post. In 1865...

6. Business office in Tacoma Building 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...

7. Schulze Baking Company advertisement Schulze Baking Company advertisement Bakeries Text in advertisement: "The Bakery where bread is made of the highest standard of quality and production. Schulze Baking Co." The Schulze Baking Company building is located at 40 East Garfield Boulevard....

8. Montgomery Ward Building Montgomery Ward Building Office buildings; Skyscrapers Caption: "Montgomery Ward & Company Building The headquarters of one of the largest mail order concerns in the world, located on Michigan Avenue and Madison Street. The structure enjoys the distinction...

9. Siegel, Cooper & Company Siegel, Cooper & Company Department stores Caption: "This is another of the mammoth department stores of Chicago; universally known as "The Big Store." Almost every commodity of commerce ranging from soap to diamonds is sold over the counters of...

10. First depot of Galena & Chicago Union Railroad First depot of Galena & Chicago Union Railroad Railroad stations Caption: "The first depot of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad Company (now Chicago & Northwestern Railway). This depot stood at the southwest corner of North Canal and West Kinzie streets. It was built...

11. Paul Schulze Paul Schulze Bakeries Paul Schulze was president of the Schulze Baking Company of Chicago.

12. 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...

13. Skandinaven Building Skandinaven Building Newspapers Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Skandinaven Building, 183-187 N. Peoria St. [See "Newspapers."]". From text: "Location of publication office, the Skandinaven Building, 183, 185...

14. Brake beam department Brake beam department Railroads; Factories Caption: "Brake Beam Department--North". The Chicago Railway Equipment Company was established in 1887, and in its first twenty years of operation it produced and sold over six million brake beams. (Source:...

15. Brake beam department Brake beam department Railroads; Factories Caption: "Brake Beam Department--South". The Chicago Railway Equipment Company was established in 1887, and in its first twenty years of operation it produced and sold over six million brake beams. (Source:...

16. Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Building Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Building Department stores Caption: "One of the largest department stores on State Street is that of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Company. For years it was located in the building here shown, diagonally across the city from the Marshall...

17. Corner of State and Washington Corner of State and Washington Department stores Caption: "Corner of State and Washington Streets, showing the Marshall Field establishment[.] Marshall Field's retail dry goods store, the largest in the world, is located at the corner of State and Washington...

18. Auto pumping engine Auto pumping engine Fire engines; Fire stations; Fire fighters Caption: "Averages 750 gallons per minute. This style of fire equipment replaces horsedrawn apparatus. It is so designed that the hose wagon and pump are combined in the same apparatus, which eliminates...

19. Marshall Field & Co. advertisement Marshall Field & Co. advertisement Advertisements Copy reads: "Marshall Field & Co. Warehouses, Polk St. and the River, Chicago"

20. Chicago and Northwestern terminal Chicago and Northwestern terminal Railroad stations Caption: "Passenger Terminal, Chicago Chicago and North Western Railway"
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