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1. 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...

2. Looking south on Prairie Avenue Looking south on Prairie Avenue Residential streets Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Looking south on Prairie Avenue from Eighteenth St." From text: "[w]e begin with Prairie avenue. Why not? It is the avenue of avenues in Chicago. [O]n...

3. Deacon Philo Carpenter Deacon Philo Carpenter Deacons; Abolitionists From text: "The Deacon (he was deacon emeritus in his last years) came to Chicago in 1832, and was largely instrumental in organizing the First Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to the West Side, and...

4. Mary A. Bickerdyke Mary A. Bickerdyke Nurses Caption: "Mrs. Mary A. (""Mother"") Bickerdyke (Organizer of Military Hospitals and Friend of the Soldiers) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Mary Bickerdyke was a volunteer nurse and hospital...

5. Rev. Robert H. Clarkson Rev. Robert H. Clarkson Clergy Caption: "Rev. Robert H. Clarkson By Courtesy of 'The Churchman'. From text: "Deserving of a grateful remembrance as are all these, I feel like giving first place to Dr. Robert H. Clarkson, of St. James's...

6. Park Club Park Club Clubs From text: "The Park Club had its beginning at a social gathering of the leading gentlemen of South Park early in the spring of 1886. … The selection of its name was the natural sequence of its unrivalled...

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. 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...

9. 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...

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. Safe deposit vaults Safe deposit vaults Banks; Safe-deposit boxes From text: "Between these sets of apartments is the great treasure room of the safe deposit vaults--the immense room which is lined with 6,000 private safe deposit boxes of various sizes. The floor of...

12. Dome and Grand Stairway Dome and Grand Stairway Galleries & museums Caption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven...

13. Arthur Farrar Arthur Farrar Business people From text: "Arthur Farrar was born December 3, 1837, and died November 2, 1893, yet within this comparatively brief space of time his life wrought for good along many lines. Between his record and the...

14. 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...

15. Receiving the Keeley treatment Receiving the Keeley treatment Alcoholism--Treatment Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] The Keeley Institute--Taking the Hypodermic Treatment. [See "Keeley Institute."]". From text: "An illustration of the method pursued is given in this...

16. St. Joseph's Hospital St. Joseph's Hospital Hospitals Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] St. Joseph's Hospital, Garfield Ave. and Burling St. [See "Hospitals."]". From text: "The hospital is fitted with all the latest improvements for ventilation,...

17. Weir & Craig Mfg. Co. building Weir & Craig Mfg. Co. building Factories; Smelters Writing on the side of building, in image: "Machine shop & brass foundry. Plumbers. Steam & gas fitters--Supplies. Weir & Craig Mfg. Company. Iron foundery." From text: "It is only reasonable that in Chicago,...

18. Inspector Bonfield Inspector Bonfield Police; Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886. Inspector John Bonfield was present at the Haymarket on May 4, 1886. He marched 176 officers to the scene of the gathering there and ordered the crowd to disperse, after which events turned violent. (Source:...

19. Chicago theatres Chicago theatres Theaters From text: "Chicago is one of the best theatre cities in the land, in number of playhouses, in the variety of entertainments presented, and in point of discriminating patronage. Many high-grade productions...

20. Branch Settlement House Branch Settlement House Kindergartens; Settlement houses Caption: "Branch Settlement House near Old Commons." From text: "The appeal of the child life of the traffic crowded streets and ill equipped homes, won the first response from our hearts and home. There...
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