Special Collections and Preservation Division
Frank W. Smith Glass Plate Slide Collection
784 slides (706 images)
Call number: Archives_GP-SMITH
Practically nothing is known about the man who assembled this impressive compilation of historic Chicago photographs. There are many Smith family photos included in the collection, of which (#392) is "Frank Smith and sister," but it is unclear whether this is "our" Frank Smith. Again, #93 is a certificate issued by the National Union to Frank W. Smith on December 27, 1888, and this is very probably the same man associated with the collection.
This collection consists of an initial accession and eleven supplements.
Nearly all of the glass plates bear a paper label reading "Frank W. Smith, 5539 Cornell Avenue, Chicago." It is presumed that Smith processed the transparencies himself from original earlier images—daguerreotypes, cabinet photos, and other types of photography. Still other glass plates Smith apparently acquired from other sources ready-made, such sources including the Chicago Transparency Company, and the A. G. McGregor Company, whose labels appear on those plates.
Smith intended his plates to be used for presentations, as seen by slides #1, 2, and 706, which are introduction and conclusion slides. Probably he dovetailed his selection for a particular show to the interests of the group viewing the slides bear numbers but the order in which Smith kept them was already irretrievable when the collection was accessioned in the Special Collections Division of The Chicago Public Library.
The slides cover a broad spectrum of Chicago history. For the purposes of cataloging, they have been divided into the following categories common to most Neighborhood Research Collections: Business Establishments, Churches, Clubs/Organizations, Historical Sketches, Hospitals, Miscellaneous, Municipal Agencies, Parks, Portrait/Family Photos, Residences, Schools, Streets, and Transportation. In addition, a series of World’s Columbian Exposition plates have been maintained as part of the Smith Collection rather than being transferred to the general WCE collection of the Division. The Portraits section, comprising 313 slides, is the largest. Many of these, as has been mentioned, are photos of Smiths, and the allied families of Jocelyn and Wait. See the complete list of slides which follows, pages 3 through 12.
On plates 458 through 491 are multiple portraits (and in many cases biographical sketches) of Chicago citizenry. These have been cataloged under the titles "Famous Chicagoans," "Old Settlers," and "Chicago Residents." Photos on each plate, where identifiable, have been individually cataloged and names appear alphabetically in the "Portraits/Family Photos" section of the Neighborhood History Research Collection Photo File card catalog. However, these names do not appear in the "shelf list" of slides which follows below in this Guide.
Identification of slides has largely been at the mercy of Mr. Smith. This is probably reliable by and large, but it should be noted that Smith referred to Emery Alexander Storrs (1835-1885) as "Emory J. Stores" and to Richard Stanley Tuthill (1841- ) as "Richard S. Tuttle." Errors such as these do not tend to instill confidence in name spellings as supplied by Mr. Smith.
While there are 706 cataloged images, duplicates of various slides bring the total number of slides to 784.
Supplement 1 :Slides 707 – 710
Slides numbered 707, 708 and 709 were received as a gift from Cathy Koves, Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton, Illinois. They were originally made by a glass slide company located (in 1922) at 6 East Lake Street, Chicago.
Slide number 710 is a Frank W. Smith photograph, which was not found until the original collection had been fully cataloged. Cards for all of the slides in Supplement 1 have been added to the appropriate subject location in the Neighborhood History Research Collection Photo File catalog.
Supplement 2: Slide 711
Slide 711, a portrait photo (negative) of an unidentified late Victorian couple, was transferred to the Smith Collection from the collections of the West Side Historical Society.
Supplement 3: Slides 712 – 787
This set of glass plate slides has apparently always been in the collections of the Chicago Public Library. Each slide bears a label identifying it as Library material. It is unclear the original purpose of the slides—whether they were intended for slide shows, or if they form a complete set or only the remnant of an originally larger set. Slides in this collection which duplicated previous Smith slides were added to the original set as "Copy 2." Most of these images, however, were not found in the already cataloged material. The slides are strongest in Business, Churches, and Municipal Agencies, with smatterings in other topical areas.
Supplement 4: Slides 788 – 932
These slides may be what is left in the CPL’s possession of the Albert W. Swayne Collection. If they are, their provenance is as follows. Mr. Swayne donated a collection—size now unknown—of lantern slides to the CPL about 1934; it was deposited in the Art Department, and the slides were open to circulation among library patrons. By the 1950s, use of lantern slides had declined dramatically, according to the 1956 annual report. Circulation had taken a toll on the physical condition of the slides—a fragile medium at best. As a result, in 1956 about seventy-five percent of the collection was discarded and the remaining "about 200" slides—principally views of Chicago—were retained for reference use only in the Social Science Division. In 1977, this remnant was transferred to Special Collections.
In 1989, a metal lantern slide cabinet, containing about 270 slides, was found in Special Collections’ unprocessed backlog. If these slides are from the Swayne donation, they have a piecemeal origin prior to Mr. Swayne’s ownership. One is from the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago; several bear an owner label of F. F. Gaylord, a collector whose name appears on various slides elsewhere in this Frank W. Smith Collection; a few, disconcertingly, bear the label of Frank W. Smith! Most have a CPL label pasted on at some point in time.
About 160 slides were cataloged for the Smith Collection from the 270 mentioned above, either as the 145 new images represented by Smith numbers 788 to 932, duplicates of those images, or duplicates of various images cataloged earlier as Smith numbers 1 to 787. Of the remainder, eighty-four slides were given to the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College (see Separation Record below) and some are yet (March 1989) to be disposed of.
Supplement 5: Slides 933 – 971
These slides depict a variety of personal and business scenes from ca. 1900-1920. It cannot be proven that they are even of Chicago, but their value lies in the honest and often charming view they impart of early twentieth-century American life. Of particular note are the restaurant interior (#937) complete with posted menu; the river baptism scenes (#938); the photos of women at work and in relaxation (#949-961) and the Thanksgiving dinner (#962).
The slides in this supplement are all glass negatives. In 1983 they were donated to the Garfield Ridge Branch Library by Howard M. Ewert, who found them in a south-side basement during renovation. Mr. Ewert had no knowledge of the slides’ provenance prior to that time, but being convinced they should not be thrown away, attempted to insure their preservation. They were transferred from Garfield Ridge to Special Collections in September, 1983. All identifications have either been taken from the slides themselves or supplied by the cataloger.
Supplement 6: Slides 972 – 974
These three slides were among a set of pictorial images given by Mr. P. H. Sloan to the West Side Historical Society. They were unidentified at the time they were received into the Special Collections Department of The Chicago Public Library. Identifications have been totally supplied by Special Collections.
Supplement 7: Slides 975 – 986
These twelve slides are part of a set of 111 glass plate negatives, lantern slides and emulsion negatives originally accessioned as part of the West Side Historical Society collection. Items in this set which could be definitely linked to a particular neighborhood are cataloged as a/v materials in those neighborhood collections. The glass plates which were minimally identified, or which had Chicago city-wide significance, have been added to the Smith Collection.
Supplement 8: Slides 987 – 1044
The slides in this supplement are among those collected by the Historical Society of Woodlawn. They were originally cataloged as part of the HSW collection, but have been transferred to the Smith Collection. Other slides owned by the HSW have been deaccessioned—see statement in the guide to the HSW collection.
These slides concern Chicago parks (#987-1038), particularly many scenes of Jackson Park, and Miscellaneous—Civil War (#1039-1044).
Supplement 9: Slides 1045 – 1051
These seven slides came from a box of about 400 slides found in a box in Special Collections. Their provenance is unknown. Most of the slides, being of unidentified scenes or pages from various books of poetry, were discarded.
Supplement 10: Slides 1052 – 1057
These six slides appear to have come from the collections of the West Side Historical Society. They consist of four views of park scenes, and two street scenes.
Supplement 11: Slide 1058
This colored slide of a dilapidated farmhouse reputed to have been the "Girard House Tavern" at 133rd and Indiana Avenue. It was found in a box of other slides all dated between 1895 and 1899, although this particular slide is not dated. It was the gift of Carl Warachowski, 1992.
The following items have been removed from the collection.
Yosemite National Forest. 2 slides. Sent to Sourisseau Academy,
San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Winnebago Indians. 2 slides, color. Made by the H. H. Bennett Studio. Sent to H. H. Bennett Studio, Wisconsin Dells,Wisconsin.
Beach at South Haven, Michigan. 1 slide. Sent to Grand Rapids Public Library, MichiganRoom, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Four slides manufactured by Thomas Y. McAllister, New York City. Sent to the Young-McAllister Collection, Manuscript Division, William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Nine slides of scenes in Alaska. Sent to E. E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904. 28 slides. Sent to Pictorial Collections, Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis.
The Life of Christ. 58 slides.; Hymn texts. 10 slides.; America the Beautiful. 16 slides.; Sent to the Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.
1-2. Introductory slides
3. Allen & Mackey
6. Bank of Chicago
7. Bigelow Hotel
8. Blackman & Downs
9. Board of Trade
10. Bookseller’s Row
11. Bowen Brothers Dry Goods
12-13. Briggs House
14. Carhart, Lewis & Tappen
15-16. George B. Carpenter & Co.
17. B. F. Chase Co.
18. Chase, Hanford & Co.
19. Chicago Clearing House Association
20. The Chicago Firemen’s Insurance Company
21. Chicago Marine & Fire Insurance Company
22. Chicago Plain & Fancy Job Printing Office
23-24. Chicago Tribune
25-30. City Directory pages
31. Clarendon House
32. William Clingham Clothing
33. Cobb’s Building
35-39. Crosby Opera House
40. Davis, Sawyer & Co.
41. Dickey Building
42. Dietzsch, Blocki & Co. Druggists
43. A. G. Downs & Co.
44. Drake Block
45. Exchange Bank Bldg.
46. Farwell, John V. & Co.
47-48. Field Leiter & Co.
49. First National Bank
50. Follansbe, Charles
51. Fourth National Bank
52. Frank & Walker’s stage office
53. Mrs. A. Gale’s New York Millinery
54. Gilbert Hubbard & Co.
55. Globe Theatre/Col. Wood’s Museum
56. Gray, Phelps & Co.
57. Green Tree Tavern
58. S. C. Griggs & Co.
59. Hagenbeck’s Trained Animal Show
60-61. Z. M. Hall Building
62. Hamlin, Hale & Co.
63. Hatch, David
64. Heyworth Building
65-66. Hoffman & Gelpcke
67-68. Honore Block
69. Gilbert Hubbard & Co.
70. J. H. Hudson, Draper & Tailor
71. _________Insurance Bldg.
72. Jencks Block
73. Kendall Brothers Steam Bakery
74. W. D. Kerfoot Block
75. King’s Opera House
76. Lake Street House
77. Larrabee & North
78. Lyman, Page & Co.
79-80. McVickers Theatre
81. Manadurch, Bldg.
82. Marine Bldg.
83. Matteson House
84. Matthews & Murphy
85. Mendel Engraving & Lithography
86. Merchants & Planters Bank
87-88. Merchants Insurance Bldg.
89. A. H. Miller Bldg.
90. Moos Cigar Co.
91. Morrison Block
92. Myrick House Hotel
93. National Union
94. New York Clothing Store
95. North Western Iron & Steel Welding Co.
96. Paine, Seth
97. Potter Palmer House
98. F. W. Peek & Co.
99. Penton & Co. Wholesale Druggists
100. Perry & Crapo
101. Portland Block
102. Pullman Palace Car Co.
103. J. H. Reed & Co. Druggists
104. Reiner’s Market
105. Revere House
106-107. St. James Hotel
108. The Saloon Hotel
109. [Santa Fe Building]
110. Lazurus Silverman
111. Smith & Nixon: Steinway photos
112. Smith Brothers Wholesale Grocers
113. Southern Hotel
114. Stebbins & Reede, Drugs
115. Sturgis, Buckingham & Co.
116. [ Theatres ]
117. Unidentified Theatre
118. J & L Turner Livery
119-120. Unidentified buildings downtown
121. Unidentified Office Interior
122. Union Building
123. Union Ridge (?) Hotel
124. Wabash Avenue Skating Rink
125. 517 Wabash Avenue
126. Wadsworth, Philip & Co.
127. Walsh, John
128. Washington Engine Company
129. Wells & Co./Field Benedict & Co.
130. Western News Co.
131-132. Colonel Wood’s Museum & Gallery of Fine Arts
133. Yonkers Bldg.
134. Centennial Baptist
135. First Baptist
136-139. First Presbyterian
140-141. First Universalist
142. Grace Church
143-145. Grace Methodist Episcopal
146. Holy Name Cathedral
147-148. New England Church
149. North Presbyterian
150. Plymouth Congregational
151-152. St. James
153-155. St. Paul Universalist
156-158. Second Baptist
159-160. Second Presbyterian
161-165. Trinity Episcopal
166. Not used
167-169. Unity Church (167-before 168-after 169-after the fire, 1871)
170. Wabash Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church
171-172. Wabash Ave. Methodist
Clubs & Organizations
175. Firemen’s Association
176. Juvenile Social Ball
177. Republican Headquarters
178. Tippecanoe Club
179-180. Joliet, Louis (1645-1700)
181-183. Marquette, Jacques (1637-1675)
184. Site of Marquette’s Mission
185-193. Fort Dearborn
194. Imaginary view of the site of Chicago in 1779
195. John Kinzie buys first land at Chicago
196. Chicago in 1820
197-198. Chicago in 1830
199. Wolf’s Point in 1830
200. Chicago in 1832
201. South Water Street, State to Dearborn
202. The Cottage
203. View of the disaster occasioned by the flood in the Chicago River
204. Magdalene Asylum
206-207. Chicago Centennial Jubilee
208. [ Chicago River?]
209. Crowd scene on lakefront: World’s Columbian Exposition 1893, "U.S.S. Illinois"-the U. S. Gov. Exhibit.
210. Foster Medal
211. Abraham Lincoln Medal
212-213. Lincoln home, Springfield, IL
214. Newspaper: "Voice of the Fair"
215. View of Camp Douglas
216. Billiards & Pool Store: Election Polling Place
217. Chamber of Commerce
218. City Hall
219. Committee of Safety
225. Defense Committee
226. Fire Department No. 9
227. Fire Dept.
228. Fireman’s Association
229. Fire Truck
230-232. Post Office
233. Central Park
234. Douglas Park
235. Jefferson Park
236. Lincoln Park: Shakespeare monument
237-238. Lincoln Park
239. Lincoln Park: "The Signal"
240. Lincoln Park: LaSalle Monument
241. Lincoln Statue in Lincoln Park
242-243. Museum of Science & Industry
244. "Old School House Bench"
245. Pullman Monument
246-247. Riverside Park
248. Union Park
249. Dogs in unidentified park
Portraits and Family Photos
250-251. Actresses, unidentified
252. Andrews, Tom
253. Andrews, Tom & Zilla
254. Not used
255. Armour, Philip Danforth
256. Ballard, Addison
257. Barnard, Alice M.
258. Benham, F. A.
259. Bentley, Cyrus
260. Blodgett, Henry W.
261. Bowen, James H.
262. Bowers, A. G.
263-264. Bradwell, James B.
265. Bradwell, James Bolesworth (1828-1907) and Bradwell, Myra Colby (1831-1894)
266. Braymer, Albert E. Jr.
267-268. Braymer, F. A. & Family
269. Braymer, Mrs. F. A.
270. Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878)
271. Burrows, Dr. J. H.
272. Burtis, James K.
273. Buschwak, Mrs.
274. Calhoun, William Alvin
275. Catlin, Seth (1812-1863)
276. Caton, Judge
277. Chamberlin, Sarah
278-279. Cheever, Benjamin S. & wife
280. Clark, John K.
281. Clark, Jonathan
282. Clarke, Cy
283. Clarke, Ned
284. Clarke, Robert
285. Cleary House Committee
286. Clissold, Ed, Stella & Roland
287. Clissold, Emma S.
288. Clissold, H. R.
289. Clybourn, A. & wife
290. Cobb, D. B.; McCormick, Cyrus H.
291. Curtis, Charles H.
292-294. Curtis, DeWitt H.
295. Dike, Julia & husband
296. Drake, John B.
297-298. Dunlap, D. C. & Stella
299-300. Dunlap, Mrtyle
301-302. Dye, Nathan
303. Dymond, Mr.
304. Dymond, Edwin
305. Ebert, Albert Ethelbert (1840-1906)
306. Ellithorpe, Colonel
307. Evans, Mr.; Hamilton, Mr.
308. Everts, Rev. W. W.
309. Foote, D. S.
310. Forbes, Eliza
311. Forbes, Stephen
312. Foreman, Carrie Clarke
313. Forrest, Joseph K. C. & wife
314. Foster, G. F.
315. Fox, Catherine
316. Freer, L. C. Paine
317. Frink, John
318. Fuller, Mr.
319. Fuller, O. F.
320. Golden, Mr. & Jones, M.
321. Goodrich, Lovenda Wait
322. Graves, Henry
323-325. Gray, John & wife
326. Gray, William P.
327. Haines, John C.
328. Hamill, K. C. & wife
329. Hamilton, P. D. (1813-1891)
330. Handy, Henry
331. Higgins, Emma Wait
332. Hills, Charles
333. Hills, Cynthia; Hills, Erasmus & wife
334. Hills, Della
335-336. Hills, Erasmus & wife
337. Hills, Frank & family
338. Hoard, Samuel S.
339-341. Howe, Frederick A. (1829- )
342. Howe, F. H.
343. Hunt, Charles J.
344. Joslyn, A. C. & wife
345. Joslyn, David
346. Joslyn, Kermitt
347. Joslyn, Marcellus
348. Joslyn, May
349. Joslyn, Walter I.
349a. Joslyn Family
350. Joslyn Tombstone
351. Keyes, D. H.
352. Kinzie, Julia A.
353. [Kitchen scene]
354. Kohlsaat, Christian C. (1844-) and family
355. Kohlsaat, C. C. Children
356. Kohlsaat, E. W. & C. C.
357. Kohlsatt, Herman Henry
358. Lloyd, Louis & Addie Wait
359. McMillan, J. A.
360. Martin, J. H. & wife
361. Morton, Axie Wait & husband
362. Myrick, Mr. & Mrs. William
363. Oliver, John A.
364. Osborn, Thomas O.
365. Pearce, Ashael
366. Peck, William H. (1853-1905)
367. Pollard, John K.
368. Pollard, Mrs. John K.
369. Porter, Eliza Chappel
370. Reed, C. M.
371. Reiners, A.
372. Rice, H. H. & Louada Wait
373. Roberts, Clarke & wife
374. Robinson, Lucy Wait & husband
375-376. Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)
377. Root, Frank S.
378. Sanger, J. Y.
379. Sherman, Alson Smith (1811-1898) and Walter
380. Sherman, Frank
381. Sherman, U. S.
382-383. Slenett, Isadore
384. Smith, A, Judson; Kohlsaat, Fannie Smith
385. Smith, B., Jr.
386. Smith, E. D. & Family
387-388. Smith, Elbert C.
389. Smith, Emily
390. Smith, Ernest & family
391. Smith, F. A. & wife
392. Smith, Frank & sister
393. Smith, G. V.
394. Smith, Mrs. G. V. Jr.
395. Smith, George
396. Smith, Guy
397. Smith, Isabell
398-400. Smith, Israel G.
401. Smith, I. G. "& group"
402. Smith, James
403. Smith, Dr. L. H.
404. Smith, Mrs. L. H.
405. Smith, Marcellus B.
406. Smith, Mrs. Marcellus B.
407. Smith, Mary Fay
408. Smith, Miller J. & family
409. Smith, Orson Sr.
410. Smith, Percy Hazard
411. Smith, Peter H.
412. Smith, Theophilus W.
413. Smith, W. Waite & wife
414-415. Smith family
416. Sollitt, John
417. Spaulding, Jesse
418. Stuart, William
419. Sturgis, James D.
420. Sullivan, Eugene
421. Surdam, Jones S. J.
422. Swan, James H.
423. Taylor, Ezra
424. Trowbridge, W. E. D.
425. Turner, John W. & wife
426. Tyler, Elmer & wife
427. Tyler, Orson
428. Updike, Peter L.
429. Vernon, David
430. Von Schnaidau, John C.F. P. (1812-1859)
431. Waite, Ann Waldo (1757-1857)
432-433. Wait, Archibald
434. Waite, Benjamin (1753-)
435. Waite, Judge C. B. & wife
436. Wait, Mrs. Franklin Hovery
437. Wait, George
438. Wait, George Jr. Family
439. Wait, George W. & wife
440. Wait, Helen
441. Wait, John M.
442. Wait, Mary (Mrs. W. W.)
443. Wait, Matthew
444. Wait, W. W.
445. Wait, Wayland W.
446. Wait, Mrs. Wayland W.
447. Walker, Charles
448. Whilney, Alice Jennings
449. Whistler, Colonel
450. Whistler, William
451. Wilcox, George W. & family
452. Winana, Susan (1812- )
453. Woodworth, James H.
454. Yates, H. H. (1815- )
455. Yates, Richard (1818-1873)
456. Youngest Bicyclist in Chicago
457. "Chicago Celebrities"
458-467. Chicago Residents, Several portraits on each plate
468-483. Famous Chicagoans, Several portraits on each plate
484-491. Old Settlers, Several portraits on each plate
492. "Pioneers of Chicago"
493-562. Unidentified photos
563. 22-124 Ashland Ave.
564. Clybourn Mansion
565. Early Chicago home (?)
566. Egan Home & Garden
567. Dr. Foster’s Residence
568-569. Honore home
570. Joslyn Home, Elgin, IL
571. C. C. Kohlsaat Home
572. Lake & Elizabeth St.
573. Lake Street near State
574-575. E. B. McGagg Home
576-576a. Potter Palmer Home
577. Park Row
578. Paulina Street home
579. George F. Rumsy [Ramsey?] Home
580. "I. G. Smith Home, Ridge"
581. I. G. Smith Home
582. I. G. Smith Farm: Barn
583. Soldiers’ Home
584. Staples Home
585-589. Terrace Row, or Michigan Terrace
590. Wheeler Residence
591. 54th and Cottage Grove Avenue
592. 490-492 Unidentified Street
603. Not used
604-605. Dearborn School
606. Lake View High School
607. "Old school house"
608. Rush Medical College
609. View on Clark Street in 1857
610. Clark & Randolph, Northeast
611. Clark & Washington, Northeast corner
612. Dearborn, North from Lake
613. Dearborn, west side, south from Lake St.
614. Dearborn & Madison, Southwest corner
615. Dearborn & Washington, Northwest corner
616. Fullerton Block, (Dearborn & Washington)
617. Looking north from Harrison
618. Lake Street, between Clark & LaSalle
619-620. Lake Street, west from Michigan Ave.
621. Lake Street, east from State
622. Lake & State, southeast corner
623. Lake Street #22, 24, 26
624. LaSalle Street, looking south
625. LaSalle & Adams, Southwest corner
626. LaSalle & Washington, Northwest corner
627. Michigan Ave.
628. Michigan Ave. & Adams, Northwest corner
629. Michigan Ave. From Jackson St.
630. Michigan & Lake, Southwest corner
631. Michigan Ave. Looking north from Madison
632. Michigan & Randolph
633. Michigan Ave. & Water St.
634. Milwaukee Ave. & Ashland
635. Randolph Street, west from Michigan Ave.
636. Rush Street Bridge
637. State Street, east side, from Lake Street, South
638. State, north of Washington
639-639a. State Street, South from Lake
640. State Street Bridge
641. Wabash Ave. North from Hubbard Court
642. Washington Street, east from Dearborn
643. Washington & LaSalle
644. Washington & LaSalle, Southwest corner
645. South Water Street
646. Indian trails & villages of Chicago
647. [ Downtown Chicago ]
648. Chicago Downtown
649. Map of Chicago
650. Courthouse roof looking east
651. Courthouse roof looking east-southeast
652. Courthouse roof looking southeast
653. Courthouse roof looking South-Southeast
654. Courthouse roof looking south
655. Courthouse roof looking West
656. Courthouse roof, looking Northwest
657. Courthouse roof, looking Northeast
658. Horse & Carriage on city street
659. "Burnt District"
660-673. Unidentified streets
674. Chicago Harbor
675. First shipment of Grain
676. Shipping on Chicago River
677. Old Cook Street Depot
678. Galena & Chicago Union Depot
679. Great Central Depot
680. Illinois Central Railroad (?) engine
681. Lake Shore Union Depot
682. Railroad tracks
World’s Columbian Exposition
684. Chicago Day Parade
685. Cliffdwellers Exhibit
686. Cummins’ Wild West Show
687. Dedication of Fair
688. Front Gate (color)
690. Horticultural Building
691. Not used
692. Japanese pottery (color)
693. Lagoon by night
694. Main Basin, east end, by night
695. Maryland Building (color)
696. Mines & Mining Building
697. Mississippi Building
698. New York State Building (color)
701. Statuary: Figurine of two cats
702. Statuary: "Playing Doctor" figurine
703. Statuary: Slave (in Court of Honor)
704. Transportation Building
706. Concluding slide
707. Berry and Lincoln store in 1895 (Misc.: Civil War)
708. Lincoln lying in state in Chicago (Misc.: Civil War)
709. State House at Vandalia, IL (Misc.)
710. Chicago Mechanics Institute Fair, 1858 (broadside) (Business Establishments)
711. Unidentified couple, c. 1890. In Edwardian/Victorian attire, posed in studio. (Portraits/Family)
712. Bankers’ Building, c. 1930s
713. Board of Trade, c. 1870
714. Chamber of Commerce, 1872
715. Chicago Herald Building, c. 1910
716. Chicago Telephone Company, c. 1890
717. Chicago Times Building, 1854
718. Chicago Tribune Building, 1847
719. Chicago Tribune Tower, c. 1935
720. Daily News Building, 1921 (also #721)
722. Daily News Building, 1929
723 Evening Journal Building, 1873?
724. Evening Post, 1880s
725. Fine Arts Institute
726. First National Bank Building, 1880s
727. Illinois Trust & Savings Bank, c. 1900
728. Inter-Ocean Building
729. London Guaranty Building, 1930s
730. Lumber Exchange Building, c. 1890
731. Marshall Field Wholesale Warehouse, c. 1900
732. Merchandise Mart, c. 1920s
733. Merchants Insurance Building, c. 1890
734. Michigan Boulevard Building, 1920s
735. Monroe Building/University Club, 1920s
736. Palmer House, 1880s
737. Palmolive Building, 1929
738. Old "Salon" Building, 1880s
739. Straus Building, 1920s
740. Tacoma Building, c. 1900
741. Union Trust Building
742. Woman’s Temple Building, c. 1920
743. Congregational, Drexel Blvd.
744. First Congregational, Washington & Ann, 1860s
745. First Methodist Episcopal, c. 1890
746. Fourth Presbyterian
747. Roman Catholic, built 1843
748. St. James Episcopal, Cass Street
749. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic
750. Second Baptist, 1858
751. Second Presbyterian, 1860s
752. Second Presbyterian, 1880s
753. Third Presbyterian, 1860s
754. Unity Church
755. Unidentified Church, c. 1900
Clubs & Organizations
756. Republican Headquarters
757. Map of Chicago, 1833
758. Albert Billings Memorial Hospital
759. Cook County Hospital (old)
760. Chinatown City Hall, c. 1930
761. Court House (first)
762. Court House (second), 1860s
763. Court House, 1860s
764-765. Court House, 1880s
766. Court House, 1888
767. Post Office
768. Post Office and Customs House, 1872?
769. Post Office, erected 1906
770. Seal of Chicago
771. Water Tower
772. Water Tower, c. 1900
773. Art Institute of Chicago
774. Field Museum of Natural History, 1932
775. Grant Park: Buckingham Fountain, 1930s
776. Shedd Aquarium, 1932
777. Shedd Aquarium
778. Samuel B. Chase home, early 1900s
779. Cyrus H. McCormick home
780. O. W. Potter home, 1870s
781. First Public School in Chicago, 1856
782. First Schoolhouse in Chicago
783. Moody Bible Institute
784. Rush Street Bridge, 1860
785. Rush Street Bridge, 1865-Compare 919=1880s
786. Rush Street Bridge, 1914
787. Unidentified World War I soldier, c. 1917-1919
788. Auditorium Hotel, c. 1900
789. Booksellers Row, c. 1890
790. A. Booth’s Oyster and Fish Depot, 1870s
791. Chicago Arena, 1930s
792. Chicago Beach Hotel
793. H. Hayes Saloon
794, Gilbert Hubbard and Co., 1840
795. Gilbert Hubbard and Co., 1890s
796. Lake House Hotel, 1840s
797. Montgomery Ward, 1920s
798. Newberry & Dole Grain Elevator,1830
799. Pacific Hotel, 1870s
800. Palmer House Hotel, 1880s
801-2. Sauganash Hotel
803. Sherman House Hotel, 1880s
804. Steinway’s Pianos, 1850s?
805. Stevens Hotel (Conrad Hilton)
806. Stock Yards Building
807. Sunnyside Tavern, c. 1900
808. Tremont House Hotel
Century of Progress, 1933
809. Fort Dearborn Replica
810. Hall of Science
811. Administration Building
812. Byrd’s Polar Ship
813. Adler Planetarium
Clubs and Organizations
814. Chicago Historical Society Building
815. Father Marquette’s Exploration, 1670s
816. Marquette crosses site of Chicago
817. Marquette’s Winter Quarters
818. Franquelin’s Map of Chicago Region, 1684.
819. Chicago Portage by the French, 1765
820. Indian Wigwam near Ft. Dearborn
821. Greenville Cession of 1795 (Map)
822. Anthony Wayne secures title to Chicago area, 1795
823. Fort Dearborn stockade, 1803
824-26. Fort Dearborn
827. Christmas Eve at Fort Dearborn
828. Fort Dearborn model
829. Last surviving building of Fort Dearborn, 1850s
830. Chicago in 1812
831-32. Fort Dearborn Massacre, 1812
833. Fort Dearborn and Lighthouse, c. 1830
834. U. S. Reservation, south of Ft. Dearborn, 1830
835. Chicago in 1831
836. Fort Dearborn Centennial Tablet, 1903
837. The Treaty Elm (marking Indian Boundary Line)
838. Crerar Library, 1920s
839. Newberry Library
840. "Boer War," c. 1905 (Theatre advertisement)
841. Unidentified barn (Smith family)
842. Libby Prison
843. Chicago Public Schools—Bureau of Visual Instruction (poster)
844-45. Chicago Symbol
846-48. Coliseum (Old)
849. Coliseum (New)
850. Navy Pier, 1930s
851. Post Office, 1833
852. Douglas Park: Karel Havlicek monument by Strachovsky
853. Fort Dearborn Massacre monument
854. Fort Dearborn Relief Tablet, Michigan Avenue
855. Grant Park: "Indian Bowman" by Mestrovic
856. Grant Park: Abraham Lincoln monument by St. Gaudens
857. Grant Park: John A. Logan monument by St. Gaudens
858. Humboldt Park: Lief Erickson monument by Asbjornsen
859. Humboldt Park: Alexander von Humboldt monument by Gorling
860. Humboldt Park : Fritz Reuter monument by Engleman
861. Jackson Park: The Republic by French
862. Lake front, Michigan Avenue (military review)
863. Lincoln Park: "The Alarm" by Boyle
864. Lincoln Park: Hans Christian Andersen monument by Gelert
865. Lincoln Park: Beethoven monument by Gelert
866. Lincoln Park: Benjamin Franklin monument by Parks
867. Lincoln Park: Goethe monument by Hahn
868. Lincoln Park: David Kennison boulder
869. Lincoln Park: LaSalle monument by Laling
870. Lincoln Park: Abraham Lincoln monument by St. Gaudens
871. Lincoln Park: Lincoln freeing the slaves
872. Lincoln Park: Linne monument by Dyperman
873. Lincoln Park : Ottawa monument ("The Alarm")
874. Lincoln Park: Schiller monument by Raus
875. Lincoln Park: Shakespeare monument by Partridge
876. Lincoln Park: "The Signal of Peace" by Dallin
877. Lincoln Park: Totem pole
878. Marquette and Joliet Memorial, Robey Street
879. Midway: Fountain of Time by Lorado Taft
880. Oak Street Beach
881. Philip Sheridan monument by Borglum, Sheridan Road at Belmont
882. Soldier Field Stadium
883. Victory Negro Memorial by Crunelle, S. Parkway at 35th Street
884. George Washington monument, South Parkway at 51st Street
885. Beaubien, Alexander (1822- )
886. Dearborn, Henry (1751-1829)
887. Dunne, Edward F.
888. Pinkerton, Allan (1819-1884)
889. Robinson, Alexander (1762-1872) & Catherine (d. 1860)—grave
890. Unidentified women
891. 137 DeKoven Street (Mrs. O’Leary’s)
892. Clybourne mansion
893. DeSable Home memorial tablet, 1912
894-95. John Kinzie home, 1832
896. Potter Palmer home
897. Potter Palmer mansion (not same structure at 896)
898. James Payne home, Evanston and Addison streets
899. Ebenezer Peck home, Clark north of Fullerton, 1905
900. Reese home, Cornelia street near Lake Michigan
901. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago residence, State street and North
902. William M. Tilden home, Wabash & 13th street, 1890s
903. Chicago in 1830 (Map by James Thompson)
904. Ashland Avenue, 1870s
905. Clark Street opposite court house, 1860
906. Clark Street, 1887
907. Grand Boulevard, 1870s
908. Lake Street, 1890s
909. Lake Shore Drive, 1920s
910. Michigan Avenue, 1930s
911. State Street, 1920s Looking north from Van Buren
912. Wabash Avenue, 1871 (before Fire)
913. Wabash Avenue, 1890s
914. Wabash and Washington & Water wagon
915. Wacker Drive, 1920s & River
916. South Water Street, 1834
917. Cable car and sketch of the grip, 1881
918. Chicago & vicinity in 1852 [Map] drawn to show city’s plank and rail road system
919. Chicago River from Rush Street Bridge, 1880s
920. Illinois and Michigan Canal, 1840s
921. Illinois Central Railroad—Union Depot, 1857
922. Illinois Central Railroad Yards
923. North Chicago City Railway, 1850s (photos of tickets)
924. North Chicago Street Railroad, 1858
925. Parmalee Omnibus Line advertisement broadside, 1855
926. Port of Chicago, Lake Michigan (aerial photo), 1930s
927. Randolph Street Railroad Station, 1860s
World’s Columbian Exposition
928. Fine Arts Building
929. German Building
930. Plan of grounds (Bird’s-eye view)
931. Statuary: "The Appeal to the Great Spirit" by Dallin
932. United States Government Building
933-935. Moreno Roller Mills
936. Unidentified factory
937. Unidentified restaurant [OVERSIZE]
938. Unidentified baptism scene
939. Unidentified 8-story building [OVERSIZE]
940. Fire department boat on water
941. Picnic group in park
942. Swamp scene
943. Three persons posed in park [OVERSIZE]
944-945. River running through park [OVERSIZE]
Portraits & Family
946. Unidentified child at play in home
947. Unidentified man
948. Unidentified man and child
949. Unidentified woman, outdoors in overcoat and hat
950. Unidentified women, outdoors in overcoats and hats
951. Unidentified woman, in kitchen drying dishes
952. Unidentified woman, standing in living room
953. Unidentified woman, sitting backwards in chair
954-955. Unidentified women, different from 953, sitting backwards in chairs
956. Unidentified woman, holding long-stemmed rose
957. Unidentified woman, seated, reading "The Loving Cup"
958. Unidentified woman, standing, wearing [graduation?] robe
959. Unidentified woman, oval portrait
960-961. Unidentified women, OVERSIZE
962. Thanksgiving dinner in residential home
963. Unidentified tornado scene; house ripped off foundation
964. Calumet River [?] Dam and lock
965-966. Harness racing, photographed on rural dirt road
967. Ore boat, Lake Michigan
968-971. Unidentified World War I [?] soldier, four different poses. Same soldier as appears in GP—Smith 787.
972. Unidentified Chicago residence. OVERSIZE
973. Unidentified street, c. 1930. OVERSIZE
974. Crowd milling in unidentified street in front of burned-out building, c. 1910. OVERSIZE
Clubs & Organizations
975. Political rally, 1920s
Portraits & Family
976. George Howland, 1890s
977-978. John Hess Stehman (1850-1940)
979. Letta Harding Stehman
980. Unidentified group, c. 1900
981. Unidentified infant/mother/grandmother, c. 1900
982. Unidentified woman
983. Unidentified woman, "Aunt Lizzie"
984. Unidentified apartment buildings
985-986. Unidentified streets, 1930s
987. Fort Dearborn Massacre Monument, 1920s
988. Grant Park: Buckingham Fountain by night
989. Grant Park: Lincoln monument (Seated Lincoln)
990-993. Jackson Park: Bridges
994-998. Jackson Park: Flowers
999-1006. Jackson Park: Footbridge over Lagoon
1007-1008. Jackson Park: Chinese pagoda
1009-1010. Jackson Park: Greenery
1011-1023. Jackson Park: Scenery
1024-1025. Jackson Park: Sunrise and Sunset
1026. Jackson Park: Tree
1027-1033. Jackson Park: Winter scenes
1034. Lincoln Park: Lincoln monument
1035. Midway Plaisance: Goode-Cheney memorial
1036-1037. Washington Park: Fountain of Time
1038. Garfield Park: Lincoln the Railsplitter
1039. Lincoln Birthplace
1040. Lincoln-Douglas Debate monument
1041. Lincoln home, Springfield, Illinois, c. 1910
1042. Lincoln monument, "Lincoln the Orator" (Oakwoods Cemetery)
1043. Lincoln, Nancy Hanks (1782-1818)—Grave
1044. Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois
1045. Bull’s Head [Hotel], 1840s? (Engraving)
1046. Chicago Board of Trade under construction, 1872
1047-1049. Wolf’s Point, 1832-1833 (Colored Sketches)
1050. N. Clark St. at Indian Boundary (Toll house), c. 1900
1051. State St., looking north from S. Water St., c. 1870
1052-1053. Grant Park: Ulysses S. Grant monument
1054. Grant Park: John Logan monument
1055. Unidentified park, people strolling, c. 1890s
1056. View from Courthouse Roof, looking South and Southeast, 1870s [OVERSIZE]
1057. Unidentified street—Near West Side? [OVERSIZE]
1058. Girard House tavern, 133rd Street & Indiana Avenue, 1890s