Frank W. Smith Glass Plate Slide Collection

Dates: 1873-1903
Size: 784 slides (706 images)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_GP-SMITH
Provenance: The Frank W. Smith Collection came to Special Collections as part of the South Shore Community Collection. The Smith slides were at that time intermixed with slides now cataloged as the glass plate photographs of the South Shore Community Collection. Because of the city-wide scope of the Smith slides, they were separated from those concerning the South Shore (which did not appear to have originated with Smith), and once again form a distinct collection.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Frank W. Smith Glass Plate Slide Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Processed by Galen R. Wilson and Roberta Bell, October 18, 1988.

Biographical Note

Frank W. Smith was a banker and Chicago history enthusiast, born in Chicago on May 19, 1849, just twelve years after the city incorporated. He began his career working in the family business, Smith Brothers, wholesale grocers on South Water Street. After the company was destroyed in the Chicago Fire of 1871, he turned to banking and was long associated with the Corn Exchange National Bank. Smith Married Dora Hadden in 1873. They had three children: Fannie, Osborn and Ethel.

Smith had a strong interest in Chicago history. He accumulated a large collection of glass slides and gave illustrated talks about the city. "His lectures have at times constituted the force that has called to life the memories of the earlier settlers, while the younger Chicago has listened spellbound to his stories of the early days."

Source: Chicago, Its History and Its Builders: A Century of Marvelous Growth (1912).

Scope and Content

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.

The slides cover a broad spectrum of Chicago history. For the purposes of cataloging, they have been divided into the categories common to most Neighborhood History Research Collections: Business Establishments, Religious Institutions, 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 has 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 are photos of the Smiths and the allied families of Jocelyn and Wait.

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 list of slides below.

Identification of slides is by Smith.

While there are 706 cataloged images, duplicates of various slides bring the total number of slides to 784.

Mr. Smith used slides he had acquired from other sources, and it is impossible to prove that all slides in the Smith Collection were actually owned by Smith. Thus, the Smith Collection serves as a growing file of Chicago-history glass plates. Plates numbered after 706 are understood to be supplements to the collection.

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 that in 1922 was located 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

Each slide bears a label identifying it as Chicago Public Library material. Slides 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, Religious Institutions, and Municipal Agencies, with smatterings in other topical areas.

Supplement 4 : Slides 788 – 932

These slides may be part of the Albert W. Swayne Collection. Mr. Swayne donated a collection of lantern slides to 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. As a result, in 1956 about 75 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.

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, 84 slides were given to the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College (see Separation Record below) and some are to be deaccessioned.

Supplement 5 : Slides 933 – 971

These slides depict a variety of personal and business scenes from circa 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. They were transferred from Garfield Ridge to Special Collections in September, 1983. All identifications are from the slides themselves or supplied by the archivist.

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 Chicago Public Library. Identifications have been supplied by Special Collections. April 1989.

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 that could be definitively 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. April 1989.

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 Civil War (#1039-1044). May 1989.

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. January 1990.

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. February 1990.

Supplement 11 : Slide 1058

This colored slide is of a 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. June 1992.

Separation Record:

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, Michigan Room, 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.
  • Supplement 4: 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.

Arrangement

The finding aid lists the glass plate slides alphabetically within the following series designations:

  1. Introductory
  2. Business Establishments
  3. Century of Progress (1933)
  4. Civil War
  5. Churches
  6. Clubs and Organizations
  7. Historical Sketches
  8. Hospitals
  9. Libraries
  10. Miscellaneous
  11. Municipal Agencies
  12. Parks
  13. Portraits and Family Photographs
  14. Residences
  15. Schools
  16. Streets
  17. Transportation
  18. Wartime
  19. World’s Columbian Exposition

Slide Inventory

Series 1: Introductory

Slide 1 Introductory slides
Slide 2 Introductory slides

Series 2: Business Establishments

Slide 3 Allen & Mackey, 89 S. Clark Street, curtain goods, advertisement
Slide 4 Arcade Building, Clark near Madison, exterior
Slide 5 Arcade Building, Clark near Madison, exterior
Slide 788 Auditorium Hotel, circa 1900
Slide 6 Bank of Chicago, Seth Payne currency
Slide 96 Bank of Chicago, Seth Payne $3 bill [copy print available]
Slide 712 Bankers’ Building, color, circa 1930
Slide 7 Bigelow Hotel, exterior
Slide 8 Blackman & Downs, dry goods store, advertisement
Slide 9 Board of Trade, laying cornerstone, 1872 [copy print available]
Slide 1046 Board of Trade, under construction, 1872 [cracked]
Slide 713 Board of Trade, Wells and South Water Street, exterior, illustration, circa 1870
Slide 10 Bookseller’s Row
Slide 789 Booksellers Row, circa 1890
Slide 790 A. Booth’s Oyster and Fish Depot, Madison and Dearborn, circa 1870
Slide 11 Bowen Brothers Dry Goods, 19 and 21 Lake Street , advertisement
Slide 12 Briggs House, Randolph and Wells, exterior
Slide 13 Briggs House, Randolph and Wells, exterior
Slide 1045 Bull’s Head [hotel], engraving, circa 1840
Slide 14 Carhart, Lewis & Tappen, hats, caps and furs, exterior
Slide 15 George B. Carpenter & Co., ship chandlers and sail makers, exterior
Slide 16 George B. Carpenter & Co., South Water and 5th Avenue, twines, tents, flags, exterior
Slide 714 Chamber of Commerce, Washington and LaSalle, exterior, illustration, 1872
Slide 17 B. F. Chase Co., 90 Randolph Street, exterior
Slide 18 Chase, Hanford & Co., oils, exterior
Slide 791 Chicago Arena, Erie, McClurg and Ontario (color), circa 1930
Slide 792 Chicago Beach Hotel
Slide 19 Chicago Clearing House Association, checks, 1907
Slide 20 The Chicago Firemen’s Insurance Company, advertisement
Slide 715 Chicago Herald Building, circa 1910
Slide 21 Chicago Marine & Fire Insurance Company, check
Slide 710 Chicago Mechanics Institute Fair, advertisement for Grand Gala Days, [broadside], 1858
Slide 22 Chicago Plain & Fancy Job Printing Office, advertisement from 1839 directory
Slide 716 Chicago Telephone Company, Washington and Franklin, circa 1890
Slide 717 Chicago Times Building, 1854
Slide 718 Chicago Tribune Building, 1847
Slide 719 Chicago Tribune Tower, (color), circa 1935
Slide 23 Chicago Tribune Building, exterior
Slide 24 Chicago Tribune Building, exterior
Slide 25 City Directory of 1839, pages
Slide 26 City Directory of 1839, pages
Slide 27 City Directory of 1839, pages
Slide 28 City Directory of 1839, pages
Slide 29 City Directory of 1839, pages
Slide 30 City Directory of 1854, pages
Slide 31 Clarendon House, N. Clark Street
Slide 32 William Clingman Clothing, advertisement
Slide 33 Cobb’s Building, Dearborn near Madison
Slide 34 Com. Ex. Nat. Building, Adams and LaSalle
Slide 35 Crosby Opera House, exterior, 1865
Slide 36 Crosby Opera House, certificate for one free steel engraving
Slide 37 Crosby Opera House, ticket for October 9, 1871 (year of Chicago fire)
Slide 38 Crosby Opera House, ruins [cracked]
Slide 39 Crosby Opera House, exterior
Slide 720 Daily News Building, 1921
Slide 721 Daily News Building (color), circa 1929
Slide 722 Daily News Building (color), 1929
Slide 40 Davis, Sawyer & Co., dry goods, exterior
Slide 41 Dickey Building, ruins [cracked]
Slide 42 Dietzsch, Blocki & Co., druggists, exterior
Slide 43 A. G. Downs & Co., 150 Lake Street, dry goods, certificate
Slide 44 Drake’s Block, exterior
Slide 723 Evening Journal Building, 1873
Slide 724 Evening Post Building, circa 1880
Slide 45 Exchange Bank Building, 1871
Slide 46 Farwell, John V. & Co., exterior
Slide 47 Field Leiter & Co., ruins
Slide 48 Field Leiter & Co., exterior
Slide 725 Fine Arts Institute, Michigan and Van Buren
Slide 726 First National Bank Building, Dearborn and Monroe, circa 1880
Slide 49 First National Bank, ruins [cracked]
Slide 50 Follansbe, Charles, certificate
Slide 51 Fourth National Bank, exterior
Slide 52 Frank & Walker’s stage office, Lake and Dearborn, exterior
Slide 53 Mrs. A. Gale’s New York Millinery, exterior
Slide 54 Gilbert Hubbard & Co., ship chandlery, exterior
Slide 1058 Girard House tavern, 133rd Street & Indiana Avenue (color), circa 1890
Slide 55 Globe Theatre/Col. Wood’s Museum Co., ruins [cracked]
Slide 56 Gray, Phelps & Co., wholesale grocers, exterior
Slide 57 Green Tree Tavern, Canal and Lake, exterior [cracked]
Slide 58 S. C. Griggs & Co., State Street, ruins [cracked]
Slide 59 Hagenbeck’s Trained Animal Show, camel
Slide 60 Z. M. Hall Building, wholesale grocery, exterior
Slide 61 Z. M. Hall Building, wholesale grocery, exterior
Slide 62 Hamlin, Hale & Co., exterior
Slide 63 Hatch, David, 98 Lake Street, hardware store, advertisement
Slide 793 H. Hayes Saloon, Union Stockyards, cattle drive through streets (color) [cracked]
Slide 64 Heyworth Building, Madison and Wabash, exterior
Slide 65 Hoffman & Gelpcke, letterhead, 1857
Slide 66 Hoffman & Gelpcke, staff
Slide 67 Honore Block, Dearborn and Monroe, exterior
Slide 68 Honore Block, Dearborn and Monroe, exterior
Slide 69 Gilbert Hubbard & Co., ship chandlery, exterior
Slide 794 Gilbert Hubbard and Co., 1840
Slide 795 Gilbert Hubbard and Co., 226-232 South Water St., circa 1890
Slide 70 J.H. Hudson, Clark and Randolph Streets, draper and tailor, 1843
Slide 727 Illinois Trust & Savings Bank, circa 1900
Slide 71 Insurance Building [?], exterior [cracked]
Slide 728 Inter-Ocean Building
Slide 72 Jencks Block, Wells and Washington, ruins [cracked]
Slide 73 Kendall Brothers Steam Bakery, exterior
Slide 74 W. D. Kerfoot Block, first in the burnt district, 89 Washington
Slide 75 King’s Opera House, advertisement, State and Adams
Slide 76 Lake Street House, Milwaukee Avenue and Fulton
Slide 796 Lake House Hotel, circa 1840
Slide 77 Larrabee & North, exterior [cracked]
Slide 729 London Guaranty Building, circa 1930
Slide 730 Lumber Exchange Building, circa 1890 [copy print available]
Slide 78 Lyman, Page & Co., exterior
Slide 79 McVicker’s Theater, exterior [copy print available]
Slide 80 McVicker’s Theatre, Babes In The Wood advertisement
Slide 82 Marine Bldg., Lake and LaSalle, exterior
Slide 731 Marshall Field Wholesale Warehouse, Wells and Quincy, circa 1900
Slide 83 Matteson House, Dearborn & Randolph, exterior
Slide 84 Matthews & Murphy, Dearborn, south of Lake, exterior
Slide 85 Mendel Engraving & Lithography, exterior
Slide 732 Merchandise Mart (color), circa 1920s
Slide 733 Merchants Insurance Building, LaSalle and Washington, circa 1890
Slide 87 Merchants Insurance Building, LaSalle and Washington, headquarters General Sheridan
Slide 88 Merchants Insurance Building, LaSalle and Washington, ruins after the Chicago Fire, 1871 [cracked]
Slide 86 Merchants & Planters Bank, certificate
Slide 734 Michigan Boulevard Building (color), circa 1920
Slide 89 A.H. Miller’s Building, Clark and Randolph
Slide 81 Monadnock Building, exterior
Slide 797 Montgomery Ward, (color), circa 1920
Slide 735 Monroe Building/University Club, Michigan Avenue and Monroe (color), circa 1920
Slide 933 Moreno Roller Mills, exterior
Slide 934 Moreno Roller Mills, interior
Slide 935 Moreno Roller Mills, interior
Slide 90 Moos Cigar Co., exterior
Slide 91 Morrison Block
Slide 92 Myrick House Hotel, exterior
Slide 112 National Union, benefit certificate
Slide 94 New York Clothing Store, pages from 1839 directory
Slide 798 Newberry & Dole Grain Elevator (color), 1830 [copy print available, B/W]
Slide 95 North Western Iron & Steel Welding Co., exterior
Slide 97 Potter Palmer House, State and Quincy [copy print available]
Slide 799 Pacific Hotel, circa 1870
Slide 800 Palmer House Hotel, circa 1880
Slide 736 Palmer House, circa 1880
Slide 737 Palmolive Building, 1929
Slide 98 F. W. Peek & Co. [cracked]
Slide 99 Penton & Co., wholesale druggists, exterior
Slide 100 Perry & Crapo, exterior
Slide 101 Portland Block, 4th National Bank, exterior
Slide 102 Pullman Palace Car Co., exterior
Slide 103 J. H. Reed & Co., 144-146 Lake Street, druggists, exterior [copy print available]
Slide 104 Reiner’s Market, State and 12th Streets
Slide 105 Revere House, Randolph and Dearborn, 1857 [cracked]
Slide 106 St. James Hotel, Old Stewart House, State and Washington
Slide 107 St. James Hotel, State and Washington, ruins [cracked]
Slide 108 The Saloon Hotel, Clark and Lake, exterior
Slide 738 Old “Salon” Building, Clark and Lake, circa 1880
Slide 109 Santa Fe Building, rail exchange, exterior
Slide 801 Sauganash Hotel, first hostelry in Chicago (color)
Slide 802 Sauganash Hotel (color)
Slide 803 Sherman House Hotel, circa 1880
Slide 110 Lazarus Silverman (banker) 50 LaSalle Street, advertisement [cracked]
Slide 93 Smith Brothers, 43 South Water Street, wholesale grocers, advertisement
Slide 111 Smith & Nixon, Steinway’s pianos, exterior
Slide 113 Southern Hotel, exterior
Slide 114 Stebbins & Reede, drugs, 159 Lake, advertisement
Slide 804 Steinway’s Pianos, Clark and Washington, circa 1850
Slide 805 Stevens Hotel, now Conrad Hilton (color)
Slide 806 Stock Yards Building, entrance [cracked]
Slide 739 Straus Building, circa 1920
Slide 115 Sturgis, Buckingham & Co., exterior
Slide 807 Sunnyside Tavern, Clark Street and Sunnyside, circa 1900
Slide 740 Tacoma Building, circa 1900
Slide 116 Theatres, advertisements
Slide 808 Tremont House Hotel
Slide 117 Unidentified theatre, advertisement
Slide 118 J & L Turner Livery, advertisement
Slide 119 Unidentified buildings, downtown
Slide 120 Unidentified buildings, downtown
Slide 121 Unidentified office, interior
Slide 936 Unidentified factory, exterior
Slide 937 Unidentified restaurant, interior [OVERSIZE]
Slide 122 Union Building, exterior
Slide 123 Union Ridge [?] Hotel, men holding sign
Slide 741 Union Trust Building
Slide 124 Wabash Avenue “skating rink,” at Jackson
Slide 125 Wabash [?] Avenue, [fire] ruins
Slide 126 Wadsworth, Philip & Co., exterior
Slide 127 Walsh, John R., news, periodicals, post office, exterior
Slide 128 Washington Engine Company, theater ticket
Slide 129 Wells & Co./Field Benedict & Co., Wabash and Lake, exterior
Slide 130 Western News Co., 121-123 State Street, exterior
Slide 742 Woman’s Temple Building, circa 1920
Slide 131 Colonel Wood’s Museum & Gallery of Fine Arts, Randolph Street, 1866
Slide 132 Colonel Wood’s Museum & Gallery of Fine Arts, Randolph Street
Slide 133 Yonkers Building, exterior

Series 3: Century of Progress (1933)

Slide 809 Fort Dearborn Replica (color), [cracked]
Slide 810 Hall of Science (color), [cracked]
Slide 811 Administration Building (color), [cracked]
Slide 812 Byrd’s Polar Ship (color), [cracked]
Slide 813 Adler Planetarium (color), [cracked]

Series 4: Civil War

Slide 707 Berry and Lincoln store, 1895
Slide 211 Abraham Lincoln Medal, North Western Sanitary Fair, 1865
Slide 212 Lincoln home, Springfield, Illinois
Slide 213 Lincoln home, Springfield, Illinois
Slide 708 Lincoln lying in state in Chicago
Slide 1039 Lincoln Birthplace, log cabin, color
Slide 1040 Lincoln-Douglas, debate monument
Slide 1041 Lincoln home, Springfield, Illinois (color), circa 1910
Slide 1042 Lincoln monument, “Lincoln the Orator” (Oakwoods Cemetery), (color)
Slide 1043 Lincoln, Nancy Hanks (1782-1818), grave (color)
Slide 1044 Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois
Slide 214 Newspaper, “Voice of the Fair” front page reporting Lincoln’s death,
Slide 1865
Slide 215 View of Camp Douglas, 1864 [cracked]
Slide 939 Unidentified, 8-story building [OVERSIZE]

Series 5: Religious Institutions

Slide 134 Centennial Baptist Church , exterior
Slide 743 Congregational, Drexel Boulevard (color)
Slide 135 First Baptist Church , exterior
Slide 136 First Baptist Church, Wabash and Congress , exterior
Slide 137 First Baptist Church, Wabash and Washington , exterior
Slide 744 First Congregational Church, Washington and Ann, circa 1860
Slide 745 First Methodist Episcopal Church, Clark and Washington, circa 1890 [cracked]
Slide 138 First Presbyterian Church, Wabash and Congress, exterior
Slide 139 First Presbyterian Church, Wabash and Congress, exterior [cracked] [copy print]
Slide 140 First Universalist Church, Washington between Clark and Dearborn , exterior
Slide 141 First Universalist Church, Wabash and Van Buren
Slide 746 Fourth Presbyterian Church (color)
Slide 142 Grace Church, Wabash and Madison [cracked]
Slide 143 Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, LaSalle and Chicago
Slide 144 Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, LaSalle and Chicago
Slide 145 Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, LaSalle and Chicago, ruins
Slide 146 Holy Name Cathedral, ruins
Slide 147 New England Church, LaSalle, entrance, [cracked] [copy print]
Slide 148 New England Church, ruins
Slide 149 North Presbyterian Church, ruins
Slide 150 Plymouth Congregational Church, exterior
Slide 747 Roman Catholic Church, Wabash and Madison (built 1843)
Slide 151 St. James Church, Huron and Cass, 1857
Slide 152 St. James Church, Huron and Cass
Slide 748 St. James Episcopal, Cass Street between Michigan and Illinois Street
Slide 749 St. Mary’s Roman Catholic, first Catholic church in Chicago
Slide 153 St. Paul Universalist Church, exterior
Slide 154 St. Paul Universalist Church, Wabash and Van Buren
Slide 155 St. Paul Universalist, Wabash and Van Buren, ruins [cracked]
Slide 156 Second Baptist Church, Monroe and Morgan
Slide 157 Second Baptist Church, exterior
Slide 158 Second Baptist Church, exterior
Slide 750 Second Baptist Church, Washington and LaSalle, 1858
Slide 751 Second Presbyterian Church, Wabash and Washington, circa 1860
Slide 752 Second Presbyterian Church, Wabash and Washington, circa 1880
Slide 159 Second Presbyterian Church, exterior
Slide 160 Second Presbyterian Church, Jackson, exterior
Slide 753 Third Presbyterian Church, Washington and Carpenter (color) 1860
Slide 161 Trinity Episcopal Church, Jackson, exterior
Slide 162 Trinity Episcopal Church, Jackson, exterior
Slide 163 Trinity Episcopal Church, from breakwater
Slide 164 Trinity Episcopal Church, ruins
Slide 165 Trinity Episcopal Church, ruins [cracked]
Slide 166 Not used
Slide 167 Unity Church, LaSalle, exterior
Slide 168 Unity Church, exterior, ruins
Slide 169 Unity Church, entrance, ruins [copy print]
Slide 170 Wabash Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, Harrison Street, exterior
Slide 171 Wabash Ave. Methodist Church, Harrison Street, exterior
Slide 172 Wabash Ave. Methodist Church, Harrison Street, exterior
Slide 754 Unity Church, Michigan and 23rd Street
Slide 755 Unidentified Church, circa 1900 [cracked]
Slide 938 Unidentified, baptism scene
Slide 173 Unidentified
Slide 174 Unidentified

Series 6: Clubs and Organizations

Slide 835 Chicago in 1831, illustration (color) [cracked]
Slide 814 Chicago Historical Society Building (color) [cracked]
Slide 819 Chicago Portage by the French, illustration (color)
Slide 175 Firemen’s Association, invitation to 2nd Annual Ball, 1847
Slide 818 Franquelin’s Map of Chicago Region (color), 1684. [copy print, B/W]
Slide 820 Fort Dearborn, Indian Wigwam [cracked]
Slide 823 Fort Dearborn, stockade, illustration (color) 1803 [copy print, B/W]
Slide 824 Fort Dearborn, first fort, illustration (color)
Slide 825 Fort Dearborn, from the river, illustration (color)
Slide 826 Fort Dearborn, illustration
Slide 827 Fort Dearborn, Christmas Eve, illustration (color)
Slide 828 Fort Dearborn, model (color)
Slide 829 Fort Dearborn, last surviving building, illustration (color), circa 1850
Slide 176 Juvenile Social Ball, invitation, 1843
Slide 836 Fort Dearborn, centennial tablet, 1903
Slide 831 Fort Dearborn, massacre of 1812, illustration (color)
Slide 832 Fort Dearborn, massacre of 1812, illustration (color)
Slide 833.1 Fort Dearborn and Lighthouse, illustration, circa 1830 [copy 1 and 2 different]
Slide 833.2 Fort Dearborn and Lighthouse, illustration, circa 1830 [copy 1 and 2 different]
Slide 821 Map, Greenville Cession of 1795, shows city limits as of 1852
Slide 830 Map, Chicago in 1812
Slide 822 “Mad Anthony” Wayne secures title to Chicago area, illustration (color), 1795
Slide 815 Father Marquette’s Exploration, illustration (color) [cracked]
Slide 816 Marquette crosses site of Chicago, [illustration?] (color)
Slide 817 Marquette’s Winter Quarters, illustration (color) [cracked]
Slide 975 Political rally, circa 1920
Slide 177 Republican Headquarters, exterior
Slide 756 Republican Headquarters, the Wigwam where Lincoln was nominated (color)
Slide 178 Tippecanoe Club, members at Lincoln Park
Slide 837 The Treaty Elm (marking Indian Boundary Line)
Slide 834 U. S. Reservation, south of Ft. Dearborn, illustration (color) 1830

Series 7: Historical Sketches

Slide 196 Chicago in 1820
Slide 197 Chicago in 1830
Slide 198 Chicago in 1830
Slide 200 Chicago in 1832
Slide 202 The Cottage
Slide 185 Fort Dearborn [cracked]
Slide 186 Fort Dearborn
Slide 187 Fort Dearborn [cracked]
Slide 188 Fort Dearborn
Slide 189 Fort Dearborn
Slide 190 Fort Dearborn
Slide 191 Fort Dearborn
Slide 192 Fort Dearborn
Slide 193 Fort Dearborn, poem
Slide 194 Imaginary view of the site of Chicago in 1779, shows DuSable
Slide 179 Joliet, Louis (1645-1700)
Slide 180 Joliet, Louis (1645-1700)
Slide 195 John Kinzie buys first land at Chicago
Slide 757 Map of Chicago (color), 1833
Slide 181 Marquette, Jacques (1637-1675) [cracked]
Slide 182 Marquette, Jacques (1637-1675)
Slide 183 Marquette, Jacques (1637-1675)
Slide 184 Site of Marquette’s Mission
Slide 201 South Water Street, State to Dearborn, 1834
Slide 203 View of the disaster occasioned by the flood in the Chicago River
Slide 1849
Slide 199 Wolf’s Point in 1830
Slide 1047 Wolf’s Point showing footbridge across river and blacksmith’s shop, illustration (color) [cracked]
Slide 1048 Wolf’s Point, illustration (color)
Slide 1048 Wolf’s Point, trappers in canoe, illustration (color) [cracked]

Series 8: Hospitals

Slide 758 Albert Billings Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago (color)
Slide 759 Cook County Hospital (old)
Slide 204 Magdalena Asylum, ruins

Series 9: Libraries

Slide 838 Crerar Library
Slide 839 Newberry Library [cracked]

Series 10: Miscellaneous

Slide 840 “Boer War,”, theatre advertisement, circa 1905
Slide 206 Chicago Centennial Jubilee, 1803-1903, poster [cracked]
Slide 207 Chicago Centennial Jubilee, 1803-1903, cartoon
Slide 208 Chicago River [?]
Slide 210 Foster Medal, 1857
Slide 842 Libby Prison (color)
Slide 709 State House at Vandalia, Illinois
Slide 205 Unidentified barn
Slide 841 Unidentified barn (Smith family)
Slide 209 Crowd scene on lakefront, World’s Columbian Exposition, “U.S.S. Illinois,” U.S. Government Exhibit (color), 1893

Series 11: Municipal Agencies

Slide 216 Billiards & Pool Store, election polling place, 1909
Slide 217 Chamber of Commerce, exterior
Slide 843 Chicago Public Schools, Bureau of Visual Instruction poster (color)
Slide 844 Chicago symbol, “I Will” [cracked]
Slide 845 Chicago symbol, “I Will”
Slide 760 Chinatown City Hall (color), circa 1930
Slide 218 City Hall, (Water Tank surrounded by building) [cracked]
Slide 846 Coliseum, old exposition building at Lake front, illustration (color)
Slide 847 Coliseum, old
Slide 848 Coliseum, old, from lake
Slide 849 Coliseum, new
Slide 219 Committee of Safety, 1861
Slide 220 Courthouse, LaSalle Street exterior
Slide 221 Courthouse, 1st courthouse, Clark and Randolph, 1892
Slide 222 Courthouse
Slide 223 Courthouse
Slide 224 Courthouse, ruins [copy print]
Slide 761 Courthouse, 1st courthouse (color)
Slide 762 Courthouse, 2nd courthouse (color) circa 1860
Slide 763 Court House, circa 1860
Slide 764 Court House and City Hall, (4th home of the Chicago Public Library), circa 1880
Slide 765 Court House and City Hall, (4th home of the Chicago Public Library), circa 1880
Slide 766 Court House and City Hall (color) 1888
Slide 225 Defense Committee, 1867
Slide 769 Federal Building, circa 1900
Slide 226 Fire Department, No. 9, men and engine
Slide 227 Fire Department, badge, “303 C.E. Allen”
Slide 228 Fireman’s Association, invitation to 2nd Annual Ball, 1847
Slide 940 Fire Department, boat on water
Slide 229 Fire truck, Lake and State [copy print]
Slide 850 Navy Pier (color), circa 1930
Slide 230 Post Office, exterior [cracked]
Slide 231 Post Office, Monroe and Dearborn
Slide 232 Post Office
Slide 851 Post Office in 1833, illustration (color)
Slide 767 Post Office and Customs House, 1863
Slide 768 Post Office and Customs House, 1872 [?]
Slide 770 Seal of Chicago (color)
Slide 771 Water Tower (color)
Slide 772 Water Tower (color) circa 1900

Series 12: Parks

Slide 773 Art Institute of Chicago, lion statue [?]
Slide 233 Central Park, boating
Slide 234 Douglas Park
Slide 852 Douglas Park, Karel Havlicek monument by Strachovsky (color)
Slide 774 Field Museum of Natural History (color)1932
Slide 853 Fort Dearborn, massacre monument (color)
Slide 854 Fort Dearborn, relief tablet, Michigan Avenue Bridge (color)
Slide 987 Fort Dearborn, massacre monument, circa 1920
Slide 1038 Garfield Park, “Lincoln the Railsplitter” (color)
Slide 988 Grant Park, Buckingham fountain by night (color)
Slide 989 Grant Park, Lincoln monument “Seated Lincoln”
Slide 775 Grant Park, Buckingham fountain (color), circa 1930
Slide 855 Grant Park, “Indian Bowman” by Ivan Mestrovic
Slide 856 Grant Park, Abraham Lincoln monument by Augustus St. Gaudens, color
Slide 857 Grant Park, John A. Logan monument by Augustus St. Gaudens
Slide 1054 Grant Park, John A. Logan monument by Augustus St. Gaudens
Slide 858 Humboldt Park, Lief Erickson monument by Sigvald Asbjornsen
Slide 859 Humboldt Park, Alexander von Humboldt monument by Felix Gorling
Slide 860 Humboldt Park, Fritz Reuter monument by Franz Engleman (color)
Slide 861 Jackson Park, “The Republic” by French [missing]
Slide 990 Jackson Park, bridge (color)
Slide 991 Jackson Park, bridge
Slide 992 Jackson Park, bridge
Slide 993 Jackson Park, bridge (color)
Slide 994 Jackson Park, flowers (color)
Slide 995 Jackson Park, flowers (color)
Slide 996 Jackson Park, flowers (color)
Slide 997 Jackson Park, flowers (color)
Slide 998 Jackson Park, flowers (color)
Slide 999 Jackson Park, footbridge over lagoon (color)
Slide 1000 Jackson Park, footbridge over lagoon (color)
Slide 1001 Jackson Park, footbridge over lagoon (color)
Slide 1002 Jackson Park, footbridge over lagoon (color)
Slide 1003 Jackson Park, footbridge over lagoon (color)
Slide 1004 Jackson Park, footbridge over lagoon
Slide 1005 Jackson Park, footbridge over lagoon
Slide 1006 Jackson Park, footbridge over lagoon (color)
Slide 1007 Jackson Park, pagoda (color)
Slide 1008 Jackson Park, pagoda (color)
Slide 1009 Jackson Park, inside conservatory (color)
Slide 1010 Jackson Park, inside conservatory (color) [cracked]
Slide 1011 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1012 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1013 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1014 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1015 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1016 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1017 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1018 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1019 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1020 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1021 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1022 Jackson Park
Slide 1023 Jackson Park
Slide 1024 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1025 Jackson Park (color)
Slide 1026 Jackson Park, tree
Slide 1027 Jackson Park, winter (color)
Slide 1028 Jackson Park, winter (color)
Slide 1029 Jackson Park, winter (color)
Slide 1030 Jackson Park, winter (color)
Slide 1031 Jackson Park, winter (color)
Slide 1032 Jackson Park, winter
Slide 1033 Jackson Park, winter (color)
Slide 235 Jefferson Park
Slide 862 Lake front, Michigan Avenue (military review), illustration (color)
Slide 863 Lincoln Park, “The Alarm” by John Boyle (color)
Slide 864 Lincoln Park, Hans Christian Andersen monument by Johannes Gelert (color) [cracked]
Slide 865 Lincoln Park, Beethoven monument by Johannes Gelert
Slide 866 Lincoln Park, Benjamin Franklin monument by Richard Parks (color)
Slide 867 Lincoln Park, Goethe monument by Herman Hahn (color)
Slide 868 Lincoln Park, David Kennison boulder (color)
Slide 869 Lincoln Park, LaSalle monument by La Laing (color)
Slide 870 Lincoln Park, Abraham Lincoln monument by Augustus St. Gaudens
Slide 871 Lincoln Park, Emancipation statue, Lincoln freeing the slaves (color)
Slide 872 Lincoln Park, Linne monument by C. Dyperman (color)
Slide 873 Lincoln Park, “The Alarm” Ottawa monument [cracked]
Slide 874 Lincoln Park, Schiller monument by Ernest Raus (color)
Slide 875 Lincoln Park, Shakespeare monument by William O. Partridge (color)
Slide 876 Lincoln Park, “The Signal of Peace” by Dallin (color)
Slide 877 Lincoln Park, Totem pole (color)
Slide 236 Lincoln Park, Shakespeare monument
Slide 237 Lincoln Park
Slide 238 Lincoln Park
Slide 239 Lincoln Park, “The Signal” statue
Slide 240 Lincoln Park, LaSalle monument
Slide 241 Lincoln Park, Lincoln monument
Slide 1034 Lincoln Park, Lincoln monument
Slide 1052 Lincoln Park, Ulysses S. Grant monument
Slide 1053 Lincoln Park, Ulysses S. Grant monument
Slide 878 Marquette and Joliet Memorial, Robey Street (color)
Slide 879 Midway, “Fountain of Time” by Lorado Taft (color)
Slide 1035 Midway Plaisance, Goode-Cheney memorial (color)
Slide 242 Museum of Science and Industry
Slide 243 Museum of Science and Industry
Slide 880 Oak Street Beach
Slide 244 “Old School House Bench”
Slide 245 Pullman Monument, Fort Dearborn Massacre
Slide 246 Riverside Park
Slide 247 Riverside Park
Slide 776 Shedd Aquarium (color), 1932
Slide 777 Shedd Aquarium (color)
Slide 881 Philip Sheridan monument by Borglum, Sheridan Road at Belmont
Slide 882 Soldier Field Stadium
Slide 248 Union Park [copy print]
Slide 249 Unidentified park, dogs
Slide 941 Unidentified park, picnic group
Slide 942 Unidentified park, swamp scene
Slide 943 Unidentified park [OVERSIZE]
Slide 944 Unidentified park, river [OVERSIZE]
Slide 945 Unidentified park, river [OVERSIZE]
Slide 1055 Unidentified park, people strolling, circa 1890s [OVERSIZE]
Slide 883 Victory Negro Memorial by Leonard Crunelle, S. Parkway at 35th Street [cracked]
Slide 1036 Washington Park, “Fountain of Time” by Laredo Taft (color)
Slide 1037 Washington Park, “Fountain of Time” by Laredo Taft
Slide 884 George Washington monument, South Parkway at 51st Street (color)

Series 13: Portraits and Family Photographs

Slide 252 Andrews, Tom
Slide 253 Andrews, Tom and Zilla
Slide 254 Number not used
Slide 255 Armour, Philip Danforth and Marshall Field
Slide 256 Ballard, Addison
Slide 257 Barnard, Alice M. and H.H. Handy
Slide 885 Beaubien, Alexander (b. 1822) [cracked]
Slide 258 Benham, F.A.
Slide 259 Bentley, Cyrus
Slide 260 Blodgett, Henry W.
Slide 261 Bowen, James H.
Slide 262 Bowers, A.G. [missing]
Slide 263 Bradwell, James B. [missing]
Slide 264 Bradwell, James B.
Slide 265 Bradwell, James Bolesworth (1828-1907) and Bradwell, Myra Colby (1831-1894)
Slide 266 Braymer, Albert E. Jr.
Slide 267 Braymer, F.A. and family
Slide 268 Braymer, F.A. and family
Slide 269 Braymer, Mrs. F.A.
Slide 270 Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878)
Slide 271 Burrows, Dr. J.H.
Slide 272 Burtis, James K.
Slide 273 Buschwak, Mrs.
Slide 274 Calhoun, William Alvin
Slide 275 Catlin, Seth (1812-1863)
Slide 276 Caton, Judge
Slide 277 Chamberlin, Sarah
Slide 309 Chase, B.F.
Slide 278 Cheever, Benjamin S. and wife
Slide 279 Cheever, Benjamin S. and wife
Slide 457 “Chicago Celebrities” (24 portraits)
Slide 458 Chicago Residents (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 459 Chicago Residents (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 460 Chicago Residents (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 461 Chicago Residents (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 462 Chicago Residents (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 463 Chicago Residents (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 464 Chicago Residents (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 465 Chicago Residents (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 466 Chicago Residents (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 467 Chicago Residents (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 280 Clark, John K.
Slide 281 Clark, Jonathan
Slide 282 Clarke, Cy
Slide 283 Clarke, Ned
Slide 284 Clarke, Robert
Slide 285 Cleary House Committee (color), 1907
Slide 286 Clissold, Ed, Stella and Roland
Slide 287 Clissold, Emma S. [cracked]
Slide 288 Clissold, H.R.
Slide 289 Clybourn, A. and wife
Slide 290 Cobb, D.B. and McCormick, Cyrus H.
Slide 291 Curtis, Charles H.
Slide 292 Curtis, DeWitt H.
Slide 293 Curtis, DeWitt H.
Slide 294 Curtis, DeWitt H.
Slide 886 Dearborn, Henry, Secretary of War for whom Fort Dearborn was named (1751-1829) (color)
Slide 295 Dike, Julia and husband
Slide 296 Drake, John B.
Slide 297 Dunlap, D.C. and Stella
Slide 298 Dunlap, D.C. and Stella
Slide 299 Dunlap, Myrtle
Slide 300 Dunlap, Myrtle
Slide 887 Dunne, Edward F., Mayor
Slide 301 Dye, Nathan
Slide 302 Dye, Nathan
Slide 303 Dymond, Mr.
Slide 304 Dymond, Edwin
Slide 305 Ebert, Albert Ethelbert (1840-1906)
Slide 306 Ellithorpe, Colonel
Slide 307 Evans, Mr. and Hamilton, Mr.
Slide 308 Everts, Rev. W. W.
Slide 469 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 470 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 471 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 472 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 473 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 474 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 475 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate) [copy print]
Slide 476 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 477 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 478 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 479 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 480 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 481 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 482 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 483 Famous Chicagoans (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 255 Field, Marshall, and P.D. Armour
Slide 309 Foote, D.S.
Slide 310 Forbes, Eliza
Slide 311 Forbes, Stephen
Slide 312 Foreman, Carrie Clarke
Slide 313 Forrest, Joseph K.C. and wife
Slide 314 Foster, G.F.
Slide 315 Fox, Catherine
Slide 316 Freer, L.C. Paine
Slide 317 Frink, John
Slide 318 Fuller, Mr.
Slide 319 Fuller, O.F.
Slide 320 Golden, Mr. and Jones, M.
Slide 321 Goodrich, Lovenda Wait
Slide 322 Graves, Henry [copy print]
Slide 232 Gray, John and wife
Slide 325 Gray, John and wife
Slide 326 Gray, William P.
Slide 327 Haines, John C.
Slide 328 Hamill, K.C. and wife
Slide 329 Hamilton, P.D. (1813-1891)
Slide 257 Handy, H.H. and Alice Barnard
Slide 330 Handy, Henry
Slide 331 Higgins, Emma Wait
Slide 332 Hills, Charles
Slide 333 Hills, Cynthia and Hills, Erasmus and wife
Slide 334 Hills, Della
Slide 335 Hills, Erasmus and wife
Slide 336 Hills, Erasmus and wife
Slide 337 Hills, Frank and family
Slide 338 Hoard, Samuel S.
Slide 339 Howe, Frederick A. (b.1829)
Slide 340 Howe, Frederick A. (b.1829)
Slide 341 Howe, Frederick A. (b.1829)
Slide 342 Howe, F.H.
Slide 976 Howland, George, c. 1890
Slide 343 Hunt, Charles J.
Slide 344 Joslyn, A.C. and wife
Slide 345 Joslyn, David
Slide 346 Joslyn, Kermitt
Slide 347 Joslyn, Marcellus
Slide 348 Joslyn, May
Slide 349 Joslyn, Walter I.
Slide 349a Joslyn family
Slide 350 Joslyn tombstone [copy print]
Slide 351 Keyes, D.H.
Slide 352 Kinzie, Julia A.
Slide 354 Kohlsaat, Christian C. (b. 1844) and family
Slide 355 Kohlsaat, C.C. (children)
Slide 356 Kohlsaat, E.W. and C.C.
Slide 357 Kohlsatt, Herman Henry
Slide 468 Legal celebrities (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 358 Lloyd, Louis and Addie Wait
Slide 359 McMillan, J.A.
Slide 360 Martin, J.H. and wife
Slide 361 Morton, Axie Wait and husband
Slide 362 Myrick, Mr. and Mrs. William
Slide 362 Oliver, John A.
Slide 363 “Old Settlers” (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 484 “Old Settlers” (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 485 “Old Settlers” (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 486 “Old Settlers” (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 487 “Old Settlers” (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 488 “Old Settlers” (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 489 “Old Settlers” (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 490 “Old Settlers” (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 491 “Old Settlers” (several portraits on each plate)
Slide 364 Osborn, Thomas O. [copy print]
Slide 365 Pearce, Ashael
Slide 366 Peck, William H. (1853-1905)
Slide 888 Pinkerton, Allan (1819-1884) [cracked] [copy print]
Slide 492 “Pioneers of Chicago”
Slide 367 Pollard, John K.
Slide 368 Pollard, Mrs. John K.
Slide 369 Porter, Eliza Chappel
Slide 378 Pullman, George
Slide 370 Reed, C.M.
Slide 371 Reiners, A.
Slide 372 Rice, H.H. and Louada Wait
Slide 373 Roberts, Clarke and wife
Slide 889 Robinson, Alexander (1762-1872) and Catherine (d. 1860), graves (color) [copy print, B/W]
Slide 374 Robinson, Lucy Wait and husband
Slide 375 Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919), in uniform
Slide 376 Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)
Slide 377 Root, Frank S.
Slide 378 Sanger, J.Y. and George Pullman
Slide 379 Sherman, Alson Smith (1811-1898) and Walter
Slide 380 Sherman, Frank
Slide 381 Sherman, U. S.
Slide 382 Slenett, Isadore
Slide 383 Slenett, Isadore
Slide 384 Smith, A. Judson; Kohlsaat, Fannie Smith
Slide 385 Smith, B., Jr.
Slide 386 Smith, E.D. and family
Slide 387 Smith, Elbert C.
Slide 388 Smith, Elbert C.
Slide 389 Smith, Emily
Slide 390 Smith, Ernest and family
Slide 391 Smith, F.A. and wife
Slide 392 Smith, Frank and sister
Slide 393 Smith, G.V.
Slide 394 Smith, Mrs. G.V. Jr.
Slide 395 Smith, George
Slide 396 Smith, Guy
Slide 397 Smith, Isabell
Slide 398 Smith, Israel G.
Slide 399 Smith, Israel G.
Slide 400 Smith, Israel G.
Slide 401 Smith, I.G. “and group”
Slide 402 Smith, James
Slide 403 Smith, Dr. L.H.
Slide 404 Smith, Mrs. L.H.
Slide 405 Smith, Marcellus B.
Slide 406 Smith, Mrs. Marcellus B.
Slide 407 Smith, Mary Fay
Slide 408 Smith, Miller J. and family
Slide 409 Smith, Orson Sr.
Slide 410 Smith, Percy Hazard
Slide 411 Smith, Peter H.
Slide 412 Smith, Theophilus W.
Slide 413 Smith, W. Waite and wife
Slide 414 Smith family
Slide 415 Smith family
Slide 416 Sollitt, John
Slide 417 Spaulding, Jesse
Slide 977 Stehman, John Hess, (1850-1940)
Slide 978 Stehman, John Hess, (1850-1940)
Slide 979 Stehman, Letta Harding
Slide 418 Stuart, William
Slide 419 Sturgis, James D.
Slide 420 Sullivan, Eugene
Slide 421 Surdam, Jones S. J.
Slide 422 Swan, James H.
Slide 423 Taylor, Ezra
Slide 424 Trowbridge, W.E.D. [cracked]
Slide 425 Turner, John W. and wife
Slide 426 Tyler, Elmer and wife
Slide 427 Tyler, Orson
Slide 428 Updike, Peter L.
Slide 429 Vernon, David
Slide 430 Von Schnaidau, John C.F.P. (1812-1859)
Slide 431 Waite, Ann Waldo (1757-1857)
Slide 432 Wait, Archibald
Slide 433 Wait, Archibald
Slide 434 Waite, Benjamin, family tree
Slide 435 Waite, Judge C.B. and wife
Slide 436 Wait, Mrs. Franklin Hovery
Slide 437 Wait, George
Slide 438 Wait, George Jr. and family
Slide 439 Wait, George W. and wife
Slide 440 Wait, Helen
Slide 441 Wait, John M.
Slide 442 Wait, Mary (Mrs. W.W.)
Slide 443 Wait, Matthew
Slide 444 Wait, W.W.
Slide 445 Wait, Wayland W.
Slide 446 Wait, Mrs. Wayland W.
Slide 447 Walker, Charles
Slide 448 Whilney, Alice Jennings
Slide 449 Whistler, Colonel
Slide 450 Whistler, William
Slide 451 Wilcox, George W. and family
Slide 452 Winana, Susan (b. 1812)
Slide 453 Woodworth, James H.
Slide 454 Yates, H.H. (b. 1815)
Slide 455 Yates, Richard (1818-1873)
Slide 456 Youngest Bicyclist in Chicago
Slide 250 Unidentified actress
Slide 251 Unidentified actress
Slide 353 Unidentified kitchen scene
Slide 711 Unidentified couple, in Edwardian/Victorian attire, posed in studio, circa 1890
Slide 890 Unidentified woman
Slide 946 Unidentified child at play in home
Slide 947 Unidentified man
Slide 948 Unidentified man and child
Slide 949 Unidentified woman, outdoors in overcoat and hat
Slide 950 Unidentified women, outdoors in overcoats and hats
Slide 951 Unidentified woman, in kitchen drying dishes
Slide 952 Unidentified woman, standing in living room
Slide 953 Unidentified woman, sitting backwards in chair
Slide 954 Unidentified woman, sitting backwards in chair
Slide 955 Unidentified women, sitting backwards in chairs
Slide 956 Unidentified woman, holding long-stemmed rose
Slide 957 Unidentified woman, seated, reading “The Loving Cup”
Slide 958 Unidentified woman, standing, wearing [graduation?] robe
Slide 959 Unidentified woman, oval portrait
Slide 960 Unidentified women, [OVERSIZE]
Slide 961 Unidentified women, [OVERSIZE]
Slide 962 Unidentified Thanksgiving dinner in residential home [OVERSIZE]
Slide 980 Unidentified group, circa 1900
Slide 981 Unidentified infant/mother/grandmother, circa 1900
Slide 982 Unidentified woman
Slide 983 Unidentified woman, “Aunt Lizzie”
Slide 943-562 Unidentified photographs

Series 14: Residences

Slide 563 122-124 Ashland Avenue
Slide 1050 North Clark Street at Indian Boundary, Rogers Park, toll house, circa 1900 [cracked]
Slide 564 Clybourne Mansion
Slide 892 Clybourne Mansion, first brick house built in Chicago
Slide 778 Samuel B. Chase home, Belmont Avenue, circa 1900
Slide 893 DeSable Home, memorial tablet (color), 1912
Slide 565 Early Chicago home [?]
Slide 566 Egan, home and garden, 1863
Slide 567 Dr. Foster’s home, ruins, “last house burned” [cracked]
Slide 568 Honore home, Adams and Michigan Avenues
Slide 569 Honore home, Adams and Michigan Avenues, ruins
Slide 570 Joslyn home, Elgin, Ill.
Slide 894 John Kinzie home in 1832, illustration (color)
Slide 895 John Kinzie home in 1832, illustration (color)
Slide 571 C.C. Kohlsaat home, 239 Ashland Avenue
Slide 572 Lake and Elizabeth Streets
Slide 573 Lake Street near State Street
Slide 779 Cyrus H. McCormick home
Slide 574 E.B. McGagg home, ruins
Slide 575 E.B. McGagg home
Slide 891 Mrs. O’Leary home, 137 DeKoven Street [copy print]
Slide 577 Park Row
Slide 578 Paulina Street home
Slide 898 James Payne home, Evanston and Addison Streets
Slide 899 Ebenezer Peck home, Clark Street north of Fullerton, 1905
Slide 780 O.W. Potter home, circa 1870
Slide 896 Potter Palmer home [cracked]
Slide 897 Potter Palmer mansion (not same structure as 896) (color)
Slide 576 Potter Palmer home, Lake Shore Drive
Slide 576a Potter Palmer home, Lake Shore Drive
Slide 900 Reese home, Cornelia near Lake Michigan
Slide 901 Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago residence, State Street and North Avenue [cracked]
Slide 579 George F. Rumsy [Ramsey?] home
Slide 580 “I.G. Smith home, Ridge”
Slide 581 I.G. Smith home
Slide 582 I.G. Smith farm, barn
Slide 583 Soldiers’ home, 35th and Lake Streets
Slide 584 Staples home
Slide 585 Terrace Row, or Michigan Terrace [sic]
Slide 586 Terrace Row
Slide 587 Terrace Row
Slide 588 Terrace Row [copy print]
Slide 589 Terrace Row, from breakwater [copy print]
Slide 902 William M. Tilden home, Wabash and 13th Streets, circa 1890
Slide 590 Wheeler home, Madison Street
Slide 591 54th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue
Slide 592 Unidentified street
Slide 593-602 Unidentified
Slide 963 Unidentified tornado scene, house ripped off foundation
Slide 972 Unidentified Chicago residence [OVERSIZE]
Slide 984 Unidentified apartment buildings
Slide 603 Not used

Series 15: Schools

Slide 604 Dearborn School
Slide 605 Dearborn School
Slide 781 First Public School in Chicago (color), 1856
Slide 782 First Schoolhouse in Chicago (color)
Slide 606 Lake View High School
Slide 783 Moody Bible Institute
Slide 607 “Old school house”
Slide 608 Rush Medical College, ruins

Series 16: Streets

Slide 647 Chicago, aerial view, etching
Slide 648 Chicago, aerial view, lake and river, etching
Slide 649 Chicago, aerial map, etching [cracked]
Slide 359 Chicago, map showing burnt district after the Chicago Fire, 1871 [cracked]
Slide 903 Chicago in 1830, map by James Thompson (color) [cracked]
Slide 904 Ashland Avenue (color), circa 1870
Slide 609 Clark Street, 1857
Slide 610 Clark and Randolph, northeast corner, 1858
Slide 611 Clark and Washington, northeast corner, 1858
Slide 905 Clark Street, opposite Court House, 1860
Slide 906 Clark Street, 1887
Slide 612 Dearborn, north from Lake Street
Slide 613 Dearborn, west side, south from Lake Street
Slide 614 Dearborn and Madison, southwest corner
Slide 615 Dearborn and Washington, northwest corner
Slide 616 Fullerton Block, Dearborn and Washington, ruins
Slide 907 Grand Boulevard (color), circa 1870
Slide 617 Harrison Street, ruins, looking north
Slide 646 Indian trails and villages of Chicago, map, 1804
Slide 618 Lake Street, between Clark and LaSalle Streets, while being raised to new grade
Slide 619 Lake Street, west from Michigan Avenue [cracked]
Slide 620 Lake Street, west from Michigan Avenue
Slide 621 Lake Street, east from State
Slide 622 Lake and State, southeast corner
Slide 623 Lake Street, #22, 24, 26, ice-clad building following a fire
Slide 908 Lake Street, looking east from Clark Street, circa 1890
Slide 909 Lake Shore Drive, circa 1920 [copy print]
Slide 624 LaSalle Street, looking south
Slide 625 LaSalle and Adams, southwest corner, 1858
Slide 626 LaSalle and Washington, northwest corner, ruins
Slide 627 Michigan Avenue (color) [copy print, B/W]
Slide 628 Michigan Avenue and Adams, northwest corner [cracked]
Slide 629 Michigan Avenue, south from Jackson Street [cracked] [copy print]
Slide 630 Michigan and Lake, southwest corner
Slide 631 Michigan Avenue, looking north from Madison Avenue
Slide 632 Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street [missing]
Slide 633 Michigan Avenue and Water Street [missing]
Slide 910 Michigan Avenue, looking south from north of Art Institute, circa 1930
Slide 634 Milwaukee Avenue and Ashland [missing]
Slide 635 Randolph Street, west from Michigan Avenue [missing]
Slide 636 Rush Street Bridge [missing]
Slide 637 State Street, east side from Lake Street, south [missing]
Slide 638 State Street, north of Washington, color
Slide 639 State Street, south from Lake Street
Slide 639a State Street, south from Lake Street
Slide 640 State Street Bridge
Slide 911 State Street, looking north from Van Buren (color), circa 1920
Slide 1051 State Street, looking north from South Water Street, circa 1870 [cracked]
Slide 641 Wabash Avenue, north from Hubbard Court
Slide 912 Wabash Avenue, from Jackson, 1871 (pre-fire) [cracked]
Slide 913 Wabash Avenue, north from Hubbard Court, circa 1890
Slide 914 Wabash and Washington, water wagon [cracked]
Slide 915 Wacker Drive, looking west, river, circa 1920
Slide 642 Washington Street, east from Dearborn
Slide 643 Washington and LaSalle
Slide 644 Washington and LaSalle, southwest corner, ruins
Slide 645 South Water Street, etching
Slide 916 South Water Street, illustration (color), 1834
Slide 650 View from Courthouse roof, looking east, 1858
Slide 651 View from Courthouse roof, looking east-southeast, 1858
Slide 652 View from Courthouse roof, looking southeast, 1858
Slide 653 View from Courthouse roof, looking south-southeast, 1858
Slide 654 View from Courthouse roof, looking south, 1858
Slide 1056 View from Courthouse roof, looking south and southeast, 1870s [OVERSIZE]
Slide 655 View from Courthouse roof, looking west, 1858
Slide 656 View from Courthouse roof, looking northwest, 1858
Slide 657 View from Courthouse roof, looking northeast, 1858
Slide 658 Unidentified street, horse and carriage, Col. Wood’s Museum in background
Slide 660 Unidentified street, with elephants, illustration
Slide 661 Unidentified street
Slide 662 Unidentified street, horse-drawn wagons
Slide 663 Unidentified street, Redd’s Temple of Music store, trams in street, etching
Slide 664 Unidentified street, unpaved
Slide 665 Unidentified street, North Western Patent Agency store
Slide 666 Unidentified street
Slide 667 Unidentified street, Cobb’s building
Slide 668 Unidentified street
Slide 669 Unidentified street, demolished building
Slide 670 Unidentified street, ruins after the Chicago Fire, people in street, 1871
Slide 671 Unidentified street, ruins after the Chicago Fire, people in street, 1871
Slide 672 Unidentified street, ruins after the Chicago Fire, 1871
Slide 673 Unidentified street [copy print]
Slide 973 Unidentified street, circa 1930. [OVERSIZE]
Slide 974 Unidentified street, crowd milling in front of burned-out building, circa 1910 [OVERSIZE]
Slide 985 Unidentified street
Slide 986 Unidentified street
Slide 1057 Unidentified street, Near West Side?

Series 17: Transportation

Slide 917 Cable car and sketch of the grip, illustration (color), 1881
Slide 964 Calumet River [?], dam and lock
Slide 918 Chicago and vicinity in 1852, map drawn to show city’s plank and rail road system
Slide 674 Chicago Harbor, illustration
Slide 675 Chicago Harbor, first shipment of grain from Chicago’s first dock, illustration
Slide 676 Chicago River, shipping, illustration
Slide 919 Chicago River, from Rush Street Bridge, circa 1880
Slide 677 Railroad, “Old Cook Street Depot,” illustration
Slide 678 Galena & Chicago Union Depot, “Railway Men’s Reading Room,” Kinzie and Canal Street [one copy is color]
Slide 679 Great Central Depot, basin, Michigan Avenue from Park Row
Slide 965 Harness racing, photographed on a rural dirt road
Slide 966 Harness racing, photographed on a rural dirt road
Slide 680 Illinois Central Railroad (?), engine
Slide 920 Illinois and Michigan Canal , illustration (color), circa 1840
Slide 921 Illinois Central Railroad, Union Depot, Lake Street, 1857
Slide 922 Illinois Central Railroad, Michigan Avenue from the lake, illustration
Slide 681 Lake Shore Union Depot, ruins [cracked]
Slide 923 North Chicago City Railway, tickets, circa 1850
Slide 924 North Chicago Street Railroad, “horse car and hoopskirts,” illustration (color), 1858 [copy print, B/W]
Slide 967 Ore boat, Lake Michigan [copy print]
Slide 925 Parmalee Omnibus Line, advertisement, broadside, 1855
Slide 926 Port of Chicago, Lake Michigan, aerial, circa 1930
Slide 682 Railroad tracks, over waterway
Slide 927 Randolph Street Railroad Station, circa 1860
Slide 784 Rush Street Bridge, illustration, 1860
Slide 785 Rush Street Bridge (color), 1865 [copy print, B/W]
Slide 786 Rush Street Bridge, 1914

Series 18: Wartime

Slide 787 Unidentified World War I soldier, [1917-1919]
Slide 968-971 Unidentified World War 1 [?] soldier, same soldier as in GP Smith 787

Series 19: World’s Columbian Exposition

Slide 683 Café, 1893
Slide 684 Chicago Day Parade, horse and rider, 1893
Slide 685 Cliffdwellers Exhibit, 1893
Slide 686 Cummins’ Wild West Show, 1893
Slide 687 Dedication of Fair, 1893
Slide 688 Entrance to the Fair (color), 1893
Slide 928 Fine Arts Building, 1893
Slide 929 German Building, 1893
Slide 689 Guard, 1893
Slide 690 Horticultural Building, 1893
Slide 691 Not used
Slide 692 Japanese pottery (color), 1893
Slide 693 Lagoon by night, 1893
Slide 694 Main Basin, east end, by night, 1893
Slide 695 Maryland Building (color), 1893
Slide 696 Mines and Mining Building, Montana, Silver Statue of Ada Rehan, 1893 [copy print]
Slide 697 Mississippi Building, 1893
Slide 698 New York State Building (color), 1893 [cracked]
Slide 930 Plan, Exposition grounds, bird’s-eye view
Slide 699 Statue, unidentified, 1893
Slide 700 Statue, unidentified, 1893
Slide 931 Statue, “The Appeal to the Great Spirit” by Dallin
Slide 701 Statuary, figurine of two cats, 1893
Slide 702 Statuary, figurine, “Playing Doctor”, 1893
Slide 703 Statuary, slave in Court of Honor, 1893
Slide 704 Transportation Building, 1893
Slide 932 United States Government Building
Slide 705 Welcome, Columbian Exposition, 1893 [cracked]
Slide 706 Concluding slide, poem

GP Smith copy prints

Copy prints are available for the following slide numbers:
9, 79, 96, 97, 103, 139, 147, 169, 224, 229, 248, 322, 350, 364, 475, 498, 588, 589, 627, 629, 673, 696, 730, 785, 798, 818, 823, 888, 889, 891, 909, 924, 967

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