Lillian M. Campbell Memorial Collection

Dates: 1858-1940 (Bulk dates: 1934-1940)
Size: 355 photographs
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_LMC
Provenance: Frank R. Campbell spent a decade collecting historical and contemporary photographs of Chicago, especially street scenes with trolleys, buses and other modes of public transit. After his wife's death, he made his collection publicly available through the West Side Historical Society collections at the Legler Branch Library of Chicago Public Library. 355 of the original 851 photographs are now in Special Collections. The Library gratefully acknowledges the Oriental Consistory which deeded its claim to the collection to Chicago Public Library.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Lillian M. Campbell Memorial Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Biographical Note

Lillian May Smith was born on the West Side of Chicago, August 22, 1881, the daughter of George D. and Susan A. Smith. She was married April 20, 1902, to Frank R. Campbell. The couple settled in the Austin neighborhood. They had one son, Frank R. Campbell Jr., who served in World War II as a Lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard.

Deeply interested in civic activities, Mrs. Campbell was a member of a number of clubs, including the Austin Woman's Club, Friends of American Writers, West Side Historical Society, Amelia Earhart Civic Club, Iris Garden Circle, and Miriam Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Star. In addition, she served as President of seven others. Presidents of eighteen west side organizations signed a citation presented to her at a testimonial dinner in 1937 sponsored by the Distinguished Civic Service Association of Chicago.

Mrs. Campbell was instrumental in the establishment of the "First Night Fund" at Illinois Masonic Hospital in 1925, which provided a post-operation night nurse for patients unable to pay the costs. She was the impetus which led to the 1937 founding of a rehabilitation home for first-offender women victims of alcohol and drug abuse. She served as secretary to the West Side Women’s Division of the 1934 "Drama of Chicago on Parade."

Of Mrs. Campbell, Cicero Review publisher William Henry Maas wrote, "I always felt that her very entrance into a room was as though another candle had been lighted. . . . With Lillian Campbell, you just naturally felt that life was enriched every time you met her." She died at her home, 5433 W. Ohio Street, following a long illness, on December 11, 1942, and was buried in Rosehill Cemetery.

Frank R. Campbell was born on Chicago’s west side November 7, 1881. He spent a forty-year career with the Chicago Surface Lines, predecessor of the Chicago Transit Authority. Mr. Campbell’s own civic club presidencies totaled twenty-nine separate organizations; with his wife he was active in the West Side Historical Society. He died at their home in Austin in October, 1946. Although the Campbells were reared Episcopalians, both their funerals were conducted by the Unitarian pastor Preston Bradley.

For further information about the lives of Frank and Lillian Campbell, see the Austin Community Collection—ACC 10:2.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one initial accession and two supplements.

The Campbell photographs are strongest in two areas. The first is city-wide street scenes, particularly in the neighborhoods of Roseland, South Shore, South Chicago, Woodlawn, Lakeview, Rogers Park, Portage Park, and Logan Square. Of special interest are many pairs of photos showing the same intersection in photos taken twenty or thirty years apart. The collection's second strength is pictorial documentation of various dedications/openings of trolley and bus lines of the Chicago Surface Lines across the city (gasoline-powered busses being introduced in 1935). Included are:

Line Neighborhood Date
Central Avenue Austin 1930
North Avenue and Austin Boulevard Austin 1931
Higgins Road/Northwest Highway Norwood Park 1935
Madison Street West Garfield Park 1936
Foster and Kimball Streets North Park 1937
Pulaski Road and 31st Street South Lawndale 1937
Ogden Avenue Near West Side 1938
Halsted Street Near West Side 1938

The photos have been individually listed utilizing the subject headings assigned to material in the Neighborhood History Research Collections. Cards for all photographs have been filed in the Photograph Catalog via these subject headings.

The original inventory of photographs is in folder 1:1. Covers of the original Books 2, 3, 4, and 5, and sample pages from Book 2 have been preserved in folders 1:2 and 1:3 as a point of reference. The remainder of the original books has been discarded.

The dates given for this collection are 1858 to 1940. While there are pictorial representations of artifacts and scenes prior to that date, 1858 is the date of the earliest actual photograph of a real location in Chicago: a copy of Alexander Hesler’s photographs of the Cook County Courthouse (#207).

Processed July 13, 1989.

Supplement 1 (39 photographs)

This supplement consists of 39 photographs found in box of miscellany after the original collection was cataloged. The photographs have been interfiled in number order within the initial collection.

Processed November 1990.

Supplement 2 (168 photographs)

This supplement consists of Book 8 of the Campbell Collection, which is a published book of views from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition: Photographs of the World's Fair, an Elaborate Collection of Photographs of the Buildings, Grounds and Exhibits of the World's Columbian Exposition with a Special Description of the Midway Plaisance (Chicago: Werner Company, 1894).

Processed February 1991.

Arrangement

The Photographs are arranged in 14 Series: 1. Businesses, 2. Clubs and Organizations, 3. Churches, 4. Historical Sketches, 5. Hospitals, 6. Miscellaneous, 7. Municipal Agencies, 8. Parks, 9. Portraits, 10. Residences, 11. Schools, 12. Streets, 13. Transportation, and 14. World’s Columbian Exposition. The bulk of the photographs cover Streets and Transportation.

Container List

Box 1 Folder 1 Original inventory, 1941 March 7
Box 1 Folder 2 Covers for books 2 and 3
Box 1 Folder 3 Covers for books 4 and 5
Box 1 Folder 4 News clippings of collection gift to West Side Historical Society, 1943
Box 1 Folder 5 Photographs of the World’s Fair, Werner Company, Chicago, 1894 (bound volume). Photographs 684-851

Photographs

Series 1: Businesses

Photograph 260 Dickinson Tavern, circa 1900
Photograph 442 Gengler Brothers, 5324 Clark Street, 1904
Photograph 109 J. Kuyper Meat Market, 10925 S. Michigan Avenue, 1875
Photograph 36 Liberty Trust and Savings Bank, Kedzie and 12th, 1912
Photograph 203 Sauganash Tavern, 1833
Photograph 110 Victor P. Johnson Signs, 10925 S. Michigan Avenue, 1934
Photograph 497 Wrigley Building, night, 1936

Series 2: Clubs and Organizations

Photograph 314 Austin Federation of Clubs, Inc., Traction Ordinance meeting, Town Hall, 1930
Photograph 315 Austin Federation of Clubs, Inc., Traction Ordinance meeting, Town Hall, view of audience, 1930
Photograph 20 Hull House Courtyard, 1935
Photograph 299 West Side Historical Association, Chicago Public Library, Legler Branch, 1934

Series 3: Churches

Photograph 196 Our Lady of Sorrows, Novena crowds, 1940

Series 4: Historical Sketches

Photograph 212 Chicago Fire, 3-D panorama, 1871
Photograph 204 Chicago River and Harbor, circa 1860
Photograph 205 Map of Chicago, Walter Conley and J.E. Streeter, 1833, 1933
Photograph 202 Treaty of Greenville, 1795

Series 5: Hospitals

Photograph 496 Martha Washington Hospital, Irving Park and Western Avenue, 1933

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Photograph 477 Bed in which Abraham Lincoln died, undated

Series 7: Municipal Agencies

Photograph 206 Courts, Cook County Courthouse, circa 1840
Photograph 207 Courts, Cook County Courthouse, 1858
Photograph 208 Courts, Cook County Courthouse, undated
Photograph 476 Fire, Engine from 1835, undated
Photograph 216 Fire, Engine, 1871
Photograph 267 Fire, Engine #89, Mayfair Station, circa 1900
Photograph 268 Fire, Hook and Ladder #23, Jefferson Park, circa 1900
Photograph 269 Fire, Hook and Ladder #23, Grimm and Lippsa, 1934
Photograph 265 Police, Chicago 36th Precinct, Jefferson Township Hall, circa 1900
Photograph 266 Police, Jefferson Township Volunteers, #2, circa 1880
Photograph 288 Jail, Jail of the Village of Central Park, Carroll and Karlov, circa 1885
Photograph 224 Toll Gate, Rogers Avenue and Clark Street, 1884
Photograph 270 Toll Gate, turnpike gate, Milwaukee and Fullerton, 1889

Series 8: Parks

Photograph 189 Douglas Park – view across Ogden Avenue, 1936
Photograph 278 Humboldt Park, corner of California and North Avenue, 1922
Photograph 190 Midway, Stony Island, looking west, 1936

Series 9: Portraits

Photograph 300 Crawford, Peter (1796-1876), undated
Photograph 313 Edgar, Thomas, Director of Austin Town Hall, 1930
Photograph 301 Kimball, Martin Nelson (1812-?), undated
Photograph 215 Mason, Roswell B., Mayor of Chicago, circa 1869
Photograph 213 Ogden, William B. (1805-1877), first Mayor of Chicago, undated
Photograph 214 Wentworth, John, Mayor of Chicago, circa 1858

Series 10: Residences

Photograph 443 Fritz, Nicholas home, Clark Street and Catalpa, built 1830, undated
Photograph 220 Kransz, Nicholas home, 5947 N. Clark Street, corner of Ridge, known as “7 mile house,” circa 1870
Photograph 444 Kransz, Nicholas home, Clark Street and Ridge Avenue, built 1853-57, circa 1900
Photograph 445 Kransz, Nicholas home, Clark Street and Ridge Avenue, built 1853-57, circa 1900
Photograph 446 Kransz, Peter P. home and barn, 5896 Ridge Avenue, built 1881, undated
Photograph 223 Murphy, Edward home, Clark and Rogers Avenue, built 1833, undated
Photograph 257 Smith, James home, Cicero and Irving Park, circa 1880
Photograph 467 Smith, James home, 4702 Irving Park Boulevard 1890
Photograph 448 Touhy, Patrick L. home, Clark and Sherwin Streets, built 1871, circa 1900
Photograph 447 Weber, Bernard F. home, Ridge Avenue and Thome Street, circa 1864
Photograph 236 Unidentified, 4500 block of North Broadway, 1900
Photograph 263 Unidentified, Milwaukee Avenue at Berteau Avenue [1847?]

Series 11: Schools

Photograph 218 Andersonville School, 1880

Series 12: Streets

Photograph 462 Addison Street and Western Avenue, looking southwest, Lane Technical High School, 1935
Photograph 454 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, looking north on Ashland, 1922
Photograph 455 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, looking north and northwest on Lincoln, 1922
Photograph 456 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, northwest corner, Ashland and Lincoln, 1930
Photograph 457 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, southwest corner, Belmont and Ashland, 1930
Photograph 458 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, northwest corner, Belmont and Lincoln, 1930
Photograph 459 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, west on Belmont, before 1930
Photograph 460 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, southwest corner, Lincoln and Ashland, 1930
Photograph 461 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, northeast corner, Belmont and Ashland, 1930
Photograph 228 Ashland and Belmont Avenues, northeast corner, before 1913
Photograph 229 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, looking north, 1934
Photograph 230 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, looking northwest, 1922
Photograph 231 Ashland, Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, looking northwest, 1934
Photograph 274 Belmont and Central Avenues, looking east, 1924 [possibly 1904?]
Photograph 275 Belmont and Central Avenues, looking east, 1934
Photograph 233 Belmont and Lincoln Avenues, looking southeast, 1930
Photograph 227 Broadway and Wilson Avenue, looking south, 1934
Photograph 198 Central Avenue, 700 block north, 1940
Photograph 449 Christiana Avenue, at Balmoral, looking north, 1935
Photograph 441 Clark Street, 5200 north block, 1918 January
Photograph 217 North Clark Street at Dole Ave and Sherman Place, World’s Columbian Exposition Ferris Wheel in background, circa 1893
Photograph 219 Clark Street, north of Foster, 1935
Photograph 221 Clark Street and Ridge Avenue, looking east, Senn High School in rear, 1934
Photograph 222 Clark Street, near Greenleaf Avenue, 1875 [copyprint only]
Photograph 225 Clark Street, at Rogers Avenue and Jarvis, undated
Photograph 291 Crawford Avenue, north of south of Madison, 1934
Photograph 450 Devon and Western Avenues, northwest corner, 1914
Photograph 451 Devon and Western Avenues, north & east, 1914
Photograph 452 Devon and Western Avenues, looking east on Devon, 1914
Photograph 453 Devon and Western Avenues, looking west on Devon, 1914
Photograph 14 Halsted Street, south from Madison, 1906
Photograph 15 Halsted Street, south from north of Madison, 1935
Photograph 16 Halsted Street, north from Harrison, 1906
Photograph 91 Halsted Street, north across 63rd Street, 1925
Photograph 98 Halsted Street, south from north of 79th Street, 1934
Photograph 99 Halsted Street, north from south of 79th Street, circa 1890
Photograph 102 Halsted Street, north from south of 82nd Street, 1935
Photograph 50 Harding Avenue, north from 26th Street, 1934
Photograph 302 Harrison Street and Kedzie Avenue, looking east, 1909
Photograph 303 Harrison Street and Kedzie Avenue, looking west, 1934
Photograph 200 Kedzie and Jackson, crowds leaving Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1940
Photograph 201 Kedzie and Jackson, crowds leaving Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1940
Photograph 240 Kedzie and Bryn Mawr Avenues, looking south, 1924
Photograph 241 Kedzie and Bryn Mawr Avenues, looking south, 1934
Photograph 246 Kedzie and Lawrence Avenues, looking north, 1913
Photograph 247 Kedzie and Lawrence Avenues, looking west. 1934
Photograph 248 Kedzie and Lawrence Avenues, looking north, 1914
Photograph 249 Kedzie and Lawrence Avenues, looking west, 1934
Photograph 289 Lake Street and Keeler Avenue, “Todd’s Corner,” Central Park, 1883
Photograph 211 LaSalle Street, south from Randolph Street, circa 1860
Photograph 232 Lincoln Avenue, southeast from north of Belmont, 1934
Photograph 242 Logan Square, looking northeast, 1906
Photograph 243 Logan Square, looking northwest, 1934
Photograph 244 Logan Square, looking west, 1906
Photograph 245 Logan Square, looking northwest, 1934
Photograph 12 Madison Street, east from west of Halsted, 1906
Photograph 13 Madison Street, east from west of Halsted, 1935
Photograph 197 Madison and Hamlin Streets, looking northwest, 1937
Photograph 283 Madison Street, east from Western, 1934
Photograph 284 Madison Street and Kedzie Avenue, looking east, 1912
Photograph 285 Madison Street and Kedzie Avenue, looking east, 1934
Photograph 286 Madison Street and Kedzie Avenue, southeast corner, 1910
Photograph 287 Madison Street and Kedzie Avenue, looking northeast, 1910
Photograph 294 Madison Street and Crawford, northeast corner, 1929
Photograph 295 Madison Street and Crawford, northeast corner, 1934
Photograph 405 Madison Street and Kedzie Avenue, northwest corner, November 12, 1936
Photograph 406 Madison Street and Kedzie Avenue, northeast corner, 1936 November 12
Photograph 304 Madison Street and Western Avenue, looking west, 1934
Photograph 471 Madison Street, 4000 block west, 1921
Photograph 30 Maxwell Street, 516-518, circa 1900
Photograph 112 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, laying railway tracks, 1892
Photograph 113 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, laying sewer line, 1900
Photograph 114 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, [construction?], 1900
Photograph 115 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, corner, 1890
Photograph 116 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, looking south, 1934
Photograph 117 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, looking west, 1905
Photograph 118 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, looking west, 1934
Photograph 119 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, looking east, 1903
Photograph 120 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, looking east, 1934
Photograph 121 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, looking north, 1900
Photograph 123 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, looking southwest, 1900
Photograph 124 Michigan Avenue and 110th Street, looking south, 1897
Photograph 125 Michigan Avenue and 111th Street, looking southeast, 1903
Photograph 126 Michigan Avenue and 113th Street, looking north, 1890
Photograph 127 Michigan Avenue and 113th Street, looking onto 113th, 1910
Photograph 128 Michigan Avenue and 113th Street, looking north, 1934
Photograph 129 Michigan Avenue and 115th Street, looking east, 1895
Photograph 130 Michigan Avenue and 115th Street, looking east, 1934
Photograph 475 Michigan Avenue, from the Lake, 1865
Photograph 259 Milwaukee Avenue, at Berteau, 1934
Photograph 261 Milwaukee Avenue, looking southeast from Warner St., 1934
Photograph 262 Milwaukee and Hutchinson Avenues, northwest corner, 1902
Photograph 271 Milwaukee and Fullerton Avenues, looking southeast, 1934
Photograph 272 Milwaukee and Belmont Avenues, looking northwest, 1901
Photograph 273 Milwaukee and Belmont Avenues, looking northwest, 1934
Photograph 280 Milwaukee and Ashland Avenues, looking southeast, 1906
Photograph 281 Milwaukee and Ashland Avenues, looking northwest, 1934
Photograph 463 Milwaukee Avenue and Mautene Court, looking northwest, 1934
Photograph 470 Milwaukee Avenue and Cicero Avenues, northwest corner, 1910
Photograph 276 North Avenue and Crawford, looking northeast, 1904
Photograph 277 North Avenue and Crawford, looking west, 1934
Photograph 279 North Avenue, east from west of California, 1935
Photograph 473 North Avenue and California Avenue, snow removal, 1918
Photograph 41 Ogden and Crawford Avenues, 1900
Photograph 251 Six Corners, Milwaukee, Irving Park, Cicero, aerial view from a kite, 1909
Photograph 252 Six Corners, Milwaukee, Irving Park, Cicero, southeast corner, 1912
Photograph 253 Six Corners, Milwaukee, Irving Park, Cicero, southeast on Milwaukee, undated
Photograph 254 Six Corners, Milwaukee, Irving Park, Cicero, northwest corner, 1912
Photograph 255 Six Corners, Milwaukee, Irving Park, Cicero, northwest on Milwaukee, 1934
Photograph 256 Six Corners, Milwaukee, Irving Park, Cicero, northwest on Milwaukee, 1910
Photograph 465 Six Corners, west side of Cicero, south side of Irving Park, 1912
Photograph 466 Six Corners, east side of Cicero, south side of Irving Park, 1912
Photograph 4 State Street, south from Lake Street, 1934
Photograph 191 State Street and Washington Boulevard, 1893
Photograph 335 State Street, downtown, winter, 1890
Photograph 440 Summerdale and Clark, looking west, 1880
Photograph 111 Union Avenue, south from 110th Street, 1886
Photograph 209 South Water Street, 1834 [drawn by Wm. H. Gale]
Photograph 234 Western and Devon Avenues, looking west, 1914
Photograph 235 Western and Devon Avenues, looking west, 1934
Photograph 236 Western and Devon Avenues, looking north, 1914
Photograph 237 Western and Devon Avenues, looking north, 1934
Photograph 180 47th Street and South Parkway, looking east, 1934
Photograph 93 63rd Street, west from east of Halsted, 1934
Photograph 90 63rd Street, east from west of Halsted, 1934
Photograph 169 63rd Street and Illinois Central Railroad, photo of painting, c. 1880
Photograph 170 63rd Street and Illinois Central Railroad, looking east, 1892
Photograph 171 63rd Street and Illinois Central Railroad, looking west, 1892
Photograph 172 63rd Street and Illinois Central Railroad, looking west, 1934
Photograph 173 63rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, looking south, 1934
Photograph 174 63rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, looking north, 1934
Photograph 177 63rd Street and South Park Avenue, looking east, 1892
Photograph 178 63rd Street and South Park Avenue, looking east, 1934
Photograph 167 67th Street and Stony Island Avenue, looking northwest, 1923
Photograph 168 67th Street and Stony Island Avenue, looking west, 1934
Photograph 175 67th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, looking north, 1910
Photograph 176 67th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, looking north, 1934
Photograph 188 67th Street and Stony Island Avenue, aerial view looking north, 1936
Photograph 157 77th Street and Jeffrey Avenue, looking south, 1915
Photograph 158 77th Street and Jeffrey Avenue, looking south, 1934
Photograph 159 77th Street and Euclid Avenue, looking south, 1915
Photograph 160 77th Street and Euclid Avenue, looking south, 1934
Photograph 163 77th Street and Stony Island Avenue, looking southeast, 1915
Photograph 164 77th Street and Stony Island Avenue, looking southeast, 1934
Photograph 165 77th Street and Stony Island Avenue, looking south, 1915
Photograph 166 77th Street and Stony Island Avenue, looking south, 1934
Photograph 161 78th Street and Stony Island Avenue, looking east, 1915
Photograph 162 78th Street and Stony Island Avenue, looking east, 1934
Photograph 137 78th Street and Stony Island Avenue, looking north, 1915
Photograph 103 79th Street, east across Stony Island and South Chicago Avenue, 1934
Photograph 104 79th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, looking west, 1908
Photograph 105 79th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, looking southwest, 1909
Photograph 106 79th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, looking southwest, 1934
Photograph 107 79th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, looking southwest, 1908
Photograph 108 79th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, looking west, 1934
Photograph 86 79th Street, east from alley west of Ashland Avenue, 1934
Photograph 135 79th Street, Stony Island and S. Chicago Avenue, looking east, 1915
Photograph 136 79th Street, Stony Island and S. Chicago Avenue, looking east, 1934
Photograph 138 79th Street, Stony Island and S. Chicago Avenue, looking north, 1934
Photograph 139 79th Street and Cornell Avenue, looking northeast, 1915
Photograph 140 79th Street and Cornell Avenue, looking northeast, 1934
Photograph 141 79th Street and East End Avenue, looking north, 1915
Photograph 142 79th Street and East End Avenue, looking north, 1934
Photograph 143 79th Street and Ridgeland Avenue, looking north, 1915
Photograph 145 79th Street and Crieger Avenue, looking north, 1915
Photograph 146 79th Street and Crieger Avenue, looking north, 1934
Photograph 147 79th Street and Constance Avenue, looking north, 1915
Photograph 148 79th Street and Constance Avenue, looking north, 1934
Photograph 149 79th Street and Bennett Avenue, looking north, 1915
Photograph 150 79th Street and Bennett Avenue, looking north, 1934
Photograph 151 79th Street and Euclid Avenue, looking north, 1915
Photograph 152 79th Street and Euclid Avenue, looking north, 1934
Photograph 153 79th Street and Jeffrey Avenue, northwest corner, 1915
Photograph 154 79th Street and Jeffrey Avenue, northwest corner, 1934
Photograph 155 79th Street and Jeffery Avenue, looking west, 1915
Photograph 156 79th Street and Jeffrey Avenue, looking west, 1934
Photograph 131 92nd Street and Commercial Avenue, looking north, before 1912
Photograph 132 92nd Street and Commercial Avenue, looking north, 1934
Photograph 133 92nd Street and Burley Avenue, looking west, before 1912
Photograph 134 92nd Street and Commercial Avenue, looking west, 1934

Series 13: Transportation

Photograph 478 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, August 20, 1936
Photograph 479 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, 1936
Photograph 480 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, ribbon-cutting, 1936
Photograph 481 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, ribbon-cutting, 1936
Photograph 482 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, 1936
Photograph 483 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, 1936
Photograph 484 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, 1936
Photograph 485 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, 1936
Photograph 486 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, 1936
Photograph 487 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, 1936
Photograph 488 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, 1936
Photograph 499 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, 1936
Photograph 490 Ashland Avenue Bridge Opening, parade, 1936
Photograph 333 Blue Island Avenue Cable Train Depot, 1895
Photograph 346 Chicago City Railway Co., [opening November 17, 1898?]
Photograph 352 Chicago City Railway Co., grip car showing cable in grip as when drawing a train, circa 1882
Photograph 372 Chicago City Railway Co., party car, circa 1895
Photograph 373 Chicago City Railway Co., mail car, circa 1895
Photograph 468 Chicago City Railway Co., Rosenwald Museum, cars from 1859, 1882, 1938
Photograph 469 Chicago City Railway Co., Rosenwald Museum, cars from 1859, 1882, 1938
Photograph 298 Chicago, Harlem, & Batavia Railroad Station, Madison and Crawford Avenues, 1887
Photograph 437 Chicago Motor Bus Co., coach # 112, circa 1925
Photograph 210 Chicago River, 1866
Photograph 375 Chicago & Southern Co., “combination car,” circa 1907
Photograph 365 Chicago Surface Lines, Archer-Rockwell bus # 404, 1935
Photograph 366 Chicago Surface Lines, Archer-Rockwell bus # 404, interior, 1935
Photograph 367 Chicago Surface Lines, Archer-Rockwell bus # 404, 1935
Photograph 368 Chicago Surface Lines, Archer-Rockwell bus # 404, interior, 1935
Photograph 364 Chicago Surface Lines, Central-Lexington bus # 85, 1935
Photograph 199 Chicago Surface Lines, Central-Lexington bus, 1936
Photograph 347 Chicago Surface Lines, Clark Street bus at Adams, # 22, 1934
Photograph 348 Chicago Surface Lines, Car # 7001, Clark-Dewey bus, 1934
Photograph 349 Chicago Surface Lines, Car # 7001, hydraulic brake cylinders, 1934
Photograph 350 Chicago Surface Lines, Car # 4001, Clark and Washington, 1934
Photograph 351 Chicago Surface Lines, Car # 4001, track brake raising mechanism, 1934
Photograph 353 Chicago Surface Lines, Car 4001 pulling into 18th Street Station near Soldier Field, 1935
Photograph 340 Chicago Surface Lines, Car # 3333, Clark Street and Lincoln Park, 1935
Photograph 339 Chicago Surface Lines, opening of Diversey Avenue Trolley Line, April 16, 1930
Photograph 407 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, advertisement for celebration beside bus, June 30, 1937
Photograph 408 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, speakers’ platform, 1937
Photograph 409 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, ribbon-cutting, 1937
Photograph 410 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, ribbon-cutting, 1937
Photograph 411 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, crowd, 1937
Photograph 412 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, crowd, 1937
Photograph 413 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, crowd with signs, “Foster Avenue Feeder Bus”, 1937
Photograph 414 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, parade, 1937
Photograph 415 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, buses lined up for first ride, 1937
Photograph 416 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, Bus # 529, first official ride, 1937
Photograph 417 Chicago Surface Lines, Foster-Kimball bus opening, Bus # 529, first official ride, 1937
Photograph 491 Chicago Surface Lines, Halsted Street bus extension, ribbon-cutting, 1938
Photograph 492 Chicago Surface Lines, Halsted Streets bus extension, ribbon-cutting, [includes news clippings], 1938
Photograph 493 Chicago Surface Lines, Halsted Streets bus extension, parade, 1938
Photograph 494 Chicago Surface Lines, Halsted Streets bus extension, parade, 1938
Photograph 495 Chicago Surface Lines, Halsted Streets bus extension, dignitaries, 1938
Photograph 379 Chicago Surface Lines, Higgins Road/Northwest Highway opening, float of Norwood Crusaders, 1935
Photograph 380 Chicago Surface Lines, Higgins Road/Northwest Highway opening, Austin-Higgins Improvement Group, parade line-up, 1935
Photograph 381 Chicago Surface Lines, Higgins Road/Northwest Highway opening, parade-goers, 1935
Photograph 382 Chicago Surface Lines, Higgins Road/Northwest Highway opening, Thomas J. Bowler, ribbon cutting, 1935
Photograph 383 Chicago Surface Lines, Higgins Road/Northwest Highway opening, Thomas J. Bowler ribbon cutting, 1935
Photograph 384 Chicago Surface Lines, Higgins Road/Northwest Highway opening, Thomas J. Bowler ribbon cutting, 1935
Photograph 369 Chicago Surface Lines, Irving Park-Neenah bus extension opening, undated
Photograph 423 Chicago Surface Lines, Laramie-Harrison opening, 1937
Photograph 424 Chicago Surface Lines, Laramie-Harrison opening, 1937
Photograph 337 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street Car # 4006, 1936
Photograph 358 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison and Austin Car Line, street car # 7002, 1936
Photograph 359 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison and Austin Car Line, street car # 7002, driver in seat of new street car, 1936
Photograph 360 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison and Austin Car Line, cash box, 1936
Photograph 361 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison and Austin Car Line, street car # 7002, register (fare was 7 cents), 1936
Photograph 385 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street Opening, interior of car #7002, lunch being served, 1936
Photograph 386 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street Opening, Springfield Car House, Representatives of Women’s Clubs, 1936
Photograph 387 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, Springfield Car House, dignitaries, 1936
Photograph 388 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, dinner, 1936
Photograph 389 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, parade line-up, Kedzie Depot yard, 1936
Photograph 390 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, ribbon-cutting ceremony, 1936
Photograph 391 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, parade, Milwaukee Ave. bus used in 1875, 1936
Photograph 392 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, parade, North Chicago Street Railroad used in 1859, 1936
Photograph 393 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, inside of car used in 1859, 1936
Photograph 394 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, exterior of CSL car # 7003, 1936
Photograph 395 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, interior of car # 7003, 1936
Photograph 396 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, young women on car in evening dress, 1936
Photograph 397 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, 4100 block of W. Madison, 1936
Photograph 398 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, 4100 block of W. Madison, 1936
Photograph 399 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, 4100 block of W. Madison, 1936
Photograph 400 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, southwest corner of Madison and Austin, 1936
Photograph 401 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, celebratory crowd, 1936
Photograph 402 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, 5700 block of W. Madison, decorated for dedication, 1936
Photograph 403 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, Austin Restaurant, U. S. Barber Shop, 5946 and 5948 W. Madison, displaying “Welcome” banners, 1936
Photograph 404 Chicago Surface Lines, Madison Street opening, 4100 block of W. Madison, 1936
Photograph 316 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, dinner at Austin Methodist Church, speakers’ table, 1931
Photograph 317 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, view of dinner participants, 1931
Photograph 318 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, Chicago West Town Chamber of Commerce women, 1931
Photograph 319 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, celebration committee, 1931
Photograph 320 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, ribbon-cutting, Willis McFeeley, President of Oak Park, 1931
Photograph 321 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, ribbon-cutting, Willis McFeeley, President of Oak Park, 1931
Photograph 322 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, 1931 [missing]
Photograph 323 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, after ribbon-cutting, 1931
Photograph 324 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, 1931 [missing]
Photograph 325 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, parade, North Chicago Line car of 1858, 1931
Photograph 326 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin/Austin Boulevard trolley opening, parade, Civic leaders in front of 1858 car, 1931
Photograph 327 Chicago Surface Lines, North Austin Car Line Extension, at Narragansett Avenue, November 28, 1931
Photograph 425 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, ribbon-cutting at Ogden and Madison, [news clippings also], January 16, 1938
Photograph 426 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, ribbon-cutting at Ogden and Madison, [news clippings also], January 16, 1938
Photograph 427 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, celebrants ready to ride bus, 1938
Photograph 428 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, West Side Traffic and Transportation Association, West Town Chamber of Commerce, 1938
Photograph 429 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, celebrants ready to ride bus, 1938
Photograph 430 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, ribbon-cutting at Ogden and Clark, 1938
Photograph 431 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, crowd, 1938
Photograph 432 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, crowd, 1938
Photograph 433 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, miniature goat-driven bus advertising the Billy Goat Inn (1855 W. Madison), 1938
Photograph 434 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, celebration display in Wiebolts’ window, Monroe Street, 1938
Photograph 435 Chicago Surface Lines, Ogden Avenue bus opening, Ogden-Clark bus (Route 58A), 1938
Photograph 418 Chicago Surface Lines, Pulaski Road and 31st Street Route opening, Mayor Kelly making speech, Crawford Business Men’s League, August 8, 1937
Photograph 419 Chicago Surface Lines, Pulaski Road and 31st Street Route opening, dignitaries, 1937
Photograph 420 Chicago Surface Lines, Pulaski Road and 31st Street Route opening, dignitaries, 1937
Photograph 421 Chicago Surface Lines, Pulaski Road and 31st Street Route opening, ribbon-cutting, 1937
Photograph 422 Chicago Surface Lines, Pulaski Road and 31st Street Route opening, parade, 1937
Photograph 305 Chicago Surface Lines, trolley dedication, twenty women posed in front of bus, 1930
Photograph 306 Chicago Surface Lines, trolley dedication, nineteen men posed in front of bus, 1930
Photograph 307 Chicago Surface Lines, trolley dedication, ten executives of Chicago Surface Lines in front of bus, 1930
Photograph 308 Chicago Surface Lines, trolley dedication, Mark Fisher and Walter Becker on #76, 1930
Photograph 309 Chicago Surface Lines, trolley dedication, bus # 76, looking north on Central, 1930
Photograph 310 Chicago Surface Lines, trolley dedication, nine dignitaries, 1930
Photograph 311 Chicago Surface Lines, trolley dedication, Garfield Park Businessmen’s Club, 1930
Photograph 312 Chicago Surface Lines, trolley dedication, looking south across Fulton Street, 1930
Photograph 181 Chicago Surface Lines, 18th Street stop, Century of Progress, 1934 (Duplicate of 353)
Photograph 182 Chicago Surface Lines, 18th Street stop, Century of Progress, 1934
Photograph 183 Chicago Surface Lines, 18th Street stop, Century of Progress, 1934
Photograph 185 Chicago Surface Lines, 18th Street stop, Century of Progress, 1934
Photograph 186 Chicago Surface Lines, 18th Street stop, Century of Progress, 1934
Photograph 187 Chicago Surface Lines, 18th Street stop, Century of Progress, 1934
Photograph 184 Chicago Surface Lines, 23rd Street stop, Century of Progress, 1934
Photograph 193 Chicago Transit Authority, Clybourn Avenue subway construction, 1940
Photograph 194 Chicago Transit Authority, Clybourn Avenue subway construction, 1940
Photograph 336 Chicago Union Traction Co., 12th Street and Kedzie, summer car, 1896
Photograph 377 Chicago Union Traction Co., summer car 5977, circa 1900
Photograph 378 Chicago Union Traction Co./Compressed Air Motor Co. cars, 1890
Photograph 474 Conestoga wagon from 1812, undated
Photograph 376 Englewood and Chicago storage battery car 6, circa 1896
Photograph 374 G.C. Kuhlman Car Co., Cleveland, Ohio, funeral car, circa 1870
Photograph 328 Milwaukee Avenue horse-drawn bus used in 1874, undated
Photograph 329 Milwaukee Avenue horse-drawn bus used in 1874, circa 1931
Photograph 334 North Chicago Street Railroad Company, car 103, first electric car on north side, circa 1896
Photograph 370 North Chicago Street Railroad Company, car 769, Clybourn Avenue, circa 1886-1899
Photograph 438 North Chicago Street Railroad Company – car 8, built in 1859, circa 1930
Photograph 354 Pullman Palace Car Co. – Dorchester-63rd Street, car, front, 1934
Photograph 355 Pullman Palace Car Co. – Dorchester-63rd Street, car, rear, 1934
Photograph 356 Pullman Palace Car Co. – Dorchester-63rd Street, car, rear, 1934
Photograph 357 Pullman Palace Car Co. – driver’s seat and instrument panel of car, 1934
Photograph 362 Pullman Palace Car Co. – Dorchester-63rd Street, car, four men in front, 1934
Photograph 371 Pullman Palace Car Co. – “Pullman Vestibule,” circa 1897
Photograph 436 San Francisco Cal. St. – cable railroad car, 1910
Photograph 192 Steamship – “City of Grand Rapids,” Navy Pier, 1940
Photograph 363 Street car snow sweeper – Milwaukee Avenue (?), 1935
Photograph 195 Traffic lights control box, 1940
Photograph 332 West Chicago Street Railroad Co. (?)– Madison Street cable train, circa 1890
Photograph 341 West Chicago Street Railway – car 4, (operated in 1896), undated
Photograph 342 West Chicago Street Railway – car 4, (operated in 1896), front, 1936
Photograph 343 West Chicago Street Railway – car 4, (operated in 1896), inside door, undated
Photograph 344 West Chicago Street Railway – car 4, (operated in 1896), front/side, undated
Photograph 345 West Chicago Street Railway – car 4, (operated in 1896), interior, undated
Photograph 331 West Division Railway Co. – horse-drawn car, 1890

Series 14: World’s Columbian Exposition

Photograph 179 Chicago Day, 1893 October 9
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