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1870 Advertisement in the Chicago Tribune
From its beginnings in 1847, the newspaper pledged to be a good citizen and an active participant in the life of Chicago. The Tribune was also a standard-bearer for innovative journalism. During the paper's formative years, the Tribune was a leading…

1 photograph : gelatin silver print ; sheet 12.6 x 17.7 cm, on mount 20.2 x 26.6 cm.

Washington Park is a park on the South Side of Chicago. It was designed by Olmsted and Vaux, who created New York City's Central Park. Originally, the park had many attractions, including horse racing, ponds, sheep, archery areas, and a golf…

The Union Stock Yards were the meatpacking district for Chicago. Railroads came together to purchase a swamp south of the city to be a central processing point for the animals coming into the city. For over 60 years, the stockyards processed more…

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A photograph of a Masonic temple in Chicago. 21 stories tall, it once stood at the corner of Randolph and State Streets. It was demolished in the 1930s.

A photograph of the Palmer House Hotel as it appeared in 1890. This was actually the second Palmer House built; the first burned down less than two weeks after it opened in the Great Chicago Fire.

This image shows the interior of the Chicago Board of Trade, circa 1890. This building was constructed in 1885 and was the first commercial building in Chicago to have electricity. Deemed structurally unsound in 1929, it was demolished and…

The English Book Donation consisted of 8,000+ books that were given to the people of Chicago in the aftermath of the 1871 fire. Prominent members of Parliament organized a book drive after hearing that the Chicago Lyceum (the closest thing to a…

A change of address card featuring an illustration of a woman crossing her arms in opposite directions, used when Chicago implemented the grid system.

The London Guarantee and Accident Building, built in 1923, one of the "big four" skyscrapers at the Michigan Avenue bridge
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