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The Windy City

Chicago or:
Chi-Town or Chitown, Chicagoland, The White City, City by the Lake, City of the Big Shoulders, City of Broad Shoulders, City of the Century, The 312, City on the Make, The City That Works, The Big Onion, City in a Garden, Hog-Butcher to the World, Beirut by the Lake, New York Done Right, Illville, I Will City, Paris on the Prairie, Sweet Home, Heart of America, The 773, The Alley Capital of America
Thompson's Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois
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E. D. Townsend, Bvt. Maj. Gen. / S. M. Fassett's New Gallery, 114 & 116 South Clark St., Chicago.

Photograph shows portrait of Brevet Major General Edward Davis Townsend of Adjutant General Department Regular Army Infantry Regiment, in uniform.

Drake's Block, cor. Wabash Ave. and Washington St.

Photo shows the ruins of the Drake Block in Chicago, which was destroyed by fire in September 1870 (before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871).

[Presbyterian Conference, Chicago, 1871]

Photograph of a picture on a pedestal, showing a composite scene with men and women attending a meeting in a large facility. Views of people on balconies appear to be drawn or painted into the image.

Conquering the Indians / Chicago Eng. Co.

Indian handing tomahawk to U.S. Army officer.

"Queen of the laundry" Jas. S. Kirk & Co. soap makers Chicago

Advertisement for Jas. S. Kirk & Company's "Queen of the Laundry" soap showing a woman with a laundry basket standing before the "queen" seated on a throne fashioned from inverted wash tubs and washboards.

Interior view of the great exposition building, in Chicago, decorated for the Republican Convention, June 2nd, 1880

Photograph shows interior of building decorated with flags hanging from the rafters.

Chicago Exposition Views, by Gentile "Miscellaneous groups paintings" / / Photographed by Gentile.

Stereograph shows paintings hanging on the wall at the Chicago Exposition of 1875.

Battle of Shiloh - April 6th 1862 / Cosack & Co. Lith. Buffalo & Chicago.

Print shows a roadway, possibly Corinth Road, separating the Union forces under the command of General U.S. Grant, on the right, and the Confederate forces on the left; in a shattered building, in the midst of ... more

Illinois - The anarchist-labor troubles in Chicago / from a sketch by C. Bunnell.

Title page showing explosion of bomb May 4th, in Haymarket Square, Chicago, and priest giving last rites to policeman.

Chicago National League base ball team, 1885-6

Photograph shows 14 players on the Chicago White Stockings baseball team posed in front of large banner "Champions of the United States; players: Anson, Capt. & 1st B; Burns, 3d B; Clarkson, P; Dalrymple, LF; F... more

Fire engine at World's Columbian Exposition grounds while buildings were under construction

Photograph shows two men operating steam powered fire engine; thick black smoke blows from steamer.

World's Fair dedication / J.W. Taylor, Chicago.

"Military parade on Michigan Boulevard," Chicago.

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description: Close up of the fountains and sculpture of the 'Court of Honor' at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893. Buildings of the Exposition can be seen in the background. The Smithsonian coordin... more

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description: At the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, visitors ride in a gondola in the 'Court of Honor.' The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display on it... more

Pavillon de la République d'Haïti à Exposition Universelle de Chicago, 1893

Illustration shows exterior view of the pavilion for the Republic of Haiti at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description: At the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, a view of some of the fair buildings around the reflecting pool. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a di... more

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description: At the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, visitors walk along pathways and bridges between several of the fair buildings. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits an... more