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Chicago.

Chicago.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 146 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. LC copy imperfect... more

Chicago
Water Works

Water Works

Title from item.

View from Dearborn Park looking N.E

View from Dearborn Park looking N.E

Title from item. No. 94.

Sherman House

Sherman House

No. 140. Title devised by Library staff. Title from item.

Chicago River, north from Randolph St
Water Works

Water Works

Title from item.

The City of Chicago, Illinois, where the Republican Nominating Convention will meet on May 16, 1860

The City of Chicago, Illinois, where the Republican Nominating Convent...

Bird's-eye view of Chicago, Illinois. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1860 May 12, p. 292.

View from Lake Mountain, Lincoln Park

View from Lake Mountain, Lincoln Park

Title from item. No. 1; 165.

Sherman House, cor. Clark and Randolph Streets

Sherman House, cor. Clark and Randolph Streets

No. 52. Title devised by Library staff. Title from item.

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park

Title from item. No. 10; 62.

View from dome of City Hall, looking N.E
View from dome of City Hall, looking S.E
Custom House and Post Office

Custom House and Post Office

No. 68. Title from item.

Dearborn St., Chicago

Dearborn St., Chicago

Title from item.

[Chicago.

[Chicago.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 147 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

The Republicans in nominating co[nv]ent[ion] in their wigwam at Chicago, May 1860

The Republicans in nominating co[nv]ent[ion] in their wigwam at Chicag...

Crowd of mostly women watching Republican convention from upper gallery of a large hall. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 4, no. 177 (1860 May 19), pp. 312-313.

The true peace commissioners

The true peace commissioners

An angered response to false Confederate peace overtures and to the push for reconciliation with the South advanced by the Peace Democrats in 1864. (See also "The Sportsman Upset by the Recoil of His Own Gun," ... more

A little game of bagatelle, between Old Abe the rail splitter & Little Mac the gunboat general

A little game of bagatelle, between Old Abe the rail splitter & Little...

The contest for the presidency in 1864 is depicted as a game of bagatelle (a game similar to pool) between Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln and Democrat George B. McClellan. Lincoln (left) holds a cue "Bal... more

The Chicago platform / Th. Nast.

The Chicago platform / Th. Nast.

A deceptive broadside, ostensibly a pro-McClellan campaign piece but actually a piercing attack on the Democratic platform. In the center is a portrait of Democratic presidential candidate George B. McClellan... more

Platforms illustrated

Platforms illustrated

The August 1864 Democratic national convention in Chicago is unfavorably compared to the Republican convention in Baltimore in June of the same year. The artist is especially critical of prominent New York Peac... more

Little Mac's double feat of equitation

Little Mac's double feat of equitation

During the 1864 presidential campaign a popular analogy was drawn between Democratic presidential candidate George B. McClellan and an acrobat uneasily straddling two horses at once. The artist here portrays th... more

How Columbia receives McLellan's Salutation from the Chicago Platform

How Columbia receives McLellan's Salutation from the Chicago Platform

Columbia repudiates Democratic presidential candidate George Brinton McClellan's endorsement of the platform devised at the August 1864 Democratic convention in Chicago. The text below the picture provides the... more

Democracy. 1832. 1864.

Democracy. 1832. 1864.

Two scenes contrast Democratic presidential candidate of 1832 Andrew Jackson and 1864 George B. McClellan. McClellan is portrayed as weak and conciliatory toward the South, whereas his earlier counterpart's st... more

Chicago in 1868 from Schiller Street north side to 12th Street south side.

Chicago in 1868 from Schiller Street north side to 12th Street south s...

LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 148 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inset: Chicago in 1820. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1; 710/1

Map showing the burnt district in Chicago : published for the benefit of the Relief Fund /

Map showing the burnt district in Chicago : published for the benefit ...

Oriented with North to right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Bird's-eye view of Chicago as it was before the great fire / drawn by Theodore R. Davis.

Bird's-eye view of Chicago as it was before the great fire / drawn by ...

Bird's-eye view of Chicago, with boats on water in foreground, and key to forty-nine locations. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1871 Oct. 21, pp. 984-985.

City of Chicago.

City of Chicago.

From: Goodspeed's History of the great fires, New York, 1871. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: missing upper right corner.

Plan of the South Open Ground, the Upper Plaisance, the Midway Plaisance, the Lake Open Ground, the Lagoon Plaisance and the Parkway Quadrant : as proposed to be laid out by Olmsted, Vaux & Co. landscape architects

Plan of the South Open Ground, the Upper Plaisance, the Midway Plaisan...

America Transformed: As people flocked to cities in the late 19th century, Americans recognized that cities lacked space where locals could enjoy nature and its health benefits. In 1869, Chicago decided that it... more

Bird's-eye-view of Chicago as it was before the great fire.

Bird's-eye-view of Chicago as it was before the great fire.

From Harper's weekly, October 21, 1871, pages 984-5. Indexed for points of interest. Text of pages 983 and 986 on verso. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 651/1

Guide map of Chicago, October 11th, 1871

Guide map of Chicago, October 11th, 1871

America Transformed: By 1870, Chicago's population approached 300,000, making it the nation's fifth largest city. This guide map, published just after the Great Chicago Fire, superimposes the burned area over t... more

The City of Chicago, showing the burnt district.

The City of Chicago, showing the burnt district.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. Numbered as pages 636 and 637. Published in Harpers Weekly, August 1, 1874. "From a colored print published by Currier & Ives." Text on verso, pages numbered... more

Travelers' and shippers' railway guide map of Chicago

Travelers' and shippers' railway guide map of Chicago

Railway guide map of Chicago Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The fishing season of 1884

The fishing season of 1884

No accession number. This catalog record contains preliminary or unverified data from a project done in BRS software, ca. 1985. mm / 860224.

A flag the Independents will fight under / J. Keppler.

A flag the Independents will fight under / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows the Puck figure for the "Independent" party standing on a raised platform, hoisting a flag that states "For President G. Cleveland" showing a portrait of Grover Cleveland, and a female figure... more

Rascher's birds eye view of the Chicago packing houses & union stock yards.

Rascher's birds eye view of the Chicago packing houses & union stock y...

22283 U.S. Copyright Office Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 2 copies.

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

Fire engine at World's Columbian Exposition grounds while buildings we...

Photograph shows two men operating steam powered fire engine; thick black smoke blows from steamer. No. 424. Title from item.

[Four boys posed at World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago]

[Four boys posed at World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago]

Photograph damaged. Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection.

1892 Worlds Exposition, Chicago.

1892 Worlds Exposition, Chicago.

"88 d. West from Greenwich." "42° 17' 10" West from Washington." Includes concentric circles from Chicago. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

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

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

"Military parade on Michigan Boulevard," Chicago. 36698 U.S. Copyright Office. Dedication Day of World's Columbian Exposition was Oct. 21, 1892. Source: Bolotin, N. The World's Columbian Exposition, c1992, p. ... more

To the fairest

To the fairest

No accession number. Published in: Washington post. This catalog record contains preliminary or unverified data from a project done in BRS software, ca. 1985. mm / 860224.

The city of Chicago.

The city of Chicago.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. Shows points of interest. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 150 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

[Palace of Mechanic Arts and lagoon at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois]

[Palace of Mechanic Arts and lagoon at the World's Columbian Expositio...

Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress). Photograph made by Photoduplication Service from original glass negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual his... more

Interior of Mines and Mining Building from South Gallery

Interior of Mines and Mining Building from South Gallery

Interior of the Mines and Mining Building while under construction at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago. 27791 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 22.

Bird's eye view of Chicago, 1892.

Bird's eye view of Chicago, 1892.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 151 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes index to points of interest and inset "View of Chicago in... more

Manufacturus [sic] and Liberal Arts building, Worlds Fair, Chicago, U.S.A.

Manufacturus [sic] and Liberal Arts building, Worlds Fair, Chicago, U....

48240X U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1892, by Strohmeyer & Wyman.

Capital for Fishery Building, World's Columbian Exposition

Capital for Fishery Building, World's Columbian Exposition

(DLC/PP-1933:0205). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Architecture at the World's Columbian Exposition" by Henry van Brunt, Century, 44:897 (Oct. 1892).

Hadji Abeet. (Greek brigand.) / Franklin Co. Eng., Chi.

Hadji Abeet. (Greek brigand.) / Franklin Co. Eng., Chi.

Hadji Abeet, full-length portrait, facing left, in traditional Greek costume. Copyright 1893 by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Published by N.D. Tho... more

[Elephants ivory saddle, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago Ill.]

[Elephants ivory saddle, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago Ill.]

56806Y U.S. Copyright Office. Issued by Souvenir Photographic Co., Chicago.

Far-Away-Moses. Jew / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Far-Away-Moses. Jew / A. Zeese & Co., Chi.

Far-Away-Moses, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, in traditional Turkish costume. Copyright 1893 by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Publishe... more

[Street of Cairo section of the Midway at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois]
Opening day, 1893

Opening day, 1893

Crowds of people at the opening day of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. Copyrighted by C.D. Arnold.

Mr. D. Joseph (East Indian.) / Franklin Co. Eng., Chi.

Mr. D. Joseph (East Indian.) / Franklin Co. Eng., Chi.

Mr. D. Joseph, half-length portrait, facing left, in traditional Ceylonese costume. Copyright 1893 by Place & Coover. Illus. in: Oriental portrait types of the midway plaisance. St. Louis, Mo. : Published by N.... more

Esquimaux woman #1 / Coover, 70 State Street, Chicago.

Esquimaux woman #1 / Coover, 70 State Street, Chicago.

Photograph shows portrait of an Eskimo woman at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago. 431 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item.

A hint from the world's fair - why not have a "bureau of public comfort" in every large city? / F. Opper.

A hint from the world's fair - why not have a "bureau of public comfor...

Print shows a vignette cartoon with, at center, a place for Republican's to go to commiserate while awaiting the next election with such stalwart Republicans as George F. Edmunds, John Sherman, William M. Evart... more

[Lagoon looking east from Transportation Building]

[Lagoon looking east from Transportation Building]

35933Y U.S. Copyright Office. Issued by Souvenir Photographic Co., Chicago.

[Ceylon tea house at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill.]

[Ceylon tea house at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill.]

55573y U.S. Copyright Office. Title devised by Library staff.

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

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

Illustration shows exterior view of the pavilion for the Republic of Haiti at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Forms part of: Visual materials from the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Hist... more

The Grand Basin

The Grand Basin

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 33784Y1 U.S. Copyright Office. Issued by Souvenir photography company, Chicago.

[Silver statue of Justice in exhibit hall, Montana exhibit, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill.]

[Silver statue of Justice in exhibit hall, Montana exhibit, World's Co...

55575Y1 U.S. Copyright Office. "Copyrighted 1893 by Souvenir Photo Co."

Fisheries Building from Wooded Island

Fisheries Building from Wooded Island

35936Y U.S. Copyright Office. Issued by Souvenir Photographic Co., Chicago.

[Entrance to Street of Cairo section of the Midway at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois]
View of the World's Fair, from the Plaisance

View of the World's Fair, from the Plaisance

Photograph shows bird's-eye view of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois.

Put up before Hunt's time Dalrymple

Put up before Hunt's time Dalrymple

Cartoon shows a guide, pausing on first landing of Golden Stairs, saying to Chicagoan, "There, now you can get a good view of the spires and domes of the Celestial City. What do you think of it?" Chicagoan repl... more

[Woman riding camel on the Street of Cairo section of the Midway at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois]
Columbian Exposition--the Idaho Building. Columbian Exposition--unpacking exhibits in the art gallery / / drawn by T. Dart Walker

Columbian Exposition--the Idaho Building. Columbian Exposition--unpack...

Top illustration shows exterior of the Idaho Building at the Columbian Exposition. Bottom illustration shows men unpacking exhibits in the art gallery at the Columbian Exposition. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 18... more

Turkish porters

Turkish porters

Turkish porters carrying a large crate on a pole, at the World's Columbian Exposition.

Union of all nations / Th. Nast, 1893.

Union of all nations / Th. Nast, 1893.

Patriotic drawing commemorating the Naval Review held in New York Harbor in connection with the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The drawing shows a young woman holding a paper labeled "Th... more

1893 grand view of Chicago.

1893 grand view of Chicago.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 152 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2: 651/1

[Exposition grounds, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago]
[Exposition grounds, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago]
[Far-Away-Moses with woman in Middle Eastern dress at World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois]

[Far-Away-Moses with woman in Middle Eastern dress at World's Columbia...

56813Y U.S. Copyright Office. Title devised by Library staff.