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"Received in store from Barge [Adrana] for Mr. Z. Brown, Chicago, to forward to M. Kingman & Company, Buffalo, April 29, 1840."
Steamboats and vessels from the East stopped at Chicago's port, which served as a great thoroughfare for both goods and passengers bound for the interior of the country.
View southwest from the roof of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, 1893
Women; Lamps; Panoramic views;
Reproduction of an albumen print.
On the Grand Basin, July 14, 1892
Passengers; Piers & wharves; Boats
Reproduction of an albumen print
Lakefront from the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building
Walking; People; Children; Flags; Flagpoles; Boardwalks; Exhibition buildings; Lakes & ponds;
Reproduction of a photograph.
Lake Shore, from Foot of 23rd Street, ca. 1893
Debris; Beaches; Coastlines; Lakes & ponds; People
Reproduction from a viewbook. Lake Shore, from Foot of 23rd Street, ca. 1893. Rubbish from the Fire was used to fill in the area on the lakeshore between the outlying Illinois Central railroad track and...
Michigan Avenue, Plan of Chicago, 1909
Proposed boulevard to connect the north and south sides of the river; view looking north from Washington Street. The boulevard is raised to allow free flow of east-and-west teaming traffic under it, and...
Winter Quarters of Father Marquette, 1674
Canoes; Houses; Tipis; Winter; Portages; Rivers;
Postcard. The Winter Quarters of Father Marquette, 1674, from the painting by Lawrence C. Earle. At the mouth of the Arkansas River, Jolliet and Marquette encountered hostile Indians and Spaniards who...
Last Council of the Pottawatomies, 1833
Postcard. The Last Council of the Pottawatomies, 1833, from the painting by Lawrence C. Earle. Artist Lawrence C. Earle’s scenes depicting the history of Chicago were originally painted for the Banking...
Kinzie House near Fort Dearborn in 1804, n.d.
Tipis; Canoes; Coastlines; Houses
Postcard. The Kinzie House near Fort Dearborn, 1804, from the painting by Lawrence C. Earle in the Banking Room of the Central Trust Company of Illinois, 152 Monroe St., Chicago. When DuSable sold his...
First Fort Dearborn built in 1803
Forts & fortifications; Horses; Horseback riding; Men;
Postcard. The First Fort Dearborn built in 1803, from the painting by Lawrence C. Earle
Recreation [Navy] Pier, seen from the Lake, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1921
Piers & wharves; Amusement piers; Sports & recreation facilities; Waterfronts
S.S. Alabama in the Chicago Harbor, 1934
Photograph. The most photographed Goodrich steamer of all time, the Alabama was commissioned in 1910, and served on the cross-lake passenger and cargo route for many years. The Goodrich Transit Company...
S.S. Isle Royale on the Chicago River, 1933
Steamboats; Ships; Skyscrapers;
Photograph. The Isle Royale Line became the new owners of the former S.S. Manitou. The Isle Royale's run was Chicago and Lake Superior, but by the middle of the Depression, she was out of service and partly...
S.S. Manitou on Lake Michigan, 1917
Steamboats; Lakes & ponds;
Photograph. Built in 1893 for the Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transportation Company, the Manitou provided express service for the Chicago-Mackinac Island route for 40 years. During this period she changed...
S.S. Illinois in Chicago, 1917
Photograph. A combination freight-and-passenger steamer, the all-steel Illinois, sister ship to the S.S. Missouri, was built in South Chicago in 1899 for the Northern Michigan Transit Company. In 1922,...
Luncheon by Daniel Hudson Burnham, architect, to his business city planning colleagues, when the Plan of Chicago was completed in 1908
Meetings; Conference rooms; Tables; Men; Government officials; City planning;
p. 1020 photo caption: "Luncheon by Daniel Hudson Burnham, architect, to his busines city planning colleagues, when the Plan of Chicago was completed in 1908." The name of each person in the photo follows...
Nichols Beach, n.d.
Snow; Beaches; Dwellings; Sports & recreation facilities;
One of the most well-maintained beaches of the South Side recreation areas was Nichols' Beach. It was run by George Nichols, whose residence adjoined the beach. Nichols' close proximity and vigilance over...
Mayor and Common Council of the City of Chicago, Praying an Appropriation to Protect that City from the Encroachments of Lake Michigan, February 17, 1840
Petitions; Mayors; City council members; Taxes;
Mayor Alexander Lloyd and the Common Council did not plead for an appropriation of money from the Government. Instead, they asked for an "unconditional donation" of the land in the Fort Dearborn Addition...
Manhattan Beach, n.d.
Beaches; Sunbathing; Swimmers; Waterfronts;
Manhattan Beach was located at 75th Street and the lakeshore. The Chief Justice Wallace, a passenger steamer, carried passengers from Manhattan Beach to the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.
First Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of Chicago, for the year ending December 31, 1858: reported to the Chicago Board of Trade by Seth Catlin, Superintendent
Ships; Shipping; Documents; Commerce;
Included in this commerce report to the Chicago Board of Trade is a listing of the various craft which sailed between Chicago and other lake ports during the 1859 season. Schooners made up the majority...
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