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Gondolas; Umbrellas; Passengers; People; Lakes & ponds;
World's Columbian Exposition Festival Hall
Halls; Exhibition buildings; Exhibitions; Columns; Reflections; Water; People; Temporary buildings
The World's Columbian Exposition ran from May 1 to October 30, 1893. Festival Hall, also known as Choral Hall, was located near the lagoon between the Horticultural and Transportation buildings. Outside...
Chicago Harbor, from the Rush Street Bridge, from Chicago Illustrated
Harbors; Ships; Piers & wharves;
This moonlit view of the harbor is set at the mouth of the Chicago River as it empties into Lake Michigan. A sand bar at the mouth of the River obstructed entrance to heavily freighted vessels, causing...
Bigelow House Hotel, ca. 1871
Stereograph. Bigelow House Hotel, ca. 1871. P.B. Greene, photographer
Charles Ringer’s South Shore Subdivision, n.d.
Housing developments; Sunbathing; Beaches; Swimmers;
Brochure. The bathing beaches were considered one of the draws to neighborhood housing developments built on the South Side in the early 1900s. Caption for photo:
"Lake Front North of Seventy-Fifth...
View from the Breakwater, Michigan Avenue, ca. 1860s
Stereograph. View from the Breakwater, Michigan Avenue, ca. 1860s. Copelin & Melander, photographers
View of the Breakwater from Michigan Avenue, n.d.
Jetties; Lakes & ponds; Men;
View of the Breakwater from Michigan Avenue, n.d. Copelin & Melander, photographers.
Illinois Central Round House, from Chicago Illustrated
Jetties; Lakes & ponds; Winds; Railroads;
"The breakwater was essential for the protection of the land and the railroad tracks. Occasionally, an adventurous Chicagoan would venture out along its surface, only to be turned back by the force of...
Programme of Review of Passenger Launches, July 14, 1892
Launches; Passengers; Committees;
Typed document. A review of the Fair’s passenger launches occurred three months before the dedication of the buildings in October 1892, and almost ten months before the formal opening of the Fair on...
Map of Chicago, Incorporated as a Town, August 5, 1833, compiled from the original "Map of Chicago about 1833," by Walter H. Conley and O.E. Stelzer, 1933
Profile of a Section of the Kinzie’s Addition
Horizontal scale 150 feet to 1 inch. Vertical scale 40 feet to 1 inch. Note: The figures in red at the intersection of the streets denote the proposed grade above high water in the Chicago River. Those...
Plan of Chicago Harbor
This 1839 plan for the Chicago harbor illustrates five years of shoreline encroachments and marks the position of the piers on the Chicago River. The blueprint notes that the public ground at Randolph...
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...
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...
Windsor Park Bathing Club original members, n.d.
The Windsor Park Bathing Club was founded in 1900. Family memberships cost $4.00 for the duration of the life of the club, which was discontinued in 1903. Members could enjoy outdoor activities at the...
View from Dearborn Park looking northeast, ca. 1860s. Copelin & Melander, photographers
Parks; Trails & paths; Trees; Buildings; Business enterprises;
Stereograph. View from Dearborn Park looking northeast, ca. 1860s. Copelin & Melander, photographers. The main offices of the Pullman Palace Car Company dominate this early view of Dearborn Park. In the...
On the Grand Basin, July 14, 1892
Passengers; Piers & wharves; Boats
Reproduction of an albumen print
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...
Recreation [Navy] Pier, seen from the Lake, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1921
Piers & wharves; Amusement piers; Sports & recreation facilities; Waterfronts
Plan of Chicago in 1925: Fifteen Years Work of the Chicago Plan Commission, 1925
Plans; Reclamation of land; Coastlines;
Digital reproduction of a page on Chicago lake front from the book The Plan of Chicago in 1925: Fifteen Years Work of the Chicago Plan Commission. Issued from the headquarters of the Chicago Plan Commission,...
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