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Old Chicago: Fascinating Historical Photos Show What Chicago Looked Like In The 1900s

In the late 19th century, the population of Chicago passed the million mark and Congress granted the city the right to host the World’s Columbian Exposition. The city was going through rapid industrialization, manufacturing, health and civic planning. The industrial, manufacturing and retail sector flourished at the beginning of the 20th century with the expansion of railroads through the upper Midwest and East. Chicago became the world’s largest rail hub, and one of its busiest ports by shipping traffic on the Great Lakes. By the 1907 the population surpassed two million. The first Burnham’s Plan of Chicago was presented in 1909, which provided a rational transportation-based blueprint for urban growth, notably in the central area. It promised to replace ugliness and congestion with extraordinary beauty and efficiency.

In 1903 a fire broke out in the Iroquois Theater which killed nearly 600 people. The Iroquois Theater was demolished in 1925 and it was replaced by the Oriental Theater. Here below are some historical photos that show streets, landmarks, cityscapes and everyday life of Chicago at the beginning of the 20th century.

#1 Twelfth Street bascule bridge over the Chicago River, 1905

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#2 Fine Arts Building, Michigan Avenue, Chicago circa 1903

Fine Arts Building, Michigan Avenue, Chicago circa 1903

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#3 Illinois Central Depot, 12th Street and Park Row, Chicago, 1901

Illinois Central Depot, 12th Street and Park Row, Chicago, 1901

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#4 Lake Shore Drive, Jackson Park, Chicago circa 1906

Lake Shore Drive, Jackson Park, Chicago circa 1906

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#5 The Coliseum, 15th & Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907

The Coliseum, 15th & Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907

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#6 New York Life building, Chicago, 1900

New York Life building, Chicago, 1900

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#7 State Street looking toward Adams, Chicago, 1905

State Street looking toward Adams, Chicago, 1905

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#8 Dearborn Street, Chicago, 1907

Dearborn Street, Chicago, 1907

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#9 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 1905

Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 1905

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#10 Madison Street, Hotel Brevoort & La Salle Opera House, Chicago, 1910

Madison Street, Hotel Brevoort & La Salle Opera House, Chicago, 1910

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#11 Caravels and La Rabida (Sanitarium for Children), Jackson Park, Chicago, 1905

Caravels and La Rabida (Sanitarium for Children), Jackson Park, Chicago, 1905

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#12 The Great Locks, Chicago Drainage Canal, 1908

The Great Locks, Chicago Drainage Canal, 1908

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#13 The Chicago Club, 1906

The Chicago Club, 1906

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#14 Children’s bathing beach, Lincoln Park, Chicago, 1905

Children's bathing beach, Lincoln Park, Chicago, 1905

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#15 Madison Street east from Fifth Avenue, Chicago, 1900

Madison Street east from Fifth Avenue, Chicago, 1900

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#16 State Street, Chicago, 1905

State Street, Chicago, 1905

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#17 Illinois Central Railway station, Chicago circa 1907

Illinois Central Railway station, Chicago circa 1907

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#18 12th Street bascule bridge, Chicago circa 1900

12th Street bascule bridge, Chicago circa 1900

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#19 Auto at Monroe Street near State, Chicago, 1908

Auto at Monroe Street near State, Chicago, 1908

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#20 The Heart of Chicago, 1901

The Heart of Chicago, 1901

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#21 Steamer William E. Corey, the launch, South Chicago, June 24, 1905

Steamer William E. Corey, the launch, South Chicago, June 24, 1905

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#22 Track elevation and stone mixer, Chicago, 1901

Track elevation and stone mixer, Chicago, 1901

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#23 Chicago Beach Hotel, Hyde Park Boulevard, 1900

Chicago Beach Hotel, Hyde Park Boulevard, 1900

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#24 Grant Park and Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 1910

Grant Park and Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 1910

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#25 Madison and State streets, Chicago, 1907

Madison and State streets, Chicago, 1907

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#26 State Street south from Lake Street, Chicago, 1907

State Street south from Lake Street, Chicago, 1907

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#27 Illinois Theatre, Chicago, 1907

Illinois Theatre, Chicago, 1907

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#28 Marshall Field & Co. department store, State Street, Chicago circa 1908

Marshall Field & Co. department store, State Street, Chicago circa 1908

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#29 Casting pig iron, Iroquois smelter, Chicago circa 1901

Casting pig iron, Iroquois smelter, Chicago circa 1901

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#30 Around a bubbling cup, Lincoln Park, Chicago circa 1910

Around a bubbling cup, Lincoln Park, Chicago circa 1910

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#31 Steamer William E. Corey, stern view on the ways, South Chicago, 1905

Steamer William E. Corey, stern view on the ways, South Chicago, 1905

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#32 The bridge, Lincoln Park, Chicago circa 1905

The bridge, Lincoln Park, Chicago circa 1905

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#33 University of Chicago, Chicago, 1907.

University of Chicago, Chicago, 1907.

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#34 State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1900.

State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1900.

Trams and pedestrians in a busy street scene on one of downtown Chicago's main shopping streets. It is referred to in the song 'Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)' as 'State Street, that great street.'

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#35 Mordecai Brown of the Chicago Cubs, 1903

Mordecai Brown of the Chicago Cubs, 1903

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#36 Huskies pulling a sled with an adult and a child riding along a snow-covered residential street, Chicago, 1904.

Huskies pulling a sled with an adult and a child riding along a snow-covered residential street, Chicago, 1904.

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#37 The Hand of Man, 1902.

The Hand of Man, 1902.

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#38 Women and children picking up coal from the ground at the coal yards during winter, Chicago, Illinois, 1902.

Women and children picking up coal from the ground at the coal yards during winter, Chicago, Illinois, 1902.

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#39 Horse-drawn carriages and a streetcar in the ‘Little Poland’ section of Milwaukee Avenue and Division Street in Chicago, Illinois, 1905

Horse-drawn carriages and a streetcar in the 'Little Poland' section of Milwaukee Avenue and Division Street in Chicago, Illinois, 1905

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#40 Elevated train wreck, with one train car off its tracks and lying across the adjacent track in front of another elevated train, 1900s.

Elevated train wreck, with one train car off its tracks and lying across the adjacent track in front of another elevated train, 1900s.

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#41 Overturned and damaged train cars from a train accident with men and children standing in front of the wreckage, 1900s.

Overturned and damaged train cars from a train accident with men and children standing in front of the wreckage, 1900s.

An accident involving the Doremus Congregational Church excursion train took place in Glenwood, Illinois, on July 13 at 6:55 PM, and 16 people died, more than 80 were injured. The excursion train collided with a coal train known as 'Extra No 144' on tracks of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Company.

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#42 Interior view of the lobby of the Rookery Building after the remodeling by Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago, 1905

Interior view of the lobby of the Rookery Building after the remodeling by Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago, 1905

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#43 View of the elevated tracks on Wabash Avenue, north from Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1905.

View of the elevated tracks on Wabash Avenue, north from Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1905.

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#44 Group portrait of Barney Oldfield and Dan Canary, motorists, sitting in a car parked next to a garage in Chicago, Illinois, 1905.

Group portrait of Barney Oldfield and Dan Canary, motorists, sitting in a car parked next to a garage in Chicago, Illinois, 1905.

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#45 Chicago Ship Building Co. Repairing a lake carrier after a collision, 1905.

Chicago Ship Building Co. Repairing a lake carrier after a collision, 1905.

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#46 Steamer William E. Corey, interior of hold, South Chicago circa 1905

Steamer William E. Corey, interior of hold, South Chicago circa 1905

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#47 A walk in Lincoln Park, Chicago circa 1900

A walk in Lincoln Park, Chicago circa 1900

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#48 Randolph Street east from LaSalle, Chicago, 1900

Randolph Street east from LaSalle, Chicago, 1900

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#49 Interlocking signal plant, Chicago & Alton Railway, 1900

Interlocking signal plant, Chicago & Alton Railway, 1900

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#50 Wabash Avenue and elevated tracks,Chicago, 1907

Wabash Avenue and elevated tracks,Chicago, 1907

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#51 Jackknife Bridge, Chicago River, 1907

Jackknife Bridge, Chicago River, 1907

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#52 Jackknife Bridge, Chicago RiverChicago, Illinois, circa 1907

Jackknife Bridge, Chicago RiverChicago, Illinois, circa 1907

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#53 Pere Marquette transfer boat 18 passing State Street bridge, The Chicago River circa 1910

Pere Marquette transfer boat 18 passing State Street bridge, The Chicago River circa 1910

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#54 Dearborn Street Station, Chicago, 1910

Dearborn Street Station, Chicago, 1910

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#55 Arriving from the suburbs, Chicago, 1907

Arriving from the suburbs, Chicago, 1907

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#56 Jack-Knife Bridge, Chicago River, Chicago, 1907

Jack-Knife Bridge, Chicago River, Chicago, 1907

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#57 Seeing Chicago, auto at Monroe near State, Chicago, 1908

Seeing Chicago, auto at Monroe near State, Chicago, 1908

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#58 Children’s bathing beach, Lincoln Park, Chicago, 1905

Children's bathing beach, Lincoln Park, Chicago, 1905

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#59 Wabash Avenue north from Adams Street, Chicago, 1900

Wabash Avenue north from Adams Street, Chicago, 1900

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#60 Masonic Temple, Chicago, 1901

Masonic Temple, Chicago, 1901

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#61 Great Northern Hotel and office building, Chicago, 1900

Great Northern Hotel and office building, Chicago, 1900

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#62 Chicago River east from Rush Street Bridge, Chicago, 1905

Chicago River east from Rush Street Bridge, Chicago, 1905

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#63 12th Street Bascule Bridge, Chicago, 1905

12th Street Bascule Bridge, Chicago, 1905

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#64 Exterior view of a Chicago Yacht Club boathouse under construction with one side covered in scaffolding and the porch partially finished, 1901.

Exterior view of a Chicago Yacht Club boathouse under construction with one side covered in scaffolding and the porch partially finished, 1901.

The clubhouse was located in the Chicago Harbor on the shore of Lake Michigan at the foot of East Monroe Street in Chicago.

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#65 Polo player holding a polo mallet, sitting on horseback in a paddock area in front of a barn in Chicago, Illinois, 1901.

Polo player holding a polo mallet, sitting on horseback in a paddock area in front of a barn in Chicago, Illinois, 1901.

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#66 Cyclists, including one African American, positioning on a wooden track to begin a race at a velodrome in Chicago, Illinois, 1901.

Cyclists, including one African American, positioning on a wooden track to begin a race at a velodrome in Chicago, Illinois, 1901.

Spectators are watching from the bleachers in the background and a group of men is standing in the track inner grass.

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#67 Cyclists, J. E. Gill, C. A. Linde, Ed Bukowski , positioning on their bicycles in front of a crowd on North Michigan Avenue in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, 1901.

Cyclists, J. E. Gill, C. A. Linde, Ed Bukowski , positioning on their bicycles in front of a crowd on North Michigan Avenue in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, 1901.

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#68 Illinois Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago, Illinois, 1900

Illinois Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago, Illinois, 1900

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#69 View down street of German soldiers on a march from the depot of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St Paul Railroad on their way to Turner Hall, June 17, 1900.

View down street of German soldiers on a march from the depot of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St Paul Railroad on their way to Turner Hall, June 17, 1900.

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#70 Madison Street, East from Fifth Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1900

Madison Street, East from Fifth Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1900

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#71 Shaded Path, Lincoln Park, Chicago, 1900.

Shaded Path, Lincoln Park, Chicago, 1900.

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#72 Workers Casting Pig Iron, Iroquois Smelter, Chicago, 1900

Workers Casting Pig Iron, Iroquois Smelter, Chicago, 1900

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#73 Illinois Theater, Chicago, 1900

Illinois Theater, Chicago, 1900

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#74 Fine Arts Building, Chicago, 1900

Fine Arts Building, Chicago, 1900

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#75 Montgomery Ward and Co., Tower Building, Chicago, 1900

Montgomery Ward and Co., Tower Building, Chicago, 1900

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#76 University of Chicago, 1900

University of Chicago, 1900

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#77 Policewoman Parks of Chicago, 1900s

Policewoman Parks of Chicago, 1900s

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#78 Michigan Avenue, looking south, Chicago, Illinois, 1900

Michigan Avenue, looking south, Chicago, Illinois, 1900

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#79 View of Woods Theatre at 54 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, 1900s

View of Woods Theatre at 54 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, 1900s

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#80 View of the First Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois, 1900s

View of the First Methodist Church, Chicago, Illinois, 1900s

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#81 Chicago’s City Hall and Cook County Courthouse, Chicago, 1900s

Chicago's City Hall and Cook County Courthouse, Chicago, 1900s

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#82 A man using a hose to wash the windows of the George L. Unbehauen Saloon, next to the Northwestern Stove Repair Company Building, Chicago, IL, 1900.

A man using a hose to wash the windows of the George L. Unbehauen Saloon, next to the Northwestern Stove Repair Company Building, Chicago, IL, 1900.

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#83 Exterior of Charles Frederichs Family Resort, located at 5497 Lakeside Avenue, Chicago, 1900s

Exterior of Charles Frederichs Family Resort, located at 5497 Lakeside Avenue, Chicago, 1900s

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#84 Exterior view of the Frank Roder Saloon, located at State and 63rd Streets, Chicago, 1900s.

Exterior view of the Frank Roder Saloon, located at State and 63rd Streets, Chicago, 1900s.

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#85 Dining room looking southwest, Wright-designed table, chairs, lightscreen and urn are visible, at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, located at 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois, 1902

Dining room looking southwest, Wright-designed table, chairs, lightscreen and urn are visible, at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, located at 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois, 1902

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#86 Chicago Grain Elevators with Caption ‘The Santa Fe Elevator’, 1900s

Chicago Grain Elevators with Caption 'The Santa Fe Elevator', 1900s

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#87 A priest baptizes a congregant in a ceremony at Fox River, at the foot of Lake Street, 1900.

A priest baptizes a congregant in a ceremony at Fox River, at the foot of Lake Street, 1900.

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#88 Weaving in a series detailing the stages of linen production at the Chicago Normal School, Chicago, 1900s

Weaving in a series detailing the stages of linen production at the Chicago Normal School, Chicago, 1900s

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#89 Exterior view of the Fair Store, on the corner of State and Adams Streets in Chicago, 1900s

Exterior view of the Fair Store, on the corner of State and Adams Streets in Chicago, 1900s

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#90 Chicago Lifeboat Station, 1900s

Chicago Lifeboat Station, 1900s

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#91 Steam locomotive & Train passes over Valley Trestle Bridge -Chicago & North Western Railway viaduct over Des Moines River, 1900s

Steam locomotive & Train passes over Valley Trestle Bridge -Chicago & North Western Railway viaduct over Des Moines River, 1900s

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#92 View of the Monadnock Building (seen on right), on the corner of West Jackson and Dearborn streets, Chicago, 1900s

View of the Monadnock Building (seen on right), on the corner of West Jackson and Dearborn streets, Chicago, 1900s

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#93 Chicago, 1900

Chicago, 1900

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#94 Students at the Chicago Normal School spinning flax into thread, one of the many steps involved in weaving, a manual arts class at Edward Worst’s school, Chicago, 1900

Students at the Chicago Normal School spinning flax into thread, one of the many steps involved in weaving, a manual arts class at Edward Worst's school, Chicago, 1900

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#95 Alterie And Stewart, 1900

Alterie And Stewart, 1900

Louis Alterie (left, with fedora) and attorney Scott Stewart (center, smiling) stand with two unidentified men in a room in Chicago. Alterie was a member of O'Banion's North Side gang, and Stewart was a former Chicago DA who turned defense attorney.

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#96 20th Century Brewery, 1900

20th Century Brewery, 1900

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#97 War Correspondents, 1900

War Correspondents, 1900

A group of war correspondents in South Africa during the Boer War. Amongst them is a young Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), middle row second from left, reporting for the Morning Post.

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#98 Chicago Street, 1900

Chicago Street, 1900

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#99 Bird’s Eye View of the Great Union Stock yards. Chicago, 1900

Bird's Eye View of the Great Union Stock yards. Chicago, 1900

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#100 Chicago & North Western Railway Viaduct over Des Moines River, near Boone, 1900

Chicago & North Western Railway Viaduct over Des Moines River, near Boone, 1900

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#101 Standard Coal Car, Chicago & Alton Railway, 1900.

Standard Coal Car, Chicago & Alton Railway, 1900.

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#102 Cityscape, Chicago, Illinois, 1900.

Cityscape, Chicago, Illinois, 1900.

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#103 Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1900.

Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1900.

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#104 Boats Along Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois, 1900

Boats Along Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois, 1900

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#105 Lake Shore Drive with Palmer Mansion in Background, Chicago, Illinois, 1900

Lake Shore Drive with Palmer Mansion in Background, Chicago, Illinois, 1900

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#106 Bread Carrier, 1900

Bread Carrier, 1900

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#107 Marchand Abat-Jours, 1900

Marchand Abat-Jours, 1900

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#108 Chicago, 1900

Chicago, 1900

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#109 The Auditorium, Chicago, 1900.

The Auditorium, Chicago, 1900.

The Auditorium Building was designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler and completed in 1889. When constructed, it was the largest building in the United States and the tallest in Chicago. It was designed to be a multi-use complex, including offices, a theatre and a hotel. Frank Lloyd Wright worked on some of the interior design as a young apprentice.

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#110 Washington Park Club, Chicago, 1900.

Washington Park Club, Chicago, 1900.

Carriages outside the Club House at Washington Park. The aims of the Washington Park Club, incorporated in 1883, were: 'to promote good fellowship among its members by providing a club house and pleasure grounds for their entertainment where at all times they may meet for social intercourse, and to encourage, by providing the proper facilities, raising, improving, breeding, training and exhibiting horses, at meetings to be held at stated times in each year.'

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#111 Randolph Street, Chicago, 1900.

Randolph Street, Chicago, 1900.

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#112 Lincoln Park, Chicago, 1900.

Lincoln Park, Chicago, 1900.

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#113 In the heart of the shopping district on State Street, Chicago, 1900s

In the heart of the shopping district on State Street, Chicago, 1900s

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#114 A forty horse team in the Barnum and Bailey Circus parade, in Chicago, 1904

A forty horse team in the Barnum and Bailey Circus parade, in Chicago, 1904

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#115 View of Monroe Street, west from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

View of Monroe Street, west from Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

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#116 Division Street Bridge, view from the side showing the entire bridge from one side and the river underneath, Chicago, 1904.

Division Street Bridge, view from the side showing the entire bridge from one side and the river underneath, Chicago, 1904.

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#117 A man with a raised cane herding sheep down a ramp leading from a Wisconsin Central railroad car at the stockyards in the New City community area, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

A man with a raised cane herding sheep down a ramp leading from a Wisconsin Central railroad car at the stockyards in the New City community area, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

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#118 A line of cows tied in pens inside a building at the International Live Stock Exposition at the stockyards, Chicago, 1904.

A line of cows tied in pens inside a building at the International Live Stock Exposition at the stockyards, Chicago, 1904.

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#119 Man in a white coat pulling an animal carcass that is hanging by a hook along an overhead pulley in the stockyards, Chicago, 1904.

Man in a white coat pulling an animal carcass that is hanging by a hook along an overhead pulley in the stockyards, Chicago, 1904.

Another man in a white coat stands just behind him. Eight more animal carcasses hang from the pulley behind the one that the man is pulling.

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#120 Men During the 1904 Stockyards Strike, Chicago, 1904

Men During the 1904 Stockyards Strike, Chicago, 1904

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#121 Stockmen in the stockyards during the stockyards strike, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

Stockmen in the stockyards during the stockyards strike, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

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#122 South Water Street Market looking west toward the elevated train tracks over Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

South Water Street Market looking west toward the elevated train tracks over Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

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#123 Mayor Carter H Harrison, looking up while testifying during the Iroquois Theater fire inquest, Chicago, Illinois, January 1904.

Mayor Carter H Harrison, looking up while testifying during the Iroquois Theater fire inquest, Chicago, Illinois, January 1904.

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#124 Men on horseback herding cattle on a street, while other men and boys watch in the background, during the 1904 Stockyards Strike, Chicago.

Men on horseback herding cattle on a street, while other men and boys watch in the background, during the 1904 Stockyards Strike, Chicago.

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#125 Policemen sitting in a classroom, taking the sergeants exam, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

Policemen sitting in a classroom, taking the sergeants exam, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.

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#126 Interior view of an unidentified bar located on the Southwest corner of Clark and North Avenue, Chicago, 1904

Interior view of an unidentified bar located on the Southwest corner of Clark and North Avenue, Chicago, 1904

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#127 Men gathered outside the Cahill Brothers store, during a stock yard strike in the Halsted street area, Chicago, 1904.

Men gathered outside the Cahill Brothers store, during a stock yard strike in the Halsted street area, Chicago, 1904.

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#128 Five men sitting on the porch of a building that has Anchor Lager Beer signs next to its entrances, 1904.

Five men sitting on the porch of a building that has Anchor Lager Beer signs next to its entrances, 1904.

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#129 Iroquois Theatre Fire in Chicago, 1900

Iroquois Theatre Fire in Chicago, 1900

The fire which broke out at 3:15 P.M. in the newly erected theatre, a civic pride, was caused by an overheated arc lamp on the stage set fire to a curtain which blew, flaming, out over the audience.

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#130 Iroquois Theatre Fire in Chicago, 1903

Iroquois Theatre Fire in Chicago, 1903

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#131 Iroquois Theater at the time of the fire, Chicago, Illinois, December 10, 1903.