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Old Chicago

The City of Chicago was incorporated on Saturday, March 4, 1837 and for several decades was the fastest growing city in the world. As the site of the Chicago Portage, the city became an important transportation hub between the eastern and western United States.
1833 - In the beginning 1865 - City Hall 1871 - Chicago in Flames October 9 1871 1871 - Aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire
1890 - Child labor 1893 - Poster 1893 - Chicago World's Fair 1893 - Fine Arts Building, World's Fair 1893 - World's Fair (Columbian Exposition) 1894 - Chicago, Illinois
Robber Baron George Pullman Pullman luxury traincar interior 1893 - The Condition of the Laboring Man at Pullman July 6, 1893 - Freight cars burning July 1893 - National Guard firing into the crowd
c. 1895 - Architect Louis Sullivan of the Chicago School c. 1898 - Great Northern Hotel and office building Atrium, Chicago Art Institute 1900 - Lincoln Park September 1, 1900 - Wabash Avenue north from Adams Street c. 1900 - Tenement alley
1904 - Ida Tarbell 1905 - The bridge, Lincoln Park c. 1905 - Replicas of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria c. 1905 - Children's bathing beach, Lincoln Park c. 1905 - Children's bathing beach, Lincoln Park November 1905 - Lake Shore Drive
1906 - Lake Shore Drive 1907 - Dearborn Street c. 1907 - Madison and State Streets 1907 - Commuters 1907 - Wabash Avenue, showing the famous L c. 1907 - Wabash Avenue with Elevated Tracks
1907 - Jackknife bridge, down 1907 - Jackknife bridge, up c. 1907 - Coliseum Garden, 15th Street and Wabash Avenue 1907 - State Street c. 1907 - Illinois Theatre c. 1908 - Sightseeing
c. 1910 - Madison Street 1910 - Greek wrestling club, Hull House 1910 - Water fountain, Lincoln Park c. 1911 - Chicago and North Western Railway station July 21, 1913 - Al Bridwell and Jimmy Archer of the Chicago Cubs Carl Sandburg
June 1916 - Grandstands at the Chicago Coliseum 1916 - Prince Mahidol of Siam (Thailand) 1917 - Sheet music August 1919 - End of a race riot 1919 - Whites view destroyed homes of black residents after the riot 1920 - Anna Held with Christmas packages
August 16, 1921 - Ku Klux Klan gathering October 15, 1922 - The Bears play their 1st ever game at Wrigley Field 1922 - Sheet music