Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Proposed Double Roadway (1908)

Proposed double roadway.
Charles Moore, ed. Plan of Chicago. (Chicago: The Commercial Club, 1988).

Friday, September 28, 2012

Chicago's Worst Cow (1888)

Chicago's worst cow; Chicago fire
Chicago: An Instructive and Entertaining History of a Wonderful City; With a Useful Stranger's Guide.  (Chicago: Rhodes and McClure, 1888).

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Dream (1889)

The Dream of Chicago Cregier's Clean City or, The World's Fair
The Dream of Chicago Cregier's Clean City or, A Full Account of the World's Fair at Chicago, U.S.A. (Chicago, 1889.)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Greater Than Any Sermon (1893)

This is greater than any sermon I ever heard.  Lincon statue, Lincoln Park, Chicago
Charles McClellan Stevens. The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair. (Chicago: Laird and Lee, 1893).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

If Christ Came to Chicago (1894)

Ninteenth Precinct, Harrison & Dearborn, Chicago 1984 showing location of brothels, pawnbrokers, saloons & lodging houses.
Ninteenth Precinct, Dearborn & Polk, Chicago 1984 showing location of brothels, pawnbrokers, saloons & lodging houses.
William Thomas Stead. If Christ Came to Chicago: A Plea for the Union of All Who Love in the Service of All Who Suffer. (Chicago: Laird and Lee Publishers, 1894).

Monday, September 24, 2012

In The Stockyards (1917)

In the Stockyards-Armour
H.C. Chatfield-Taylor. Chicago. Illustrations by Lester G. Hornby. (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917).

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bigelow House & Pacific Hotel (1871)

Bigelow House & Pacific Hotel after great Chicago fire.
Elias Colbert and Everett Chamberlin. Chicago and the Great Conflagration. Illustrations by Capin and Gullick. (Cincinnati and New York: C.F. Vent, 1871).

Saturday, September 22, 2012

1893 Court of Honor (1902)

Court of Honor, 1893 World's Fair  (Chicago Exposition)
Chicago. HIstorical. Pictorial. (Chicago: Rand, McNally, and Company, 1902).

Friday, September 21, 2012

Embryonic Dune (1899)

Embryonic dune on the beach at South Chicago
Henry Chandler Cowes. The Ecological Relations of the Vegetation on the Sand Dunes of Lake Michigan. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1899).

Thursday, September 20, 2012

City of Chicago (1912)

City of Chicago 1912 map
Chicago for the Tourist. (Chicago: Passenger Department, Illinois Central Railroad, 1912).

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Freight Tunnels in Chicago (1904)

Branch tunnels leaving main shaft.  Superintendent Jackson at lower level of train on the left.
George W. Jackson. "Freight Tunnels in Chicago." The Independent. 57 (November 3, 1904).

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hydraulic Suction Dredge (1896)

Charles Shadduck Hill. The Chicago Main Drainage Channel: A description of the machinery used and methods of work adopted in excavating the 28-mile drainage canal from Chicago to Lockport, Ill.  (New York: The Engineering News Publishing Company, 1986).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Art and Utility (1924)

Venetian-like plan submitted as means of solving Chicago's problems of civic improvement by building roomy underground tunnels for shipping beneath structural combinations of art and utility.
"The City of the Future." Popular Mechanics. 42 (August 1924).

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Narrow Way (1901)

Passage to rear tenements
Robert Hunter. Tenement Conditions in Chicago: Report by the Investigating Committee of the City Homes Association. (Chicago: City Homes Association, 1901).

Friday, September 14, 2012

Railroading, Turntable, & Arch (1867)

Jack Wing. The Great Chicago Lake Tunnel: The causes which led to its conception; the great undertaking; obstacles encountered; how the work was performed; launch of the crib, etc., together with sketches of the visits of several illustrious parties to the works, and a midnight train of cars beneath lake Michigan. Also, the successful completion of the great enterprise.. (Chicago: Jack Wing, 1867).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Double Deck (1924)

System of elevated sidewalks suggested for Chicago's business district to relive pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
"The City of the Future." Popular Mechanics. 42 (August 1924).

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dodging Death (1925)

detail of cross section-tunneling under Lake Michigan.
Island from which tunnel is being dug with sketch showing underground work.
"Dodging Death Behind the Dynamite Crew."Popular Mechanics.44  (September 1925).

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Proposed Civic Center (1909)

Chicago's proposed civic center
 Daniel Hudson Burnham and Edward Herbert Bennett. Plan of Chicago: prepared under the direction of the Commercial Club during the years MCMVI, MCMVII, and MCMVIII. (Chicago: The Commercial Club, 1909).

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ice Caps on Sprinkling Filters (1911)

Ice caps in winter on sprinkling filters, sewage treatement
Langdon Pearse ."The Sewage Disposal Problem in the United States and Beyond." Journal of the Western Society of Engineers. 16 (September 1911).

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Daily Loss of Water (1917)

134 gallons per person represents the daily loss of water in Chicago [1917] through waste and leakage which is preventable.
The Water Works System of the City of Chicago: Report Prepared by the Chicago Bureau of the Loss of Efficiency. (Chicago 1917).

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Chicago Waterworks (1874)

Chicago waterworks
Everett Chamberlin. Chicago and its Suburbs. (Chicago: T.A. Hungerford & Company, 1874).

Friday, September 7, 2012

Lake Michigan House Move (1912)

Large two-story house moved on scows three miles along the shore of Lake Michigan
"Lake Michigan as Highway for House Moving." Popular Mechanics. 18 (August 1912).

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Crib and Intake (1929)

Model of a unit in Chicago's water supply system.
"How City Receives Its Water Shown by Models." Popular Mechanics. 21 (June 1929).

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chicago Faucets (1930)

Chicago Faucets: A Symbol of Service, Catalog E.  (Chicago: The Chicago Faucet Company, 1930).

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

La Salle Street Tunnel (1888)

La Salle Street Tunnel
Chicago: an Instructive and Entertaining History, or A Wonderful City.  (Chicago: Rhodes and McClure, 1888).

Monday, September 3, 2012

Farragut Boat Club (1888)

Farragut Boat Club
The Chicago Clubs: Illustrated. (Chicago: Lanward Publishing Company, 1888).

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chicago Tenement Alley (1901)

Chicago tenement alley
Robert Hunter. Tenement Conditions in Chicago: Report by the Investigating Committee of the City Homes Association. (Chicago: City Homes Association, 1901).

Saturday, September 1, 2012