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    • A good job by fire bug

    • A good job by fire bug

    • Arson; Crimes; Interiors

    • Caption: "A good job by one of the fire bugs. Incendiary fires are supposed to have totaled one-half Chicago's annual loss. The trust heads are now in Joliet and insurance rates are down again."
    • A. R. Parsons

    • A. R. Parsons

    • Anarchists; Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886.

    • From text: A. R. Parsons is a medium sized, slimly built man, with a light mustache. By trade he is a printer. He is well educated, thoroughly posted on Socialism, and a fluent and stirring speaker. Unlike Spies, he is cool and calculating, and...
    • Abram Winegardner Harris

    • Abram Winegardner Harris

    • Universities & colleges; College presidents

    • Caption: "Abram Winegardner Harris: President of Northwestern University from 1906 until the present time". From text: "The next president of the University was Abram Winegardner Harris, who was elected on February 1st, 1906. Dr. Harris had...
    • Al Capone

    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Organized crime

    • Caption: "His Favorite Pose" Here is an excellent likeness of Alphonse Capone, the Big Boy of Chicago Gangland, and the greatest gangster that ever lived. When King Al poses for a photograph which isn't often, he always turns his right cheek to...
    • Alex Levin

    • Alex Levin

    • Labor unions

    • Caption: "Alex Levin, Chairman, Board of Directors. Officers Chicago Joint Board". On photograph: "371 I. P. E. U."
    • Alphonse Capone and John Stege

    • Alphonse Capone and John Stege

    • Organized crime; Police

    • Caption: "Alphonse Capone, released from a Philadelphia jail, set Chicago on its ears, when he appeared unheralded in the office of John Stege, Commissioner of Detectives, and blandly inquired if he was wanted for anything. Capone with his...
    • Ambulance loaded with fire victims

    • Ambulance loaded with fire victims

    • Fires; Theaters

    • From text: "While the streets began to crowd for blocks around with weeping and heartbroken persons in mortal terror because of knowledge that loved ones had attended the performance, patrol wagons, ambulances and open wagons hurried the injured to...
    • American Brewing Academy

    • American Brewing Academy

    • Brewing industry; Schools

    • Caption: "Amerikanische Brauer-Academie." Writing on building in image: "Wahl & Henius American Brewing Academy Scientific Station for Brewing American Brewers Review." The American Academy of Brewing was founded in 1891 by Robert Wahl and Max...
    • Anton J. Cermak

    • Anton J. Cermak

    • Mayors

    • From text: "Cermak Was Elected World's Fair Mayor[.] 'I'm glad it was me instead of you.' Thus spoke the man that had been chosen to be Mayor of the city of Chicago during A Century of Progress Exposition on that memorable night of February 15,...
    • Archibald Clybourne

    • Archibald Clybourne

    • Butchers; Judges

    • Caption: "Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Clybourne, types of the pioneer By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Archibald Clybourne (1802-1872), was a butcher and justice of the peace. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated...
    • Armour elevator

    • Armour elevator

    • Grain elevators

    • Caption: "The Armour grain elevator is the largest in the city, and belongs to the millionaire meat packer. The owner is noted for his great wheat operations on the Board of Trade. The vast quantities of the actual product in this immense...
    • Arrangements Committee

    • Arrangements Committee

    • Labor unions

    • Caption: "Arrangements Committee, 5th Biennial Convention, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Chicago May 8-13, 1922". On photograph: ""371 I. P. E. U."
    • Art Institute

    • Art Institute

    • Galleries & museums; Art education

    • Caption: "This structure stands on the lake front facing Michigan Avenue, near the foot of Adams Street and was erected in 1893 at a cost of $785,000. It contains a rare collection of paintings, statuary and other objects of art. Many wealthy...
    • Arthur Farrar

    • Arthur Farrar

    • Business people

    • From text: "Arthur Farrar was born December 3, 1837, and died November 2, 1893, yet within this comparatively brief space of time his life wrought for good along many lines. Between his record and the highest ideals there was no discordant...

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