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Over the decades, Chicago has been documented in countless books created for events like the World's Columbian Exposition and elaborate guides to local institutions such as the University of Chicago and the Rush Medical College. This digital collection from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library brings together 617 images that tell the story of the Second City in pictures, plans, and drawings. Visitors can browse by subject, creator, subject name, place name, item type, or they can just type in their own keywords (try "parks" or "Loop" to get started). Some of the fine items included here include photographs of Chicago gangsters, the city's first taxicab, the early pneumatic tube system designed for the Chicago Post Office, and the reference room of the Chicago Public Library in 1911. Engineers and others will be delighted to learn that the site also contains the draft plans created in order to straighten the Chicago River.

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  • Arts > General
  • Arts > Architecture
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > United States History

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    Keywords:

    Arts,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Social studies -- United States history,Social Sciences,Arts -- Architecture,Social studies,History/Policy/Law,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928105249245T,Social studies -- History,NSDL

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    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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