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The busy intersection of State and Madison Streets in 1906, which features pedestrians, a streetcar, and automobile, and horse-drawn wagon. DN-0050752

On June Chicago’s last streetcar operated on the Clark-Wentworth line. Pictured here is the busy intersection of State and Madison Streets in which features pedestrians, a streetcar, an automobile, and horse-drawn wagon.

Chicago, 1907. State Street south from Lake Street.

Chicago, State Street south from Lake Street. I marvel to think that my Chicago born Grandpa Pinner, of German and Swiss parents, was 23 years old at the time.

Looking south on Michigan Ave from Pearson, 1944, Chicago. And yes, as referenced in photos here before, that is a pedestrian bridge crossin...

Looking south on Michigan Ave from Pearson, Chicago. And yes, as referenced in photos here before, that is a pedestrian bridge crossing Michigan Ave!

Cable Car, or Grip Car in Chicago, around the time of the Chicago World's Fair (1893)

Cable Car, or Grip Car in Chicago, around the time of the Chicago World's Fair My Grandpa Pinner was 10 years old and living on Hastings Street.

Easter procession of Italian immigrants, near Taylor St., 1903, Chicago.

IMMIGRANTS - Chicago Italians: Easter procession of Italian immigrants, near Taylor St.

On December 30, 1903, 602 people died when the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago caught fire and quickly became an inferno during a matinee showing of Mr. Bluebeard. 212 of those who died in this "absolutely fireproof" building were children.

December 1903 - 602 people died when the Iroquois Theatre in Chicago caught fire and quickly became an inferno during a matinee showing of Mr. 212 of those who died in this "absolutely fireproof" building were children.

The Birger Gang, southern Illinois bootleggers, pose with guns. Charles Birger is at center, on top of the car, c. 1924.    Want a copy of this photo?  > Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them this number: iChi-08642.  Want to buy a book?> Purchase Historic Photos of Chicago Crime: The Capone Era

The Birger Gang, southern Illinois bootleggers, pose with guns. Charles Birger is at center, on top of the car, c. Want a copy of this photo? > Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and.

Dearborn and Madison, 1869, Chicago. Chicago History Museum Archives (2 years before the fire)

Dearborn and Madison, Chicago. Chicago History Museum Archives years before the fire)

The ruins of the original Chicago Historical Society building, destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

The ruins of the original Chicago Historical Society building, destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire of Want a copy of this photo? > Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them.

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