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    • The Wigwam Building

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • A picture of the Wigwam Building. The word "wigwam" means Indian tent or council house. The Republican Convention met here May 16, 1860 and nominated Abraham Lincoln for President. He was nominated on the third ballot and his opponents were Seward...
    • Captain Ed H McAllister

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Civil War--Illinois; Military service--Illinois; Politics & government
    • This is a picture of Captain Ed H. McAllister who was born December 24, 1828. He was educated in Washington Academy at Salem, NY, and he came to Plainfield in 1852. He bought 160 acres of prairie land without any improvements. He was a Republican...
    • George H Woodruff

    • Illinois--Will County--Joliet; Politics & government; People
    • This is a photograph of George H. Woodruff, who was a drugist, sold books and stationery, and was Joliet's earliest and best historian. He was born in Clinton, Unida Co. NY on Aug. 16, 1814. As a youth, he attended the common school as at the age...
    • Dr D.W. Jump

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Politics & government
    • A picture of our well-known Dr. D.W. Jump. He was born in Huron Co. OH August 24, 1847. He spent his early days on the farm and at the age of 18 he began reading medicine and teaching school. He entered the University of Michigan in 1869 and...
    • Ebenezer Peck

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • A photograph of Ebenezer Peck, who was born May 22, 1805 at Portland, ME. In 1826, he was married to Carolina Walker of VT. He studied Law at Montreal, Canada, and became the King's Counsel for the District of Canada. In 1835, he came to Chicago...
    • Abraham Lincoln House

    • Frontier & pioneer life; Pioneers--Illinois; Politics & government
    • This is a picture of the cabin built by Thomas Lincoln and his son Abraham in Coles County IL in 1831. Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809 in Harding Co. KY. His parents were of the early pioneer stock, and the cabin in which he was born had a...
    • Alonzo Huntington

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • A photo of Alonzo Huntington, who was born Sept. 1, 1805 in Shaftsburg, VT. In 1833, he married Patience L. Dyer of Rutland Co. VA. He first worked as a mason, but later took to the study of law. He came to Chicago in the fall of 1835. He was...
    • Hon W A Steele

    • Illinois--Will County--Joliet; Politics & government
    • This is a picture of the Hon. W.A. Steele who was born in Blairsville, PA October 11, 1836. He married Miss Frances Sanger Jan. 16, 1862. Mr. Steele was very prominent in the history of Joliet in his day. He came to Joliet in 1855. he built 6 miles...
    • Buckner S. Morris

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • This is a photograph of Buckner S. Morris. He was born Aug. 19, 1800 at Augusta, KY. [He] married Eviline Baker of Madison, KY in 1832. In 1830, he was elected to the Legislature. In 1834, he came to Chicago on horseback, and he said there were...
    • Daniel P. Cook

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • This is a photograph of Daniel P. Cook. He was born in Scott Co. KY in 1794. He had a common school education and a short experience in merchandising. He entered the law office of John Pope in 1815. He moved to Kaskaskia, then the seat of...
    • Joliet's First Courthouse

    • Illinois--Will County--Joliet; Politics & government
    • A picture of Joliet's first courthouse, built in 1837 by Blackburn and Wilson for the consideration of $2000 by order of the Will County Commissioners Sisson, Durham, and Walker. This building also served as a jail. It stood a little north of the...
    • Samuel Lisle Smith

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • This is a picture of Samuel Lisle Smith. He was born is Philadelphia, PA in 1817. His parents were wealthy, and he studied Law at Yale. He came to IL in 1836 to look after his father's interests in his extensive land purchases. In 1838, he he...
    • John Wentworth

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • A photograph of the Hon. John Wentworth. He was born March 5, 1815 at Sandwich in Stratford Co. NH. He attended the public school, and in the fall of 1827, he attended the Acedemy of NH. [He] later attended lectures at other colleges. In 1832, he...
    • Gordon S Hubbard

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Indigenous peoples; Civil War--Illinois; Politics & government
    • This is a good picture of Gordon S. Hubbard who was born at Winsor, VT on Aug. 22, 1802. He had a common school education [and was] also a pupil of Rev. David Huntington for three years. He showed traits of trading at an early age and in 1818, he...
    • Richard J Hamilton

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • A picture of Richard J. Hamilton born in Mercer Co. KY August 21, 1799, educated at Shelbyville College, came north to the southern counties in 1820. In 1821, he became Cashier of the Old State Bank. He studied Law and was admitted to the bar in...

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