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Elgin History Museum Gylleck Photo Collection

   
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  1. (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory
    First section of (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory from west side.

  2. (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory
    First (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory building looking southwest

  3. (Elgin) National Watch Company Factory.
    Employees entering original factory of (Elgin) National Watch Company.

  4. 11 Unidentified Males in Front of Watch Factory
    Eleven (11) unidentified men (possibly Elgin National Watch Factory employees) in front of the Elgin National Watch Factory. Similar to 1989.001.0135 and 1989.001.2732

  5. 11 Unidentified Men in Front of Watch Factory
    11 unidentified men (possibly Elgin National Watch Factory employees) in front of the Elgin National Watch Factory. Similar to 1989.001.0135 and 1989.001.3043A.

  6. 1871 East Elgin Panorama
    1871 East Elgin Panorama (6 of 10) Looking at east Elgin along the Fox Riverbank. Taken from the west side. The Congregational Church is in the center of the photograph with the First Universalist Church to the left with four short steeples. Behind the Universalist Church is the Old Stone Baptist Church a small steeple. The steeple was removed when the Church became a school.

  7. 1875 Baseball Team
    Nine (9) members of the 1875 Baseball Team. 5 players sitting. 4 players standing behind them. Two very long baseball bats crossed and leaning against the players in the front row. Three floppy hats on the floor. One man in the first row has a hat resting on his knee. The player in the middle of the first row might be holding a baseball in his hands. Similar to 1989.001.1930

  8. 1st St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
    St Mary's Roman Catholic Church on the southeast corner of Fulton and Gifford Streets. The church is 1+ stories tall and of brick construction. The main entrance is a double wooden door topped by a pointed window, inset into a pointed arch doorway. The church has an attached bell tower at the edge of the front facade. There is a small round window with a 4 leaf clover inspired design in its center. Person on horseback and three people stand at the corner on the wooden sidewalk by the fence. Next door, a woman stands on the porch of a two story house. Similar to 1989.001.1850-.1852, 1989.001.2299.

  9. 2 unidentified men in a Ford Touring Car
    2 unidentified men in a Ford Touring Car parked alongside the road. Licence plate "93383." Farm land on the opposite of the road.

  10. 30th Annual Reunion of 52nd Illinois Veteran Association
    30th Annual Reunion of 52nd Illinois Veteran Association, taken on the stairs to Lords Park Pavilion. The men stand in formal rows on the steps. Most of the men wear a ribbon badge on their chests.

  11. 32w160 Army Trail Road, Wayne, Illinois
    32w160 Army Trail Road, residence on Army Trail Road, Wayne, Illinois. Two story house with dark shutters. bushes around two sides of the house. A picket fence borders the property.

  12. 351 Silver Street Resident Unidentified
    351 Silver Street. The home is 2 stories with a small covered front porch; a larger back porch is seen at the rear of the home near a bay window. The home has a 4 sided witches cap spire with tall narrow windows. The eaves at the 2 exposed gables feature a wagon wheel shaped trim.

  13. 4 South Street
    Residence at 4 South Street (Owner Unknown). One woman standing by picket fence gate and another woman standing closer to the house. The house is one story but features an attic window. A porch runs along the front of the home and features gingerbread trim and railings. A wooden sidewalk runs along the unpaved street in front of the home. Similar to 1989.001.2826

  14. 404 Washington Street, West Dundee, Illinois
    Residence at 404 Washington Street, West Dundee, Illinois. Built in 1855. Two story white home with shutters on the front. Porch on the front and one side. Snow on the ground.

  15. 4th of July Celebration at Fountain Square
    Stereoscope view of 4th of July crowd at Fountain Square, southeast corner Chicago Street and South Grove Ave. Signs include Adler & Bro, Schults, Kimball & O'Connell. Similar to 1989.001.0453 and 1989.001.0455.

  16. 4th of July Celebration, Fountain Square
    4th of July crowd in Fountain Square, looking east on Chicago Street from the bridge. A large number of wagons, horses and people is gathered on an unpaved street. The crowd faces away from the camera, watching an event in the distance. Several onlookers stand on wide wooden sidewalks in front of businesses. Signs advertise watches, jewelry, Oyster Depot, Federal Union Insurance Co, C.M. Daniels & Son Insurance and Real Estate, Campbell & Taylor, news depot, books, stationary and toys, B. Healy, groceries, stoves, dentist, M. Mallery & Co.,J.A. Carlisle, J. Meehan, J.A. Carlisle, C. Lewis, printing, and Adler Bros. Similar to 1989.001.04571989.001.0459B and 1989.001.2976.

  17. 4th of July crowd in Fountain Square
    Stereoscope view of 4th of July crowd in Fountain Square, looking east on Chicago Street from the bridge. A large number of wagons, horses and people is gathered on an unpaved street. The crowd faces away from the camera, watching an event in the distance. Several onlookers stand on wide wooden sidewalks in front of businesses. Signs advertise watches, jewelry, Oyster Depot, Federal Union Insurance Co, C.M. Daniels & Son Insurance and Real Estate, Campbell & Taylor, news depot, books, stationary and toys, B. Healy, groceries, stoves, dentist, M. Mallery & Co.,J.A. Carlisle, J. Meehan, J.A. Carlisle, C. Lewis, printing, and Adler Bros. Similar to 1989.001.0457 and 1989.001.0459B.

  18. 4th of July Parade
    The Watch Factory Musical Unit marches in a 4th of July parade at National Street and Gifford Street. National House and Gymnasium in the background. The street is paved in bricks. Several people watch the parade from the sidewalk; a man stands with his bicycle and several children sit on the curb. Similar to 1989.001.2894.

  19. 7 Unidentified Males in Front of Watch Factory
    7 Unidentified Males in Front of Watch Factory. They are all by a post with one man sitting on the base of the post. He is holding a cane. Houses in the background. Similar to 1989.001.0134.

  20. 89-1-3301
    Looking south from National Street Bridge. The end of Goff Island in the Fox River is in the foreground. Wooden fences line the banks of the Fox River. Similar to 1989.001.0014, 1989.001.3302, and 1989.001.3303.

  21. 'Old Brick' School
    'Old Brick' School northeast corner of DuPage and Chapel Street. Two story building with two chimneys Two men sitting on stairs outside the building. Wooden steps and walkways leading to the entrances. Both men are wearing hats. Sign on one exterior wall "Chapel St" Similar to 1989.001.1856.

  22. 'Old Brick' School and Elgin High School
    'Old Brick' School northeast corner of DuPage and Chapel Streets on the left. Elgin High School on the right.

  23. "20th Century Limited" Locomotive #6023. .
    New York Central RR "20th Century Limited" Locomotive #6023. Photo taken at 103 Street, Chicago.

  24. "Backyard" of Clyde Beatty Cole Bros Circus
    "Backyard" of Clyde Beatty Cole Bros Circus. Grounds on Burnidge Industrial Park. A long line of taut ropes attached to stakes runs along the left side of the frame, supporting a circus tent that is largely out of view. The lot is grassy and several people mill about talking and working; one is a woman in a leotard or show costume walking with her shoes in hand. Beyond the ropes is a line of trucks, trailers and wagons parked in a line. Newspaper clipping on back "Boys Worked into Circus"

  25. "Backyard" of Hagenback and Wallace Circus
    "Backyard" of Hagenback and Wallace Circus. South Liberty Street And South Hammond Avenue. Two boys stand near a group of horses grazing on grass and ties to a center pole and line. To one side is a tall boxy circus wagon covered in a plain, fitted, tarp and labeled with the number "1". Behind the boys is a multi-pole circus tent.

  26. "Birds Eye View of Elgin"
    "Bird's Eye View of Elgin." Residential neighborhood in the foreground and churches in the background.

  27. "Dipper" Taken From West Side of Fox River
    Looking northeast toward the "Dipper" taken from the west side of the Fox River. It shows the dike that separates the raceway from the Fox River. Stone Mills building is on the east side of the river. What is now Kimball Street leads to an ice house on the Fox River. The Chicago Street Bridge is in the center of the photograph. On the back of the matt board is an article about the name Elgin by Trygve A. Rovelstad Similar to 1989.001.0681

  28. "Drop Off At Elgin And See the Sights" Postcard
    Black and white cartoon postcard of "Drop Off At Elgin And See the Sights"

  29. "Good Night" and City Hall
    Elgin Daily News "Good Night" page; City Hall and Commercial Hotel at top. Similar to 1989.001.2013 and 1989.001.2014.

  30. "Greetings From Elgin Illinois"
    "Greetings From Elgin." Post Office, Elgin State Hospital Annex, Lords Park, Illinois State Armory and Elgin National Watch Company, each shown in each letter spelling out Elgin. Man looking through microscope in the right corner.

  31. "Jenks Trophy" Elgin Automotive Races
    "Jenks Trophy" Elgin Automotive Races August 8, 1912. Wooden base.

  32. "Joe-Head Tent Man" For Clyde Beatty Circus
    Portrait of "Joe-Head Tent Man" For Clyde Beatty Circus, taken in Elgin. The subject looks directly at the camera, squinting and not smiling but not looking unhappy. He is an older man, with a full white beard and deeply wrinkled forehead and eyes. He wears a rough work shirt and dark suspenders. His striped, engineer-style hat is set upon his slicked back white hair.

  33. "Midway" of Clyde Beatty Cole Bros. Circus
    "Midway" of Clyde Beatty Cole Bros Circus. Grounds on Burnidge Industrial Park. Patrons walk between rows of circus trucks and booths with striped awnings, flags and balloons. Signs advertise live rattlesnakes, A Side Show Zoo and the main entrance to the circus. On the back is a newspaper clipping advertising the circus. Similar to 1989.001.2608.

  34. "Noon At Watch Factory"
    Busy street in front of Elgin National Watch Factory at noon. People fill the sidewalks under the clock tower and cable cars are shown in the street.

  35. "Old Barrel House"
    "Old Barrel House" and neighboring stores at the northeast corner of Dexter and Douglas Ave. Several men face the camera, standing near a wood panel station wagon parked in front of the Wonder Inn. Others pass on the sidewalk and stand in a nearby parking lot. A man sits in the passenger seat of a car behind the station wagon. The block houses a parking lot and a series of adjacent two story brick buildings with first floor commercial occupants. The second story features a series of curtained standard and bay windows. Signs advertise Meister Brau, Hamm's Beer, Coca Cola, the Homestead Restaurant, Drewry's Beer ("Fuggle Hops put Drewrys a hop ahead"), the Wonder Inn, the Old Barrel House, Royal Crown Cola, Whiskey, Dr. Pepper, 7Up, Schlitz, and Beverly Outdoor.

  36. "Old People's Home" Oak Crest Residence
    "Old People's Home" now Oak Crest Residence. South State Street. Broadside of the building. The facing side of the building features a covered porch, a prominent rounded room and a formal entrance with stone accent walls and large planters. The view also shows 3 stores of windows, a porch at the right side and mature trees. A sidewalk passes in front of the building and a parallel one leads to the entrance of the building.

  37. "Pioneer"
    The "Pioneer" the Chicago & North Western Railroad locomotive first came to Elgin 1850.

  38. "TEMPTING"
    Girl Feeding Swan At Lords Park Upper Lagoon. "TEMPTING". The girl wears a dark skirt, white blouse, ankle socks and dark shoes. She stands with her back to the camera with her attention on a swan swimming in the lagoon. Her hand is outstretched as if calling to the swan or offering it food. Exhibited at the Elgin Camera Club monthly small print exhibition, 3-9-1955. First place winner.

  39. "The Good Old Fox River" Female in Bathing Suit
    Colored photo print postcard of "the Good Old Fox River", a female in bathing suit getting out of a boat. Swimming costume from the era.

  40. "Thor" Electric Washer & Electric Iron Parade Float
    Horse drawn float showing "Thor" Electric Washer & Electric Iron. Thor Washer pennant hangs from an arbor on the float. (Probably Western United Gas & Electric Co Float). Float decorated with many flowers and leaves. A woman stands next to the washing machine. The float is pulled by a horse and a man is holding the reins.

  41. "Winter Design" Icicles & Ladder at Woodruff and Edwards Foundry
    "Winter Design" Icicles & Ladder at Woodruff and Edwards Foundry. Photo submitted for Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association monthly interclub competition.

  42. A Country Drive
    Colored photo print postcard of "A Country Drive" Elgin. Various flora depicted; a white fence situated on one side of the dirt road.

  43. A. F. Ansel Meat Market Wagons
    A.F. Ansel Meat Market Wagons northeast corner of Chapel and Fulton Streets, Elgin, Illinois.

  44. Abbey C. Wing School
    Abbey C. Wing School northwest corner of Kimball and Center Streets. Three story building. No landscaping. Similar to 1989.001.1483, 1989.001.1957, and 1989.001.1958.

  45. Abbey C. Wing School
    Abbey C. Wing School at the northwest corner of Kimball and Center Streets. Three story building. View seen does not show main entrance. Grounds are well kept with curbed sidewalks, grass and mature trees. Similar to 1989.001.1477.

  46. Abbey C. Wing School
    Abbey C. Wing School west corner of Kimball and Center Streets. Three story building. No landscaping. Similar to 1989.001.1483, 1989.001.1958 and 1989.001.2347.

  47. Abbey C. Wing School
    Abbey C. Wing School northwest corner of Kimball and Center Streets. Three story building. No landscaping. Similar to 1989.001.1483, 1989.001.1957 and 1989.001.2347

  48. Ackemann Bros Second Floor
    "Second Floor- Ackemann Bros. Elgin, ILL." Hats, corsets, clothing on display.

  49. Ackemann Bros. Waist Section
    Interior scene of "Waist Section - Ackemann Bros. Elgin, IL". Women's clothing in glass cases.

  50. Ackemann's Department Store
    Ackemann's Department Store on Milwaukee Street looking Northeast from corner of Douglas Ave. (Milwaukee Street Now East Highland Ave.) A utility pole and 2 man-hole covers are prominently seen in the center of the photo. Across the street the large Ackemann's sign hangs above window awnings. A man walks down the center of the street in front of the building. Across the street from Ackemann's a clock above a business displays the time 8:20. American flag and pennant bunting hangs across the street. A separate American flag is also mounted on top of the Ackemann's building. Similar to 1989.001.0384

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