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  1. ACME Steel Company, Suspension Conveyor over Calumet River
    Completed in 1958, Interlake Iron's suspension bridge conveyor over the Calumet River linked the Chicago coke plant with the blast furnace plant. Coke and coke oven gas was delivered to the blast furnace from the coke plant, while process steam was delivered from the blast furnace site to the coke plant. With dimensions of 26 feet wide, 400 feet in length, and with a vertical clearance of 130 feet, Chicago's only suspension bridge was demolished in 2005.

  2. ACME Steel Company: Telegrams of Quincy Hardware Manufacturing Co.
    Photograph of telegrams between salesman H.G. Merrill and James E. MacMurray during the former's first sales trip, 1897-98.

  3. ACME Steel Goods Co., James E. MacMurray and Associates
    From the November 1939 ACME News with copy of this photograph: "Picture taken on James E. MacMurray's twenty-fifth anniversary with ACME Steel Company. Mr. MacMurray holds a loving cup presented to him by his associates." Place Made: ACME Steel Goods Company, 2840-34 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL

  4. ACME Steel Goods Company Catalog No. 25
    Cover of c. 1920s ACME Steel Goods Company Catalog No. 25 Place Made: Chicago IL

  5. ACME Steel Goods Company, Riverdale Plant ,1922
    Illustration of the ACME Steel Goods Company's Riverdale Plant in 1922. Place Made: Chicago IL

  6. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from SSW
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Riverdale Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 1, showing parking lot. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  7. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from SW
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Riverdale Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 12. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  8. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from the NE
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Riverdale Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 9. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  9. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from the NW
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Company Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 15. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  10. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from the South
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Company Riverdale Plant, c.1950s. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  11. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from WSW
    Aerial View of the ACME Steel Rolling Mills, Riverdale, Chicago IL Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  12. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Foundry Ladles
    Foundry ladles being preheated while horizontal at the ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, late 1980s. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  13. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Superstrip Transport 1935
    Accompanying Caption: Special trainload of ACME Superstrip leaving Riverdale Plant for the automotive plants in Detroit by the Pennsylvania RR. January 1935. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  14. ACME Steel Riverdale, Aerial View
    ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  15. ACME Steel Riverdale, Salesman Visit
    From the verso: Salesmen and others who visit the Purchasing Department of Riverdale are met at the station and taken to the office. This picture shows a salesman entering the station wagon for his return trip in ample time to make the next train for Chicago. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  16. ACME Steel, Infirmary Visit
    An ACME employee receives treatment in the infirmary, probably at Riverdale Plant, 1940s. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  17. ACME Steel/Interlake, Inc., Chicago Blast Furnace Plant, Hot Metal Bottle Car
    New ISC Incorporated hot metal bottle car ISCX-38, at the Burley Avenue blast furnace plant, with the signature "Have a Safe Work Day" in the background. Place Made: Chicago IL

  18. Across the Continent: The Frank Leslie Excursion to the Pacific
    Side-scenes on the Central Pacific Railroad. Internet article from Frank Leslie's Illustration Newspaper, February 9, 1878, about Frank Leslie's trip across the country. Place Made:

  19. Adding Spice to Old Pullman
    Newspaper article with interviews of original residents and info on Historic Pullman Foundation's plans for neighborhood.

  20. Administration Building
    Employee parking in front of north wing. Note South wing enlargement. Mid 1940s Place Made: Chicago

  21. Administration Building
    View of Clocktower about 1915. Note watchman at door, US Mail post box by street Place Made: Chicago, IL

  22. Administration Building
    Aerial view of Administration Building, early 1970s.

  23. Administration Building
    Best clear view of Lake Vista with reflection of the Administration Building. Allen Wheel Works and North Pullman in left distance. Place Made: Chicago

  24. Administration Building
    Classic view of the Administration Building with "Pullman" on the banks of Lake Vista. Note carriage and Water wagon. This photo used by project architects to detail reconstruction of clock tower in 2005. Place Made: Chicago

  25. Administration Building
    Wide-angle view of entire Administration Building, possibly by Wylie Dennison. Place Made: Chicago IL

  26. Administration Building
    View of the Administration Building and Lake Vista. Horse and buggy in view driving down the path. 1890.

  27. Administration Building
    View from Florence Ave (111th) across Lake Vista. Note Pullman name spelled out on bank. ca 1890 Place Made: Chicago

  28. Administration Building
    North Elevation, North Factory West Elevation. Black and white photograph, Post fire/pre-rebuild. Place Made: Chicago IL

  29. Administration Building
    Color photo dated 12/30/2003 shows building during post-fire reconstruction.

  30. Administration Building
    Photograph copy from disc of Clock Tower at time of conversion into warehouse by Kasle Steel Corp. Undated.

  31. Administration Building
    Drawing of the Administration Building at the Factory Site.

  32. Administration Building
    Administration Building with parking area. 1940s

  33. Administration Building
    Color photograph of the front facade of the Administration Building at the Pullman Factory.

  34. Administration Building
    Showing the newly graded Cottage grove, picture was taken after Lake Visa was filled in (1903) but before South wing was demolished. Place Made: Chicago, IL

  35. Administration Building
    Clock Tower and with view of south wing enlarged to accommodate manufacturing larger train cars Place Made: Chicago, IL

  36. Administration Building
    Administration Building in Pullman

  37. Administration Building
    View looking South Place Made: Chicago

  38. Administration Building (South Elevation)
    Black and white photograph of post fire/ pre-rebuild Administration Building.

  39. Administration Building and Lake Vista
    Looking North at the Administration Building with Allen Wheel Works and North Pullman in the distance. Place Made: Chicago

  40. Administration Building and Lake Vista
    Close up of Administration Building and Lake Vista

  41. Administration Building and Lake Vista
    Sepia tone photographs 1) 8x10 and 1 5x7 showing the Pullman factory and administration sections and part of Lake Vista as newly erected.

  42. Administration Building and Lake Vista
    View from south showing additional landscaping

  43. Administration Building and Lake Vista
    View showing completed landscaping with name "Pullman" in flowers.

  44. Administration Building and Lake Vista
    View from north showing two young girls on road by Lake.

  45. Administration Building and Parking Lot
    Administration Building and Parking Lot

  46. Administration Building North Wing
    Early view of north wing, Lake Vista in foreground, clocktower on the right. Place Made: Chicago IL

  47. Administration Building Print
    Black line drawing on cream paper, 1976 by Kretschmann

  48. Administration Building Triptych
    Photos of building in 1910, 1990, 1998 after the fire.

  49. Administration Building, Field Notes
    Field Notes of Charles E. Gregersen, from 1971 and 1973, site dimensions and reconstructed details. Compiled 12/6/98, handwritten, 57 pages.

  50. Admiral Byrd's Snow Cruiser
    Outside Pullman factory, 1939.

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