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Pullman State Historic Site

   
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  1. "The Gumps" comic strip by Sidney Smith
    Original artwork by Sidney Smith from within a year or two of the inception of comic strip. This popular comic strip about a middle-class family ran in newspapers for forty two years, beginning in 1917.

  2. A Daily Miracle
    Original B/W magazine advertisement promoting rail travel, specifically mentioning Pullmans, published in the National Geographic, c1930s. Place Made:

  3. A Famous Inventor
    Newspaper article, 1888, summarizing interview with G. Pullman re: invention of the Palace train car. Envelope holding article included in file. Place Made: Washington D.C.

  4. A Fitting Finish at Pullman
    Photocopy of article dated August 1981 from unknown publication regarding the last Pullman car. Place Made:

  5. A Frosty Morning
    Tinted Koopman postcard showing view of 111th Street and South Park (now King Drive), 1910.

  6. A Great-Grandmother Remembers
    One sheet (copy) from an unidentified book, talking about growing up on the same block on Prairie Avenue as George Pullman and his family lived.

  7. A Headline of 36 Years Ago Today: 575 Dead in Fire!
    Article in the Chicago Tribune, December 30, 1939 regarding the Iroquois Theatre Fire. Place Made:

  8. A Hug and a Snub
    Chicago Sun-Times article about President Obama's brief visit to Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on Thursday, February 19, 2015, where he announced Pullman's as the 402nd National Monument.

  9. A landmark up in smoke
    Image of the Pullman factory burning the night of December 1, 1998.

  10. A Little Sermon All Pullman Employees Can Preach to Friends
    Copy of an article from the The Pullman News of April 1933, about Pullman travel safety.

  11. A Look at Roseland Then and Now
    Article from South End Reporter, May 30, 1973 showing Pullman locations past and present. Note images of Pullman School are reversed; the top image shows the original school and the lower image is the second Pullman school built in 1910.

  12. A native paradise
    Article from the Chicago Tribune about Glorious Gardens Finalist for 2008, Arthur Pearson, a Pullman resident.

  13. A Pioneer's Centennial George Mortimer Pullman 1831-1931
    Photocopy and type transcript of an essay on the life of George Pullman.

  14. A Proud Old Lady Admits Her Age
    Copy from two undated, unidentified newspaper articles about the 1884 Pullman Building in downtown Chicago. Talks about the building in 1956 as it is ready to be torn down. Place Made:

  15. A Pullman Captain and His Crew
    Original Pullman magazine ad, unknown publication, copyright 1937, The Pullman Company.

  16. A Trip to Pullman July 3, 1882
    One-page typed extract from American Gas Light Journal on a trip to Pullman by a group leaving from downtown Chicago to the town of Pullman, extract: From the minutes of the Morning Session - Third Day - May 12

  17. A.O. Smith Corporation Invoice No. 4154-02
    Invoice No. 4154-02, dated June 23, 1947, in the amount of $1,134.34 for Unprepared Scrap from A.O. Smith Corporation to American Steel & Supply Co. The purchaser may also have been known as American Steel Foundries or American Brake Shoe and Foundry and produced parts that may have been used in Pullman cars. Place Made: Milwaukee, WI

  18. About the Hotel Florence...
    One page information about the Hotel, cost to build, ownership history, etc.

  19. Abraham Lincoln Portrait
    Framed print of Abraham Lincoln.

  20. Acknowledgement of Sympathy Expression
    Small card from Mrs Pullman and family sent in response to expressions of sympathy related to George Pullman death.

  21. ACME Good Fellowship Club Christmas Party, 1930
    Christmas Club photograph 1930

  22. Acme Steel - Compact Strip Production Facility Panoramic Drawing
    Artist's rendition of Acme Steel "World's First Mini-Grated Compact Strip Production Facility", Riverdale, IL.

  23. Acme Steel - Interlake Iron Corporation Family Tree, 1932
    "Family tree" of Interlake Iron Corporation from World's Work Magazine, January 1932. Place Made:

  24. Acme Steel - Whaleback Ship
    Early whaleback lake boat unloading at Federal Furnace, predecessor company to Acme/Interlake Steel. Boats tied up along the Calumet River to unload cargo at Federal Furnace. Blast furnace and stoves are visible in the background. Location at approximately 107th and Calumet River. c1913 Place Made: Chicago IL

  25. ACME Steel / ByProducts Coke Chicago Coke Plant
    Early photograph of the ByProducts Coke Corporation Chicago Coke Plant, showing early configuration of Solvay #6, #7, and #8 block of coke ovens (middle right) constructed 1910-1915 and Becker Combination "B" and "C" batteries (middle left) constructed 1925. The Solvay blocks were shut down in 1957 by Interlake Iron.

  26. ACME Steel / Interlake Chicago Coke Plant, Battery 2 and Pushers
    Southwest view of battery #2, the coal bin, and both coke pushers at the Chicago coke plant. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave.

  27. ACME Steel / Interlake Chicago Coke Plant, Top of No. 2 Battery
    From the verso: No. 115701: Top of No. 2 Battery showing oven standpipes and gas collector main. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave.

  28. ACME Steel / Interlake Inc. Blast Furnace Relining
    Undated but c. 1979 photo of the Burley Avenue blast furnace relining project. Place Made: ACME Steel / Interlake Inc. Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  29. ACME Steel / Interlake Iron Blast Furnace Site, Scrap for Sintering Plant
    Negative contact sheet image of scrap iron being magnetically hoisted for delivery to the ACME Steel or Interlake Inc. blast furnace site sintering plant. Place Made: ACME Steel / Interlake Inc. Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  30. ACME Steel / Interlake Iron Co. Coke Plant, Aerial View
    Aerial view of the Interlake Iron Corp. Chicago coke plant from the west, early 1950s Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  31. ACME Steel / Interlake Iron Coke Plant Byproducts Office
    Byproducts office at the ACME Steel / Interlake Iron Corporation Chicago coke plant. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave.

  32. ACME Steel / Interlake Steel Blast Furnace Site Aerial Views
    Aerial views of the Interlake Steel Blast furnace plant, August 23, 1970. Place Made: ACME Steel Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  33. ACME Steel Blast Furnace Plant, Gatehouse
    Gatehouse and sign at the ACME Steel blast furnace plant. Place Made: ACME Steel Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  34. ACME Steel Blast Furnace, Limestone Loading
    Grab bucket on the ore bridge loads limestone for the blast furnaces at the ACME Steel Burley Ave. blast furnace plant, late 1980s. The ACME Steel Coke Plant can be seen in the far distance to the west. Place Made: ACME Steel Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  35. ACME Steel Coke Plant, Pusher During Stage Charging
    View of a pusher on battery #2 during the stage charging process. The larry car on the top of the battery is charging coal while the pusher waits to level the oven. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  36. ACME Steel Coke Plant, Quality Monument
    Workers finishing the construction of the Quality monument as part of ACME's Total Quality Improvement (TQI) initiative. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  37. ACME Steel Coke Plant, Workers' Monument
    Workers monument designed and constructed by ACME employees for the company's 40th anniversary (measured from 1956 new coke batteries), during 1996, which marked both the 40th anniversary of the batteries and the 20 millionth ton of coke. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  38. Acme Steel Company -- Aerial View

  39. ACME Steel Company Founder and Chairman, Senator James E. MacMurray
    James E. MacMurray (1862-1943) was founder of the Quincy Hardware Manufacturing Co., the predecessor to ACME Steel, and served as president or chairman of the board for more than 50 years. Elected Senator for the 5th District in Illinois 1926 for a single term. He retired in 1941.

  40. ACME Steel Company Riverdale, Gate Sign
    Gate sign at the ACME Steel Company Riverdale facilities, 1940s Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  41. ACME Steel Company Riverdale, Plymouth No. 3 Locomotive
    ACME Steel Company Riverdale, Plymouth No. 3 Locomotive with six cars, three unidentified employees, c. 1930s Place Made: Chicago IL

  42. ACME Steel Company, Blast Furnaces
    View of the ACME Steel Company blast furnaces from the north, late 1980s. Furnace 'A' is to the left, furnace 'B' to the right, with stoves in between. Place Made: ACME Steel Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  43. ACME Steel Company, Chicago Coke Plant
    Quench tower and scrubber stack, 1980s, ACME Steel Company Coke Plant Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  44. ACME Steel Company, Coke Plant Division Supervisory Organization Chart
    Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  45. Acme Steel Company, Company Logo
    Close-up of company logo. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  46. ACME Steel Company, Gate House
    Southern portion of the ACME Steel Company Gate House on Torrance Avenue.

  47. ACME Steel Company, Request to Use Photos
    ACME Steel Company, request for permission to use galvanizing kettle photographs for advertising purposes, by The Surface Combustion Company, NY, 1927. Two accompanying photos. Place Made: Chicago IL

  48. ACME Steel Company, Riverdale Plant
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Company Riverdale Plant, 1940s. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  49. ACME Steel Company, Rolling Mills, Riverdale, IL
    Early illustration/poster of the ACME Steel Company Riverdale rolling mill operations, with inset of finishing plant in Chicago. Place Made: Chicago IL

  50. ACME Steel Company, Steel Contracts Listing 1934
    Page from a 1934 record book of the ACME Steel Company listing rolled strip steel contracts in 1934. Note item 2477M for the Pullman Car and Mfg. Company; included contracts for both hot and cold rolled steel.

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