Illinois Historic photos, documents, and people

May, 1910

Group of glass workers Shops 6 & 7, Illinois Glass Co. 12:45 P.M. Even the tiny chap on left end of photo was working. He is a Polish boy who cannot understand English. I saw him at work just before 1

September, 1943

Chicago, Illinois. Private D.N. Danielson, stationed in North Carolina, and Mrs. Danielson, from Minnesota, in the waiting room of the Greyhound bus terminal. They met in Chicago to save time for his f

September, 1943

Chicago, Illinois. Private D.N. Danielson, stationed in North Carolina, and Mrs. Danielson, from Minnesota, in the waiting room of the Greyhound bus terminal. They met in Chicago to save time for his f

September, 1943

Chicago, Illinois. Bus passengers in the Greyhound bus terminal's ladies' restroom. Items ranging from soap and nail polish to soda for upset stomachs may be rented from the maid on duty, who owns her

October, 1942

Two Navy wives, Eva Herzberg and Elve Burnham, entered war work after their husbands joined the service, Glenview, Ill. They assemble bands for blood transfusion bottles at Baxter Laboratories. Mrs. Bu

April, 1943

Diesel switch engine moving freight cars at the South water street freight terminal of the Illinois Central R.R., Chicago, Ill. The N.Y. Central is one of the railroads that lease terminal facilities f

April, 1943

General view of part of the south Water street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago, Ill. A C and O R.R. caboose. the C and O is one of the railroads that lease terminal facilities f

April, 1943

Diesel switch engineer moving freight cars at the South Water street freight terminal of the Illinois Central R.R., Chicago, Ill. The N.Y. Central is one of the railroads that lease terminal facilities

1846

This daguerreotype is the earliest confirmed photographic image of Abraham Lincoln. It was reportedly made in 1846 by Nicholas H. Shepherd shortly after Lincoln was elected to the United States House o