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Fire Insurance Patrol (Chicago, Ill.) collection of visual materials, 1915-1955, bulk 1920s-1930s
Visual materials of the Fire Insurance Patrol (1871-1959) which was organized, supported and employees paid by the Chicago Board of Underwriters. Their purpose was to protect and save life and property in or next to burning buildings and to remove and take charge of such property. The patrol were...
Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company photograph collection, 1900s-1960s, bulk 1900-1939
Shows construction of gas storage tanks, laying of gas mains under streets, and equipment use and safety training of personnel. Also includes photographs of the construction of the Peoples Gas building, 1909-1911, and a gas holder after a U.S. Army Air Corps B-24 bomber crashed into it in 1943.