Shops and public places in Chicago, Illinois United States. People enter the L. Fish Furniture company, established 1858, with a fish-shaped sign at the entrance. Men having hair cut at the La Estrella barber shop. A man reads a Spanish language newspaper. One man in waiting line plays with his dog. View of the entrance way and shop windows at the Sajewski Music Store "since 1897" in a Polish neighborhood and streets of Chicago. An older man and a young boy look in the windows at guitars and a drumset on display. Signs in a Polish neighborhood of Chicago advertising goods with both English and Polish signs. Old women walk on sidewalks. A close-up of an elderly man. Old citizens of Chicago talk to each other. Public buses drive on roads. The elevated train arrives, pulling into a station stop.
A herd of long-horn cattle herded through the Chicago stock yard gates on the way to the slaughter house. Man seen prodding a few with a long pole. (Filmed by Edison Company, July, 1897)
The Corner of Madison and State Streets in Chicago, Illinois. The busiest corner in Chicago. Trolley cars crowding the streets and pedestrians filling the sidewalks and crossing the streets. Hundreds of shoppers. Several persons carry signs through the crowds, advertising Boating at Electric Park. (Edison Company film)
Sheep run in stockyard, Chicago, Illinois. A large flock of sheep run down a ramp to the stockyard slaughter pens.
Shows the private electric railway of Armour & Co. in the packing company's Chicago yards. Electric trolley passes along tracks. Men stand on the electric trolley, which is filled with. Cartons. (Filmed by Edison Company)
Buildings, bridges and monuments of historical importance in Chicago, Illinois. View of bridges over the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois. In the Wacker historic district, close-up view of the Heald Square Monument featuring George Washington, Robert Morris, and Haym Salomon. Lion sculpture and entrance area of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tourists viewing displays and artwork inside the Art Institute. Exterior view of the Museum of Science and Industry. People entering the museum. A woman with her woman in a stroller or pram, drags the stroller backwards up the steps of the museum.