In 1897, local elementary school teachers created the Chicago Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the first teacher’s union in the country. Above: CTF leader Margaret Haley (center) and her supporters demanded the resignation of the city’s superintendent of education in 1913. Photograph from the Chicago Daily News.
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In 1897, local elementary school teachers created the Chicago Teachers’ Federation (CTF), the first teacher’s union in the country. Above: CTF leader Margaret Haley (center) and her supporters demanded the resignation of the city’s superintendent of education in 1913. Photograph from the Chicago Daily News.

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The Chicago Teachers Union emerged as a result of the hardships public schoolteachers endured during the Great Depression. Above: Teachers demonstrate in downtown Chicago, c. 1935.
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The Chicago Teachers Union emerged as a result of the hardships public schoolteachers endured during the Great Depression. Above: Teachers demonstrate in downtown Chicago, c. 1935.

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keohane feeding Tunney, a bear cub c. 1927. Photo from the Chicago Daily News. 
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keohane feeding Tunney, a bear cub c. 1927. Photo from the Chicago Daily News. 

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Alderman John E. Scully wrestling with a bear at the Madison Street Carnival c. 1904. Photo from the Chicago Daily News.
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Alderman John E. Scully wrestling with a bear at the Madison Street Carnival c. 1904. Photo from the Chicago Daily News.

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People celebrating the repeal of Prohibition, 1933. Photograph from Chicago Daily News. 
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People celebrating the repeal of Prohibition, 1933. Photograph from Chicago Daily News. 

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Children reading at the Robert Emmet School, 1911. The school was located at 5500 West Madison Street in the Austin community of Chicago, Illinois. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.
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Children reading at the Robert Emmet School, 1911. The school was located at 5500 West Madison Street in the Austin community of Chicago, Illinois. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.

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Albert B. and Linda C. do classwork at St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Elementary School, December 1, 1987. Photograph by Richard Younker.
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Albert B. and Linda C. do classwork at St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Elementary School, December 1, 1987. Photograph by Richard Younker.

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A saloon in Chicago, 1905. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.
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A saloon in Chicago, 1905. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.

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Unidentified barroom c. 1890-1895. Photographer unknown.
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Unidentified barroom c. 1890-1895. Photographer unknown.

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John Sullivan, fireman, standing outside the Thomas Farris saloon at 2200 West 13th Street in the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, 1910. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.
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John Sullivan, fireman, standing outside the Thomas Farris saloon at 2200 West 13th Street in the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois, 1910. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.

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Boy flying in midair at Clarendon Beach in the Uptown community area of Chicago, Illinois, 1929. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.
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Boy flying in midair at Clarendon Beach in the Uptown community area of Chicago, Illinois, 1929. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.

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Bowling Alleys at 83 Madison Street in Chicago c. 1889. Photographer unknown.
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Bowling Alleys at 83 Madison Street in Chicago c. 1889. Photographer unknown.

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Two men pulling a boat on to a ramp inside a building on the north branch of the Chicago River in 1929. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.
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Two men pulling a boat on to a ramp inside a building on the north branch of the Chicago River in 1929. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.

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Portrait of W. C. Dunbar and an unidentified woman rowing a canoe in the Lincoln Park lagoon carnival in Chicago, Illinois, 1910. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.
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Portrait of W. C. Dunbar and an unidentified woman rowing a canoe in the Lincoln Park lagoon carnival in Chicago, Illinois, 1910. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.

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Young boys breakdancing in Chicago, March 1985. Photograph by Vanessa DuBiel.
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Young boys breakdancing in Chicago, March 1985. Photograph by Vanessa DuBiel.

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