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Armour Institute postcard, 1905

Identifier: 002.04.08

One color postcard of with an image of the Amrour Institute,Main Building, Armour Mission and elevated railroad tracks with platform in the background. Markings on back: No. C307 Published by The Western News Company, Chicago, Ill/Leipzig-Berlin and Leipzig Berlin Dresden/Litho-Chrome/Trade Mark/Germany.


  • Creation: 1905


Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Item : Postcard

Biographical Note

Armour Institute of Technology, established in 1892, merged with Lewis Institute in 1940 to create Illinois Institute of Technology. Armour Institute was created by Chicago pastor and activist Frank Gunsaulus, whose "million dollar sermon" inspired industrialist Phillip D Armour to fund a school built on "practical education." The campus was connected to the Armour Mission and Armour Flats complex on the near south side, and eventually absorbed and replaced those buildings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2000.022


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 6/8/2000

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