Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chicago

In 1893, Chicago's mayor Carter Henry Harrison, Sr. was immensely popular. He was the most successful politician in the history of Chicago up to that time, having served as mayor for five terms (1879, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1893). Born in Kentucky on February 15, 1825 he moved to Chicago in 1855 in part because he hated slavery. Photo taken between 1870 and 1880. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpbh-03799.