This Chicago typewriter was built 17 years into Chicago production, and in design varied most obviously from its predecessor, the Chicago 3, in its appearance. Operation of the Chicago has to be seen, really, to be believed as photos usually do not show the machine in its operating position as these pictures do.
In 1914, an assassin in Sarajevo sparked the The Great War, WWI. The Chicago Cubs won 78 games and lost 76, and the "Miracle Boston Braves" won the Series in four straight, the first four-game sweep in World Series history. The United States would enter the "War to End All Wars", as H.G. Wells described it, in 1917, the same year Britain endorsed the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.