• Collection ID 1981.0293
  • Title Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection [graphic].
  • Dates ca.1890's, bulk 1895.
  • Physical description
    • 279 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
    • 266 negatives : glass ; 17 x 22 cm. (7 x 9 in.)
  • Collection arrangement Organization: Negatives by number assigned by donor; photoprints by subject.
  • Access and usage restrictions To consult the glass negatives in this collection in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: Research@chicagohistory.org ). However, the collection include prints of most or all of them.
  • Collection summary Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmacies, blacksmiths, street railroads, and a few unidentified residences. A group of photographs depict activities in the disecting lab of an unidentified veterinary school. The majority of the negatives have been identified and printed. Image #22 contains a rare view of the Adolph and Wm. Loeb store front and flats, designed by Louis Sullivan in 1891 and located at the corner of Elizabeth (1235 West) and Randolph Streets. This view shows the Randolph Street side. The building is partially blocked by a delivery wagon of O'Donnell and Duer's brewery.
  • Acquisition information Gift of James E. Madden (1981.0293).
  • Names
    • Adolph and Wm. Loeb building.
    • Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924.
  • Subjects
    • Animals Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Barbershops Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Barrooms Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Bars (Drinking establishments) Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Beer Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Bicycle shops Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Bicycles & tricycles Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Blacksmithing Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Brewing industry Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Business enterprises Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Butcher shops Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Carts & wagons Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Children Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Cleaning establishments Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Clothing stores Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Confectioneries Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Dairying Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Dogs Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Dwellings Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Ethnicity Illinois Chicago.
    • Fuel Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Furniture stores Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Grocery stores Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Ice industry Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Industrialists Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Laboring classes Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Moving & storage trade Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Moving of structures Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Occupations Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Paints & varnishes Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Parades & processions Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • People Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Pharmacies Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Restaurants Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Shoemaking Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Stables Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Street-railroads Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Tailoring Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Veterinary medicine Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Women Work. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Genre
    • Dry plate negatives. gmgpc
    • Interior views. aat
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Glass negatives. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.