• Collection ID 1986.0468
  • Creator Names Chicago Sanitary District.
  • Title Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal lantern slide collection [graphic].
  • Dates 1894-1907.
  • Physical description 8 transparencies : lantern slide, b&w ; 10 x 9 cm. (4 x 3 1/4 in.)
  • Access and usage restrictions To consult this collection in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: Research@chicagohistory.org ).
  • Collection summary Collection of lantern slides of various stages of the construction of the Chicago Drainage Canal (later known as the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal) in the 1890s. Subjects include equipment, men working, and views of the canal ditch.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (Ill.) Photographs.
    • Chicago Region (Ill.) 1890-1910.
  • Subjects
    • Canals Illinois Chicago Region 1890-1910. lctgm
    • Building Illinois Chicago Region 1890-1910. lctgm
    • Construction workers Chicago Region Illinois 1890-1910.
    • Hydraulic construction Illinois Chicago Region 1890-1910.
  • Genre
    • Lantern slides. gmgpc
    • Progress photographs. gmgpc