• Collection ID 1991.0369
  • Creator Names Thall, Bob, photographer. pht
  • Title Changing Chicago project photographs by Bob Thall [graphic].
  • Dates 1987.
  • Physical description
    • 70 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. (Work prints box 26).
    • 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 20 x 24 in. (Exhibition prints box 34).
  • Collection summary Documentary photographs of southeast Chicago to Gary (Ind.) show the decline of the steel industry and its effect on the landscape. Images concentrate on abandoned industrial plants, empty lots, gas stations, homes, railroads and waterways found in communities along Lake Michigan from 79th Street in Chicago to Gary, Indiana. Also includes images of steel plants in Gary (Ind.).
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Credit photographer.
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive is available online.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Additional photographs by Bob Thall are in other collections of the Chicago History Museum, Research Center.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Bob Thall, 1989 (1991.0369).
  • Names
    • United States Steel Corporation. Gary Works Photographs.
    • United States Steel Corporation. South Works (Chicago, Ill.) Photographs.
  • Subjects
    • Abandoned buildings Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Bars (Drinking establishments) Illinois Chicago 1980-1989.
    • Canals Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Dwellings Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Railroads Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Rivers Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Steel industry Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Steel industry Indiana Gary 1980-1989. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Economic conditions 1980-1989.
    • Gary (Ind.) Economic conditions 1980-1989.
    • South Chicago (Chicago, Ill.) 1980-1989.
    • Southeast Side (Chicago, Ill.) 1980-1989.
  • Genre
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Landscape photographs. gmgpc
  • Uniform title Changing Chicago (Photography project : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online in Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive http://chsmedia.org:8081/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=public&index=BIB&term=4209