• Collection ID 1998.0027
  • Title Chicago parks and nearby scenes on glass plate negatives [graphic].
  • Dates 1911-1912.
  • Physical description 59 negatives : glass ; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.
  • 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 ).
  • Collection summary Images on glass plate negatives (all unbroken) by an unknown photographer. Each is accompanied by detailed descriptions, often including the date and subject. Images show scenes from Douglas Park, Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, and Washington Park in Chicago; Riverside Road and Brookfield Road, and the Des Plaines River within Cook County. Many images show early features (lagoons, pavilions, flower gardens) that disappeared from the parks later. Also includes images of commuter and freight trains near the Riverside (Ill.) Station; residential interiors and exteriors; various farm scenes; and portraits. Most of the portraits were identified by handwritten inscriptions that have been transcribed when possible.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Robert L. Hooper (1998.0027).
  • Subjects
    • Dwellings Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Farms Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Gardens Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Parks Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Railroads Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Roads Illinois Cook County 1910-1919. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage
    • Douglas Park (Chicago, Ill. : Park) 1910-1919 Photographs.
    • Garfield Park (Chicago, Ill. : Park) 1910-1919 Photographs.
    • Humboldt Park (Chicago, Ill. : Park) 1910-1919 Photographs.
    • Washington Park (Chicago, Ill. : Park) Photographs.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Description and travel 1910-1919.
    • Riverside (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc. 1910-1919.
  • Genre
    • Exterior views. aat
    • Interior views. aat
    • Gelatin dry plate negatives. aat
    • Glass negatives. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. gmgpc
    • Landscape photographs. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.