• Collection ID 1995.0252
  • Creator Names Shoemaker, Robert W., 1924- photographer. pht
  • Title Caroline L. Shoemaker memorial collection of Chicago slides [graphic].
  • Dates 1965-1991.
  • Physical description
    • ca. 13,250 transparencies : col., slide ; 35 mm.
    • ca. 1,400 transparencies : col., slide ; 35 mm.
    • ca. 86 photographic prints : col., snapshot ; 3 1/2 x 5 in.
    • 1 photographic print : col. ; 5 x 7 in.
  • Collection arrangement Arranged by numbers assigned by the photographer.
  • Collection summary Includes slides of Chicago (Ill.) and the metropolitan area taken by Robert Shoemaker, a photographer residing in Naperville (Ill.) who did photographic work for the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau. Topics primarily include arts, buildings, businesses, food and restaurants, hotels, museums, parks, and transportation. Also includes images relating to government, public health, public works, safety, and utilities, among other topics. Some images show neighborhoods (primarily near the Loop district), houses, the Loop area, and the lakefront. Some slides, which duplicate the basic set, are arranged for lectures at North Central College in Naperville where Shoemaker taught in the History Department. Snapshots match the images on some slides. Color photoprint shows Robert and Caroline Shoemaker.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
    • Credit photographer.
    • Copyright transferred to Chicago Historical Society, June 1996.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Robert W. Shoemaker (1995.0252).
  • Finding Aids Note A topical card catalog prepared by the photographer is available.
  • Subjects
    • Agriculture 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Art 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Buildings Illinois Chicago 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Business enterprises Illinois Chicago 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Dwellings 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Food 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Galleries & museums Illinois Chicago 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Health 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Hotels Illinois Chicago 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Parks Illinois Chicago 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Politics and government 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Restaurants Illinois Chicago 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Safety 1960-1999. lctgm
    • Transportation 1960-1999. lctgm
  • Names Illinois. Public Utilities Commission.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) 1960-1999 Photographs.
    • Michigan, Lake 1960-1999 Photographs.
    • Loop (Chicago, Ill.) 1960-1999 Photographs.
  • Genre Slides Color. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.