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  • Collection ID 1989.0402
  • Creator Names Young, Charles (Charles Addison Fountain), 1889- photographer. pht
  • Title Charles Young photograph collection [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1910-1950s]
  • Physical description
    • ca. 200 negatives : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller. (14 boxes).
    • 1 box of negatives : cellulose nitrate ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller.
    • 1 folder of photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in., or smaller.
    • 1 film : col. ; 35 mm.
  • Collection arrangement Arranged by topic.
  • Access and usage restrictions
    • To consult most items in this collection it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: Research@chicagohistory.org ).
    • Nitrate negatives closed pending digitization.
    • In order to view an original motion picture film, a research copy must be made.
  • Collection summary Primarily includes photographs by Chicagoan Charles Young, a motion picture projectionist, of leisure activities that focus on boating, lakefronts, and marinas in Chicago (Ill.), South Haven (Mich.), and Starved Rock (Ill.). Also includes images of movie theaters, such as the Center, the Garfield, and the Grand. Some images show people and streets, possibly from around 3010 Emerald where Young resided. A few images show a group portrait of a Mennonite Church congregation. The moving image film begins with a Christmas scene (ca. 1950s).
  • Finding Aids Note Container list available (1989-402).
  • Acquisition information Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Yersavich, 1989 (1989.0402).
  • Names Young, Charles (Charles Addison Fountain), 1889-
  • Subjects
    • Boats and boating Illinois Chicago Region 1910-1959.
    • Churches. lctgm
    • Christmas 1950-1959.
    • Lakes Illinois LaSalle County. lctgm
    • Motion picture theaters Illinois Chicago 1910-1959. lctgm
    • Waterfronts Illinois Chicago 1910-1959. lctgm
    • Waterfronts Michigan South Haven 1910-1959. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage
    • Starved Rock (Historic site : Ill.) Photographs.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc. 1910-1959.
  • Genre
    • Cellulose nitrate negatives. gmgpc
    • Glass negatives. gmgpc
    • Lantern slides. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Motion pictures.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1989/402.htm