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  • Collection ID 1972.0008-1972.0045
  • Creator Names Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, 1878-1955
  • Title B. J. O. Nordfeldt etchings [graphic].
  • Dates [1911-1912]
  • Physical description 38 prints : etching ; 11 x 14 in. and smaller.
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment with special permission required to view this original material.
  • Collection summary Etchings of Chicago cityscapes, people and street scenes, workers and industrial sites created by the Swedish American artist Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt while he resided in Chicago, 1911-1912. Topics include the Field Columbian Museum building (which later housed the Museum of Science and Industry), far South Side industrial areas, Illinois Steel Company, a Bessemer Converter, open-hearth furnace, grain elevators; Illinois and Michigan Canal, Calumet River and Chicago River shipping and bridges; Clark Street, Michigan Avenue, the Monroe Building on corner of Michigan Ave. and Monroe St. under construction, Montgomery Ward Tower, The Blackstone, State Street; Logan Monument; Pasquale Scala; Little Italy; Ten-Cent Lodging House; Woodlawn.
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available (1972-08).
  • Acquisition information Gift of Mr. And Mrs. Leonard R. Olson, on behalf of Mrs. B.J.O. Nordfeldt and the Olson family (1972.0008-1972.0045).
  • Names
    • Nordfeldt, Bror Julius Olsson, 1878-1955
    • Field Columbian Museum
    • Tower Building (Chicago, Ill
    • Blackstone Hotel (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Subjects
    • Buildings Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Building construction Illinois Chicago 1910-1919. lctgm
    • Steel industry Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Swedish Americans Illinois Chicago.
    • Working class Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago River (Ill.) 1910-1919.
    • Chicago (Ill.) 1910-1919.
  • Genre
    • Etchings. gmgpc
    • Cityscapes. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1979/72-08.htm