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Algimantas Kezys visual materials

Black-and-white photographic prints and printed material by Algimantas Kezys depicting the Chicago built environment and lakefront. Also includes Kezys 1988 and 1995 photograph calendars titled, "Chicago," and his book, "Variations on a Theme: Worlds Fairs of the Eighties," which ...

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Boeing to Chicago project photographic collection, 1999-2001.

Photographic prints show Boeing Company executives at Midway Airport to announce their choice of Chicago as their new headquarters city on May 10, 2001. Attending the event are Boeing's Phil Condit and John Warner, and Mayor Richard M. Daley. Images also show the press in attendance. The title of...

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A Century of Progress Memorabilia collection, 1933-1999

A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Chicago in 1833. The A Century of Progress Memoribilia collection includes printed materials such as pamphlets, broc...

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Edwin Blumberg glass negative collection, ca. 1902-1910.

Formal and informal portraits of the Hans Schmidt family of Chicago. Some scenes depict boating in Lincoln Park, a ride in a surrey, feeding baby chickens, a printing press and a construction site. Also includes general views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

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General Electric publicity photographs of the Century of Progress, 1933-1934.

Night views of various buildings and general views at the Century of Progress showing the use of light as decorations. Images created as publicity for the General Electric Company.

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George S. Bowen papers, 1856-1928.

Correspondence, diaries, financial records, legal documents, promotional materials, and newspaper clippings related to George S. Bowen's career as an entrepreneur and civic leader in Chicago and Elgin (Ill.). Topics include manufacturing and trade in woolen textiles and pottery and glassware (186...

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Robert Gruenberg Papers, 1947-1990

Correspondence, clippings, and personal materials of Chicago journalist Robert Gruenberg.


W. F. Williamson Advertising Service collection of visual materials, 1910-1915.

Photographs of examples of advertising signs manufactured by Williamson, located in Chicago and St. Louis. Also views of the company building, trucks, and staff, probably in St. Louis, and of the company's predecessor, Williamson Company--Oil Paintings. Subjects of the advertisements include Stan...


World's Fair and Exposition Collection, 1882-1985

Photographs, postcards, and printed materials relating to various World's Fairs, expositions, and similar events.

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