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Abraham Lincoln photomechanical print collection, [ca. 1860-1900]

Collection of prints including various portraits of Abraham Lincoln, his family members, scenes depicting Lincoln, and views of locations and objects attributed to Lincoln and his family, such as photo-reproductions of Lincoln's various residences, his law office, and tombstones of several family...

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Albert J. Vogele collection of nitrate negatives, ca. 1920-1949.

Black-and-white nitrate negatives taken by Albert J. Vogele depicting Edison Company picnic, family holidays including Christmas, beach scenes, Chicago's south communities including Beverly, Morgan Park (high school) and Pullman, Portage Park, Citizens Military Training Camps, historical sites re...

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American Civil War Documents, Manuscripts, Letters and Diaries and Grand Army of the Republic Collection, 1785-1957

Material in this collection predominantly relates to the American Civil War its battles, rank and file soldiers, leaders and veterans. A large portion of this material focuses on the experience of soldiers and leaders from Illinois through letters and diaries. Other major topics in this collectio...

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Biography of Edward Bornemann

Biographical sketch of Edward Bornemann, a German American Chicagoan, written by his widow in the 1930s, with emphasis on his service in the Union Army during the Civil War, employment in the real estate office of Ernst Prussing, and his pride in Germany's cultural and industrial achievements. Al...

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Bookplate collection, ca. 1700-1930, bulk 1800s.

Primarily personal paper bookplates with engraved designs of family crests, coats-of-arms, escutcheons, or decorations relating to reading and the pursuit of knowledge. Most bookplates are from England or the United States, but a few are from Canada and Europe. Includes some bookplates of notable...

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Chicago viewbook, Undated.

Bound volume of black-and-white prints depicting views, landmarks, and places in and around Chicago. Prints include River Looking East From Rush St Bridge, Water Works, Lake-Vista From North, Lincoln Park, Central Park, Grant Monument, Lincoln Monument, Jackson Park From The Bridge, World...

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Civil War government and military figures portrait album, 1860-1865.

Primarily photographic portraits of military officers with the rank of Captain or above in the United States Army during the Civil War. Many are affiliated with New York (state) volunteer regiments. Also includes portraits of Abraham Lincoln, his wife and children, selected cabinet members and go...

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David Davis papers, 1815-1964

Primarily copies of correspondence, legal documents, speeches, pamphlets, and newsclippings relating to Davis family matters or to Davis's career as a lawyer; a judge in the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Illinois, 1848-1862; Abraham Lincoln's campaign manager; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme C...

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Dornseif's notes on Abraham Lincoln

Handwritten notecards and several notebooks detailing subjects relating to Abraham Lincoln, compiled by F. Dornseif.

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Douglas, Stephen A. Papers, 1764-1908

Stephen A. Douglas, lawyer, judge, politician. The Stephen A. Douglas papers document his professional and personal life from 1764-1908. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, reports, memoranda, notes, financial and legal documents, portraits, maps, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and ...

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Edwards Family Papers, 1800-1982

Letters, documents, photographs, and printed ephemera centering on John C. Edwards and Lydia Martin Edwards, and their immediate families, both of whom settled near Chicago in the 1840s.

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Essanay Film Studios collection of visual materials, [ca. 1910-1939]

Includes visual materials documenting the Essanay Film Studio in Chicago (Ill.) collected by camera man Marvin Spoor (Major Spoor). Includes images of the studio, the film crew, and stills from film productions. Also includes portraits of some of the actors and actresses in Essanay productions an...

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Frank Orren Lowden photograph album, 1917-1921.

Photographs show mostly ceremonial events in Springfield, Ill. between 1917 and 1919 in which Governor Lowden and/or his family participated or hosted. Subjects include visiting royalty from Belgium (1919), Col. Theodore Roosevelt (Aug. 27, 1918), dedication of the Lincoln Monument and the Stephe...

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Hardin family papers

Letters, diaries, account books, order books, muster rolls, and other papers related to the careers of several members of the Hardin family as lawyers, soldiers, real estate investors, and politicians, primarily in Kentucky (ca. 1786-1830) and Illinois (ca. 1831-1923), and to family relationships...

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Hardin family papers, 1733-1943.

Letters, diaries, account books, order books, muster rolls, and other papers related to the careers of several members of the Hardin family as lawyers, soldiers, real estate investors, and politicians, primarily in Kentucky (ca. 1786-1830) and Illinois (ca. 1831-1923), and to family relationships...

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Harry Daniel Murphy drawings, [ca. 1920s]

Includes undated original drawings created by Murphy, a political cartoonist from California who lived in Chicago between 1913 and 1929 and worked for the Chicago Herald & Examiner daily newspaper. The pencil drawing is possibly a self-portrait of Murphy. The charcoal drawing is a composite drawi...

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Herma Clark papers, ca. 1930-1947.

Personal and business correspondence relating to Chicago journalist Herma Clark's writings, family matters, and realty business in Chicago and Florida. Includes letters and notes; fan mail; play scripts, texts of speeches, manuscripts of books and columns; songs, poetry, sayings, epitaphs, and re...

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Isaac N. Arnold papers [manuscript], 1860-1885.

Correspondence of I.N. Arnold, a Chicago lawyer, Republican Congressman (1861-1865), Episcopalian, and historian; as well as books written by Arnold. Concerns Civil War era politics and Arnold's writings, including biographies of Abraham Lincoln, whom Arnold knew personally, and a biography of Be...

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Isham family and Lincoln family visual materials, ca. 1850-1930, bulk 1870-1890

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives related to the Mamie Lincoln and Charles Bradford Isham and Robert Todd Lincoln families. Primarily snapshots of family groups and leisure activities in Vermont, and interiors and furniture from the Robert Todd Lincoln residence. Includes a...

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Julie E. Carpenter's card photograph album, ca. 1860-1869.

Portraits of national figures and soldiers of the Civil War period and acquaintances of Carpenter, a resident of Lockport, N.Y. Includes portraits and memorial cards for Abraham Lincoln, and portraits of statesmen Edward Everett, William Henry Seward, Edwin McMasters Stanton, and Daniel Webster. ...

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Lincoln Collection. Currier & Ives Lithographs, 1844-1890

This collection of lithographs from the Currier & Ives Printmaking Company forms a portion of the William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana. Images located here are related to Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and issues in politics pertaining to this time and the antebellum north in the second ha...

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Lincoln Collection. Lincoln Law Cases, 1837-1859

The Lincoln Law Cases collection contains records of cases handled by Abraham Lincoln and his various legal partnerships from 1837 to 1859. Collection includes plaintiff complaints, summons, affidavits disclosing verdicts of juries. It forms part of the William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana.

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Lincoln Collection. Lincoln Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1587-1924

The Lincoln Miscellaneous Manuscript section of the William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana contains an array of material relating to Abraham Lincoln, his parentage, the Civil War, and his presidency. This section includes briefs, pardons, and commissions in Lincoln's hand, original letters o...

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Lincoln Collection. Lincoln Portraits, 1858-1930

The Lincoln Portraits collection contains photographic and lithographic image replications of Abraham Lincoln from during the course of his life. Images include those which represent him as a young man up until the time of his death on the 15th of April 1865. It forms a part of the William E. Bar...

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