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Carson, Pirie, Scott, & Co. photograph collection, [ca. 1890-1988]

Primarily contains views of employees, events, interiors, and exteriors of the Chicago-based department store Carson Pirie Scott, whose central store was located at the corner of State Street and Madison Street in downtown Chicago. Arranged alphabetically by topic. Topics include the construction...

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Earl Howell Reed, Jr., photograph collection

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives of street scenes and dwellings in the Chicago metropolitan area, including exterior views of commercial, educational, government, historic, and religious buildings. Dwellings include the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Winslow house in River Fo...

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Frank Skalda photograph collection, [ca.1960-1979]

Photographs taken in Chicago and northern Illinois by Chicago resident and professional photographer Frank Skalda. Chicago images include views of the Loop area (including Daley Plaza, people standing and walking on sidewalks, construction of the Marina Towers, and the lobby of the old Chicago St...

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Herbert Men's Shop (Karolls Men's Shop) architectural and advertising material

Blueprints of floor plans, sections, and details; pencil store display drawings; and printed advertising layouts for the flagship Karoll's Red Hanger Shops, at 32 N. State Street on the ground floor of the Reliance Building; some printed material also relates to Herbert's Men's Shops, the Karoll ...

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J. W. Taylor's photograph series collection on Chicago, 1880s.

Views of various buildings in Chicago photographed by commercial photographer Taylor. Primarily includes department stores, civic buildings, public buildings, office buildings, and houses. Most buildings are identified.

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Knights Templar photograph collection, 1910.

Views of buildings in the Loop area of Chicago (Ill.) decorated for the 31st Triennial Conclave and Grand Encampment of the Knights Templar, a mason order. Views include scenes of men, women, children, and carriages thronging downtown streets. Images are signed "Mesler." Includes The Hub Departme...

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Lake Michigan Mortgage Company records

Land and building appraisals, newspaper clippings, brochures, flyers, photographs, blueprints, and other materials relating to the appraisal work of the Lake Michigan Mortgage Company, a business involved in mortgage financing and construction loans. Materials predominantly illustrate properties ...

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Lidia Preble visual materials

Color photographic prints (15,500), negatives (15,500) and transparencies (2,300) of Chicago (Ill.) architecture, construction and attractions photographed by Lidia Preble between 1959 and 2002. The collection contains exterior views of the built environment, predominantly in the downtown area, d...

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Palmer House hotel interior photograph album, 1925.

Views of the interior of the Palmer House hotel in Chicago, 1925. Interiors include dining rooms, lobby, bed rooms, ball room, and others. Album was presented to the manager, Henry Hollis.

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Raymond Kastle Chicago slides

Color 35mm slides of Chicago buildings, street scenes, and events taken by amateur photographer Raymond Kastle. Street scenes focus on North Loop, Near North, and Maxwell Street areas and include images of Marina City towers and along the Chicago River, notably boats unloading at the Chicago Sun-...

Ron Gordon visual materials, 1971-2016

Black-and-white photographic negatives (approximately 780, 8 in. x 10 in. and smaller), 20 in. x 24 in. photographic prints (2,308), 4 in. x 5 in. photographic prints (5,195), and contact sheets (approximately 274); 8 in. x 10 in. color prints (6); and color transparencies (112, 4 in. x 5 in. a...

Rookery Building record book

Two ledgers listing the rooms leased in the Rookery Building, which later became an historic landmark, located in the Loop community area of Chicago. The building was completed in 1888 by Daniel Burnham and John Root and for a period of time housed their office. Volume one covers the years 1893-1...

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Sigmund J. Osty visual materials, 1960-1976

Black-and-white photographic prints depicting the built environment, predominantly in Chicago, but also Evanston, Skokie, and Galena, Illinois. All the images depict exterior views, the majority of which are street intersections, though the collection also documents streetscapes, residen...

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