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Aldis & Company records

Correspondence, reports, and other records of Aldis & Company of Chicago, who were specialists in the management, renting, and appraisal of central property and office buildings. The collection includes items relative to ordinances prohibiting parking in Chicago's central business district (1928-...

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Barnes-Crosby collection of glass negatives and master photographs, [ca. 1904-1913]

Photographs and negatives of popular Chicago streets and sites primarily in the Loop area, by the commercial photography studio Barnes-Crosby Company. Many focus on individual buildings such as hotels, office buildings, stores, museums, theaters, hospitals, libraries, government buildings, organi...


Changing Chicago project photographs by John Kimmich, 1987-1989.

Documentary photographs of the Chicago Loop downtown commercial district, including images of pedestrians, people working, an "El" elevated CTA train, buildings, street scenes, and mourners for Harold Washington, Chicago's first African American mayor.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Thomas F. Arndt, 1986-1987.

Arndt's work prints show day and night scenes of urban life in Chicago's downtown Loop area. Includes photographs of individuals and families on the streets, at the beach and lakefront, in cafes and restaurants, interiors of public buildings, transportation, and portraits.

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Chicago Plan Commission lantern slide collection, 1910s-1930s.

Collection of lantern slides used by the Chicago Plan Commission, which was formed in 1909 as an outcome of the Burnham Plan. Slides were used to illustrate lectures that were given to organizations and businesses to promote the Plan. Subjects include street, park, and lakefront improvements espe...

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Chicago Transit Authority nitrate negative collection, 1938.

Buildings and structures along Clark Street and Market Street (now Wacker Drive) in Chicago's Loop area. Includes scenes with automobiles, elevated railroad structures and street railroad tracks.

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1983 donation, 1961-1983 (bulk 1982-1983).

Images, mostly made September 1982-March 1983 (but some date as early as 1961), by these photographers: Howard Anderson, Charles Johnson, Jim Lattimer, H. Michgelson, Casey Prunchunas, Robert Reiter, and Jack Schwab. Views include demolition of buildings at Cabrini Green; activities on Calumet ha...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1984 donation, 1950-1984 (bulk 1983-1984).

Images, mostly made Sept. 1983- March 1984 (but some date as early as 1950), by these photographers: Bruce Malmin, Curt Mitchell, Casey Prunchunas, Martin Schmidt, Jack Schwab, Charles Stinson and Sharon Zingery. Views include Lithuanian Fest; Maxwell Street Market; Automobile Show at the Interna...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1985 donation, 1962-1985 (bulk 1984-1985).

Images, mostly made Sept. 1984- March 1985 (but some date as early as 1962), by these photographers: Doris M. Adair, Howard Anderson, Jeanne Halama, Karl Hofmeister, Betty Kubis, Earl Kubis, John McCarthy, John J. Mariana, Robert A. Mata, Don Michalski, Jack Monsarrat, Casey Prunchunas, Norris Ro...

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Color negatives of the site of the Tremont Hotel, 1986 October.

Images of the excavated site of the Tremont House hotel, designed by Van Osdel (ca. 1860), at the northwest corner of Lake and Dearborn Streets in Chicago (Ill.). Includes scenes with Pullman jacks used when raising the street grade at that time.

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Construction of the Outer Drive East Apartments photographs, 1962-1964.

Views of construction of the Outer Drive East Apartments in Chicago (Ill.) on land purchased from the Illinois Central Railroad. Subjects include the surrounding land and buildings and the completed building.

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Cornel Somogy photograph collection, 1937-1999.

Photoprints made in Hungary and other European nations, 1937-1956, as well as numerous photographs made in Chicago, Toronto and Sarasota, Florida, ca. 1960-1999; made by Hungarian-born photographer Cornel Somogy. Topics of the Chicago photographs include sunbathing and other recreational activiti...

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David Dapogny photograph collection, 1975-1980.

Photoprints depict or relate to entertainment held in Chicago's streets and plazas. Includes acrobatic and gymnastic performances, dance contests, Puerto Rican and Polish ethnic parades, Venetian Night water show, and an air show in Grant Park. Also includes scenes of entertainment at various com...

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Earl Howell Reed, Jr., photograph collection, ca. 1922-1968.

Primarily consists of street scenes and dwellings in the Chicago metropolitan area, that were part of the papers of Reed, a Chicago architect who also was active in organizations dealing with architectural history and preservation. Includes commercial, educational, government, historic, and relig...

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Elliot Nathanson collection of anti-war protest photographs, 2003 Mar. 5-Apr. 5.

Images of a series of protests against the Iraq War that were held in downtown Chicago (Ill.). Views include marchers, protestors with signs, and Chicago police officers in riot gear. Protest locations include the Water Tower, Daley Plaza, and Lake Shore Drive.

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J. W. Taylor photograph album, [ca. 1885-1900]

Primarily views of Chicago's main streets, large commercial buildings, and residences of prominent Chicagoans. Streets include Clark, Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Randolph, South Water and State Streets. Commercial buildings include major hotels, Board of Trade, Real Estate Board, Chamber o...


J. W. Taylor photograph collection, [ca. 1880-1900]

Photographs of Chicago's buildings, parks, and streets by professional photographer, Taylor. Includes specific buildings and general views of Loop area streets, such as Adams, Clark, Dearborn, LaSalle and Michigan Avenue, plus a few residential streets. Also includes scenes of Jackson Park, Linco...

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John Kimmich photograph collection, 1979-1981.

Street scenes in Chicago's Loop area, near West and near North sides. Includes industrial settings, parking facilities, high-rise buildings and the spaces in between high-rises. Also includes street traffic, elevated railroad tracks, intersections, street cornerrs and bus stops. Signs, lighting, ...

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Mallott scrapbooks of Chicago history photographs and clippings, 1940-1954.

Scrapbooks contain photoprints and newspaper clippings relating to the history of Chicago. Subjects include street scenes in the Loop; historic buildings and sites around Chicago; Brookfield Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo and scenes of various events.

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North Loop News collection of visual materials, ca. 1950-1970.

Primarily photographs of newsworthy events and people relating to Chicago's Loop commercial district and near North side. A large portion is comprised of individual and group portraits, approximately half of which are identified. Group portraits document political and organizational events; prese...


Photographs by John Mahtesian, [ca. 1955-1970]

Photographs of people, daily life, and urban street scenes, many in the vicinity of Ohio Street and Clark Street in Chicago during the 1950s but also including West Pullman, the Loop, and other neighborhoods of the city. Mahtesian, a Chicagoan of Armenian parentage, worked as a photographer in co...

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Robert Mosher photograph collection, [ca. 1971-1973]

Photographs made by Mosher of the beaches, streets, and people of Chicago's Loop and Near North Side, creating a portfolio of street photography prints that revealed his interest and attention to the variety and texture of the urban landscape. Mosher's photographs look at people often caught unaw...

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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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View-Master photographs of Chicago and Illinois landmarks and scenery, 1957.

Color View-Master reels depicting Chicago and Illinois landmarks and scenery. Set one includes images of Abe Lincolns Country, State Parks, Illinois Waterway, Chicago Scenes, Industry: Combines & Watches, Farming: Apples, Corn, Soy Beans. Set two includes images of The Loop and Lake Shore...

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