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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...


Charles Roland photograph collection, 1968.

Images of activities outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, showing police, national guardsmen, anti-war activists, and demonstrations and protesters in Chicago (Ill.)

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The Chicago exhibition portfolio, 1979 June 2-1984 Apr. 8.

A portfolio of photographs by photographer Diane J. Schmidt in collaboration with artist Michele Fitzsimmons. The photographs depict a female nude set against a backdrop of familiar and notable Chicago landmarks and scenes such as the Water Tower, the Picasso sculpture, Sears Tower, Buckingham Fo...

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"The Chicago Exhibition" project photographs, 1979-1984.

Color (6) and black-and-white photographs (13) by photographer Diane J. Schmidt in collaboration with performance artist Michele Fitzsimmons. The photographs comprise a portion of "The Chicago Exhibition" portfolio and depict a nude Michele Fitzsimmons set against a backdrop of Chicago landmarks ...

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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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Illinois Central Railroad Company land investments photograph collection, 1896-1962.

Views of the ICRR freight yards and tracks and other development of ICRR-owned land in Chicago (Ill.) between Randolph Street and Lake Michigan from 1896-1963. Subjects include ICRR depots and tracks (1893-1897); general views of the area around 12th Street to the Chicago River; Beaubien Court to...

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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...


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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Kathleen Collins photograph collection about State Street, 1980-1981.

Photographs of interiors of buildings along Chicago's State Street by professional photographer Collins. Includes specialty and department stores, hotels, housing projects, residential buildings, the Pacific Garden Mission, the Playboy Mansion, American Legion Post #87, the Chicago Theater, the p...

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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...


North Loop News records

Correspondence, clippings, and other records of the North Loop News, a newspaper founded in 1930 and distributed in the Chicagos 42nd ward neighborhoods of Near North, Gold Coast, Streeterville, River North, and North Loop. Box 1 (1934-1984, bulk 1970-1978) contains letters to the publish...

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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-...


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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Walter V. Lesak photograph collection, 1930-1935, 1981.

Photographs, 1930-1935, by Peter Fish Studios (a commercial photography firm at 160 East Illinois Street in Chicago) showing the redevelopment of a portion of the Near North Side Community Area bounded by Grand Avenue, Wabash, Dearborn Street, and the Chicago River as well as some views into the ...

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