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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...


Chicago Central Communities Study photograph collection, 1970.

Photographs taken by Robert M. Lightfoot to accompany the Chicago Central Communities Study prepared for the Chicago Department of Development and Planning. Includes street views of commercial buildings, dwellings, and industrial buildings located on Chicago Avenue, Michigan Avenue, Oak street, a...

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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 (Ill.) Dept. of Planning records about the Near North Side

Architectural drawings and renderings for Lake Shore Drive near the Oak Street interchange, rapid transit subway plans, Near North Side sidewalk plans, a map of land use for the Near North Side as of January 1970, and a metropolitan transportation study map. All records pertaining to the Chicago ...

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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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