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African Festival of the Arts posters, 1994-2004.

Posters advertising Chicago's annual African Festival of the Arts, a four-day event held during Labor Day weekend that includes concessions, art, crafts, dance, food, storytelling, other activities, and live music from many portions of the African diaspora. The festival is held in Washington Park...

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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 Home for the Friendless records

Board meeting minutes (1858-1937), admissions registers (listing names, ages, religion, and reasons for coming to the home, 1858-1898), "Old Ladies Dept." volume (1933), a time book (detailing the hours worked by the employees), and by-laws for the Chicago Home for the Friendless, which served as...


Chicago parks and nearby scenes on glass plate negatives, 1911-1912.

Images on glass plate negatives (all unbroken) by an unknown photographer. Each is accompanied by detailed descriptions, often including the date and subject. Images show scenes from Douglas Park, Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, and Washington Park in Chicago; Riverside Road and Brookfield Road, an...

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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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Kaufmann & Fabry nitrate negatives with copy photoprints, [ca. 1917-1930]

Images of Chicago buildings, parks, statues, fountains, streets and a few events by commercial photographers Kaufmann & Fabry. Buildings include the Coliseum, the Hamilton Club, Masonic Temple, the Field Museum, the Museum of Science & Industry, the Palmolive building, the Blackstone and the Selw...

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Miscellaneous photographs and printed illustrations collected by Lawrence E. Dicke, 1872-1939, bulk 1890-1899.

Primarily separately mounted photographs and snapshots of Jackson, Lincoln, Washington and South Parks in Chicago, and unidentified homes and people in Chicago (ca. 1890). Also includes loose album pages with unidentified park scenes, people, homes, and tunnel construction. Includes a few scenes ...

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Parkway Community House records

Consists chiefly of financial records (1937-1949, 1955-1957) and board of directors meeting minutes (1937-1949, 1955-1957) of the Parkway Community House, a neighborhood center. Also included are lists of contributors; reports of fund raising campaigns; general correspondence of the executive dir...

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Standard Steel Works Company photograph collection, 1918-1920.

Primarily photographs of the company's industrial building interiors and exteriors. Also includes a few photographs of the Lyndora Hotel, vehicles and two views of brick paved streets in Washington Park community. Glass negatives include seven images of industrial buildings under construction and...

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University of Chicago. Postcards.Collection, 20th century

The collection contains postcards featuring the University of Chicago campus.

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A. Whiting Watriss photograph collection, 1888-1916, bulk 1909-1915.

Primarily views of Chicago dwellings and monuments. Dwellings are generally large homes on the Near North Side or mid-North Side, including the homes of wealthy Chicago families such as the McCormicks and the Nickersons. Includes a few mid-19th century log houses in suburban Evanston and Kenilwor...

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