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57th Street Art Fair collection of visual materials, 1947-2001.

Photographs of artwork, judging activities, and general views of the annual 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago (Ill.). Also includes posters, generally by Hyde Park community artists, advertising the fair in various years; collection contains most post posters from the Fair's inception in 1948 throu...


Album of photographs of the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Ill.), 1893.

Shows material on exhibit in the Woman's Building including handiwork, crafts, paintings, silver, furniture, statues, flowers, and clothing. There are no exterior views of the building.

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Alice Fordyce photograph collection, 1933-1934.

Includes photographs of Century of Progress murals, sculpture and architectural decorations created by Chicago artists Lorado Taft, Edouard Chassaing, Alfonse Iannelli, John Norton, and other nationally known artists. Also includes photographs of two Parisian doorways in the art deco style by Fre...


American Terra Cotta Company photograph collection, ca. 1890-1915.

Photographs of terra cotta ornamentation executed by Louis H. Sullivan and George G. Elmslie for American Terra Cotta Company. Photographs were sent to architects for approval before casting or modeling and were also kept in job files.

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Anton Rodde photograph collection, ca. 1924-1937.

Loose photographs and album of snapshots by Chicago resident Rodde, a professional lithographer and amateur photographer. Loose photographs include snapshots of Chicago buildings and parks, the Eucharistic Congress (1926 : Mundelein and Chicago, Ill.), the Rodde home and family, a few family port...

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Archibald J. Motley, Jr., papers and photographs collection, 1894-2004, bulk 1920-1990

Correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photocopies of sketches and sketchbooks, photographs, sound recordings, and a videocassette related to the life and work of Archibald J. Motley, Jr., a painter known for his portraiture and scenes of urban life. Included are his handwritten manu...


Arthur Siegel photograph collection, supplement 2, [1950-1969]

Photographs by professional photographer Siegel who acted as a free-lance photographer for Time, Inc. Includes portrait photographs of celebrated people, and views of Chicago area corporations and institutions.

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Benham/Haas photograph collection, 1973-1987.

Photographs by Chicago photographers Alan Cohen, Susan Crocker, Lewis Kostiner and Charles Traub. Images are non-documentary and generally focus on abstract forms in Chicago urban settings. One photograph shows the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan. Most photographs do not show people except a p...

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Burton Holmes lantern slide collection, ca. 1900.

Scenes of Italy and India from the collection of Chicago author and photographer Burton Holmes, who was noted for his travelogues.

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Calvin Hutchinson photograph collection, 1950-1975.

Visual materials from the collection of commercial photographer Hutchinson primarily consisting of cityscapes of Chicago and images of various yachts and boats from races and excursions. Includes races on Lake Michigan, participants, awards ceremonies and related marine activities. Most cityscape...

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Caroline Shawk Brooks photograph collection, [ca. 1880-1910]

Images related to Caroline Shawk Brooks, sculptor and modeler, 1840-1913. Caroline Shawk Brooks was first known for her modeling in butter exhibited at the World's Fair (Paris, France), 1878. Subsequently, she executed portrait marbles of, among others, Emanuel Swedenborg, George Eliot, Thomas Ca...

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C.D. Arnold photograph albums of World's Columbian Exposition construction, 1891-1892.

Photographs depict the construction of exhibition buildings at various stages of completion, the creation of sculptural ornament, and tradesmen in the process of work or posed informally on construction sites.

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Central Manufacturing District photograph collection, 1939-1962.

Consists of views of industries located on 37th, 39th, and 47th Streets in the Central Manufacturing District (Chicago, Ill.). A wide range of industries are shown, including the box, chemical, food, furniture, lumber, machine, and metallurgical industries. The images show exterior views of the b...

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Century of Progress pin-up girl photographs, [1933-1934]

Images of two young women in bathing suits posing on a beach and next to a sign that reads "Swimming Prohibited," with the General Motors Pier in the background. Photos were taken by Kaufmann & Fabry Co., 425 South Wabash Ave, Chicago (Ill.). The bottom of each print is labeled "A Century of Prog...

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Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive, 1983-1989

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes the work of thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, sc...


Charles G. Blake & Company photograph collection, 1896-1914.

Views relating to Blake & Co. gravestone and monument carving and manufacture industry in Chicago. Subjects include shops and offices, carving department, offices, examples of finished products and damage and rebuilding after a fire destroyed the main shop.

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Charles L. Hutchinson papers

Letters to Charles L. Hutchinson, a Chicago banker, president of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a major philanthropist; plus resolutions in memoriam. Correspondence chiefly concerns his business and charitable activities. Topics include efforts to place a memorial to George Howland in McKinley...

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Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association records

Correspondence, Chicagoland-in-Pictures entry and judging forms (1961-1975), newspaper clippings, newsletters, press releases, directories, annual reports, and other administrative records of the Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association (CACCA). Material chiefly relate to the Chicagoland-in-Pictures...

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Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry collection of visual material, [1930-1976, bulk 1960-1976]

Views of Chicago by photographer Kee T. Chang to illustrate the Association's efforts to promote commercial growth and civic improvement. Includes views of Chicago (skyline, people on the street, aerial views, etc.), historic buildings, Lake Michigan and the waterfront, activities and festivals, ...


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 Mural Group records

Brochures, correspondence, minutes, financial reports, newsletters, printed materials, newspaper clippings, flyers, ephemera, and other administrative records of the non-profit Chicago Mural Group, also known as the Chicago Public Art Group. Much of the correspondence relates to fundraising effor...

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Chicago School of Design film out-takes, [ca. 1940-1944]

Film compiled from out-takes of films made at the Chicago School of Design under the supervision of Lazlo Moholy-Nagy.

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Collection relating to Hicks' portrait of Lincoln

Letters (originals and photocopies), photoprints, notes, and printed items relating to the first oil painting of Abraham Lincoln (painted from life), which was completed by artist Thomas Hicks in Springfield (Ill.) on June 13, 1860. Includes letters by Thomas Hicks, William E. Marshall, and O.H. ...

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