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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...


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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Hilda Goldblatt Gorenstein collection, 1933-1934

Hilda Goldblatt (later Gorenstein) was a marine artist from Chicago who painted twelve murals a Navy exhibit at the 1933-34 World's Fair in Chicago. The collection consists of a photocopy of two newspaper clippings and a photocopy of a copy of some of the artist's murals.

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Laban Deardorff collection of visual materials, [ca. 1890-1933, bulk 1893-1903]

Collection of materials formerly owned by Laban Deardorff, founder of the L. F. Deardorff and Sons camera company. Includes primarily glass plate negatives (ca. 1890s-1900) taken by Laban Deardorff, mostly documenting the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, but also showing the Samuel Trude reside...

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Sally Rand collection of photographs, [ca. 1920-1960, bulk 1950s]

Photographs from the personal files of dancer and actress, Sally Rand, primarily relating to the period 1949-1953 and Rand's traveling dance show, but including some earlier materials. Sally Rand became famous for her "fan dance" and her "bubble dance" (using balloons) that she performed at the C...

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