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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 photographically illustrated, 1878-1879.

Primarily scenes of Chicago's Loop mercantile district, which highlight individual buildings, such as hotels, commercial and civic buildings. Also includes a few views of parks; a railroad bridge, station and dining car; and the harbor on the Chicago River. Photographs are identified and of a pro...

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Chicago Theater Restoration Associates records

Correspondence, research notes, copies of historical documents, legal and financial records, contracts, and public relations materials of the Chicago Theater Restoration Associates, a group of investors who saved the Chicago Theater and the adjoining Page Brothers Building from demolition in the ...

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Hannah and Hogg saloon photograph album, ca. 1889.

Photographs of Chicago saloons established by liquor distributor Hannah & Hogg. Includes views of exteriors, interiors, bowling alleys, billiard hall, meeting rooms for fraternal organizations, and Sam T. Jack's Opera House--an affiliated theater. Some scenes show men standing in doorways, bowlin...

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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...


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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Theodore Charles Stone papers, 1921-2001

Theodore Charles Stone (1912-1998) was a Chicago-based opera singer and journalist who served as president of both the National Association of Negro Musicians and Chicago Music Association. The Theodore Charles Stone papers span from 1929-2001 and provide insight into the African American operati...