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Ashcraft family glass photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1910s]

Photographs relating to the Ashcraft family of Chicago. The lantern slides and glass negatives were taken by Raymond M. Ashcraft, primarily in the 1890s when he was a teenager, and in the early 1900s as he started his family. The collection shows life in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, with photog...

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A Century of Progress Memorabilia collection, 1933-1999

A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Chicago in 1833. The A Century of Progress Memoribilia collection includes printed materials such as pamphlets, broc...

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Edwin Blumberg glass negative collection, ca. 1902-1910.

Formal and informal portraits of the Hans Schmidt family of Chicago. Some scenes depict boating in Lincoln Park, a ride in a surrey, feeding baby chickens, a printing press and a construction site. Also includes general views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

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George S. Bowen papers, 1856-1928.

Correspondence, diaries, financial records, legal documents, promotional materials, and newspaper clippings related to George S. Bowen's career as an entrepreneur and civic leader in Chicago and Elgin (Ill.). Topics include manufacturing and trade in woolen textiles and pottery and glassware (186...

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Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences photograph collection, 1984, 1996-1998, 2000.

Photographs primarily from annual meetings of the Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1996-1998, 2000. Includes images of members lecturing, eating, swimming, and socializing at events. Also included are photographs...

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J.J. Gibson photograph collection, [ca. 1880-1949]

Photographs by commercial photographer Gibson and his wife May Clark Gibson, who came to Chicago in 1893 to photograph the World's Columbian Exposition and founded a photography business (run by May Clark after 1902), which eventually became part of the Montgomery Ward photography studio. Collect...


Rabbi Jacob J. Weinstein collection of visual materials, 1910-1960, bulk 1950-1960.

Visual materials relating to Weinstein who was rabbi of KAM Temple in Hyde Park, Chicago (Ill.) from 1939 to 1967. Subjects include work in the 1950s and 1960s with civil rights, Israel, Vietnam War, his religious activities, and some early family photographs. Includes a scrapbook containing phot...

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