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A.W. Johnson glass negative collection, ca. 1900-1909.

An unidentified residential area in Chicago; parlor or sitting room interiors; women and children; an unidentified street (possibly Lake Shore Drive); an unidentified town on a hillside and the Cicero town hall. Flexible negative and matching print depict the Austin Blvd. railroad station.

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Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection, ca.1890's, bulk 1895.

Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmac...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1983 donation, 1961-1983 (bulk 1982-1983).

Images, mostly made September 1982-March 1983 (but some date as early as 1961), by these photographers: Howard Anderson, Charles Johnson, Jim Lattimer, H. Michgelson, Casey Prunchunas, Robert Reiter, and Jack Schwab. Views include demolition of buildings at Cabrini Green; activities on Calumet ha...

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Edwin Lyman Lobdell family papers

Typescripts and scrapbooks containing correspondence, articles, clippings, etc. by or relating to Chicago stockbroker Edwin L. Lobdell and the Lobdell family. Includes a scrapbook containing some correspondence with politically prominent men about the tariff, and U.S. relations with Russia, Irela...

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George Dillwyn Cook papers

Correspondence, ledgers, minute book, advertisements, and other papers of George Cook, an Iowa businessman who came to Chicago in 1878 to engage in handling investment securities and became an organizer of the American Steel Wire Company and the American Bridge Company. His company, George D. Coo...

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George M. Pullman papers

Correspondence (primarily 1859-1863), diary (1859-1861), collection of railroad passes (ca. 205, 1862-1900), and obituaries and resolutions in memorial of George M. Pullman. Correspondence is chiefly letters by Pullman to his mother and other family members on personal matters and on his work. Th...


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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Henry C. Wicker papers

Letters by Henry C. Wicker and his brother Cassius Wicker to their family in North Ferrisburgh (Vermont), and a few replies from their father C.W. Wicker, their sister Agnes, and cousins and friends. Henry wrote from Chicago and other cities in northern Illinois where he worked as freight agent f...

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Henry Koopman photograph collection, 1886-ca. 1910.

Photographs by professional photographer Koopman, of Pullman and Roseland communities in Chicago. Includes an unidentified parade, Pullman Company workers in the street during lunch hour, the dining room of the Hotel Florence and staff of black waiters. Scenes of Palmer Park include construction ...

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Isaac Stevens Metcalf Papers, 1827-1935

Letters, diaries, daybooks, scrapbooks, and business documents of Isaac Stevens Metcalf, a Bowdoin College graduate from Milo, Maine, Illinois Central Railroad division engineer, and DuQuoin, Illinois resident, his wife Antoinette Brigham Putnam Metcalf (originally of New Hampshire), their parent...

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Milo Kendall Papers, 1798-1925

Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.


Morgan-Gardner Family Papers, 1789-ca. 1900

Travel journal written by George C. Morgan, a schoolteacher and minister (1754-1798) while travelling in France during the Revolution, 1789; autobiographical memoir written by the son of George C. Morgan, Richard Price Morgan (1790-1882), who immigrated to the United States from England around 18...

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Morton family papers

Correspondence, diaries, financial records, genealogical data, newsclippings and other papers, mostly personal, chiefly concerning J. Sterling Morton, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and his son Joy Morton, founder of the Morton Salt Company, together with scattered papers of Morton's other sons, ...

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Photographs by Milo Ballatine, 1923-1928.

Photographs by Milo Ballatine (known as Mike Ballatine) that include views in Chicago and in Kewanee, Illinois. The photographs are mounted on album pages with captions and dates. Chicago images include Riverview Park, the stockyards, the El (elevated railroad), suspension bridges in motion, and ...

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Photographs of CTA motorman Severt Hanson, [1950s-1960s]

includes photographs of Severt Hanson, a motorman for 43 years on the Chicago Surface Lines, which was succeeded by the Chicago Transit Authority. Snapshots show Severt with his wife Edna and daughter Betty.

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Roswell B. Mason papers

Correspondence, proclamations, deeds, etc. of Roswell B. Mason and other family members. Includes ca. 60 items, October-November 1871, relating to the Great Chicago Fire, while Mason was mayor, including letters (2) and proclamation by General Sheridan, proclamations by Mason, and letters from th...


Severt Hanson papers

Papers about the working life, retirement, and personal life of Severt Hanson, a motorman 43 years for the Chicago Surface Lines, which was succeeded by the Chicago Transit Authority. Materials in the collection also refer to his wife Edna and his daughter Betty.


Wells-Shaw family photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1929 (bulk 1880-1899)]

Cartes de visite albums include portraits of Chicago area residents, members of the Wells, Shaw, and Searls families. Photoprint albums show a house party for Martha Wells at Lake Geneva (Wis.). Includes group portraits of guests, a horseback riding excursion, scenes of the lake and local railroa...

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