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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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Lantern slide views of life in Chicago collection, 1880-1934.

Collection of views of downtown Chicago street scenes (1871-1915); World's Columbian Exposition (1893); Century of Progress (1933-1934); filming a movie, stage productions, bathers, stenographers at work, Sullivan (boxer), a drawing of a Pullman car, and the logo of the Chicago Allied Printing Tr...


Postcards collection, ca. 1893-[ongoing].

Collection primarily contains commercially distributed color postcards with views of Chicago (Ill.) arranged by topics. Major groupings include office, commercial, and civic-ceremonial buildings; churches and other religious buildings; hotels and restaurants; museums and art galleries; hospitals;...

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Transalites of world's fairs, ca. 1933-1949.

Views of three world's fairs -- the World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago), the Century of Progress (1933-1934 : Chicago), and the Centennial Exposition (1876 : Philadelphia), probably used for a back-lit display.

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William H. Peterson Papers, 1891-2012

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and personal material of William H. Peterson, a World War II radar man and later engineer for the Pullman Company. Includes Peterson's schoolwork, wartime letters, and engineering designs. There is additional material for the Peterson family, incl...