1 to of 8 Archival Collections shown

Century of Progress and Chicago Railroad Fair scrapbook, 1933-1934, 1948-1949, 1979.

Leather-bound scrapbook containing postcards, black-and-white photographs, and clippings primarily documenting the 1933-1934 Century of Progress Worlds Fair but also the 1948-1949 Chicago Railroad Fair. Included are railroad stamps depicting individual railroad lines like the Rock Island,...

View tags

Century of Progress Exposition brochures and postcards, 1909-1933

Five printed exhibition brochures and six postcards from the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, together with a 1909 postcard showing Madison St. from LaSalle St. One brochure highlights Italian progress under Mussolini, and the remainder of the brochures and postcards are from railr...

View tags

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Photographs, Artwork, and Audiovisual

Photographs, cartoons, drawings, and paintings, and two boxes of audio media of oral histories, interviews

Chicago Transit Authority photograph collection, ca. 1925-1935, bulk 1928-1929.

Primarily images of elevated train crossings on Chicago streets by photographer A.J. Scholz from the collection of George Krambles, 1928-1929. Other images show street scenes in Aurora, Berwyn, Cicero and Elmhurst. Also includes a few scenes of Chicago commercial buildings and buildings at the Ce...

View tags

Negatives of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad exhibit at the Century of Progress, 1934 June 27-29.

Images of an exhibit at the Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago) featuring historic locomotives, freight cars, and passenger railroad cars. Includes both interiors and exteriors.

View tags

Nitrate negatives of Chicago scenes

Images of Chicago buildings, scenes and events. Includes Hillman's department store, the Quinlan-Tyson and Williams & Ferry buildings, the dedication parade on State Street for the World's Columbian Exposition, Illinois Central transportation to the Century of Progress Exposition, a Pabst brewing...

View tags

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;...

View tags

William Parker Ward photographs of the Century of Progress, 1933-1934.

Photographs of the 1933-1934 Century of Progress, Chicago world's fair, taken by William Parker Ward with an amateur camera when he was sixteen years old. The images are mounted on black matte boards with handwritten labels on the verso. Views show the sky rides, Zephyr train, government building...

View tags