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Army memories, ca. 1880-1889.

Civil war scenes, many of which portray a romanticized version of life as a soldier. Includes scenes with battles and/or identified officers, such as Generals Grant, Sheridan and Sherman. Also includes character portraits of types such as topographical engineers and a Zouave.

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Bill Stamets papers

Pamphlets, flyers, ephemera, correspondence, audio and video recordings, and other papers of Bill Stamets, a Chicago filmmaker and free-lance photographer and writer. Topics include, but are not limited to, anti-war, nuclear power, Vietnam War memorial, gang activity, the proposed 1992 Chicago Wo...

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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division, photographic archives, [ca. 1940-1969]

Primarily group portraits taken at conferences and meetings of the BSCP labor union. Scenes from the Chicago Division offices show an Afro-American staff at work. Includes small formal identified portraits of key Chicago members, a few unidentified portraits, and informal photographs of unidentif...

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Cary T. Ray photograph album, 1899 Feb.-Apr.

Photographs taken by Sergeant Cary T. Ray of the Illinois National Guard, who served in the U.S. Burial Corps during or after the Spanish American War. Includes images of battle sites, burial corps activites, and local views in Cuba.

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Chicago Seed (newspaper) photograph collection, [ca. 1960-1972]

Includes photoprints from the alternative newspaper Chicago Seed. Some photoprints relate to the 1968 Democratic Convention demonstrations in Chicago, the civil rights movement, and other national social and political issues. Negatives show a construction project, an earth-moving project, and an ...


The Chicago Times-Herald war pictures, 1898 May 16-Aug. 29.

A series of weekly publications by the Chicago Times-Herald containing halftone photomechanical prints of the Spanish American War. Includes images of military equipment, battleships, encampments, and views of Cuba and the Philippines.

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Claude A. Barnett broadsides collection, [ca. 1930-1959]

Primarily includes items relating to African Americans and associated events in Chicago and the United States. Events include the American Negro Exposition (1940 : Chicago, Ill.), the death of Edgar Brown (1954), the NAACP Annual Freedom Fund dinner (1959 : Chicago, Ill.), and concerts by singer ...

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Collection of United States Marine Corps war photographs, 1945-1968

Black and white photographic prints of United States Marines related to World War II and the war in Vietnam. WWII images, photographed by Theo Hios, show wounded or deceased soldiers, as well as the destruction of Japanese military facilities, terrain,...

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C.S.S. Shenandoah master's logbook

Logbook of Capt. Irvine S. Bulloch, Acting Master of Confederate States of America cruiser Shenandoah, Capt. James I. Waddell, commanding. Contains a list of officers on board and notes of the ships captured, the value of their cargoes, and the disposition of the prize (some were ransomed and oth...

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C.S.S. Sumter logbook and related items

Logbook or register (1 v.) of the Confederate steamer Sumter at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1861. Lists names of men and the clothing, stores, and money issued to each. Also contains brief notations about the history of the Sumter. Collection also includes bills and invoices (56 items, 1861 May 30-Se...

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Declan Haun collection of visual materials, ca. 1958-1994

The major images by photojournalist Declan Haun, including photographs made while working for the Charlotte Observer ,1958-1963; and as freelancer for the Black Star agency, 1963-1994, the bulk in 1963-1976 while he resided in Chicago, and a copy of a short motion-picture film: Real Self. The col...


E. Edelmann & Company photograph album, 1944 Feb. 19.

Album with views of employees of the E. Edelmam company at a ceremony at which they recieved an Army ordnance award for productivity during World War II.

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Four Minute Men photograph collection, 1917.

Collection of lantern slides for presentations prepared under the authority of the Committee on Public Information, Washington, D.C. and presented by members of the Four Minute Men society. Used to illustrate talks encouraging World War I enlistment and the sale of liberty bonds in 1917. Subjects...

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George J. Iberle visual materials, ca. 1878-1976, bulk 1941-1948

Black-and-white photographic prints and color posters from George J. Iberle’s time as a community leader in both Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood and the German American society, Schwaben Verein. The bulk of photographs were taken during World War II to document the homefront mobilization...

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Henry H. Bussian photograph collection, ca. 1933-1945.

Primarily scenes of buildings and exhibits at the Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago). Also includes scenes of the Indiana dunes, a World War II bond rally, Chicago's Merchandise Mart, a polo game, and automobile race, and Bussian's back yard at 3750 N. Kenmore in C...


John T. McCutcheon photograph collection, [ca. 1890-1900]

Primarily snapshots of the Spanish American War in the Philippine Islands and the following Filipino insurrection (1898-1900), during which McCutcheon acted as an overseas correspondent. Includes views before and after the Battle of Manila, participating naval vessels, and scenes of military mane...

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Otto J. Krampikowsky photograph collection, 1918-1919.

General views taken by Krampikowsky, Chief Stenographer, Quarter Master Depot #1, Advance Section, U.S. Army, of cities and war monuments where his unit stopped in Northern France and East central Germany during World War I. Includes activities in cities and villages, in Krampikowsky's Army camp,...

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Otto L. Schmidt papers, 1877-1941, bulk 1900-1935

Correspondence, news clippings, and other papers of Dr. Schmidt, a Chicago physician, historian, and German American civic leader. Materials pertain to his leadership of the Illinois State Historical Society, the Chicago Historical Society, and the Illinois Centennial Commission; participation in...


Photograph album of the Spanish-American War, 1898.

Photographs documenting the role of the 1st Illinois Volunteers in the Spanish-American War in Cuba.

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Portrait gallery of Union generals & colonels that fell by the bullet and disease in the Civil War album collection, 1861-1865.

Album of photoprints collected and arranged in the volume by Taylor in 1892 in New York City. Subjects are the U.S. Army generals and colonels who died by battle wounds, disease, accident or suicide during the Civil War. Each portrait is identified (when known) with name, rank, unit, cause, date ...

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Raw war: the uncensored story of the World War in photogravure, 1934 Jan. 6-May 12.

Volume of pages collected from the Saturday rotogravure supplement of the Chicago Daily News that contained images made by the newspaper's staff photographers and by other news agencies (ca. 1914-1918) that were republished in weekly installments in 1934 and depicted events throughout World War I...

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St. Bernard Commandery photograph collection, 1907.

Trip taken by the St. Bernard Commandery (Chicago, Ill.) of the Knights Templar to the 30th Triennial Conclave held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and to New York City, Washington D.C., and Virginia, 1907. The members were accompanied by their families. Most of the photos are identified.

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Thyra Edwards papers, 1932-1953

Correspondence, articles, scrapbook with photographs, and other papers of Thyra Edwards, a social worker at the Abraham Lincoln Centre in Chicago, Ill. Included are Edwards' observations on workers' education and social conditions in Europe and her feelings as an African American when tr...

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United States Government War Exposition photograph album, 1918 Sept. 2-15.

Photographs of advertisements, structures, events, panoramic views of crowds and grounds of the exposition held in Chicago's Grant Park. Includes scenes of booths regarding the American Red Cross and food conservation. One scene shows a Salvation Army facility in the trenches. Soldiers are shown ...

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