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Aerial photograph albums collection, 1936-1975.

Collection of albums primarily containing aerial photographs of Chicago and the surrounding area of northern Illinois that were taken for Chicago's rapid transit system, The Chicago Transit Authority, and for the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission. One album documents railroad air rights p...

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Aerial views of Chicago in the 1950s, [1950-1959].

Professional quality, aerial views of Chicago (Ill.), including the lakefront and Chicago Park District properties, and some detailed views of landmark buildings such as the Edgewater Beach Hotel and Apartments buildings. Photographs of Park District properties are stamped on the back "Chicago Pa...

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Albumen photographs of Chicago sights, ca. 1890-1899.

Photographs by an unknown photographer including 8 photos depicting railroad shops and workers, 7 photos showing ships and shipyards, and individual photos of the Auditorium Building, Palmer House, parks, the Douglas Monument, the Water Tower, and the Potter Palmer residence on Lake Shore Drive.

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Arthur B. Hall papers

Correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other papers of Arthur B. Hall, Chicago real estate and office building manager (Hall's own offices were at 407 S. Dearborn) and of his predecessor, Thomas A. Hall, chiefly concerning financial and tax aspects of properties managed by Hall's...

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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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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company freight office, February 2, 1929.

The exterior of the B & O freight office "Made for Mr. Arthur Pollard, cashier, 90th St. office, South Chicago, Ill."

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Barnes-Crosby collection of glass negatives and master photographs, [ca. 1904-1913]

Photographs and negatives of popular Chicago streets and sites primarily in the Loop area, by the commercial photography studio Barnes-Crosby Company. Many focus on individual buildings such as hotels, office buildings, stores, museums, theaters, hospitals, libraries, government buildings, organi...


Boomer Bridge Works photographs, [ca. 1865]

Photographs, each adhered to a board mount, relating to the Boomer Bridge Works of Chicago (Ill.), a company known as American Bridge Company after 1870. Photographs were taken by commercial photographer, P. B. Greene. One view shows men posing around a locomotive train and its cargo with this in...

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Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago records, 1903-1992.

Bulletins, newsletters, correspondence, membership lists, neighborhood business district profiles, litigation files, treasurer's reports, and committee reports of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA Chicago; formerly known as the Building Managers' Association of Chicago...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Antonio Perez, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs primarily depict the Hispanic community on Chicago's South Side. Includes images of dances, Halloween, parades, religious activities, schools, storefronts, storekeepers, a train, weddings, Vietnam War veterans, scenes in Calumet Park on Chicago's lakefront, and Hispanic yo...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Bob Thall, 1987.

Documentary photographs of southeast Chicago to Gary (Ind.) show the decline of the steel industry and its effect on the landscape. Images concentrate on abandoned industrial plants, empty lots, gas stations, homes, railroads and waterways found in communities along Lake Michigan from 79th Street...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Jay Boersma, 1987.

Photographs focus on the built environment of Chicago's southern suburbs, such as Homewood (Ill.). Includes views of buildings, streets, automobiles, gas stations, commercial signs, automotive supply houses, railroad tracks, stores, schools, churches, residences, vacant buildings, and restaurants...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by John Kimmich, 1987-1989.

Documentary photographs of the Chicago Loop downtown commercial district, including images of pedestrians, people working, an "El" elevated CTA train, buildings, street scenes, and mourners for Harold Washington, Chicago's first African American mayor.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Rhondal McKinney, 1985-1987.

Documentary photographs of sites found in Chicagos southwestern suburbs along the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal. Towns depicted include Lemont and Joliet. Includes images of historic sights, buildings such as churches, restaurants, retail stores, industrial plants, gas stations, an...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Tom Petrillo, 1987-1988.

Views of Sears Tower, at 233 South Wacker Drive, the tallest office building in Chicago, with special emphasis on business people, entrances, lobbies, foliage decoration, the skydeck observation floor, and a nearby elevated train stop. Features colorful action shots of people conducting their dai...

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Charles R. Childs postcard and photograph collection, [1907-1950s, bulk 1920s-1940s]

Picture postcards, photographic postcards, photoprints, and photonegatives of Chicago people, places, and events that mostly were taken by photographer Charles R. Childs and sold as postcards. A few views show Childs' place of business, and one photograph shows Childs on an outing with a group of...

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Chicago aerial views album collection of photographs, [ca. 1923-ca. 1926]

Aerial views taken by various photographers: Kaufmann & Fabry Co., Chicago Aerial Survey Co., and Fairchild Aerial Cam. Corp. Views include the Chicago urban area south to Indiana Harbor, Calumet River and Whiting; the Chicago mid-town and north along Lake Michigan and the Chicago River as far as...

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Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry collection of visual material, [1930-1976, bulk 1960-1976]

Views of Chicago by photographer Kee T. Chang to illustrate the Association's efforts to promote commercial growth and civic improvement. Includes views of Chicago (skyline, people on the street, aerial views, etc.), historic buildings, Lake Michigan and the waterfront, activities and festivals, ...

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Chicago Central Communities Study photograph collection, 1970.

Photographs taken by Robert M. Lightfoot to accompany the Chicago Central Communities Study prepared for the Chicago Department of Development and Planning. Includes street views of commercial buildings, dwellings, and industrial buildings located on Chicago Avenue, Michigan Avenue, Oak street, a...

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Chicago Commuter Rail collection, 1898-1947

The Chicago Commuter Rail Collection includes stereoscopes of a Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad station, a photograph published on a calendar sheet, acceptance and bond agreements for the Chicago City Railway Company with the City of Chicago, and bus schedules for the Chicago and West To...

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Chicago (Ill.) Dept. of Planning records about the Near North Side

Architectural drawings and renderings for Lake Shore Drive near the Oak Street interchange, rapid transit subway plans, Near North Side sidewalk plans, a map of land use for the Near North Side as of January 1970, and a metropolitan transportation study map. All records pertaining to the Chicago ...

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Chicago illustrated, 1866-1867.

Images of Chicago (Ill.) in the early nineteenth century that were lithographed from original drawings by Louis Kurz. Scenes include prominent buildings, streets, and views of Chicago. Buildings include public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, churches, theaters, waterworks, and gas works. St...

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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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Chicago parks and nearby scenes on glass plate negatives, 1911-1912.

Images on glass plate negatives (all unbroken) by an unknown photographer. Each is accompanied by detailed descriptions, often including the date and subject. Images show scenes from Douglas Park, Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, and Washington Park in Chicago; Riverside Road and Brookfield Road, an...

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