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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...


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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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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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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James McHugh Construction Company photograph collection, [ca. 1939-1962]

Consists primarily of commercial photographs documenting construction projects located mainly in the Chicago area, with others in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D. C., and Wisconsin. Buildings are shown in all phases of construction. Interior and exterior views of apartment...

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Pullman (Illinois) and Pullman community of Chicago photograph collection, [ca. 1889-1988]

Primarily includes general views, buildings, street scenes, and industrial scenes from the 19th century model workingman's community of Pullman (Ill.), now part of the city of Chicago. Includes the Administration and Arcade buildings, church, clock tower, Hotel Florence, railroad station and othe...

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Pullman-Standard photograph collection, 1899-1929.

Photographs of the town and activities of Pullman, Ill. (now a Chicago community) after the death of founder, industrialist and community planner George Pullman. Predominant are exteriors and interiors of industrial buildings, some which show men engaged in labor. Also includes several photograph...

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Scenes of Norwood Park, ca. 1890-1910.

Scenes of Norwood Park, a Chicago community at the furthest northwest edge of the city. Includes images of churches, a school, the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad station, and bird's-eye views.

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W. T. Barnum photograph albums, ca.1920-1929.

Includes churches, commercial buildings, country clubs, hospitals, hotels, monuments, parks, railroad stations, schools, stockyards, street scenes, theaters and other views of Chicago as photographed by Chicago's commercial photographer Barnum, a successor to the Chicago photographer J. W. Taylor.

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