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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...


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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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 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 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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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 views photographed by Gates, ca. 1885-1910.

Photographs by an unknown photographer named Gates. Includes images of Oak Wood Cemetery, the Chicago River, cattle crossing a river bridge, dwellings (some identified), public and commercial buildings, parks, aerial views of the stockyards and interiors of the Electricity Building and the Mining...

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Collection of prints published by Jevne & Almini of Chicago (Ill.), 1866-1867.

Contains original lithographic prints of Chicago (Ill.) in the early ninteenth century that were based on original drawings by Louis Kurz. Scenes include prominent buildings, streets, and views of Chicago. Buildings include public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, churches, theaters, waterwor...

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Francis Neil MacDonald photograph collection, 1986.

Primarily scenes from "Ukrainian village," a Chicago neighborhood. Includes exteriors of homes, two interiors of the Hoyne Ave. Wesleyan Methodist Church, 2 workmen in a home interior and a few residents in front of their houses. Also includes a few scenes outside of Chicago--an industrial plant ...

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Frederick O. Bemm negative collection, ca. 1900-1939, bulk 1930s.

Primarily includes images of Chicago buildings including the Art Institute of Chicago, Church of the Disciples, Dearborn Station, the Field Museum, Montgomery Ward Tower, Pure Oil & Jeweler's Building, Railway Exchange Building, St. Paul's Kirche, Studebaker Hall Theater, and the Tavern Club. Inc...

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George R. Lawrence photograph collection, [ca. 1900-1960, bulk 1900-1910]

Photographs and photomechanical prints by Lawrence, Chicago pioneer in aerial and panoramic photography. Includes panoramas of cities and events, such as San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire; Chicago and nearby Waukegan, Zion and Fort Sheridan. Also includes photographs taken with his...

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Henry Koopman photograph collection, 1886-ca. 1910.

Photographs by professional photographer Koopman, of Pullman and Roseland communities in Chicago. Includes an unidentified parade, Pullman Company workers in the street during lunch hour, the dining room of the Hotel Florence and staff of black waiters. Scenes of Palmer Park include construction ...

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J. W. Taylor photograph album, [ca. 1885-1900]

Primarily views of Chicago's main streets, large commercial buildings, and residences of prominent Chicagoans. Streets include Clark, Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Randolph, South Water and State Streets. Commercial buildings include major hotels, Board of Trade, Real Estate Board, Chamber o...


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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James Wadsworth diaries and account books

Diaries (17 vols., 1849-1853, 1885-1900) and account books (1847-1855, 1877, 1880-1884) of Wadsworth. The diaries briefly note associates encountered, use of local transportation, particularly the Illinois Central Railroad, real estate transactions, church activities, and the founding of the firs...


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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R. C. Wieboldt Construction Company photograph collection, 1915-1967.

Primarily includes progress photographs of buildings in the Chicago metropolitan area that were constructed by the R. C. Wieboldt Co. construction firm. Buildings include various Wieboldt department stores; businesses; banks; institutional buildings such as the Y.M.C.A., the American Medical Asso...

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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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