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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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Algimantas Kezys visual materials

Black-and-white photographic prints and printed material by Algimantas Kezys depicting the Chicago built environment and lakefront. Also includes Kezys 1988 and 1995 photograph calendars titled, "Chicago," and his book, "Variations on a Theme: Worlds Fairs of the Eighties," which ...

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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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Bailey, Broad and Company records

Bills, receipts, accounts, contacts, and correspondence of contractors to the Great Western Railway Company, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Company, and the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad Company. Includes account book that lists transactions with Joseph B. Doggett, Chicago, Illinois, grocer, 18...

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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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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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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters photograph collection, [ca. 1930-1969]

Primarily group portraits taken at conferences, meetings and events of the BSCP and International Ladies Auxiliary, established in 1925 and 1931, respectively. Includes meetings with U.S. presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Several photos depict unidentified Black speakers at these ...

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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters records

Correspondence, minutes, reports, grievances, scrapbooks, clippings, fliers, newsletters, and publications; topical, financial, and membership files; and sound recordings of speeches, interviews, and conferences that were created by or collected by the Chicago Division office of the Brotherhood o...

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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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Cady and Huart collection of railroad photographs, [ca. 1910-1969]

Photographs relating to railroad facilities in Chicago (Ill.). A large group of images relate to the construction of the new Union Station during the 1920s, including a few group portraits of officials and staff of the Chicago Union Station Company, ca. 1925, as well as photographs, taken ca. 191...

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Century of Progress and Chicago Railroad Fair scrapbook

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,...


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...

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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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