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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...


Beatrijs Kuyck-Hechtermans photograph collection, [ca. 1951-1952]

Images made by Kuyck-Hechtermans while she was a graduate student at the Institute of Design in Chicago (Ill.), including architectural views. Topics include Maxwell Street, Mies van der Rohe's 860 N. Lake Shore Drive apartment buildings, the Chicago River, Lincoln Park, Lake Shore Drive, lakefro...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Jay King, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs focusing on people in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, specifically near DePaul University. Includes primarily street scenes depicting residents and visitors of all ages and demographics engaging in normal daily life at various Lincoln Park locations.

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Chicago Plan Commission lantern slide collection, 1910s-1930s.

Collection of lantern slides used by the Chicago Plan Commission, which was formed in 1909 as an outcome of the Burnham Plan. Slides were used to illustrate lectures that were given to organizations and businesses to promote the Plan. Subjects include street, park, and lakefront improvements espe...

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Collection of photographs by Christian Hansen, ca. 1900-1931.

Stereo nitrate negatives depicting exterior views of Chicago and other areas of Illinois by amateur photographer Christian Hansen during the early decades of the 20th century. Includes images of Drexel Blvd., South Park, Pullman residences, Garfield Park, Lincoln Park, White City Amusement Park, ...

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Cornel Somogy photograph collection, 1937-1999.

Photoprints made in Hungary and other European nations, 1937-1956, as well as numerous photographs made in Chicago, Toronto and Sarasota, Florida, ca. 1960-1999; made by Hungarian-born photographer Cornel Somogy. Topics of the Chicago photographs include sunbathing and other recreational activiti...

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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...


J. W. Taylor photograph collection, [ca. 1880-1900]

Photographs of Chicago's buildings, parks, and streets by professional photographer, Taylor. Includes specific buildings and general views of Loop area streets, such as Adams, Clark, Dearborn, LaSalle and Michigan Avenue, plus a few residential streets. Also includes scenes of Jackson Park, Linco...

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Kaufmann & Fabry nitrate negatives with copy photoprints

Images of Chicago buildings, parks, statues, fountains, streets and a few events by commercial photographers Kaufmann & Fabry. Buildings include the Coliseum, the Hamilton Club, Masonic Temple, the Field Museum, the Museum of Science & Industry, the Palmolive building, the Blackstone and the Selw...

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Miscellaneous photographs and printed illustrations collected by Lawrence E. Dicke, 1872-1939, bulk 1890-1899.

Primarily separately mounted photographs and snapshots of Jackson, Lincoln, Washington and South Parks in Chicago, and unidentified homes and people in Chicago (ca. 1890). Also includes loose album pages with unidentified park scenes, people, homes, and tunnel construction. Includes a few scenes ...

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Svend J. Sodergren photograph collection, 1927-1928

Informal views by Sodergren, an amateur photographer in Chicago, 1927-1928. Subjects include Lincoln Park, buildings on Michigan Avenue, Lake Shore Drive, other parks, statues, some streets. Noted on the backs of many photographs are date and time photo was taken, distance to image, shutter speed...

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Visual materials of the Uptown Chicago Commission, [ca. 1955-1975]

Primarily includes photoprints of buildings and streets in the Uptown community of Chicago (Ill.) as well as the activities of the Uptown Chicago Commission. Also includes a set of ca. 75 slides that document the Old Town neighborhood. Most buildings and sites are identified.

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