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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...


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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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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