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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 (Ill.) Dept. of Planning records about the Near North Side

Architectural drawings and renderings for Lake Shore Drive near the Oak Street interchange, rapid transit subway plans, Near North Side sidewalk plans, a map of land use for the Near North Side as of January 1970, and a metropolitan transportation study map. All records pertaining to the Chicago ...

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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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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...


John Kimmich photograph collection, 1979-1981.

Street scenes in Chicago's Loop area, near West and near North sides. Includes industrial settings, parking facilities, high-rise buildings and the spaces in between high-rises. Also includes street traffic, elevated railroad tracks, intersections, street cornerrs and bus stops. Signs, lighting, ...

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North Loop News collection of visual materials, ca. 1950-1970.

Primarily photographs of newsworthy events and people relating to Chicago's Loop commercial district and near North side. A large portion is comprised of individual and group portraits, approximately half of which are identified. Group portraits document political and organizational events; prese...


Robert Mosher photograph collection, [ca. 1971-1973]

Photographs made by Mosher of the beaches, streets, and people of Chicago's Loop and Near North Side, creating a portfolio of street photography prints that revealed his interest and attention to the variety and texture of the urban landscape. Mosher's photographs look at people often caught unaw...

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Sigmund J. Osty visual materials, 1960-1976

Black-and-white photographic prints depicting the built environment, predominantly in Chicago, but also Evanston, Skokie, and Galena, Illinois. All the images depict exterior views, the majority of which are street intersections, though the collection also documents streetscapes, residen...

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William Francis Dummer photograph collection, ca. 1920's.

Views of the area around Chicago's Michigan Avenue at Huron Street and Superior Street, showing the demolition of residential buildings. Also includes views of the area around Oregon (Ill.), including the Rockford Artists Colony, Blackhawk Statue and Lowden Memorial State Park.

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