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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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Charles R. Clark photograph collection, ca. 1898-1916.

Black-and-white photographic albums (3) and acetate and nitrate negatives of images relating to the history of Chicago. Includes cityscapes, streets scenes, and monuments of Chicago. Also includes copy photographs of images of the Chicago fire of 1871 and ruins, the Republican National Convention...

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City of Chicago Maps, [ca. 1673-ongoing, bulk 1800-2000]

In the Research Center, please request a map by its author/title, category, date, and its number (if there is one). This is a collection of maps relating to the city of Chicago, or the area that was to become Chicago. Some maps include insets of more than one time period and this is indicated in ...


William F. Ryan photograph collection, ca. 1850-1900.

Collection of lantern slides depicting Chicago scenes, which were part of a collection belonging to 34th Ward Alderman William F. Ryan. Includes images of municipal buildings, hotels, churches, and railroad and shipping facilities before and after theGreat Fire of 1871, as well as views of the Wo...

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