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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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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...


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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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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Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry collection of visual material, [1930-1976, bulk 1960-1976]

Views of Chicago by photographer Kee T. Chang to illustrate the Association's efforts to promote commercial growth and civic improvement. Includes views of Chicago (skyline, people on the street, aerial views, etc.), historic buildings, Lake Michigan and the waterfront, activities and festivals, ...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - General Passenger Traffic Department Records, 1924-1965

The General Passenger Traffic Department ensured the quality and reliability of the passenger travelers' experience, and promoting tourism as well as business travel along the routes of the CB&Q. Records include administrative files relating to specific passenger trains, or to railroad operations...

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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 illustrated, 1866-1867.

Images of Chicago (Ill.) in the early nineteenth century that were lithographed from original drawings by Louis Kurz. Scenes include prominent buildings, streets, and views of Chicago. Buildings include public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, churches, theaters, waterworks, and gas works. St...

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Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection, ca.1890's, bulk 1895.

Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmac...

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Chicago parks and nearby scenes on glass plate negatives, 1911-1912.

Images on glass plate negatives (all unbroken) by an unknown photographer. Each is accompanied by detailed descriptions, often including the date and subject. Images show scenes from Douglas Park, Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, and Washington Park in Chicago; Riverside Road and Brookfield Road, an...

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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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Chicago Surface Lines photograph collection, [ca. 1910-1952]

Primarily images of streetcars for Chicago Surface Lines. Also includes images of streetcars owned by other companies, such as Chicago Union Traction and South Chicago City Railway. Most images show the streetcar number, many also show streetcar personnel, street scenes, and buildings.

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Chicago Surface Lines records

Minute books, corporate records, accounts books, letters, contracts, ordinances, patents, memoranda, stock certificates, bank statements, etc. of the Chicago Surface Lines and of railroad companies that merged into it. Includes a scrapbook (oversize) of Chicago Elevated Rail Road tickets and pass...

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Chicago Transit Authority aerial photographs in 1966, 1966.

An aerial survey of various CTA elevated lines, terminals, stations, shops and garages. Also includes major expressways, central railroad yards and general area views in Chicago and Skokie.

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Chicago Transit Authority nitrate negative collection, 1938.

Buildings and structures along Clark Street and Market Street (now Wacker Drive) in Chicago's Loop area. Includes scenes with automobiles, elevated railroad structures and street railroad tracks.

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Chicago Transit Authority photograph album, 1913-1960.

Photoprints show different styles of elevated cars, street cars, stations and equipment used by the CTA. Includes interiors and exteriors of cars, construction details, designs for new stations, subway entrances and exits. Some views show teaching equipment and car barn maintenance.

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1983 donation, 1961-1983 (bulk 1982-1983).

Images, mostly made September 1982-March 1983 (but some date as early as 1961), by these photographers: Howard Anderson, Charles Johnson, Jim Lattimer, H. Michgelson, Casey Prunchunas, Robert Reiter, and Jack Schwab. Views include demolition of buildings at Cabrini Green; activities on Calumet ha...

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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 ...


Collection of Edwin Whitefield prints and watercolors, ca. 1856-1870; bulk 1860-1861.

Primarily contains views of Chicago (Ill.) published by Whitefield in 1860 and 1861. Some views were designed after earlier photographs or engravings. Includes cityscapes, street views, panoramic views, and specific or well-known sites. Views show buildings and other structures, such as hotels an...

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Collection of prints published by Jevne & Almini of Chicago (Ill.), 1866-1867.

Contains original lithographic prints of Chicago (Ill.) in the early ninteenth century that were based on original drawings by Louis Kurz. Scenes include prominent buildings, streets, and views of Chicago. Buildings include public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, churches, theaters, waterwor...

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Construction of railway bridges and roads in Chicago lantern slide collection, 1896-1924, bulk 1903-1904.

Collection about construction of railroad bridges, trestles, and stations in the Englewood community, 1903-1904, with one photo of a bridge in 1924. Also excavation, curbing and putting down cedar block roads in various areas of Chicago and Oak Park in 1896 and views of the dirt and cedar block r...

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Cook and Adjacent Counties Maps

This is a collection of maps relating to Cook and the adjacent counties in Illinois, or the area that was to become Cook and adjacent counties. Some maps include insets of more than one time period and this is indicated in the Contents note. Maps often show specific townships within Cook and othe...

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Cook County Maps

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 Cook County, Illinois, or the area that was to become Cook County, Illinois. Some maps include insets of more than one time period and this ...

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Dan Ryan Expressway exhibition photograph collection, 1982-1985.

Includes images documenting the Dan Ryan Expressway from the user's and observer's perspective. Includes photographs of vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, a motorcycle and the Rapid Transit elevated railroad. Some images show traffic accidents. Also includes photographs of structures adjacent ...

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