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Aldis & Company records

Correspondence, reports, and other records of Aldis & Company of Chicago, who were specialists in the management, renting, and appraisal of central property and office buildings. The collection includes items relative to ordinances prohibiting parking in Chicago's central business district (1928-...

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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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Art Sinsabaugh photograph: Chicago Landscape #117 (uncropped), 1964.

Aerial view of the Congress Expressway interchange, known as the spaghetti bowl, from the roof of the Hart, Schaffner and Marx building, located at 36 South Franklin Street in Chicago (Ill.).

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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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Bowes Realty Company photographic collection, 1888-1950 (bulk 1930s-1940s).

Includes views of streets and intersections on the near north side of Chicago (Ill.) primarily near North Michigan Avenue accumulated by the Bowes Realty Company and the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association. Frederick Marsh Bowes was president of Bowes Realty and a charter member of the Grea...

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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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Calumet Skyway Collection, 1957-1958 and undated

This collection contains photographs from the following construction projects: the Calumet Skyway (later named the Chicago Skyway), the Northern Illinois Toll Road Project in 1958, and the Congress Expressway (later renamed the Eisenhower Expressway).

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Calvin Hutchinson photograph collection, 1950-1975.

Visual materials from the collection of commercial photographer Hutchinson primarily consisting of cityscapes of Chicago and images of various yachts and boats from races and excursions. Includes races on Lake Michigan, participants, awards ceremonies and related marine activities. Most cityscape...

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Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive, 1983-1989

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes the work of thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, sc...


Changing Chicago project photographs by David Dapogny, 1987-1988.

Photographs show a variety of Chicago parades, festivals, street fairs, and city-sponsored events. Spectators and performers are featured against the cityscape. Events include the Taste of Chicago, McDonald's Christmas Parade, St. Patrick's Day, Christmas Around the World (at Museum of Science an...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Dick Blau, 1983-1988.

Photographs show people and performers at events featuring Chicago-style polka music. Most are action shots of bands and dancers at various Chicago area dance halls and other venues hosting polka festivals and clubs. The Cinderella Ball, Cicero American League, Fan Club, Glendora House, Hall of F...

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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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Changing Chicago project photographs by Jay Wolke, 1987.

Documentary photographs of Chicago's Maxwell Street Market district, an open-air flea market. Includes images of shoppers, pedestrians, vendors, peddlers, street musicians, and events. Photographs show primarily African American and Hispanic American people.

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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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Changing Chicago project photographs by Richard Younker, 1988.

Documentary photographs of Chicago's Polish American community, including images of Bacik's Deli at 7744-46 North Milwaukee Avenue, Pola Foods at 2303 West Cermak Road, parades, schools, street scenes, religious activities, weddings, cemetery visits, and a tire repair shop. Events include the Pol...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Russell Phillips, 1983-1988.

Documentary photographs of storefronts and street scenes on Chicago's North Side from a variety of ethnic, social, and economic areas. Colorful images of bars, restaurants, retail shops, and other establishments show the signage, decoration, pedestrians, and transportation particular to each area...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Stephen Marc, 1987-1988.

Images portray scenes of everyday life in African American communities on Chicago's South Side. Includes recreational activities, such as playing cards, playing pool and playing chess; street scenes; graffiti; religious activities; youth; and informal portraits.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Thomas F. Arndt, 1986-1987.

Arndt's work prints show day and night scenes of urban life in Chicago's downtown Loop area. Includes photographs of individuals and families on the streets, at the beach and lakefront, in cafes and restaurants, interiors of public buildings, transportation, and portraits.

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Charles E. Cooper photograph collection, [ca. 1970-1993]

Primarily photographs taken by Chicagoan Cooper, who was employed as an art teacher at Lane Tech High School. Primarily includes images relating to education and activities at Lane Tech, events that took place in Chicago, and art exhibitions. Photographs and slides of Lane Tech show students, dan...

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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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Chase family papers

Letterpress copy book of outgoing letters (1869 Feb. 22-1874 Apr. 15; 449 p. plus 9 p. index to addressees); abstract of title entries without names of property owners (1857-1866; 54 p.) for land in Townships 35-42 and for other property in and around Chicago; the first certificate of title issue...

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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, ...


Chicago bridges photograph collection, [ca. 1980-1982]

Original or copy photographs made in the 1980s containing views documenting approximately fifty different bridges, drawbridges, and viaducts in Chicago from a variety of angles, especially in the Loop area, Michigan Avenue, and Lake Shore Drive. Other examples include the Cortland Street Bridge, ...

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