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Alfred Freeman photograph collection, ca. 1920-1929

Primarily images of Chicago parks, and forest preserves and landscapes surrounding Chicago taken by amateur photographer and Chicago resident Ned Freeman. Includes scenes of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, the Au Sable River and the Des Plaines River.

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B. J. O. Nordfeldt etchings, [1911-1912].

Etchings of Chicago cityscapes, people and street scenes, workers and industrial sites created by the Swedish American artist Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt while he resided in Chicago, 1911-1912. Topics include the Field Columbian Museum building (which later housed the Museum of Science and Indus...

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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...


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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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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Canal lands register

Chicago Land Office ledger listing land purchases along the Illinois and Michigan Canal in Cook County and DuPage County (Ill.). Date of purchase; certificate number; purchaser name and county of residence; and description, amount, and location of land purchased are recorded. Also included are se...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Bob Thall, 1987.

Documentary photographs of southeast Chicago to Gary (Ind.) show the decline of the steel industry and its effect on the landscape. Images concentrate on abandoned industrial plants, empty lots, gas stations, homes, railroads and waterways found in communities along Lake Michigan from 79th Street...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Rhondal McKinney, 1985-1987.

Documentary photographs of sites found in Chicagos southwestern suburbs along the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal. Towns depicted include Lemont and Joliet. Includes images of historic sights, buildings such as churches, restaurants, retail stores, industrial plants, gas stations, an...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Ron Gordon, 1987-1988.

Images taken on or near Chicago waterways, including landscape views of the Chicago River and the Calumet River. Images depict bridges, barges, tankers and other watercraft, structures, salt and scrap piles, fishing, and pollution control scenes, in addition to bridge tenders and workers.

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Charles R. Childs postcard and photograph collection, [1907-1950s, bulk 1920s-1940s]

Picture postcards, photographic postcards, photoprints, and photonegatives of Chicago people, places, and events that mostly were taken by photographer Charles R. Childs and sold as postcards. A few views show Childs' place of business, and one photograph shows Childs on an outing with a group of...

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Chicago :, [ca. 1915-1925]

Etchings of Chicago (Ill.), including views of the Chicago River, the lakefront, steamboats and sailboats, bridges, lagoons, churches, street scenes, and civic and cultural buildings.

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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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Chicago bridgetenders' annual record books

Annual record books of bridgetenders employed by the City of Chicago, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Rivers and Harbors.

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Chicago Drainage Canal album, 1898.

Photographs documenting the construction of the Chicago Drainage Canal by Wm. M. Christie, civil engineer of Lemont (Ill.).

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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 Lakefront and River Photographs

58 prints of Chicago lakefront and river scenes, found in a manila envelope marked: “Prints from glass negatives produced by the Corps of Engineers c. 1890; originals now with the Chicago Maritime Society.”

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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 Sanitary and Ship Canal album, May 5, 1899.

Photographs recording a tour of inspection of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

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Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal lantern slide collection, 1894-1907.

Collection of lantern slides of various stages of the construction of the Chicago Drainage Canal (later known as the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal) in the 1890s. Subjects include equipment, men working, and views of the canal ditch.

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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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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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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1988 donation, 1965-1988 (bulk 1987-1988).

Images, mostly made Sept. 1987- March 1988 (but some date as early as 1970), by these photographers: Hanns Gutenstein, Jeanne Halama, Margurite Hartman, Sam Krizan, Curtis Larsen, Tom Laydon, Helen Lynch, Frank E. Mather, Stephan McCoy, Jean Meier, Allen Perry, Ronald Perry, Casey Prunchunas, Nor...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1989 donation, 1949-1989 (bulk 1988-1989).

Images, mostly made Sept. 1988- March 1989 (but some date as early as 1949), by these photographers: Velma Berry, Phyllis Cerney, Wanda Christl, Eugenia Fawcett, Marks Fitzgerald, Hans Gutenstein, Jeanne Halama, Carol Hansen, Barbara Holte, Sam Krizan, Tom Laydon, Robert O. Lewis, Frank E. Mather...

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