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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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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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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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Henry C. Grebe & Company photograph collection, 1940-1972.

Includes photographs related to the Henry C. Grebe & Company ship building business located in Chicago (Ill.) at 3250 North Washtenaw Avenue on the Chicago River. The company built approximately 200 boats at its Chicago location, including yachts, naval vessels, and commercial vessels. The photog...

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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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One-hundred views of Chicago in woodcuts, 1967.

Artist book containing black-and-white woodblock prints and a custom-printed cardboard enclosure titled, One Hundred Views of Chicago in Woodcuts by Bronislaw M. Bak, printed December 1967. Prints depict Chicago neighborhoods, people, events, and landmarks such as Marina City, high rises along La...

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Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co. records, 1887-1952

The Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company records consist of 2.25 linear feet spanning the years 1887 to 1952 (bulk 1909 to 1930) and consist of correspondence, speeches, reports, resolutions, minutes, newspaper clippings, and publications. These records relate specifically to Samuel Insull's affili...

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Photographs of the Sanitary and Ship Canal, 1892 Sept. 3-1900 May 1.

Progress photographs documenting the construction of the Chicago Drainage Canal, which spanned approximately five miles from Damen Avenue in Chicago to Lockport (Ill.). Includes scenes from groundbreaking to dedication showing blasting the terrain with dynamite, equipment and vehicles, finding fo...

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View-Master photographs of Chicago and Illinois landmarks and scenery

Color View-Master reels depicting Chicago and Illinois landmarks and scenery. Set one includes images of Abe Lincolns Country, State Parks, Illinois Waterway, Chicago Scenes, Industry: Combines & Watches, Farming: Apples, Corn, Soy Beans. Set two includes images of The Loop and Lake Shore...

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