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Atkinson family papers

Letters and legal papers, primarily by Charles Atkinson, Charles H. Atkinson, and Charles H. Deere about family news, Chicago real estate investments, land reclamation in Henry County and Rock Island County (Ill.), and the firm of Atkinson and Lord, Chicago suppliers of marble and soapstone-ware,...


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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F.W. Clark Papers, 1875-1916

Correspondence and papers of Frederick W. Clark, Chicago building contractor and construction company president. Includes business and some personal correspondence, plus account books and trusteeship papers.

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Luebke family business records

Two business account books, one tax receipt book, and one paper business card relating to the plastering business of Charles and Jonathan (or John) Luebke. The account books range from 1884-1886 and give addresses at which work was performed, clients' names, nature of the work, and amounts paid. ...

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Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company photograph collection, 1900s-1960s, bulk 1900-1939

Shows construction of gas storage tanks, laying of gas mains under streets, and equipment use and safety training of personnel. Also includes photographs of the construction of the Peoples Gas building, 1909-1911, and a gas holder after a U.S. Army Air Corps B-24 bomber crashed into it in 1943.

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Tom Neumann collection of visual material

Primarily includes visual materials relating to the South Shore community in Chicago (Ill.) and the South Shore Historical Society. Includes views of apartment houses and single family houses, streetscapes, railroad stations, and businesses. Some images show the South Shore Country Club and peopl...