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American Terra Cotta Company photograph collection, ca. 1890-1915.

Photographs of terra cotta ornamentation executed by Louis H. Sullivan and George G. Elmslie for American Terra Cotta Company. Photographs were sent to architects for approval before casting or modeling and were also kept in job files.

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Arthur Siegel photograph collection, supplement 2, [1950-1969]

Photographs by professional photographer Siegel who acted as a free-lance photographer for Time, Inc. Includes portrait photographs of celebrated people, and views of Chicago area corporations and institutions.

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Central Manufacturing District photograph collection, 1939-1962.

Consists of views of industries located on 37th, 39th, and 47th Streets in the Central Manufacturing District (Chicago, Ill.). A wide range of industries are shown, including the box, chemical, food, furniture, lumber, machine, and metallurgical industries. The images show exterior views of the b...

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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...


Charles G. Blake & Company photograph collection, 1896-1914.

Views relating to Blake & Co. gravestone and monument carving and manufacture industry in Chicago. Subjects include shops and offices, carving department, offices, examples of finished products and damage and rebuilding after a fire destroyed the main shop.

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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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Descriptive inventory for the John Walley visual materials, 1937-1974

Black-and-white photographic prints (approximately 950), negatives (approximately 700), color photographic prints (13), art work and design projects documenting the career of John Walley, including materials and images from his work at the Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.) and the Univ...

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George R. Lawrence photograph collection, [ca. 1900-1960, bulk 1900-1910]

Photographs and photomechanical prints by Lawrence, Chicago pioneer in aerial and panoramic photography. Includes panoramas of cities and events, such as San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire; Chicago and nearby Waukegan, Zion and Fort Sheridan. Also includes photographs taken with his...

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Gordon Coster visual materials

Photographs, primarily by commercial photographer Gordon Coster of Chicago (Ill.). Includes advertising work for Marshall Field & Company, documentary photography for magazines such as Time, Life, Fortune, Holiday, Ladies Home Journal, Scientific American, and a number of corporate publications. ...


Hedrich-Blessing photograph collection, part 2, [ca. 1969-1989, bulk 1970-1979]

Photographic archive of primarily 1970s work produced by Hedrich-Blessing, a Chicago-based commercial photography firm specializing in architectural and design photography. Images show exterior and interior views of buildings and structures, including commercial, cultural, educational, government...

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Kalo Shop collection of visual materials, [ca. 1920-1970]

Drawings and photographs showing items from the Kalo Shop, designers and makers of handwrought silverware and jewelry and other art metalwork, in Chicago (Ill.).

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Northwestern Terra Cotta Company collection of photographs, [ca. 1900-1960]

Photographs of terra-cotta products and many of the buildings for which Northwestern Terra Cotta Company (NWTC) products were used; views and portraits of NWTC plants and workers, designers, modelers, and executives; and other miscellaneous materials. A few black-and-white photographs have hand-c...

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Northwestern Terra Cotta Company records

Correspondence, conference proceedings, order information, reports, minutes, copies of building plans, and financial statements of Northwestern Terra Cotta Company, as well as monographs, pamphlets, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to the manufacture and use of terra cotta and relate...

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Rus Arnold photograph collection, [ca. 1950-1973]

Primarily includes commercial photography for various clients by professional photographer and photographic writer Rus Arnold, who resided in Chicago's Hyde Park community for much of his career. Includes images of homes, organizations, industries and business enterprises in Chicago, Illinois, an...


United Scenic Artists, Local 350 (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1927-1970.

Meeting minutes, financial records, attendance rosters, membership files, correspondence, and other records of the United Scenic Artists (USA) Local 350 in Chicago (Ill.). Most of the collection pertains to the finances of the union, especially membership dues.

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