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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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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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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...


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 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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Citizens Action Program (Chicago, Ill.) records collected by Paul Booth, ca. 1966-1975

Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, position papers, and other records of the Citizens Action Program, a Chicago advocacy group, created and/or received by Paul Booth who served as co-chairman of the organization. Some materials relate to membership and admi...

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Claude A. Barnett collection of visual materials, 1890-1969, bulk 1920-1969.

Primarily photoprints of Afro-Americans collected during Barnett's career as founder and director of the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (1919-1964), some images photographed by Gordon Parks. Includes Black events and significant personalities in diverse fields supplied to the ANP for distri...


Construction of railway bridges and roads in Chicago lantern slide collection, 1896-1924, bulk 1903-1904.

Collection about construction of railroad bridges, trestles, and stations in the Englewood community, 1903-1904, with one photo of a bridge in 1924. Also excavation, curbing and putting down cedar block roads in various areas of Chicago and Oak Park in 1896 and views of the dirt and cedar block r...

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Dan Ryan Expressway exhibition photograph collection, 1982-1985.

Includes images documenting the Dan Ryan Expressway from the user's and observer's perspective. Includes photographs of vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, a motorcycle and the Rapid Transit elevated railroad. Some images show traffic accidents. Also includes photographs of structures adjacent ...

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Gordon Coster photograph collection, [approximately 1920-1985]

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. ...

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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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Pullman (Illinois) and Pullman community of Chicago photograph collection, [ca. 1889-1988]

Primarily includes general views, buildings, street scenes, and industrial scenes from the 19th century model workingman's community of Pullman (Ill.), now part of the city of Chicago. Includes the Administration and Arcade buildings, church, clock tower, Hotel Florence, railroad station and othe...

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Standard Steel Works Company photograph collection, 1918-1920.

Primarily photographs of the company's industrial building interiors and exteriors. Also includes a few photographs of the Lyndora Hotel, vehicles and two views of brick paved streets in Washington Park community. Glass negatives include seven images of industrial buildings under construction and...

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View-Master photographs of Chicago and Illinois landmarks and scenery, 1957.

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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