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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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Century of Progress and Chicago Railroad Fair scrapbook, 1933-1934, 1948-1949, 1979.

Leather-bound scrapbook containing postcards, black-and-white photographs, and clippings primarily documenting the 1933-1934 Century of Progress Worlds Fair but also the 1948-1949 Chicago Railroad Fair. Included are railroad stamps depicting individual railroad lines like the Rock Island,...

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Chicago Railroad Fair records, 1948-1952

The Chicago Railroad Fair, held during the summers of 1948 and 1949, was designed to demonstrate to the public the role which the railroads had played in the development of the United States. The collection consists of correspondence, by-laws, financial records, minutes, sheet music, contracts, b...

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Chicago Railroad Fair scrapbooks, 1948, 1949.

Scrapbooks containing photographs taken by Frank Spofford at the Chicago Railroad Fair during the summers of 1948 and 1949. Situated along Lake Michigan between 20th and 30th Streets, the fair opened on the hundredth anniversary of the first steam locomotive trip originating in Chicago and celebr...

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City of Chicago Maps, [ca. 1673-ongoing, bulk 1800-2000]

In the Research Center, please request a map by its author/title, category, date, and its number (if there is one). This is a collection of maps relating to the city of Chicago, or the area that was to become Chicago. Some maps include insets of more than one time period and this is indicated in ...


Color slides of the Railroad Fair, 1948.

Images of the entrance, exhibits and entertainment at the Railroad Fair that was held in Burnham Park (between 21st Street and 31st Street) in Chicago during 1948 and 1949. Includes exhibits sponsored by the Sante Fe Railroad and the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. Also includes images of Native ...

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George S. Bowen papers, 1856-1928.

Correspondence, diaries, financial records, legal documents, promotional materials, and newspaper clippings related to George S. Bowen's career as an entrepreneur and civic leader in Chicago and Elgin (Ill.). Topics include manufacturing and trade in woolen textiles and pottery and glassware (186...

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Marguerite Hartmann collection of slides of Chicago attractions, 1948-1949.

Color 35 mm. slides (64 items) show Chicago attractions photographed by Marguerite Hartmann. Images depict the Chicago Railroad Fair, Chicago Shriners Parade 1948-1949, Buckingham Fountain, State Street Christmas decorations, and the Chicago River at night.

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William Parker Ward photographs of the Century of Progress, 1933-1934.

Photographs of the 1933-1934 Century of Progress, Chicago world's fair, taken by William Parker Ward with an amateur camera when he was sixteen years old. The images are mounted on black matte boards with handwritten labels on the verso. Views show the sky rides, Zephyr train, government building...

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