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Architectural records of John M. Van Osdel

Account books (vol. 1: 1856-1868, vol. 2: 1868-1886, vol. 3: 1886-1900) containing job records of Van Osdel, who was considered the first Chicago architect. Volumes list kinds of work performed for each job; names of contractors, painters, plumbers, prices, and payments; sometimes includes sketch...

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J.W. Taylor Photograph Collection, c.1880-1910

Previously a bookseller, J.W. Taylor (1846-1918) began photographing Chicago in the 1870s and started advertising himself as a commercial photographer in 1889. Taylor worked until 1918, photographing Chicago-area architecture and landscapes, as well as buildings in other cities in the United Stat...

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