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Prints and Photographs Collection

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  1. Carrie Ellen Mears negatives

    Mears, Carrie Ellen, 1880-1957
    Black-and-white negatives photographed by Carrie Ellen Mears depicting her homes, her friends, and small towns in Michigan. Includes interior and exterior views of Mears family residences in Chicago and Pentwater (Mich.), and a few scenes of the lumbermill in nearby Mears (Mich.). Also includes views of Duck Lake, Lincoln, Pt. Sable, and Walkerville in Michigan, in particular scenes of a general store, a blacksmith, farms, and an American Indian camp. Individual and group portraits of friends depict leisure activities such as picnics, bicycling, and swimming. Photonegatives are identified.

  2. Nitrate negatives of the Century of Progress International Exposition

    Images of the Century of Progress world's fair by an unknown amateur photographer. A series of 200 negatives show the Wings of a Century transportation exhibit.

  3. Albert J. Vogele collection of nitrate negatives

    Vogele, Albert J.
    Black-and-white nitrate negatives taken by Albert J. Vogele depicting Edison Company picnic, family holidays including Christmas, beach scenes, Chicago's south communities including Beverly, Morgan Park (high school) and Pullman, Portage Park, Citizens Military Training Camps, historical sites relating to Abraham Lincoln and pictures from trips outside of Illinois.

  4. Illinois Central Railroad 12th Street Station photograph collection

    Photographs in album ca. 1896 show development of Chicago lakefront property owned by the Illinois Central Railroad, including laborers, construction, trains, and railroad track along the shore of Lake Michigan. Negatives ca. 1940s-1950s primarily relate to the Illinois Central Railroad's 12th Street Station in Chicago (Ill.). A few negatives show plans and drawings of the station and surrounding area.

  5. A. C. Vroman collection of World's Columbian Exposition negatives

    Vroman, Adam Clark, 1856-1916
    Nitrate negatives taken by photographer Adam Clark Vroman at the World's Columbian Exposition on October 15, 1893. Collection also includes two negatives dated October 16, 1893, of the bear pit at Lincoln Park Zoo and a bridge in Lincoln Park. Included are the original paper negative sleeves with Vroman's hand-written descriptions of each negative.

  6. John Walley visual materials

    Walley, John E., 1910-1974 (photographer)
    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 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC, then University of Illinois at Navy Pier), as well as images from Walley’s 1937 Federal Art Project assignment to document life and industry in Alaska. Original 2-dimensional artwork includes items in pen and ink, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, and color photography, as well as prints and watercolors by Walley's students at UIC. Design works include original...

  7. Essanay Film Manufacturing Company photographs

    Essanay Film Manufacturing Co.
    Photographic prints from the motion picture production, Young America, and nitrate negatives of telegrams sent by Essanay Film Studios, ca. 1915.

  8. Nathan Lerner collection of visual materials

    Lerner, Nathan, 1913-1997 (photographer);
    Visual materials by or about Nathan Lerner relating to his career as a photographer, artist, educator, and inventor and to his personal life. He was associated with the New Bauhaus, the School of Design, and later the Institute of Design in Chicago (Ill.) for many years. Collection contains primarily original negatives and slides of his early photographic work, of his paintings, and of his design work, including his lightbox explorations. Most negatives are not represented by photoprints in this collection. Photoprints in the collection are primarily family snapshots made in the United States, Japan, Mexico, or Europe and contact sheets,...

  9. John R. Freuler film companies collection of visual materials

    Freuler, John R., 1872-1958
    Visual materials pertaining to John Freuler, the American Film Manufacturing Company, the Mutual Film Corporation, and other Freuler companies based in Chicago, Illinois, with production studios in Chicago and later in Santa Barbara, California. Primarily still images relating to 339 motion picture films. Most images are believed to be movie stills (copies of frames from the moving picture films) but may include some photographs shot on the sets during production. Especially well represented in the collection are the actresses Margarita Fisher and Mary Miles Minter, and the films: The Blue Moon, Easy Millions, Fighting Gentlemen, A Light Woman, Love Past...

  10. YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago collection of visual materials

    YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
    Visual materials that chronicle the initial years and subsequent growth of the YMCA, a social service organization in the Chicago metropolitan area. Subjects include staff members (individual and groups); annual meetings; program activities for adults, teens and children; camps in service including war work with the armed forces (both World Wars), and YMCA facilities. Most items are identified.

  11. Isham family and Lincoln family visual materials

    Isham family; Lincoln family
    Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives related to the Mamie Lincoln and Charles Bradford Isham and Robert Todd Lincoln families. Primarily snapshots of family groups and leisure activities in Vermont, and interiors and furniture from the Robert Todd Lincoln residence. Includes a few photographs of painted and cased image portraits of Abraham, Mary Todd, and Tad Lincoln, as well as an unidentified Civil War officer in a frame with his uniform button and a manuscript note.

  12. Gads Hill Center visual materials

    Gads Hill Center (Chicago, Ill.)
    Visual materials primarily relating to the activities, facilities, and people serving and using the Gads Hill Settlement House. The bulk of the collection consists of images of children of all ages. Many of the photographic prints are small snapshots (3 x 5 in. or smaller). Activities show children in mainly educational and play settings or in groups. Also included are a large number of pictures of children from carnivals, as well as a limited number of camp photographs. Teenagers are generally shown dancing, cooking, or in groups. A number of images illustrating children and teenagers involved in sports related activities...

  13. Visual materials relating to Ben Reitman and associates

    Primarily includes group and individual portraits relating to physician and social activist Ben Reitman. Some images show his family and associates, such as his first wife Anna Reitman (d. 1930), anarchists Emma Goldman and Nina Van Zandt, and labor leader Eugene Debs. Includes some identified portraits inscribed for Reitman by men and women. Some photographs show groups of unemployed people, called hoboes, whose cause was espoused by Reitman, who founded the Hobo College on West Madison Street. Includes a few indentified and unidentified homes. Some portraits are sketches or photographs of artistic portraits. Most group portraits are snapshots.

  14. Charles Whitney photographs of fire equipment

    Whitney, Charles (photographer)
    Includes images of Chicago Fire Department equipment, such as fire boats and horse-drawn fire engines. Photographed by the donor's grandfather, Charles Whitney, then an inspector of the National Board of Fire Underwriters.

  15. Negatives of Chicago by Mr. Wulff

    Wulff, Mr.
    Photographic negatives taken by Mr. Wulff, a British visitor to Chicago. Includes views of the stockyards, Michigan Avenue buildings, and Hans Christian Andersen statue.

  16. Negative of the replica of the Santa Maria ship in Jackson Park harbor

    Includes negative of the replica of the Santa Maria ship in Jackson Park harbor.

  17. Lawrence E. Dicke collection of Chicago storefront and residence photographs

    Mounted photographs and nitrate negatives of Chicago storefonts and residences with people--presumably business owners, residents, staff and/or patrons--informally posed in front of the buildings. Businesses include bars and liquor stores, butcher shops, clothing stores and tailors, grocery stores, hardware and paint stores, shoe stores and tobacco shops. A few photographs show laborers--construction workers, garment workers, and cigar makers. Most businesses are identified by name and address. Residences are generally onel or two story frame structures with family groups posed on stairs, porches, or in windows. Most families and addresses are unidentified. Also includes two photographs of church altarpieces.

  18. Chicago Commons Association visual materials

    Chicago Commons Association (creator)
    Photographic material documenting activities of the Chicago Commons Association settlement houses in the Near West Side of Chicago (Ill.). Includes views of activities for adults, children, teenagers, and senior citizens, such as handicraft, educational, vocational, and social activities. Also includes scenes relating to nutrition, physical fitness and sports for children and teenagers; children's summer camp (ca. 1920-1969); portraits of various clubs and committees: Choral Club, Mother's Club, Peace Committee; theatrical presentations, parties, and dances. Images show interiors and exteriors of facilities at four locations. Includes views of people of undetermined ethnicity and views of depressed...

  19. Baird & Warner building exterior negatives

    Baird & Warner (Chicago, Ill.) (photographer)
    Nitrate negatives depicting exterior views of residential buildings at and near 1633-41 Hinman Ave in Evanston (Ill.) and 1300 W. Washington (Dr. Abraham Grosbeck Reisdence), 5329 West Ainslie, 26th Street, and 59 East Walton Place in Chicago (Ill.). Also included is an image of the Second Baptist Church at Monroe and Morgan Streets, Chicago (Ill.).

  20. Chicago Transit Authority nitrate negative collection

    Chicago Transit Authority
    Buildings and structures along Clark Street and Market Street (now Wacker Drive) in Chicago's Loop area. Includes scenes with automobiles, elevated railroad structures and street railroad tracks.

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