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Pho. Photography

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Identifier: Pho
This topic includes manuscript collections of which the majority of the collection is photographs or related to photography.

Found in 92 Collections and/or Records:

May Valentine Opera Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Valentine
Abstract Photographs of opera singers and conductors, collected by May Valentine, chorus director and music librarian for the Chicago Lyric Opera for 44 years. Mostly undated professional stills of individuals, plus a few stage scenes and miscellaneous group shots.
Dates: approximately 1910-1972

Mervin W. LaRue papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-LaRue
Abstract A scrapbook put together by Mervin W. LaRue that contains newspaper and magazine clippings relating to the Century of Progress World's Fair held in Chicago in 1933. Also included in the papers are several negatives and photographs (ca. 1930-1934) and one copy of the Chicago Daily News' 1933 World's Fair Photogravure Issue.
Dates: approximately 1930-1934

Milward Adams Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Adams
Abstract Collection of portraits of statesmen, orators, lecturers, musicians, singers, composers, and conductors collected by and autographed to Milward Adams, manager of Chicago's Auditorium Theater from 1889 to 1910.
Dates: approximately 1890-1910

Mister Kelly's collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mister-Kellys
Abstract Books, periodicals, posters, photographs, artifacts, and some promotional and administrative material about Chicago nightclubs Mister Kelly's and London House, and the comedy club The Happy Medium all owned and run by George and Oscar Marienthal from the 1940s through the 1970s. Also includes more current material about the history of the clubs, and the promotion of the film, “Live at Mister Kelly’s.”
Dates: 1940s-2018

More family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-More
Abstract Materials pertaining to the More family, consisting mainly of photographs and photograph albums, but also letters and documents, diaries (oldest Wheaton, IL, 1868, 1871), scrapbooks, postcards, Rand McNally maps, university catalogs (Wheaton and Northwestern, 1870s), Calumet, IL theatre programs, and other materials pertaining to the More and related families, e.g. the Leibrocks. There is also considerable material collected by Pauline More of Calumet, IL and the Bailey family of Wheaton, IL...
Dates: approximately 1850-approximately 1950

Nelson Algren-Stephen Deutch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Algren-Deutch
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, publicity, works, and miscellaneous material about author Nelson Algren and photographer Stephen Deutch. Collection shows the friendship between the men, and consists mainly of material Deutch collected from and about Algren. Also includes files kept by Deutch's daughter Katherine Deutch Tatlock regarding her attempts to fund and make a documentary film about Algren.
Dates: 1951-2014

Newberry Library Archives

 Collection
Identifier: NL-Archives
Abstract The Newberry Library's institutional records, records of the Walter L. Newberry estate, personal papers of staff members and trustees, photographs, and publications that document the establishment and operation of the library, its growth and transformation over time, and its active participation in the cultural and intellectual life of Chicago and the nation. Also information on the Newberry family and property development in Chicago.
Dates: 1885-ongoing

Newberry Library Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-178
Abstract Photographs document the construction of the Henry Ives Cobb-designed Newberry Library building from May 8, 1891 to April 12, 1893, and also show parts of Washington Square Park and buildings in the surrounding area.
Dates: 1891-1893

Newberry Library Postcard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-NL
Abstract Collection of postcards with images of the Newberry Library, most mailed with messages to addressees, dating mainly from 1898-1915. Several copies of a later postcard with postmarks dating from 1939 to 1945, shows the Newberry Library, the John Crerar Library, the Harper Memorial Library, and the Chicago Public Library.
Dates: 1898-1945; Majority of material found within 1898 - 1915

Olin D. Wheeler collection of photographs of Yosemite Valley

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-68-70, 88
Abstract This collection of 179 photographic prints contains 71 views of Yosemite National Park, including tourists traveling in Yosemite Transportation vehicles and private cars. Wheeler also compiled a collection of photographs of the landscapes and Native Americans along the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition while researching his two-volume book The Trail of Lewis and Clark. This collection is part of the Edward E. Ayer Collection of Photographs.
Dates: approximately 1880-1925

Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Barrett-Sandburg
Abstract Correspondence between Oliver R. Barrett, lawyer and collector of Abraham Lincoln material and poet Carl Sandburg, primarily pertaining to the interest of both men in Lincoln, plus a few other letters of Oliver Barrett and his son Roger; numerous brief undated notes from Sandburg to Barrett and work notes on Lincoln's biography by both men; copies of several articles and numerous poems by Sandburg; miscellaneous printed items relating to Sandburg, his work and his public appearances; and...
Dates: approximately 1860-1966

Orlando Cabanban Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Cabanban
Abstract Negatives (35 mm and 120 film format), contact sheets, prints, and transparencies created by Chicago photographer Orlando Cabanban primarily of events related to the American Indian Center of Chicago during the late 1960s. Social activities documented include powwows, day camps, the AIC canoe club and basketball team, and the American Indian Festival held at the Field Museum. Also includes images of AIC meetings, demonstrations, individual and family portraits, miscellaneous photographs and...
Dates: approximately 1920s-1991; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1986

Ottenstraer family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ottenstraer
Abstract Photographs of three generations of the German American Ottenstraer family of Chicago, consisting mainly of individual and group shots, together with images of family homes, employees at the Mechanical Manufacturing Company, and members of the St. Ludwig Jaeger Ct. No. 247 Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps. Rudolph Ottenstraer was born in Germany in 1844, and emigrated to the U.S. at about age 22, settled in Chicago where he worked for Armour and Company, and retired to Grand Haven, Michigan about...
Dates: approximately 1885-approximately 1930; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1915

Percy H. Sloan Collection of Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Sloan
Abstract Collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs of Chicago and environs, which includes aerial views of the city and some suburbs (1925-1930), and a large collection of church, civic, commercial and domestic architecture. Also, views of Chicago monuments and statuary and a group of Sloan’s checklists of his work. Most images are annotated with addresses and but not dates.
Dates: approximately 1890-1942

Philadelphia Centennial stereograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-37
Abstract Eight stereographic views: 5 of the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1 of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge, 1 of "The Millionaire Street, New York", and 1 of an unidentified workroom.
Dates: 1876

[Photograph album of automobile trips in the Midwest, Canada, and the West]

 Item
Identifier: Midwest-MS-197
Abstract Black-and-white photographs mounted in album with handwritten captions documenting a series of automobile trips taken by an unidentified couple. Featured areas include Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Canada.
Dates: 1933-1937

Photograph Album of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco

 Item
Identifier: Midwest-MS-032
Abstract Photograph album containing 93 photographs from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Photographs are mostly of buildings and gardens.
Dates: 1915

Photograph of Coretta Scott King speaking at a civil rights rally at Soldier Field

 Item
Identifier: Midwest-MS-045
Abstract Black and white photograph of Coretta Scott King speaking at a civil rights rally at Soldier Field, July 10, 1966. Copy of original photograph from the Illinois Labor History Society.
Dates: July 10, 1966

Photograph portrait of Amirus Darrow, Clarence Darrow, and Paul Darrow

 Item
Identifier: Midwest-MS-048
Abstract Black and white portrait photograph of Amirus Darrow, Clarence Darrow, and Paul Darrow, Chicago, ca. 1900. From left to right: Amirus (Clarence's father), Paul (Clarence's only child), and Clarence.
Dates: approximately 1900

Photographic copies of Grace Carpenter Hudson's paintings of Pomo Indians

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-102-104
Abstract Black and white gelatin photographic prints (ca. 1920-1937), captioned with numbers and mounted on sheets of cardboard, of Grace Carpenter Hudson's paintings of Pomo Indians.,Included are portraits and scenes, primarily of children, but also of adults. The children are often depicted with dogs or other animals.
Dates: approximately 1920-approximately 1937

[Photographs of Quiriguá]

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT.oversize-Ayer.Art-Photographs.of-Quirigua
Abstract Nine black-and-white photographic prints of the Mayan ruins at Quiriguá, Guatemala in the Motagua Valley. Depicted are eight steles, pillar-like carved slabs of stone, and one zoömorph. The photographs are signed "Janette W. Dixon." The photographer remains unknown. The photographs are undated, but were a gift of Janette Dixon of Chicago from May 29, 1946.
Dates: approximately 1920-1946

Railroad bridge photograph album

 File
Identifier: Midwest-MS-206
Abstract Album containing photographs of Midwestern railroad bridges belonging to various railways, including the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, Union Pacific, Illinois Central, and the Fremont, Elkhorn, and Missouri Valley Railroad. Featured locations include Chicago, Ill.; Elmhurst, Ill.; Rockford, Ill.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Winona, Minn.; Grand Rapids, Wis.; Janesville, Wis.; and Merrimac, Wis.
Dates: approximately 1890-1905

Railroad Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-145
Abstract Two groups of railroad photographs, including 15 reproductions related to the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, ca. 1868-1869, and 34 snapshots and postal cards of railroad men, engines, cars, stations and wrecks apparently taken in Wisconsin, ca. 1913-1914.
Dates: approximately 1868-1914

Ralph L. Graham Yalta Conference Photographs and Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Graham
Abstract Material related to the activities of the United States Department of State during the months of January-March, 1945 with a particular focus on the Malta Conference, the Yalta Conference, the Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace, and the travels of Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius in Northern Africa and Central America. The collection is composed of a State Department-created scrapbook with an assortment of photographs taken by the US Army Signal Corps and relevant...
Dates: 1945

Richard and Louise Hurckes Stereograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hurckes
Abstract Collection of 33 stereograph images issued by various publishers, including images of animals, American scenes, staged domestic views and images of Hell. Includes wooden stereoscope.
Dates: approximately 1845-approximately 1895