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This topic includes manuscript collections of which the majority of the collection is photographs or related to photography.
Found in 93 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Collection of 167 glass plate negatives and a few prints created by Rudolph Michaelis between 1900 and 1905. Images show city street views, buildings, businesses, homes, churches, parks, family, and friends and are primarily of Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also includes images taken in other locations in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Iowa.
Abstract Ruth Levy, who performed as a dancer with the Pavley/Oukrainsky Junior Ballet, received a master’s degree in photography at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1972. This collection includes her slides, negatives, proof sheets, and prints of dancers in several companies, including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the American Ballet Theatre, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Joffrey Ballet, the New York City Ballet, and the Ruth Page Chicago Ballet among others. Some of these photographs were...
Dates: 1928-1976; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1973
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Second Regiment
Abstract 34 photographs depicting soldiers from the 2nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War. The majority of the photographs were taken in Jacksonville, Florida in 1898 and Havana, Cuba in 1899. Also included are 8 typed pages written by the collection's donor, Craig Pfannkuche, containing information concerning the photographer and the subjects of the photographs; print-outs from the Database of Illinois Spanish-American War Veterans; obituaries; and the History of the 2nd...
Dates: approximately 1898-approximately 2009; Majority of material found within 1898 - 1899
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Seeing Indian
Abstract Photographs from the Seeing Indian in Chicago American Indian photography exhibit, July 22-September 21, 1985, Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery, The Newberry Library. Also exhibition labels.
Abstract Malkind, a Chicago photojournalist, worked for the Ruth Page Foundation from 1981 to 1992. Her photographs primarily feature cultural life in Chicago, dance and performing arts events, as well as her personal life. The collection also includes clippings, correspondence, publicity materials, written work by Malkind and Ruth Page, and audio recordings.
Dates: 1960-2003; Majority of material found within 1985-1993
Abstract Photograph of the 1909 Kindergarten class at Sheridan Park. The inscription at the bottom of the photograph reads, "Sheridan Park Kindergarten. 5/24-09. BY R.E. Jackson. 524 Winth."
Dates: May 24, 1909
Abstract Paul E. Sluby, Sr., a genealogist and historian from Washington D.C., compiled this collection of early photographs of identified individuals. Many of the photographs were acquired at flea markets and antique stores in the northeastern United States. Also included are some letters, funeral notices, and a high school diploma.
Dates: approximately 1850-1953; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1930
Abstract Souvenir album of commercially produced black-and-white photographs and color postcards showing buildings and scenes from A Century of Progress International Exposition, held in Chicago, 1933-1934.
Abstract Family history of the three main branches of a large Chicago based family. Includes over eight generations of correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, and diaries, following family members across the United States, Europe, and the Philippines. Material relates to the biographical information of many family members, including their careers, family life, and hobbies.
Dates: 1733-2015; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1980
Abstract Papers documenting the career of Northbrook, Illinois based modern dancer Sybil Shearer. Materials include correspondence, address books, writings, clippings, articles, programs, playbills, notebooks, dance notes (teaching, lighting and choreography), photographs, photograph albums, scrapbooks, drawings, slides, a family bible, a book signed by Anna Pavlova, ephemera and artifacts. Currently also includes photographs and negatives by Helen Balfour Morrison. Also includes costumes designed and...
Identifier: VAULT Case folio-E185.6-.M48-1922
Abstract Set of 44 lantern slides produced by the Committee on Conservation and Advance of the Methodist Episcopal Church (MEC) that document the daily life of African Americans during the early years of the Great Migration from the rural American South, as well as outreach activities conducted by the MEC to assist them with finding work and social services. A majority of the slides show African American Methodist Episcopal church buildings in cities, such as Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, New York,...
Abstract Five small unmounted albumen prints taken in the aftermath of the Chicago Fire of 1871 by W.D. Fay of Joliet. Depicted are the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wabash and Congress, Trinity Church near Wabash, the Church of the Holy Name, Mr. McCagg's greenhouse, and the courthouse. At least the first two images were marketed by Fay as part of a stereograph set showing the devastation in Chicago.
Abstract Typescript of an undated manuscript entitled The Early Yukon, Alaska and the Klondike Discovery, written by Seattle journalist and gold prospector William Douglas Johns. Also, 49 photographs to accompany Johns’ draft of the book which includes the early history of Alaska, the development of the gold rush, life in the mining camps and in Dawson City, and Johns’ own explorations and hardships while traveling in the region starting in 1895.
Dates: 1895-approximately 1941
Abstract Black and white photographs of Chicago area dance companies and dancers taken by professional photographer William Frederking. Also included are publicity materials related to the dance companies and dancers Frederking photographed as well as personal materials such as correspondence.
Dates: 1985-2016; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2000
Abstract A collection of glass plate slides of various buildings and attractions from the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Most images are from the fair with multiple views of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, Electric Tower, and the Colonnade. Features an image of a day pass to the fair on Chicago Day. There is one slide that is not from the fair of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Lincoln Park.
Abstract The collection consists of nine glass plate images, eight positives and one negative, taken at the World's Columbian Exposition. The images show exhibits and displays from several buildings throughout the fair including the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, the Anthropological Building, and Machinery Hall among others.