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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Photographs of Chicago at CHM 1.5 Millionpictures
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 06:35:38 -0600


Photographs of neighborhoods and buildings from the Chicagoland-in-
Pictures Project


The Museum’s collection contains more than 1.5 million images. It is
the single largest source of pictorial information for the Chicago
metropolitan area from the early 19th century to the present and
American history before 1865.

The types of visual materials in the collection include:

Prints, including etchings, engravings, and lithographs
Photographs, including card photographs, cased images, paper prints,
and negatives
Broadsides and posters
Postcards
Subject matter and highlights include:

Engravings and lithographs by Currier & Ives, Raoul Varin, and Edwin
Whitefield
Civil War photographs, including images by George Barnard and
Alexander Gardner
Portraits of Chicagoans and American public figures, including
Abraham Lincoln
Street views and cityscapes of Chicago
Photographs of neighborhoods and buildings from the Chicagoland-in-
Pictures Project
Architectural photographs by commercial photographers, including
Hedrich-Blessing
Chicago Daily News negative collection (1902-65)
WGN Television newsfilm (1948-77)
Collections of social service and labor organizations, such as the
Infant Welfare Society, Mary McDowell Settlement House, Brotherhood
of Sleeping Car Porters, and the Chicago Federation of Labor


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