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In addition to being useful for navigating and for laying out directions for all sorts of events, maps are useful as visual representations of how…
Emily Paige Taylor
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Aside from being decorative and whimsical, our local fountains have much to tell us about our various public memories and community activities.…
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Highlights from Chicago's infrastructure in the 1920s and 30s. Featuring sewers, public transportation, roads, and popular culture venues.
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As a large American city, Chicago's political identity rests at the intersection of industry, race, gender, class, immigration, and other concerns…
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In the 1830's, the government of the young city of Chicago adopted the motto, "Urbs in Horto"--a Latin phrase meaning "city in a garden." This slogan…
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This collection collects several public sculptures(1837-1987) in Chicago, IL.
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Images illustrating different aspects of everyday life in Chicago, IL throughout the year 1981
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Collection of photographs and objects documenting the arts and crafts programs sponsored by the Hull House, including metalwork, weaving, and…
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Photos from the construction and early days of the Chicago and South Side Rapid Transit Railroad. Today it is referred to as the "L" (short for…
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A variety of Catholic religious orders have called Chicago home over the years. Whether serving the poor or creating schools, women religious are a…
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