Browse Collections (19 total)

Mid-Century Chicago Entertainment

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Midcentury Chicagoans had plenty of options for music, sports, nightlife, and other entertainment options

Contributors: Alexandra Gradwohl

Chicago Music Through the Decades

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This collection features a snapshot of different musical styles that have influenced Chicago culture over the years.

Contributors: Bryan Morey

The Women of Chicago

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Contributors: Tina Figueroa

Chicago Newspapers, Articles, Clippings

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Turn of the century Chicago newspapers ushered in an era of news reporting that was, unlike earlier periods, in tune with the particulars of community…

Contributors: Rebecca Parker
K. Johnson
Tyler Monaghan
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Theatres and Concert Venues

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All images except the one for the Metro are digital surrogates for vintage photographs.

"Portrait of Black Chicago"

BLACK SIDEWALK SALESMEN ARRANGING THEIR FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ON CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE. MANY OF THE CITY’S BLACK BUSINESSMEN STARTED SMALL AND GREW BY WORKING HARD. TODAY CHICAGO IS BELIEVED TO BE THE BLACK BUSINESS CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES. BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE REPORTED IN 1973 THAT THE CITY HAD 14 OF THE TOP 100 BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE COUNTRY, ONE MORE THAN NEW YORK CITY

"Portrait of Black Chicago" is a collection of photographs taken by John H White, commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)…

Contributors: Taylor Brown

Chicago's World Fairs

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Items relating to the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition and the 1933 Century of Progress world's fairs.

Contributors: Sean Jacobson

Art Chicago

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Art in Chicago, pictures from Omeka, various other sources

Contributors: Isa Orozco

My Kind of Town

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