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A photograph of the Chicago skyline in 1926.


The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago's Grant Park. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Its holdings also include American art, Old…

In the mid-1890s, the West Park Commissioners installed a cast-iron fountain in Wicker Park. The fountain had an a cut granite outer basin with finials and floral urns. Produced by J.L. Mott Ironworks Company, the two-tiered fountain featured foliage…

The Belding School contains a WPA mural “Children’s Activities” by Roberta Elvis.

Chicago's fine arts have long languished in the shadow of the city's architectural riches, but their time has finally come, most prominently as the focus of the final major exhibition at Chicago's Terra Museum of American Art. The attendant catalog…

A colorized photograph portraying the interior lobby of the Hotel Atlantic in Chicago, Ill. on the front of a postcard.

A colorized photograph of the garden in Washington Park, Chicago, Ill. appearing on the front of a postcard.

A postcard portraying an exterior day view of Washington Street looking East from Wells Street in Chicago, Illinois.

A postcard portraying an exterior day view of the Accident Insurance Buildings in Chicago, Illinois. The image features a scene of Michigan Avenue showing the Tribune Tower, Wrigley and London.

A postcard portraying an exterior night scene of the Atlantic Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
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