Browse Items (217 total)

A seminal volume of poetry focusing on the American Midwest.

Prairie style home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1915 in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.

An up-scale hotel built between 1923-1925 in downtown Chicago. Designed by Holabird & Roche and financed by the Palmer Estate. Purchased in 1945 by Conrad Hilton, until sold to Thor Equities in 2005.

The traditional brownie recipe used at the Palmer House and advertised at the Columbian Exposition World Fair in 1893. The hotel claims to have invented the the dessert.

An advertisement from the December 1957 Harper's Bazaar magazine for a "Flounced Coat" from fashion house Mainbocher. Mainbocher was started by Chicago-born designer, Main Rousseau Bocher.

Pot Pie Recipe.JPG
The chicken pot pie recipe served in the South Tea Room, also known as the Walnut Room, of the Marshall Fields store in downtown Chicago. The dish is credited to being created by a shop employee, Mrs. Hering, at around the turn of the 19th century,…

Skyscraper_article (2).jpg
An article from the Mundelein College newspaper, "The Skyscraper", recounting senior student, Mercedes McCambridge, winning an award and a contract with NBC.

Hotel Showgirl Polly Parrot serves two ogling men drinks at Chicago's Edgewater Beach Hotel on February 2, 1944.
Video taken in 1933 of the Paris pavilion at the Century of Progress World's Fair exposition in Chicago

Plate 137 from The Plan of Chicago, 1909: Chicago. View of the Proposed Development in the Center of the City, from Twenty-Second Street to Chicago Avenue, Looking Towards the East Over the Civic Center to Grant Park and Lake Michigan, 1907
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2