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  1. American Popular Entertainment
    Collection

    The American Popular Entertainment Collection is a project of the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The collection is a repository of digital facsimiles of newspapers and trade journals published for the entertainment industry in the U.S. between 1853 and 1922. Using digital imaging technology, we have converted m...
  2. Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design
    Collection

    The Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design is a valuable source of documentation on the history of theatre and is housed in The Rare Book and Manuscript Library. It is a rare collection of original materials on the theatre comprising over 5000 items from more than 150 productions in England and the United States. These materials include costume and set designs, sket...
  3. Picture Chicago
    Collection

    Picture Chicago is a collection of images originally published in books about Chicago that were digitized by the University of Illinois' Urbana and Chicago campus libraries. Here you can see photographs of Chicago gangsters, politicians, and early famous Chicagoans; the first taxicab in the city; the early pneumatic tube system installed in the the Chicago Post Office; the d...
  4. Portraits of Actors
    Collection

    Portraits of Actors, 1720-1920, includes almost 3,500 pictures of actors — studio portraits and actors posing in costume for a particular role or performing a scene from a play. Dramatists, theatrical managers, singers and musicians are also included, but the majority are British and American actors who worked between about 1770 and 1893. Among the hundreds of actors include...
  5. Stanley Smith Papers (Born Digital Records, Digital Surrogates and Audio Visual Digital Surrogates), 1989-2011, 2014
    Collection

    Born Digital Records, Digital Surrogates and Audio Visual Digital Surrogates from the Stanley Smith Papers, contain presentations, images, web tutorials, audio and video concerning chemistry curriculum and instruction. Digital materials involve topics as web-based instruction, Falconsoft, PLATO, course materials and Chemistry Department equipment and facilities. Streaming a...
  6. Third Armored Division Association Records and Audiovisuals (Digital Surrogates), 1941-1945, 1993
    Collection

    Digital Surrogates of Third Armored Division Association Records and Audiovisuals (1941 - 1945, 1993) contain digitized copies of pictures, newsletters, newspaper clippings and newspapers' typewritten transcriptions, concerning the 3rd Armored Division's history, members, military campaigns and accomplishments, recreational activities, and cartoons about soldier's daily situ...
  7. Pressed metal picture of Abraham Lincoln's Home and neighborhood
    Image

    Pressed metal (possibly tin) picture and mat of Lincoln Home and neighborhood. Home exterior has large tree in front and a hitching post near street. In back are a small tree and three-bay barn. Mat has scrollwork and engraved plate on bottom, oak leaves, vine and acorns. Frame has three incised lines and rounded edges. L 36 W 28.4 D 2 cm (in frame).
  8. Les vainqueurs de la Marne
    Image

    In the middle of the poster is a picture of battlefield with a tank and a burning village. To the left of this image is a French soldier, and to the right an American.
  9. Engine - Basement Laundry
    Image | 1899

    Straight-Line engine pictured, manufactured in Syracuse NY
  10. Soldiers Home Grounds - lake
    Image | 1900

    milk cans in picture, one being tipped at edge of lake
  11. Dr. N. S. Davis
    Image | 1910

    Image appears to be an enhanced photograph. Image is undated, but appears to have been taken in the 1880s.
  12. Deacon Philo Carpenter
    Image | 1910

    From text: "The Deacon (he was deacon emeritus in his last years) came to Chicago in 1832, and was largely instrumental in organizing the First Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to the West Side, and there joined the Third Church. As an ingrained Abolitionist he attended the Anti-Slavery Convention in Cincinnati in 1850..." Image appears to be an enhanced photograph and...
  13. Wigwam, site of 1860 Republican Convention
    Image | 1910

    Caption: The "Wigwam" where the Republican National Convention of 1860 challenged slavery by the nomination of Abraham Lincoln. Source for creator name: Lost Chicago (2000), by David Gerrard Lowe, p. 235.
  14. Rev. William Weston Patton
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Another whose work stands out conspicuously is the Rev. W. W. Patton, D.D., of the First Congregational Church. Dr. Patton was an uncompromising Abolitionist." Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1880s.
  15. Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "The Northwestern Sanitary Fair of 1865 (The Building was Erected on Dearborn Park, now Occupied by the Chicago Public Library, with Bryan Hall as an Adjunct)"
  16. Mary A. Bickerdyke
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Mrs. Mary A. (""Mother"") Bickerdyke (Organizer of Military Hospitals and Friend of the Soldiers) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Mary Bickerdyke was a volunteer nurse and hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the Civil War. From text: "I cannot refrain from going outside the local record to say a word about Mrs. Mary A. Bickerdyke, o...
  17. George F. Root
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "George F. Root (Composer of "The Battle-Cry of Freedom," and Other Inspired Songs)". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1880s.
  18. Battle-Cry of Freedom
    Image | 1910

    First Sung by Frank and Jules Lumbard in Court House Square, Chicago) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Text on cover: "Seventh Thousand. The Battle-Cry of Freedom. Words and Music by George F. Root. Published by Root & Cady, 95 Clark St., Chicago. S. Brainard & Co., Cleveland. J. H. Whittemore, Detroit. H. Tolman & Co, Boston. Entered according to Act...
  19. Frank Lumbard, Tenor
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Frank Lumbard, Tenor (Chicago's Famous Singers of War-time Lyrics)". (Shown on page with his brother, Jules Lumbard.) Image is undated and appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  20. Jules G. Lumbard, Basso
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Jules G. Lumbard, Basso (Chicago's Famous Singers of War-time Lyrics)." (Shown on page with his brother, Frank Lumbard.) Image is undated and appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  21. Revenge! Workingmen, to arms!!!
    Image | 1889

    Caption: "The famous "Revenge" circular." German title: "Rache! Rache! Arbeiter, zu den Waffen!"
  22. Sunnyside, roadhouse of Lake View
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Sunnyside, the "High-Toned" Road-House of Lake View (Located at North Clark Street and Montrose Boulevard) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  23. John Wentworth
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Long John" Wentworth (Chicago's Giant Mayor)". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  24. William B. Ogden
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "William B. Ogden (Chicago's First Mayor, and "Biggest All-round Man in the Northwest")". Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  25. Interior of the Wigwam
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "Interior of the 'Wigwam' during the Republican Convention of 1860"
  26. Soldiers' Memorial in St. James's Church
    Image | 1910

    Caption: "The Soldiers' Memorial in St. James's Episcopal Church (Uninjured by the Fire and Forming Part of the Reconstructed Edifice, at Cass and Huron Streets)". Note: Cass Street is earlier name for Wabash Avenue.
  27. Rev. William W. Everts
    Image | 1910

    and though he was absent when the secession crisis came to a head, it is said that the influence of the people of his old congregation was most effective in holding Kentucky to the side of the Union. Dr. Everts was probably the most forceful preacher in the history of the city's pulpit."
  28. Rev. W. H. Ryder
    Image | 1910

    From text: "Rev. W. H. Ryder, D.D., of St. Paul's Universalist Church, was a frequent speaker at Union meetings. Next to Chapin he was regarded as the most gifted minister in his denomination in the country… He was a stanch supporter of all that the war stood for, even among the most advanced."