Lawrence E. Dicke collection of Chicago storefront and residence photographs
Mounted photographs and nitrate negatives of Chicago storefonts and residences with people--presumably business owners, residents, staff and/or patrons--informally posed in front of the buildings. Businesses include bars and liquor stores, butcher shops, clothing stores and tailors, grocery stores, hardware and paint stores, shoe stores and tobacco shops. A few photographs show laborers--construction workers, garment workers, and cigar makers. Most businesses are identified by name and address. Residences are generally onel or two story frame structures with family groups posed on stairs, porches, or in windows. Most families and addresses are unidentified. Also includes two photographs of church altarpieces.
117 photographic prints : albumen ; 11 x 13 3/4 in. 2 negatives : cellulose nitrate ; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.