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Descriptive inventory for the Chicago building clearance photographs, 1939-1958

Chicago building clearance photographs

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Descriptive Inventory for the Chicago building clearance photographs, 1939-1958

Prepared 2008; ed. by Julie Wroblewski, 2015.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Chicago building clearance photographs, 1939-1958 (inclusive)
Creators: James Fish
Peter Fish Studios
Dates: 1939-1958 (inclusive)
Accession numbers: 1995.0034
1995.0045
Bib number: 00004272
Call number: 1995.0034 PPL
Size: 1711 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. and smaller
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Materials that were the gift of Neil Kane (accession #: 1995.0034)and purchased materials (accession #: 1995.0045) are boxed together.

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items or their descendants as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Please cite this collection as:

Chicago building clearance photographs (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Primarily exterior views of property west, north, and south of the Loop, to be acquired by the City of Chicago in order to be demolished for various expressway and building projects. Most of structures depicted no longer exist. Almost all are in areas now occupied by the Kennedy, Eisenhower, and Stevenson expressways or by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Includes both residential and commercial buildings such as storefronts, warehouses, and factories. Some interior views of factories include workers, and some exterior views of residences show children, people, and automobiles in the streets. Several exterior views of houses show people at windows. Several exterior views show billboards and political posters. One group of views of Mautene Court show residents with signs protesting the demolition of their homes. Another group of photographs shows a gas station and is credited to Peter Fish Studios, James Fish, photographer, 115 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago (Ill.).

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Billboards--Illinois--Chicago--1930-1959
Demolition--Illinois--Chicago--1960-1989
Demonstrations--Illinois--Chicago--1930-1959
Dwellings--Illinois--Chicago--1930-1959
Express highways--Illinois--Chicago--1930-1959
Factories--Illinois--Chicago--1930-1959
Streets--Illinois--Chicago--1930-1959
Persons:
Fish, James
Organizations:
Peter Fish Studios (Chicago, Ill.), photographer
Genre/Form:
Gelatin silver prints
Geographic:
West Town (Chicago, Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--1930-1959
Brighton Park (Chicago, Ill.)--History
Chicago (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--1930-1959
Douglas (Chicago, Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--1930-1959.
Lower West Side (Chicago, Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--1930-1959
Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--1930-1959

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in one series with photgraphs alphabetically arranged by street name.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Photographs, 1939-1958 (box 1-9)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Julie Wroblewski using Oxygen editor, 2015.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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