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Chicago (Ill.) -- Pictorial works

View Resource Encyclopedia of Chicago History

Somewhere between Los Angeles and New York is a metropolis affectionately referred to by some as the "Second City". Also known as Chicago, this fair city has recently received its due with the publication of this outstanding reference volume. The online version offered on this site is even more authoritative than the print volume, as it contains a number of interactive maps and special features....
View Resource Great Chicago Stories

From great culinary moments (the birth of the hot dog) to the rise of the skyscraper, Chicago has been privy to a number of important historical events. This award-winning website created by the Chicago History Museum allows visitors to explore the city's diverse past through historical fiction stories and artifacts from their collections. On the site, visitors can click on sections that include...
View Resource Robert W. Krueger Collection

Fans of all things Chicago will definitely enjoy the Chicago Public Library's digital collection of photographs from the 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s by local photographer Robert W. Krueger. As the website states, the Public Library started working with Krueger in 1984 to document Chicago's North Side. The photographs in the collection include street scenes, parks, businesses, houses, schools,...
View Resource The Chicagoan

In the wake of The New Yorker's creation, a group of Chicagoans decided to create a like-minded publication for the Windy City. With that in mind, The Chicagoan was born in 1926. This jaunty publication, which lasted until 1935, aimed "to portray the city as a cultural hub and counter its image as a place of violence and vice." This remarkable website created by the University of Chicago Library...

View Resource Chicago History Museum: Flickr

The Chicago History Museum has a "big tent" approach to their fine Flickr account where they ask visitors to offer up their own Chicago photographs to supplement their own exhibits. On the homepage, visitors can look through some of the tags to get started, such as "urban," "CTA," and "architecture." Currently, there are over 6600 photographs and visitors can search at their leisure and contribute...