Cities and Towns Collection


Cities and Towns Collection


Cities and towns


The Cities and Towns Collection contains images of scenes from several cities throughout the state of Illinois.

Collection Items

C. G. Slocumb Wagon in Abingdon
An advertisement for C. G. Slocumb of Keithsburg, Illinois, appears on a wagon filled with window shutters in Abingdon. On verso: "This photograph dated July 4, 1879, was in the effects of J. M. Staley, a photographer who was in business in Clear…

Parade Float
Children imitate the preacher and choir of a Methodist church for a parade float entitled "Arcola Methodism 1859-1955" in Arcola.

Road Construction in Astoria
Several men participate in the laying of a new cement road in Astoria.

Men Constructing Street in Astoria
Workers contribute to the laying of a new cement road in Astoria.

Pouring Cement in Astoria
A concrete mixer helps workers lay a new road in Astoria.

National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia
Photo caption: "Aerial view of main accelerator at National Accelerator Laboratory. The main accelerator is four miles in circumference; 1.24 miles in diameter."

Old Settlers Day in Bishop Hill
Residents of Bishop Hill gather to celebrate Old Settlers Day. On verso: "Taken Sept. 22 - 1906 in the village park Bishop Hill, Ills at the 60th anniversary of the founding of Bishop Hill."

26th Annual Bowen Picnic
Residents attend the 26th Annual Bowen picnic.

Livery Stable in Bunker Hill
Several men stand outside the George and John Lee livery with a horse and carriages.Photo caption: "George and John Lee livery stable at Bunker Hill ILL."

Cairo Businesses
Several businesses line a main street in Cairo.

Student Strike of 1978 in Collinsville
An Illinois State trooper watches striking students from Collinsville School District 10.

H. Mueller Manufacturing Company in Decatur
A chart of the H. Mueller Manufacturing Company is labeled to show the expansion for munition production during World War I.

Jason and Owen Brown
Brothers Jason and Owen Brown stand around a tin stove in Pasadena, California. On verso: "John Brown's sons. Alexander & Howell, Dixon, Ill. made tin stoves for western emigrants, 1850s. This may be one of those stoves."

Horse drawn carts travel the streets in Elgin.

Elmwood Park Electric Department
Members of the Elmwood Park Electric Department stand outside of their truck. On verso: "1960 Elmwood Park Electrical Department - left to right Bingle & taken on Diversey near Sunset Drive on the north side of town."

An artist's interpretation of Galena, Illinois, shows the city on the right side of the Galena River with two bridges leading to and from land in the middle of the river. The photo caption incorrectly references the city's location in Wisconsin. It…

Grand Detour
A scenic view shows the Rock River at Grand Detour. On verso: "Green Rock at Grand Detour."

Celebrated Lazy Nine of Harvard
Members of the "Celebrated Lazy Nine" baseball team baseball team from Harvard, Illinois, pose for a group photograph. Photo caption: "Celebrated Lazy Nine; J. McGahan, S.S.; C. M. Johnson, F.B.; Frank Elwood, L.F.; C. Hanna, R.F.: G. Goodell, 2.B.;…

Frank Pearson's Shop at Harvey
Employees of Frank Pearson's barber shop wait for their next clients.From left to right: Verne Greenwell, Henry Meyer, Frank Pearson, and Victor.

Unloading Circus Elephants in Jacksonville
Elephants walk out of elephant trailers built by the Eli Bridge Company in Jacksonville.

Kent Cheese Company
An exterior view shows the small white building housing the Kent Cheese Company in Kent.

St. Mary's School in Knoxville
An exterior view of St. Mary's School in Knoxville shows students standing on the grounds of the school as well as on the balconies of the building. On verso: "From Sister. 3/4-89."Additional images from St. Mary's School on Chronicling Illinois are…

Play at St. Mary's Academy in Knoxville
Female students of the St. Mary's Academy play various roles during a school performance.Additional images from St. Mary's School on Chronicling Illinois are available in the St. Mary's School-Class of 1888 Collection located…

Businesses in Lewistown
Residents of Lewistown stand outside the store fronts of various businesses, including Babcock & Hupp; J. L. Killip, Merchant Tailor; Dr. Atkinson, Dentist; O. M. Waggoner, Physician and Surgeon; and Hasson & Sons.

Lewis W. Ross Mansion
An exterior view shows the snow-covered Lewis Ross Mansion in Lewistown as seen from Milton Avenue.
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