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  • Collection: Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission Collection
Members of Northern Illinois University's Readers Theatre pose for a photograph with the Illinois Sesquicentennial logo.
On verso: "Home State Honor - goes to Chicago born actress-singer Abbey Lincoln in recognition of her portrayal of the title role of the current movie hit "For Live of Ivy." James W. Howard, chairman of the Chicago Sesquicentennial committee…
A young boy watches as a film crew records United States Senator Paul Douglas speaking with an unidentified man in front of a log cabin at New Salem.
Illinois Sesquicentennial Chairman Ralph Newman throws out the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game during which Illinois' Sesquicentennial was honored.
United States Senator Everett M. Dirksen reads from a piece of sheet music containing the Illinois state song.
Members of the Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission stand with Governor Otto Kerner under the John Hancock Center's space capsule-themed time capsule and a signed I-beam prior to installation on the roof of the building. Several construction workers…
Charlton Heston records the narration for the film Tommorow is a Dayhonoring the Illinois Sesquicentennial.
Mahalia Jackson stands in the choir area of an unidentified church while recording a performance for the Illinois Sesquicentennial television special, I Remember Illinois. The special aired on February 18, 1968.
Illinois Governor Otto Kerner and Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission Chairman Ralph G. Newman look at a folder during a meeting of the Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission in Champaign.
Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley receives an Honorary Chairman certificate from Special Olympics athlete Kevin O'Brien as Eunice Kennedy Shriver and two unidentified individuals look on. Chicago hosted the first Special Olympics games at Soldier Field…
Two female Special Olympics althletes pose with a man in a suit while standing on the awards podium wearing their medals. The inaugural Chicago Special Olympics took place at Soldier Field in 1968.
Several youth baseball players stand along Comiskey Park's third base line listening to a speaker at a Chicago White Sox Game.
On verso: "General manager Richard Ferris and Ralph Newman, chairman, Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission admire the chocolate Ferris wheel made by pastry chef Heinz Zache honoring the Chicago 1893ers participating in a Diamond jubilee held at the…
Men and women in period dress meet with Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission chairman Ralph G. Newman.
Members of the Illinois Readers Theatre at Northern Illinois University pose on risers with binders in their hands in front of the Illinois Sesquicentennial logo.
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