- ca. 1885-1920 (Creation)
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27 glass slides : col. [graphic]
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The Glass Slides collection comprises 19 untitled glass slides, many hand colored. The slides contain various women in different outfits, scenery and landscapes, and a few miscellaneous slides with images. Some evidence suggests these may be portraits of Ravinia Park Opera or other performers in costume. The collection has 3 series. The first is miscellaneous. All slides measure 3.5”x4,” both in color and black and white. One of the slides is cracked and should be handled with care. The second series is portraits, containing women in various costumes. The women are in a variety of settings and their clothing is not necessarily from the period in which the image was taken. These items range in size starting at 4”x5” and ending at 5”x7,” all have been colored. A few slides are cracked. The last series is scenery and landscapes, these items are pictures of places and not necessarily used in conjunction with the portraits. These slides are all 5”x7” is size and are all in color. None of these items are broken.
This collection is presumed to be of events, places and people in Highland Park, Illinois.
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Each slide is arranged to the item level. On its protective folder is listed the collection and title. The title for the slides are their image content, as true titles and names of individuals is unknown.
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These slides are extremely delicate and should be handled with care. A few of the items are cracked. Slides should be held from apposing sides at all times to prevent possible removal of the emulsion.
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Processed by Konstandina D Argyropoulos, 2012.