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Lantern Slides--1860-1900
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Visual : Lantern slides

  • US IlHpHS Visu.Lan
  • Collection
  • 1885-1932

This collection contains images in and around Highland Park (chiefly). It has been arranged into 4 series with a list of each item in that series. A few slides have been damaged, and some are difficult to view due to over exposure. They are a mix of sizes ranging from 4x5 to 5x10. These slides may have been taken by the Brand Bros. Studio or Jesse Lowe Smith.

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Chaplain George D. Rice Lantern slides

  • US IlHpHS chap.ric
  • Collection
  • 1890 - 1920

The collection is comprised of 470 lantern slides positives, chiefly in black and white. The slides range in date from the late 1890’s to the mid-1910’s. The larges series (93 slides) are illustrated biblical passages of the Old Testament. The collection also comprises images of the Spanish-American War, the U.S. Navy, the Wreck of the Maine in Havana, Cuba (1898), the Battle of Bacolod (1902), and the Second Boer War (1899-1902). Included in the slides are images of China, Alaska, Cuba, Philippines, and several unidentified locations and portraits.

Rice, Chaplain George D.

Glass slides collection

  • US IlHpHS glas.sli
  • Collection
  • ca. 1885-1920

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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Highland Park beach event [presentation]

  • US IlHpHS high.bea
  • Collection
  • circa 1915-1916

This collection consists of 32 black and white glass lantern slides that appeared to have been shown as a presentation at a party in Highland Park, Illinois. One slide serves to introduce the presentation 18 slides depict an unidentified beach event. The remaining 13 slides feature people and landscapes, including Highland Park, Illinois ravines; Lake Michigan; local farms; and other (sine loco) scenes.

Brand family

Visual : Elm Place School

  • US IlHpHS visu.elm
  • Collection
  • 1870-1933

This collection documents early Highland Park and Elm Place School. It is a series of class photographs and teaching aids. The collection has been arranged into 5 series with a list of each item in that series. They are mostly black and white and a few have been damaged. They are all 4x5. These slides may have been taken chiefly by Jesse Lowe Smith. Brand Studio may also be responsible for some of the photography.

Elm Place School.