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Highland Park film visual collection

  • US IlHpHS Visu.Fil
  • Series
  • 1840-1981, No Date

This collection is comprised of images used in the film created about Highland Park Film entitled 'The History of Highland Park'. There are 2 boxes with the first box having 5 folders of various images. Topics range from churches to parades and piers. The second box has 8 folders ranging from buildings to bridges and other various buildings around Highland Park.

The bulk of the images date from the 1869 founding of Highland Park, Illinois to the early 20th century.

Highland Park Historical Society


This series contains items created by the Highland Park city treasury ranging from 1847-1937.


This series contains images of men. Below is a list of the items in this folder along with their dates.

Young man in military uniform, No Date
Middle aged man in military uniform, No Date
Middle aged man with long beard, No Date
Youth with checkered bow-tie, No Date
Young man with mustache, 1849
Middle aged man with mustache, No Date
Older gentelman with a large beard, faces left (Brand Studio), No Date
Young man with 3 piece suit, No Date
James Fugar (sp), No Date
Young man in wool over coat, No Date
Middle aged man in wool over coat with mustasche and mutton chops, No Date
Middle aged man in a suit coat with a mustache, No Date
Older man with large beard and loose bow-tie, No Date



Monthly church newsletters with various titles, Sunday bulletins, Western Conference of Evangelical Congregational Church journals, disciplines, hymnals, and other printed materials. These materials document both the worship practices and activities of the church in Highland Park, Illinois, and the national and regional church conferences the Evangelical Congregational Church.

Family Portraits

This series contains photographs of family taking portraits. These images also have the possibility to be general large groups of peoples talking an individual image. Below is a list of the items in this folder along with their dates.

Fritz Bahr Family, No Date
Family on steps of an A-frame home, No Date
Large group of people in front of home, No Date
Shields family, No Date
Mayor Daniel Cobb and family, No Date
Older gentleman and woman with younger woman and toddler, No Date
6 women all in the same black outfit, No Date
William griffin, Mary J. Maxwell, Mr. and Mrs. William Griffin, No Date
3 women in white with flowers and 3 men in dark suits (tintype in daguerreotype case), ca. 1857
Husband and wife with 3 daughters and 1 son, No Date
2 young women in white, No Date
Husband and wife with 2 daughters and 1 son, No Date
Wedding photograph with man and wife, No Date
Elderly gentleman with 2 younger women, No Date
Elderly gentleman with younger women and toddler, No Date


Highland Park Settlement to the 1920s collection

  • US IlHpHS Visu.Set
  • Series
  • 1860-1974, No Date

This collection contains images used in "Highland Park Settlement to the 1920s" local history book. These items were pulled from other collections for the use in the Settlement book and have not been rearranged.

Highland Park Historical Society

Business series

  • US IlHpHS busi.ser
  • Series
  • 1864-2008

This series contains records relating to business in Highland Park, IL that are either prominent or business that conducted transactions with the city of Highland Park. This is an artificial series created by the Highland Park Historical Society. The dates range from the late 19th century to the early 21st century. The series contains brochures, photographs, business receipts, correspondence, and advertisements relating to business in Highland Park, chiefly arranged by business name.

Highland Park Historical Society


This series contains various information on the property in and around Highland Park, ranging in dates from 1869-1926, and topics such as lots, property assessments, and special assessments.

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