Chicago Daily News

Image of a wounded soldier making a toy tank at Fort Sheridan Hospital in Fort Sheridan, Illinois— 1919

Photographs from the Chicago Daily News 1909-1933 is a way cool site:

This collection comprises over 55,000 images of urban life captured on glass plate negatives between 1902 and 1933 by photographers employed by the Chicago Daily News, then one of Chicago’s leading newspapers. The photographs illustrate the enormous variety of topics and events covered in the newspaper, although only about twenty percent of the images in the collection were published in the newspaper. Most of the photographs were taken in Chicago, Illinois, or in nearby towns, parks, or athletic fields. In addition to many Chicagoans, the images include politicians, actors, and other prominent people who stopped in Chicago during their travels and individual athletes and sports teams who came to Chicago. Also included are photographs illustrating the operations of the Chicago Daily News itself and pictures taken on occasional out-of-town trips by the Daily News’s photographers to important events, such as the inauguration of presidents in Washington, D.C.

3 thoughts on “Chicago Daily News”

  1. Such timing! I’ve been watching The American Experience’s ‘Chicago: City of the Century’ this week, and reading a new book about the Chicago World’s Fair, so Chicago is much on my mind. But I hadn’t seen these photos. Thanks.

  2. Do you have any photos available on the following individuals:
    Mayor Johnny Patton a/k/a The Boy Mayor of Burnham between 1925-1945
    Eddie O’Haire a/k/a Artful Eddie killed in the 30’s

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