|Historical Chicago||1893 Columbian
|Classic Chicago||Black and White
|Black and White
|Black and White
Historical Chicago Photographs
All images below are copyrighted David R. Phillips 2005
Friedman Fine Art represents the most extensive collection of historical Chicago photographs currently available.
Photographs are available for purchase – call or email to inquire about pricing.
Below are some examples of Chicago images in the collection.
The David R. Phillips collection of historical Chicago photographs contains more than 2,000 unique Chicago images from the 1860s to the 1970s. Unlike other collections, each of these photos are taken from the original glass or film negatives. Each of these unique and artistic views were taken by the period’s finest photographers.
The collection consists of old and rare black and white Chicago images illustrating the city’s street scenes and marvelous architecture.
Included in this unrivaled collection of historical Chicago photographs are:
- The Chicago Theater
- The LaSalle Opera House
- The Field Museum
- The Museum of Science and Industry
- The Chicago River
- Al Capone
- The Chicago Board of Trade
- Maxwell Street Market
- South Water Street Market
- The University of Chicago
- The Ferris wheel
- Tesla spotlight
- The 1893 Columbian Exposition
- The Chicago Elevated “L” Train
- The Chicago Stockyards
- Chicago Cubs
- Chicago “Black Sox” (Chicago White Sox baseball players banned for throwing the 1919 World Series)
- 1933 World’s Fair
- The Palmolive Building
- The Tribune Tower
- Grant Park
- Lincoln Park
- Navy Pier
- Riverview amusement park
- The Chicago lakefront
- Lake Michigan beaches