A. Whiting Watriss negative collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1890–1915
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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

192 glass negatives, 5 photographic prints (contact sheets), and 1 folder of non-graphic material consisting primarily of views of Chicago dwellings and monuments. Dwellings are generally large homes on the near and mid-North Side, including the homes of wealthy Chicago families such as the McCormicks and the Nickersons. Monuments and memorials include statues in Lincoln Park, monuments to Marquette and Joliet, Indian trail trees in outlying areas and a few statues in Boston.