Frank W. Smith Glass plate slide collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1873–1903

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

784 glass slides showing Chicago people and places, including several early images of sculptural monuments in Chicago public parks (Supplement 4).

Biographical Historical Note

Frank W. Smith was a banker and Chicago history enthusiast who accumulated a large collection of glass slides and gave illustrated talks about the city.

Additional Notes

Related collection: J.W. Taylor Photograph Collection, c.1880-1910, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago.