• Cherokee Park, 1955

    Des Plaines Park District

    Children's slide at Cherokee Park, located at southwest corner of White Street and Van Buren Avenue.

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  • Brides of India, Southern brides

    Ryan Edley

    Diwali: Festival of Lights, Brides of India event at the Des Plaines Public Library on October 27, 2019. The two models pictured here are wearing the traditional bridal attire of the southern Indian s…

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  • Louise Huck in Uniform

    Louise Huck (married name Milano) from Des Plaines served in the Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946 during World War II. Here, she is shown in uniform on the platform at the Chicago & North Western depot.

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  • "March of Progress: 1885-1956"

    Des Plaines Publishing Company

    Special newspaper supplement published by the Des Plaines Publishing Company in 1956. The edition celebrates the history and success of many businesses, individuals, community and faith-based organiza…

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  • House under construction, circa 1920s -1930s

    This house under construction is on Margret Street in the area known as the Des Plaines Garden District. It was one of many houses built by W. L. Plew & Company, a local real estate business founded b…

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  • Jaycee Park dedication, 1978

    Des Plaines Park District

    Crowd gathered for the dedication ceremony of Jaycee Park in 1978, located at the northwest corner of Cora Street and Wicke Avenue; view of park includes playground equipment.

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  • Brides of India, Northern region

    Ryan Edley

    Diwali: Festival of Lights, Brides of India event at the Des Plaines Public Library on October 27, 2019. Pictured here are three models wearing traditional bridal attire from north Indian states. Left…

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  • Birdseye View North, Des Plaines, Ill.

    Overhead view of the north side of Des Plaines, circa 1900s. The original Des Plaines Public Library, built with grant money provided by Andrew Carnegie, can be seen at left, on the corner of Miner St…

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  • Frontier Days, store owners, 1950

    Proprietors and employees of Des Plaines small businesses posing in western costumes in 1950. Identified, left to right: Walter Morava (with broom), Ralph Moore, Patrick "Jerry" Hines, Jr.; Louie Spie…

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  • Healing of Buddha

    Edward Dougal

    Monoprint on paper, circa 2000-2015. [annotation, SFG]

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  • Record snow storm, 1967

    Here I am at 492 Thacker Street, Des Plaines Illinois, starting to dig out after a record snow fall of about 23 inches crippled the entire Chicago and suburban areas. I was home on semester break from…

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  • Rand Park Public Pool

    Swimming pool at Rand Park, Des Plaines, IL.

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  • Bicycle Safety, 1988

    Des Plaines Public Library

    Bicycle Safety Winners L to R: Mark Karpinski, Mike Brouillette, Derek Hanson, June 10, 1988.

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  • Construction worker, circa 1920s - 1930s

    Photograph of a construction site where a home is being built by W. L. Plew & Company of Des Plaines, IL; exact location unknown. The company built and remodeled houses, managed properties, handled mo…

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  • McDonald's Museum

    Ted Landtree

    The McDonald's Museum on Lee Street after they took down the arches.

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  • Clifton J. Hill, circa 1917

    Victor Studio of Photography

    Clifton J. Hill in his naval uniform. Photograph taken sometime during World War I, (July 1914 to November 1918) although most likely taken after the United States entered the war in April 1917. Portr…

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  • South Division School, circa 1923

    Opened in 1906, the school was located on the block between Thacker and Center streets and Ashland Avenue. South Division School was given the new name "Central School" in 1928 as a result of two new…

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  • "What's This?," v2, no1

    The January 6, 1944 issue of "What's This?," the newsletter of the Des Plaines Chapter of the Women's Defense Corps of America (WDCA). Includes a feature on Lt. Frances "Bud" F. Rainey and 2nd Lt. Mel…

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  • Blank Cassette Tape Display, Algonquin Records

    Dan Malapanes

    Blank audio tape display at Algonquin Records. The record companies wouldn't co-op print ads that contained blank tape advertising. 1/78

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  • Des Plaines Police Car

    Des Plaines Police squad car 53 parked in the police station parking lot by City Hall.

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