C.R. Clark Photograph Book
Scope and Content of the Collection
Disbound volume of 177 individually mounted photographs of Chicago taken before and after the fire of 1871. Includes views of churches, bridges, businesses, houses, streets, rubble and miscellaneous devastated areas. Also, a letter to Byron L. Smith from C.R. Clark, written in 1911, offering such an album for “one hundred dollars completed”. Covers of the volume are included.
- Creation: approximately 1865-1872, 1911
- Clark, C. R. (Charles R.) (Person)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The C.R. Clark Photograph Book are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The C.R. Clark Photograph Book is the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Biography of C.R. Clark
C.R. Clark’s letterhead records the following: “Receiver of Cash Grain. Grain bought and sold for future delivery. 536 Postal Telegraph Building, Chicago”.
0.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Volume of individually mounted photographs compiled by C.R. Clark for Byron L. Smith, approximately 1911, showing scenes of Chicago before and after the 1871 fire. Includes a letter relating to Smith’s acquisition of the photograph book, and the original front and back covers.
Undated photos arranged in original order.
Collection Stack Location
1 12 5
Gift, Byron L. Smith
Emily Calkins, 2006; Virginia Hay Smith, 2009.
- Inventory of the C.R. Clark Photograph Book, approximately 1865-1872, 1911
- Emily Calkins, 2006; Virginia Hay Smith, 2009.
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 08/17/2011: Revisions, additions, and updates were made.