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Pullman Town Construction Photographs Collection

A work made of black and white photographic prints..

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  • A work made of black and white photographic prints..

Date:

c.1880-1881

Artist:

Pullman Company

About this artwork

On land near Lake Michigan and far to the south of Chicago’s business Loop, George Pullman built one of America’s first model company towns. Over 1300 houses, factories, and institutional buildings were designed to accommodate the employees of Pullman’s Palace Car Co. manufacturing plant. The collection consists of rare construction photographs of the first phase of Pullman’s development.

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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
(312) 857-7676
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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Pullman Company (Commissioned by)

Title

Pullman Town Construction Photographs Collection

Place

Pullman (Object made in)

Date

Made 1880–1881

Medium

Black and white photographic prints.

Dimensions

0.25 linear feet, 1 oversize portfolio

Credit Line

Purchase of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives (contributions from Frank and Ingrid Beberdick; Jeremy and Frances Beman; Andrew and Martha Brislen; the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; and Charles and Barbara Gregersen), 1990.

Reference Number

1990.7

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