A. Whiting Watriss photograph collection, 1890-1915

 

Descriptive Inventory for the Collection at Chicago Historical Society, Research Center.

by Diane M. Ryan; rev. Jill Wiercioch and Dana Lamparello, 2014.

 

 

Please address questions to:

Chicago History Museum, Research Center

1601 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60614-6038

Web-site: http://www.chicagohistory.org/Research

 

Copyright 2014, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614-6038

 

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Title: A. Whiting Watriss photograph collection [graphic].

Main entry: Watriss, A. Whiting, photographer.

Inclusive dates: 1888-1916, bulk 1909-1915.

Size:

Call#: 1987.0029 PSM:

5 photographic prints : contact sheet ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

13 photocopies.

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0037-0045

193 negatives : glass negative ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Call#: 1987.0029 PNG:

1 folder of non-graphic material.

 

Restriction: To consult the glass negatives in this collection in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: Research@chicagohistory.org ). Damaged originals in box 10 are closed; please consult the photocopies of these images instead.

Provenance statement: Gift of Mrs. A. Whiting Watriss (accession 1987.0029).

Terms governing use: Credit photographer or photography studio where identified. Copyrights may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Please cite this collection as: A. Whiting Watriss photograph collection (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder/call number of a specific item.

 

Summary description of the collection:

Primarily views of Chicago dwellings and monuments. Dwellings are generally large homes on the Near North Side or mid-North Side, including the homes of wealthy Chicago families such as the McCormicks and the Nickersons. Includes a few mid-19th century log houses in suburban Evanston and Kenilworth. 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. Also contains a series of interior and exterior views of Gunther's Libby Prison War Museum in Chicago, which specialized in Civil War, Revolutionary War, and Mexican War items, a weather kiosk, a few Chicago street scenes, scenes of University of Chicago, and three views of the Wisconsin Dells.

 

Storage: box lot (10 5 x 7 in. boxes) & PSM & PNG

 

List of contents of the collection:

* means a matching copy-print was added to the Image file--Topical.

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PSM (5 contact sheets and 13 photocopies):

Note: These photocopies were made for research use from digital copies of the originals listed below because the original glass negatives are damaged or broken.

Dwellings--Illinois--Chicago:

*R.R. Clark house, N. Halsted nr. Barrington [C31]

(original negative #1349 was digitized as ICHi-68799)

*Stephen Clarke residence, cor. Halsted & Barrington [C32]

(original negative #1348 was digitized as ICHi-68798)

*Nathan Mears residence, 621 Cass St. [C96]

(original negative #1317 was digitized as ICHi-39278)

*Perry Smith house, 706 Lincoln Park Blvd. (1) [C142,142.1]

(original #1278 was digitized as ICHi-68711)

Unidentified, (1)

(original negative #1361 digitized as ICHi-69201)

Unidentified, 645 Fullerton Ave.

(original negative #1379 digitized as ICHi-68800)

Galleries & museums--Illinois--Chicago:

*Libby Prison--Interior

(Libby Prison #518 digitized as ICHi-30990)

*Libby Prison--Exterior

(original negative #409 digitized as ICHi-30982)

Monuments & memorials--Illinois--Chicago:

Black Hawk Tree, Grosse Point (2 items)

(2 negatives both #1171 digitized as ICHi-68795, ICHi-68796)

LaSalle monument, Lincoln Park

(negative #1059 digitized as ICHi-68793)

Lincoln Monument, Lincoln Park

(negative #1365 digitized as ICHi-69202)

The Alarm (Ottawa Indians. 1892) Lincoln Park

(negative #1233digitized as ICHi-68797)

Monuments & memorials--Illinois--Evanston:

Indian trail tree

(original negative #1164 digitized as ICHi-68794)

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0037 glass negatives:

Restriction: To consult the glass negatives in this collection in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: Research@chicagohistory.org ).

box 1 (21 items)

Barns--Illinois-Evanston

Emerson barn, built ca. 1856

Buildings--Massachusetts--Boston

Faneuil Hall (2) [4 x 5 in.]

Churches--Illinois--Chicago

Second Church of Christ Scientists, n.w. cor. of Wrightwood & Pine Grove Ave.

Commercial buildings--Illinois--Chicago

Land office & grocery store (artwork from Gale's Pioneer scenes of Chicago, 1906)

Dwellings--Illinois--Chicago

*George E. Adams residence, 350 Belden Ave. (2) [C1]

C. Anderson house, 1243 Victor St.

*Arnold's yard (relics), 674 Lincoln Park Blvd. [C5]

*Benj. Ayer's house, 669 Lincoln Park Blvd. [C6]

*Beasley residence, Cornelia & Broadway (2) [C7a]

*Brink residence, Montrose Ave. [C14]

Buckingham residence, 744 N. Rush

*A.A. Carpenter residence, 613 Cass St. [C22]

Chapman house, Clark & Arlington Sts.

*J.V. Clark house, 650 Rush St. [C30]

Collins house (from print)

R.F. Conway's house, 2803 Sheridan Rd.

*J.H. Dole residence, 1013 Dearborn Ave. [C38.1]

*Chas. Farwell residence, 120 Pearson St. [C44]

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0038 glass negatives:

box 2 (21 items)

Dwellings--Illinois--Chicago continued:

Henry Field residence, 16 E. Ontario

*O.F. Fuller residence, 1001 Dearborn Ave. (3) [C51]

T.M. Garnett residence, 30 E. Ontario St.

Mrs. Emily Gross house, 1204 Lake Shore Dr. (3)

*Gray residence, 4849 Irving Park Blvd. (2) [C60]

C.E. Humiston, M.D., house, 449 N. Central Ave.

Isham residence, 945 Dearborn Ave.

Kerfoot residence, 670 Rush St.

J.E. Loomis residence

*Cyrus H. McCormick Jr. residence, 50 E. Huron St. (2) [C91]

*Cyrus H. McCormick Sr. residence, Rush & Erie Sts. [C90]

Mackay residence, 29 E. Ohio

*Chas. Mears residence, 128 E. Ohio [C95]

*Nickerson residence, 40 E. Erie St. (2) [C101,101.1]

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0039 glass negatives:

box 3 (22 items)

Dwellings--Illinois--Chicago continued:

*Nixon house, 710 Rush St. [C103]

Mr. Patten's house

*Frances Peabody house, Dearborn & Division (2) [C112]

*Abram Poole's house, 645 Lincoln Park Blvd. [C117]

George M. Pullman residence, Prairie Ave.

Reed residence, 672 Cass St.

Rumsey residence, 40 E. Huron St.

E. Schmidt House, 824 Bradley Place

*Sheldon house, Erie St. & Lincoln Park Blvd. [C136.1]

*Shurtleff residence (2) [C138]

*Perry Smith house, 706 Lincoln Park Blvd. (3 items) [C142,142.1]

2 negatives digitized: #1287 as ICHi-36435, #1328 as ICHi-36436

Lambert Tree residence

Washburn residence, 1103 Dearborn Ave.

Unidentified, 536 Belmont Ave.

Unidentified, 1002 Dearborn Ave.

Unidentified, 1008 Dearborn Ave.

Unidentified, 1019 Dearborn Ave.

Unidentified, 1126 Dearborn Ave.

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0040 glass negatives:

box 4 (21 items)

Dwellings--Illinois--Chicago continued:

Unidentified, 26 E. Erie St.

Unidentified, 1808 Prairie Ave. (2)

Unidentified, (9)

Dwellings--Illinois--Evanston

Jacob Kircher log house, Church St., built ca. 1846 (2)

Old toll house

General White's house

Dwellings--Illinois--Kenilworth

John Doyle's log house, built ca. 1835

Fountains--Illinois--Chicago

Bates fountain--Lincoln Park (2)

Galleries & museums--Illinois--Chicago

Chicago Historical Society, Dearborn & Ontario

Field Museum--Viking ship

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0041 glass negatives:

box 5 (18 items)

Galleries & museums--Illinois--Chicago

*Libby Prison--Exterior (7) [C357-368]

4 negatives digitized: #499a / ICHi-30980; #499b / ICHi-30981; #413 / ICHi-30983;

#523 / ICHi-30984

*Libby Prison--Interior (5)

1 negative #463 digitized as ICHi-30985

Government buildings--Illinois--Chicago

Post office--Construction & cornerstone

Kiosks--Illinois--Chicago

Weather kiosk, Dearborn St. (2)

Landscapes--Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dells--Chapel Gorge

Wisconsin Dells--Rock formation

Wisconsin Dells--Stand rock

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0042 glass negatives:

box 6 (20 items)

Monuments & memorials--Illinois--Chicago

The Alarm (Ottawa Indians. 1892) Lincoln Park (3)

Ft. Dearborn Massacre Monument, 18th & Prairie (2)

Ft. Dearborn Massacre Monument, 18th & Lake

Stephen A. Douglas, Douglas Park [monument]

G.A.R. Arch

Glorification of Discovery (by Cratt) (2)

Goethe, Lincoln Park

U.S. Grant monument, Lincoln Park (4)

Kennison monument, Lincoln Park

Standing Lincoln (by Saint-Gaudens), Lincoln Park (2)

Linne, Lincoln Park (2)

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0043 glass negatives:

box 7 (18 items)

Monuments & memorials--Illinois--Chicago continued:

Marquette & Joliet cross (2)

Marquette & Joliet marker

Schiller statue, Lincoln Park

Shakespeare statue, Lincoln Park

"A Signal of Peace," Lincoln Park

Spanish gun, Lincoln Park (2)

*Taft sculpture (3) [C116-117]

Uncle Tom's cabin, Coliseum yard (2)

Monuments & memorials--Illinois--Summit

Marquette Monument, Summit (5)

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0044 glass negatives:

box 8 (22 items)

Monuments & memorials--Illinois--Cicero

Popular tree marking old trail

Tree on site of 6 mile tavern

Monuments & memorials--Illinois--Glencoe

Indian trail tree (2)

Monuments & memorials--Illinois?--Lakeside

Indian trail tree (2)

Parks--Illinois--Chicago

Bent tree

Jackson Park, Cahokia courthouse

Jackson Park, Flower bed

Jackson Park, View toward the German building

Jackson Park, German building

Jackson Park, Yacht entering harbor

Lincoln Park, Auto drive & horse path

Lincoln Park, Boathouse & refectory

Lincoln Park, Central part nr. Schiller statue

Lincoln Park, View of drive

Lincoln Park, Lily pond (2)

Lincoln Park, North lagoon

Washington Park, Conservatory

Washington Park, executive offices of South Park Commission

Washington Park, Pergola

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0045 glass negatives:

box 9 (18 items)

Sculpture--Massachusetts--Boston (4 x 5 in.)

John Adams, Mt. Auburn Chapel

John Winthrop, Mt. Auburn Chapel

John Winthrop, Scollay Square

Josiah Quincy, Saunders Theater

Ships--Illinois--Chicago

U.S. gunship in harbor

Streets--Illinois--Chicago

Dearborn St., north of Burton Place

Lincoln Park Blvd., north of Erie St.

Michigan Ave., n.w. from Congress

Prairie Ave., south from 18th St.

Tower Court

Universities & colleges--Illinois--Chicago

University of Chicago, Botanical gardens

University of Chicago, Entrance gate (2)

University of Chicago, Harper Memorial Library

University of Chicago, Hull Court (2)

University of Chicago, Mandel Hall

University of Chicago, View with Mandel Hall in back

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PGN-0045a glass negatives:

box 10 (14 items)

Restriction: Damaged originals are closed to researchers. Please consult photocopies of these images instead, which are stored at Call#: 1987.0029 PSM

Dwellings--Illinois--Chicago

*R.R. Clark house, N. Halsted nr. Barrington [C31]

negative #1349 damaged but digitized as ICHi-68799

*Stephen Clarke residence, cor. Halsted & Barrington [C32]

negative #1348 damaged but digitized as ICHi-68798

*Nathan Mears residence, 621 Cass St. [C96]

negative #1317 broken but digitized as ICHi-39278

*Perry Smith house, 706 Lincoln Park Blvd. (1) [C142,142.1]

Smith #1278 broken but digitized as ICHi-68711

Unidentified, (1)

negative #1361 damaged but digitized as ICHi-69201

Unidentified, 645 Fullerton Ave.

negative #1379 damaged but digitized as ICHi-68800

Galleries & museums--Illinois--Chicago

*Libby Prison--Interior

Libby Prison #518 damaged but digitized as ICHi-30990

*Libby Prison--Exterior

negative #409 broken but digitized as ICHi-30982

Monuments & memorials--Illinois--Chicago

Black Hawk Tree, Grosse Point (2)

2 negatives both marked #1171 damaged but digitized as ICHi-68795, ICHi-68796

LaSalle monument, Lincoln Park

negative #1059 damaged but digitized as ICHi-68793

Lincoln Monument, Lincoln Park

negative #1365 damaged but digitized as ICHi-69202

The Alarm (Ottawa Indians. 1892) Lincoln Park

negative #1233 damaged but digitized as ICHi-68797

Monuments & memorials--Illinois--Evanston

Indian trail tree

negative #1164 broken but digitized as ICHi-68794

 

Call#: 1987.0029 PNG: 1 folder of non-graphic material.

 

 

* = there is a matching print in the Image file--Topical.