George Silas Duntley Photographs
Scope and Contents
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George Silas Duntley Photographs, 1899-1920.
The collection is comprised of dry plate photographic negatives made during the period circa 1899-1918 by George Silas Duntley. Largely depicting people, places, and events in and around the Duntley family’s home of Bushnell, Illinois, the photographs contain revealing details of family and community life, vernacular architecture, and material culture. Also included in the collection are several photographs of Northwestern University’s Evanston campus and of its Medical School and School of Pharmacy, both located in Chicago. Northwestern University structures documented by the photographs include University Hall, Fayerweather Hall, and Lunt Hall, and the Medical School and School of Pharmacy buildings, along with the affiliated Wesley Hospital. There also are views of the Chicago neighborhood in which Duntley lived while a student, and photographs of Chicago’s Masonic Temple Building, a celebrated structure designed by the architectural firm of Burnham and Root. Noteworthy among the images are three views of Theodore Roosevelt campaigning for office from the back of a railcar while in Bushnell, Illinois.
- Duntley, George Silas (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
None. All images in this collection have been digitized and can be viewed online.
Language of Materials
The photographs of George S. Duntley fill 8 boxes and cover the years from approximately 1899-1918. The collection consists of dry plate negatives and record Duntley’s years in Chicago and Evanston while he was attending Northwestern University Medical School. Also included are photographs taken in Bushnell, Illinois, his home town and surrounding areas.
The photographs are arranged according to size.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired by Northwestern University Archives in October, 2006 (Accession 06-138). The negatives were cleaned and digitized for public access by the Preservation and Digital Collections departments of Northwestern University Libraries, 2015-2016.
Materials Specific Details
Measurements for slides are in inches.
- Guide to the George Silas Duntley Photographs
- Mimi Head
- March 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US