Topel Family Photograph Album

Dates: Circa 1860s-circa 1930s, bulk circa 1917-circa 1925. Size: 0.5 linear feet in 1 box, includes 476 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. The photographs in the Topel Family Photograph Album—the bulk of which date from circa 1917 to circa 1925—document the experiences of a Chicago-area family in the early twentieth century. Of particular significance are the photographs related to World War I and Chicago-area war efforts, including a substantial group of images taken at Camp Grant, a United States Army training facility in Rockford, Ill. [Finding Aid]