Robert W. Krueger Photograph Collection

CPL's Digital Collections document life in Chicago through archival images, documents and artifacts.

47th and 48th Ward cleanup on Clark Street, 1988


In 1984, Chicago Public Library began working with local photographer Robert Krueger to document the North Side.

Krueger photographed hundreds of restaurants, street scenes, parks, businesses, schools, houses, cemeteries, religious institutions, community events and residents of Northside neighborhoods. These photographs are a sample of his work.

The Robert W. Krueger Photograph Collection is housed in the Northside Neighborhood History Collection at Sulzer Regional Library.

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Acknowledgment of Harmful Materials

Chicago Public Library collects images, documents and other archival materials from different communities and time periods to preserve and make available the cultural and historical record. As historical objects, some of these materials contain harmful or disturbing content. CPL presents these artifacts as an unfiltered social record and does not endorse the views expressed therein.

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