PhotoStore by Chicago History Museum Images
Shop for high-quality photographic reproductions, all-occasion gifts, and souvenirs based on our collection of historic artifacts, artwork, and photography. Images are suitable for use as home décor and may be matted and framed, cropped, or enlarged to suit your decorating needs. Proceeds support the Chicago History Museum, helping us fulfill our mission of sharing Chicago’s stories.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?
The images on this website represent only a small portion of the Museum’s collection. Visit our website Chicago History Museum Images to search, purchase, and download thousands of vintage photos for a variety of personal, noncommercial, and commercial uses. If you'd like to purchase a print of any images you find on CHM Images, please contact us and we're happy to accommodate.

Licensing questions?
The images on this website are intended for in-home display or personal reference use only, and may not be reproduced without prior written permission. To inquire about licensing these or other images for publication, commercial use, or other purposes, please contact us.

About the Museum
Founded in 1856 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the laws of the state of Illinois in 1857, the Chicago Historical Society (CHS) is the city’s oldest cultural institution and home to millions of historical objects, images, and documents. Nationally recognized for its holdings, CHS is devoted to collecting, interpreting, and presenting the rich multicultural history of Chicago, as well as selected areas of American history. In 2006, following an extensive building renovation and rebranding initiative, CHS created a new public identity for itself as the Chicago History Museum (CHM), which operates as the building and institutional public presence under the auspices and legal oversight of CHS. Visit Chicago History Museum’s website for more information.

Museum Location:
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614



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RE: Copyright Claim
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