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Continental and Commercial National Bank Photographs Collection, c. 1914

Continental and Commercial National Bank Photographs Collection,

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Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
The Art Institute of Chicago

Finding Aid Published: 2001

Continental and Commercial National Bank Photographs Collection, c.1914

Accession Number: 00.1

This collection was processed with the support of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
©Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. All rights reserved.

COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Continental and Commercial National Bank Photographs Collection, c.1914
EXTENT:.25 linear foot (1 portfolio)
REPOSITORY: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-7292 phone
rbarchives@artic.edu
http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
ABSTRACT:Black and white photographs of the Continental and Commercial National Bank in Chicago, Illinois, designed by D.H. Burnham and Company in 1912.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Black and white photographic prints.
ORIGINATION: Continental and Commercial National Bank (Chicago, Ill.)
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:This collection was a gift from Knight Cheney Cowles to the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries.

HISTORICAL NOTE:
Designed by the noted Chicago, Illinois, architectural firm of D.H. Burnham and Company and finished by its successor firm, Graham, Burnham and Company, the Continental and Commercial National Bank was constructed at 208 S. LaSalle Street in Chicago between 1912 and 1914. This presentation portfolio, containing eighteen black and white photographs of the bank, was originally given to Alfred Cowles.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
In addition to the seventeen black and white photographs of the interior, taken shortly after the structure was completed, the portfolio contains a photograph of an exterior rendering and the original covers from the presentation album. Most of the interior views document the main lobby and surrounding workspaces, although other areas of the bank are represented. The photographer is unknown.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
The photographs have been numbered sequentially and unbound; the binding has been preserved. The photographs are arranged in the order in which they were bound in the portfolio.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Graham, Burnham & Co.
D.H. Burnham & Co.

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
c.circa
Portf.Portfolio

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
This collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchaccess.html

USER RESTRICTIONS:
The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:
Continental and Commercial National Bank Photographs Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by Natasha Derrickson of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 2001. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel in 2003.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
The collection was transferred from the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1990.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

PRESENTATION PORTFOLIO:
Portf. 1
Front cover from original presentation album.
Leather.
c.1914 1
Portf. 1
Perspective exterior, rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, lower lobby area and staircase.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, stairs up to main lobby.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, main lobby and work area.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, main lobby and work area.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, work area.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, office.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, detail of man in an office with flower bouquets.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, conference room.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, conference room with flower bouquets on table.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, main lobby and work area with flower bouquets.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, main lobby and work area.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, side aisle with teller windows
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, view from teller windows to main lobby and work area.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, main lobby and work area.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, offices, main lobby and work area
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Interior, view of main lobby from upper floor.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Portf. 1
Back cover from original presentation album.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1



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