More than 400,000 photographs visually document Illinois politics (especially governors since the 1920s, Adlai Stevenson III, and Senator Scott W. Lucas), labor (Barber-Greene Company, On the Job Illinois, Pure Oil Company, and coal-mining), and family life.
The Library’s photograph holdings of Illinois Civil War soldiers are recorded in the Library’s Boys in Blue Database. A growing sample of images from the photographic holdings can be viewed at Chronicling Illinois. All images may be seen in the Library’s Audio-Visual Collection.
Roberta FairburnAudio Visual DepartmentAbraham Lincoln Presidential Library112 N. Sixth St.Springfield, IL. firstname.lastname@example.org