Museum of Science and Industry to Sell Images from Museum Collection to Public

Museum of Science and Industry to Sell Images from Museum Collection to Public
This 1970's GE telephone photo is one of the images available for purchase on the MSI website

The Museum of Science and Industry announced today that they will be selling more than 190 unique images from their collection to the general public.

“These images highlight the amazing history, architecture and iconic exhibits and artifacts that have made the Museum what it is today,” said Kathleen McCarthy, the Museum’s director of collections. “We are so fortunate to have these striking and important photos of our collection and are delighted to be able to share them with the world. Throughout the coming months, we will be adding more images to this collection.”

The images, created by Museum photographer, J.B. Spector, will be available in a variety of formats (prints, posters, canvases and wall clings), sizes and prices with options to mount and frame. Prices start as low as $18. They can be viewed and ordered on the Museum's website...or click here for direct link.

The photos would make great gifts for anyone who loves Chicago being that many are related to the city including more than 30 photos from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. There are also images that will appeal to history buffs, architecture fans, bikers, Navy veterans and schools. They also could serve as a budget-friendly decorating addition for homes or offices.

Bicycles

One of the 40 plus bicycle images available from the MSI collection

Highlights of images for sale include:

  • a Remington typewriter, c.1880
  • a table radio c. 1938
  • a model of high-wheel bicycle c. late-1800s
  • World War II history images including a depiction of the capture of the U-505 submarine in 1944
  • the first Ferris wheel
  • watercolor scenes from the 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair
  • Beaux Arts architectural details on the exterior of the Museum

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