Image-based research, archival consulting, & historical resource management

  • Image & historical research for publications, documentaries, exhibitions, & new media
  • Copyrights research and license negotiation
  • Archival appraisal and processing for photographers, organizations, and families
  • Finding aid creation & image cataloging
  • Digital exhibition and collection curation
  • Digitization of historical materials


Jackson Park Victory Gardeners, ca. 1942 Jackson Park Victory Gardeners, ca. 1942.
Courtesy, Chicago Park District Archives

Leigh and Mindy, working hard. 2015. Leigh and Mindy, working hard. 2015

Turning Attention Back to Chicago

After a year of working on behalf of the amazing National Museum of African American History and Culture, we are excited at Armstrong-Johnston to turn our attention back to Chicago collections and research topics. The New Year brought interesting film projects our way, which have allowed us to delve deep into picture research on the Chicago Stockyards as well as the fascinating history of Chicago advertising for the upcoming doc Chicago AdTown for Conspiracy.

Spring will find us processing a real Chicago treasure – the Chicago Park District’s photo-archive, which comprises close to 70,000 prints documenting the city’s vast network of parks, playlots, beaches, and natatoriums from the late 19th century forward. We couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity!

We are Five

And in more personal news, 2015 marked the end of year five for Armstrong-Johnston, LLC. We thank our fantastic friends, colleagues, and clients for their continued support and encouragement. We couldn’t have done it without you.
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Women’s Business Enterprise
Chicago Area Archivists
Midwest Archives Conference
Society of American Archivists
American Society of Picture Professionals
Academy of Certified Archivists
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Image Credits:
W.D. Kerfoot block, 1871. i02857. Courtesy, CHM
Soldier Field meet, 1924. SDN-065072. Courtesy, CHM
Identification card, 1961. Private collection