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The Thompson Collection

The Thompson Collection has acquired hundreds of artifacts, memorabilia, photos, videos, and art work that capture the African American experience in Chicago.  Our collection is available for sale.  Videos and images can be leased for your own projects.  


Larry Thompson

Owner and curator for the Thompson Collection. Founder of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. He has been featured on Windy City Live and Fox News Chicago for his lifetime passion of collecting historical memorabilia of African American Chicago history.  


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We have thousands of artifacts for sale both online and through private appointments. If you would like to acquire a piece of Chicago history, complete the Contact Us form and we can arrange a showing of our collection.


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The Thompson Collection

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