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Pabst Over Chicago: 1943
... Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago. May 1, 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack ... behind the Pabst sign at the right edge of the sign is the Chicago Tribune building, and across from it (underneath the main part of the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/17/2012 - 11:58pm -

Pabst Over Chicago: 1943

Chicago Club: 1906
Circa 1906. "The Chicago Club, Chicago."A number of spectral pedestrians here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass ... View full size. Built as the Art Institute of Chicago This handsome Richardsonian Romanesque building at the southwest ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/07/2012 - 2:26pm -

Chicago Club: 1906

Chicago: 1956
"Chicago, November 1956." 35mm Kodachrome from the Kermy & Janet archive, ... a set of standard viewing locations for photographing Chicago railroading. This isn't one of them, and is thus valuable. It was probably shot from the train. Chicago experts should be able to fill in the details, and the exact location, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/19/2013 - 11:20pm -

Chicago: 1956

Chicago: 1900
Chicago circa 1900. "12th Street Bascule Bridge." Dinosaurs of the ... for this steamer. The permit for its travels between Chicago and Lockport was revoked for the drunken rowdiness of its passengers. From Proceedings of the Chicago Sanitary District Board of Trustees. June 4, 1902 PRESIDENT ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/05/2012 - 12:56pm -

Chicago: 1900

Chicago: 1901
Chicago circa 1901. "The lakefront from Illinois Central Station." Panorama of ... Lakeshore Delta If you Google-Maps "901 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605" you can see that all the Lake Michigan waterfront ... but its steep sloping roof was lopped off long ago. Chicago: 1901 That statue of the soldier is General Logan, the Civil War ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 5:36pm -

Chicago: 1901

Boston Market: 1909
... full size. 5x7 glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. CHICAGO DRESSED? what is CHICAGO DRESSED? building on right. Re: CHICAGO DRESSED Read the rest of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 3:05pm -

Boston Market: 1909

Chicago: 1920s
... North Clark in the Rogers Park neighborhood of northeast Chicago (Thanks TD for figuring that out). View full size. Gasoline ... and then later in the country, this is the type of Chicago neighborhood that inspired Frank O. King when he created the ... View Larger Map Union Pacific (ex- Chicago & North Western) For true-blue Chicagoans, the three Union ... 
 
Posted by globalpillage - 09/14/2011 - 8:23pm -

Chicago: 1920s

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939
... like it. Merely decorative? Whatever, I love it. "Chicago Service" What is it? Blimey! Whiskey, wine, brandy, ... was in business for a while after that job! Chicago Service Does the cafe feature surly waiters? Or is that called "New ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 8:13pm -

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939

Crack Salesmen: 1936
... an unfortunate skunk on the tracks. Operated by Chicago & Northwestern, Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific, the passenger ... soon outgrew its limited capacity for travel between Chicago and Oakland. It was soon replaced by a much larger train which was ... by sabotage west of Carlin NV in 1939. 39¾ Hours to Chicago! Southern Pacific poster. This was actually taken in Oakland, which ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/20/2015 - 7:34pm -

Crack Salesmen: 1936

Crossing Dearborn: 1941
July 1941. Crossing Dearborn Street in Chicago. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA. ... Morrow's ad I can find is from 1933. - Dave] Chicago Taxi Strange looking, I have never seen one like that before. ... stops at the lakefront. Hope this helps! Will Chicago Open air taxi? Am I seeing things or does the back seat in the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/06/2011 - 3:39pm -

Crossing Dearborn: 1941

Chicago: 1915
Chicago circa 1915. "Van Buren Street Station. View north along Michigan ... Jackson Drive would become the very start of Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles! The next two buildings are today known as the Sante Fe Building and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. And of course the Art Institute overlooks the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2012 - 12:07am -

Chicago: 1915

Southside Easter: 1941
... April 1941. "Negro boys on Easter morning, Southside Chicago." Acetate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Securoty Administration. View ... It's my favorite It's my favorite (Blue Thunder -Chicago) Have these boys ever been recognized? Does anyone know who ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 8:56pm -

Southside Easter: 1941

Chicago: 1943
Chicago, April 1943. "New York Central diesel switch engine moving freight cars ... be too many railroad or automobile pictures on Shorpy! Chicago north of the river That little brown building to the left is still ... it could be done. Just no train. (Prints, Kodachromes, Chicago Photos, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 10:36pm -

Chicago: 1943

Way Station: 1943
January 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. Waiting for trains in the concourse of the Union Station." ... You may have only had an hour for a train connection in Chicago between different station, but Parmelee Transfer would get you and ... to your connection on time. Long gone I used Chicago Union Station for many years, 1965 - 1997, commuting to and from my ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/13/2015 - 12:16pm -

Way Station: 1943

Tankar Gas: 1937
... always ended at 5th Avenue, but the yard continued to Chicago Avenue where a large viaduct took the tracks across Washington. If you ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/20/2013 - 1:47pm -

Tankar Gas: 1937

Changing Chicago: 1910
Chicago ca. 1910. "Madison Street, Hotel Brevoort & La Salle Opera House." ... A bit hard to sort out the depth, but my resident Chicago expert (my wife!) thinks we are looking at the intersection with ... which still exists. In March 2014, Preservation Chicago, an architectural preservation group that releases an annual list of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2014 - 1:09pm -

Changing Chicago: 1910

Chicago: 1943, 11:35
... Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad at Chicago. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. ... two blocks away, which would have been the tallest in Chicago if the Great Depression had not resulted in the project's cancellation. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 6:56pm -

Chicago: 1943, 11:35

Woodward Avenue: 1917
... is the 1896 Majestic Building, designed by the famous Chicago architect Daniel Burnham. Among other things, Burnham also designed the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/24/2012 - 11:50pm -

Woodward Avenue: 1917

Thronged Thoroughfare: 1908
... in the Oak Brook Center in the tony western 'burbs of Chicago. I loved when Mom shopped there, as they had a stuffed 3/4 scale ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/18/2015 - 9:03am -

Thronged Thoroughfare: 1908

Up Woodward: 1908
... in my book! Also, I wonder who won the Detroit/Chicago game. It got cut off in the fifth inning. Let There Be Light! ... this is 1907 In the 1907 World Series, Game 5, the Chicago Cubs scored a run in each inning of the first and second as shown on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 9:37pm -

Up Woodward: 1908

The Travelers: 1943
... January 1943. "At the information desk at Union Station, Chicago." Our Lady of the Rails. Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War ... showing that many flags of The Allies were on display in Chicago Union Station during The War. Other side of the desk That ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/11/2014 - 9:25pm -

The Travelers: 1943

30 Rock: 1933
... in the world that looked like this: New York City and Chicago. One can vicariously put oneself into the shoes of some kid from ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/18/2012 - 12:22am -

30 Rock: 1933

Taking a Shine: 1941
April 1941. "Shoeshine, 47th Street, Chicago's main Negro business street." 35mm negative by Edwin Rosskam for the ... authentic place "where colored people eat". (Prints, Chicago Photos, Edwin Rosskam) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/22/2015 - 11:48pm -

Taking a Shine: 1941

Randolph Street: 1900
... September 1, 1900. "Randolph Street east from LaSalle, Chicago." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size. ... can't find a hatless noggin in sight. Eternal Life in Chicago The Cook County Democratic Party saw to it that you voted even if ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 5:42pm -

Randolph Street: 1900

Low Noon: 1952
November 1, 1952. "Chicago framed by Gothic stonework high in the Tribune Tower. This view of Chicago's downtown shows the low-lying smog which blanketed the area one recent ... looked dingy before it was renovated. (Prints, Chicago Photos) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/28/2015 - 9:57am -

Low Noon: 1952

Burlington Zephyr: 1939
... back! Zephyresque Today's BNSF commuter trains in Chicago still use corrugated stainless steel coaches and recently have added ... up. Looks like a pig in a prom dress. Denver to Chicago In 1934 in the depths of the depression an earlier version of this ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/10/2010 - 12:29pm -

Burlington Zephyr: 1939

Snow Belt Special: 1943
... operations on the Indiana Harbor Belt railroad between Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. The train pulls out of the Chicago & North Western yard." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/17/2015 - 11:39am -

Snow Belt Special: 1943

Theatorium: 1907
Chicago, 1907. "State Street south from Lake Street." At left, the Masonic ... across the street from the Theatorium is where the Chicago Theater stands. Trolley Car Drafting Couldn't help noticing ... you eat, the more you want! - tterrace] View from Chicago 1) Beautiful picture. 2) Happily, quite a bit of this real ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 2:58pm -

Theatorium: 1907

Road of the Streamliners: 1939
... economy passenger trains operating over the Union Pacific/Chicago Northwestern in the late 1930s. Economy meaning all-coach equipment, ... in the 30s and 40s, including the layout that was in Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry for many years until it was replaced ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/11/2015 - 1:27pm -

Road of the Streamliners: 1939

That Toddlin Town: 1900
September 1, 1900. Chicago, Illinois. "Madison Street east from Fifth Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate ... full size. Cable Cars Back in the late 1800s, Chicago had a cable car system. My great-grandfather was an engine house ... I'm curious to know if this area was destroyed by the Chicago fire. Horse & Electric Interesting to note that one track ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/12/2012 - 7:55am -

That Toddlin Town: 1900
 
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