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Boston Market: 1909
... negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size. CHICAGO DRESSED? what is CHICAGO DRESSED? building on right. Re: CHICAGO DRESSED Read the rest of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/06/2016 - 4:51pm -

Boston Market: 1909

Chicago Fog: 1942
December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. An unusually heavy fog in the early afternoon." Photo by ... superliner RMS Queen Mary , launched in 1936. The Chicago Motor Coach Company had 100 of the Series 2 that were built in 1936, ... shown in New York, it kept the No. 104 but was relettered "Chicago Motor Coach." It stayed with Chicago and then was sold to Coast City ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/13/2017 - 1:03pm -

Chicago Fog: 1942

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 - 12:26pm -

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 - 9:20pm -

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 The permit for its travels between Chicago and Lockport was revoked for the drunken rowdiness of its passengers.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 - 10:56am -

Chicago: 1900

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 - 9:58pm -

Pabst Over Chicago: 1943

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 - 6:23pm -

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 - 6:13pm -

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939

Forest Brook: 1956
... I was in 5th grade at the time, in a far western suburb of Chicago. What I remember was the enormous spending on shiny new schools back ... in 1st grade at that time and our classroom in suburban Chicago looked very much like this one. Someone mentioned getting called down ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2013 - 7:14am -

Forest Brook: 1956

Going Alone: 1907
Chicago circa 1907. "Illinois Central Railway station." 8x10 inch dry plate ... in 1974. What were people thinking in the 1970s?! Chicago I would have preferred Wrigley Field, but this is acceptable :-) ... to the Illinois Central, the Cleveland, Cinncinati, Chicago & St. Louis (CCC&StL), the Michigan Central, and the Wisconsin ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/04/2016 - 10:50am -

Going Alone: 1907

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 - 07/30/2012 - 10:07pm -

Chicago: 1915

Amethyst Twilight: 1942
December 1942. "Proviso departure yard of the Chicago & North Western R.R. at twilight." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by ... with the Sheimpflug effect. (The Gallery, Kodachromes, Chicago, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/15/2016 - 8:07pm -

Amethyst Twilight: 1942

Miss Winship: 1909
... just now and came up with a Edna G. Winship of Chicago, born 15 Jan. 1890, died Chicago May 1982. This must be her in the photo as the ages fit date-wise - ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/07/2012 - 11:04am -

Miss Winship: 1909

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 - 6:56pm -

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 ... be done. Just no train. (The Gallery, Kodachromes, Chicago, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 8:36pm -

Chicago: 1943

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 - 3:36pm -

Chicago: 1901

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 - 4:56pm -

Chicago: 1943, 11:35

Kitchen Patrol: 1957
Chicago circa 1957, and it looks like somebody's getting written up for Kitchen ... or cost savings. Use of Milnot is not allowed in Chicago - Here's your ticket! You must use standard evaporated milk. No ... I see an empty jar of Ann Page Damson Plum preserves. Chicago blue(s) This lady was not a criminal, but a mere victim. She called ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/19/2015 - 2:22pm -

Kitchen Patrol: 1957

Goliath & Goliath: 1942
December 1942. "Locomotives in the Chicago and North Western departure yard about to leave for Clinton, Iowa." ... switching duties, as noted by Steamin. (The Gallery, Chicago, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/15/2017 - 8:39pm -

Goliath & Goliath: 1942

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 - 3:42pm -

Randolph Street: 1900

On Little Cat Feet: 1942
December 1942. "Chicago. An unusually heavy fog in the early afternoon." Medium format negative ... on silent haunches and then moves on. (The Gallery, Chicago, Jack Delano, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/11/2017 - 8:20pm -

On Little Cat Feet: 1942

The Traveler: 1939
... View full size. C&EI Hrm. Most likely the Chicago & Eastern Illinois tracks, though it might be a short line still in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/23/2017 - 7:06pm -

The Traveler: 1939

That Great Street: 1912
... their life -- I saw a man who danced with his wife In Chicago, Chicago my hometown. Chicago circa 1912. "The busy crowd on State ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/28/2016 - 6:33pm -

That Great Street: 1912

The Braidwood Bunch: 1904
... Now home to the Braidwood Historical Society. Chicago & Alton Route On the main line 57.3 miles south of Chicago. Also a junction with a spur off of a branch that ran between Joliet ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/06/2016 - 7:04pm -

The Braidwood Bunch: 1904

Tailfin Roulette: 1963
... at base of Marina Towers high-rise apartment building, Chicago." 35mm acetate negative from photos for the Look magazine assignment ... parking garage and a car goes off the 17th floor into the Chicago River. Details here . 1963 Impala Chevrolet SS convertible I ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/08/2016 - 5:21pm -

Tailfin Roulette: 1963

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 - 10:29am -

Burlington Zephyr: 1939

Hoosier Gothic: 1938
... takes one on a pilgrimage to 28 historic shrines." Chicago Tribune ( hit Read in the upper right of the box ): Chicago Tribune, April 14, 1946 Traffic signal ID The traffic light in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/13/2016 - 7:26pm -

Hoosier Gothic: 1938

The Invisible Hand: 1942
... full size. The Paper Pail On Nov. 13, 1894, in Chicago, the inventor Frederick Weeks Wilcox patented a version of what he ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/11/2017 - 8:26am -

The Invisible Hand: 1942

State Street: 1905
"State Street, Chicago, 1905." At the corner of Hustle and Bustle. 8x10 inch dry plate glass ... The Clock" If you planned a rendezvous in downtown Chicago, this is the way it was done. A Marshall Field tradition still today, ... is the Columbus Memorial Building, designed by old-time Chicago architect W. W. Boyington (designer of the famous Chicago Water Tower ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/30/2016 - 12:29pm -

State Street: 1905

High Life: 1963
October 1963. "John and Sandy Dienhart of Chicago at their Marina City high-rise apartment -- the couple entertaining on ... architect, 1927-1929, now the InterContinental Chicago Hotel); the Tribune Tower (John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood, ... the center of the lower border of the picture is the old Chicago Sun-Times (and Daily News) Building, demolished in 2004 to make way for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/07/2016 - 1:15pm -

High Life: 1963
 
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