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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

Pabst Over Chicago: 1943
... Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size. ... 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 - 05/07/2017 - 2:11pm -

Pabst Over Chicago: 1943

Vacation Wagon: 1964
... highways, no air conditioner, 4½ hours to get through Chicago and the kids loved it. Took these trips out west to the 1970s. We still ... piece of equipment from South Texas to a parking lot near Chicago, where we would deliver it to his customer from Wisconsin. We quickly ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/13/2017 - 12:16pm -

Vacation Wagon: 1964

Pabst Backward: 1943
... the Illinois Central freight yard at South Water Street, Chicago." Kodachrome by Jack Delano. View full size. "Time NOT ... Thanks, Cliff Shell Fort Myers, FL Memory of Chicago's old front yard I remember the old Pabst sign, I think it is ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/14/2017 - 11:51am -

Pabst Backward: 1943

Chicago Beach: 1900
The Windy City circa 1900. "Chicago Beach Hotel, Hyde Park Boulevard." On the Lake Michigan Riviera. 8x10 ... as this article from the May 5, 1908 issue of The Chicago Daily Tribune attests: Fire escape I recognized the fire ... school in 1958 or 1959, after that awful school fire in Chicago at Our Lady of the Angels. It made two on the second floor of our 1888 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/25/2017 - 8:01pm -

Chicago Beach: 1900

Dearborn Street Station: 1910
Chicago circa 1910. "Dearborn Street Station." Streetcar wires and a small ... made into shops in the center of the Printer's Row area of Chicago. We were there this summer for the Printer's Row Book Fair. ... the very important East end of the Santa Fe as well as the Chicago terminal for the Chicago & Eastern Illinois, Monon, Erie, Grand ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 3:44pm -

Dearborn Street Station: 1910

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: 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

Ride the Cars: 1938
... a scab motorman while the union is on strike in late 1800s Chicago. Streetcar seats I heard a Fibber McGee & Molly radio show ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2017 - 9:24am -

Ride the Cars: 1938

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

Under the El: 1940
... July 1940. Another view under the elevated tracks in Chicago. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm ... Potthast's restaurant was at 4 West Van Buren, per a 1933 Chicago Tribune article about Loop taverns reopening in the wake of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 10:51am -

Under the El: 1940

Bad Medicine: 1939
... Walgreens. We sold a fair amount of it too at the Westside Chicago store I worked at. Medicine or flavored liquor? Wampole's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/11/2017 - 11:37am -

Bad Medicine: 1939

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

Grant Park: 1910
Chicago circa 1910. "Grant Park and Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Avenue." Note ... and 8th Street - will be the future site of the Hilton Chicago (originally known as the Stevens Hotel, later as the Conrad Hilton Hotel, and still later as the Chicago Hilton and Towers). This hotel was the largest in the world when it ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 11:36am -

Grant Park: 1910

War Machinists: 1942
... Midwest machine tool company. Republic Drill and Tool, Chicago." Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size. (The Gallery, Ann Rosener, Chicago, Factories, WW2) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/17/2017 - 11:13pm -

War Machinists: 1942

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

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: 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

40th Street Shops: 1942
... 1942. "Working on a locomotive at the 40th Street Shops, Chicago & North Western R.R." Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. ... recall seeing that before. (The Gallery, Kodachromes, Chicago, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/16/2017 - 11:43am -

40th Street Shops: 1942

The Summer of '41
Chicago, July 1941. "Ohio Street bathing beach, Lake Michigan." 35mm nitrate ... and biologically. Memories... I grew up in Chicago, now live in Indiana. Lots of hot summers were spent at these beaches ... is the same view from June of 2017. (The Gallery, Chicago, John Vachon, Swimming) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/26/2011 - 8:41pm -

The Summer of '41

Super Chief: 1943
... Longest stop on a long ride I rode the Super Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles and back in 1970. I remember that, at least westbound, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/03/2017 - 9:32am -

Super Chief: 1943

The Ladies Who Lunch: 1943
... wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, Chicago & North Western Railroad, Clinton, Iowa." Marcella Hart is at left, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/08/2017 - 8:42pm -

The Ladies Who Lunch: 1943

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

Red Means Go: 1943
... Central Railroad, South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size. ... photographs and incorporating them into a model of the Chicago, Grant Park and the Streeterville buildings I can identify from the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/21/2017 - 9:58pm -

Red Means Go: 1943

Shadowland: 1940
July 1940. "Under the elevated railway, Chicago, Illinois." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement ... View full size. 53 W Van Buren If the Chicago Daily Tribune from June 2, 1942, is accurate, this place was at 53 West ... is the same view from June of 2017. (The Gallery, Chicago, John Vachon, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 10:46am -

Shadowland: 1940

New York Life: 1900
September 11, 1900. "New York Life building, Chicago." The building, at LaSalle and Monroe streets, was completed in 1894, ... to do it to preservation standards. (The Gallery, Chicago, DPC) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/02/2017 - 2:28pm -

New York Life: 1900

Night Train: 1943
... Central R.R. freight cars in South Water Street terminal, Chicago." Judging by the clock, this was a five-minute time exposure. ... 'pretty freakin' insane.' (The Gallery, Kodachromes, Chicago, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/01/2017 - 9:24am -

Night Train: 1943

Locomotive Dreams: 1942
December 1942. "Locomotives in the roundhouse at a Chicago and North Western Railroad yard." Kodachrome transparency by Jack ... 20th century resort hotel. (The Gallery, Kodachromes, Chicago, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/23/2017 - 12:08pm -

Locomotive Dreams: 1942

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 Camera: 1918
... grandfather Edwin Shutan in front of the store he owned: Chicago Camera, circa 1918. He sold many items besides cameras. You can see ... 
 
Posted by Shutan.com - 03/03/2017 - 8:11pm -

Chicago Camera: 1918
 
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