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Departures: 1912

Departures: 1912

Chicago circa 1912. "Emigrants' room, Chicago & North Western Railway station." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Perhaps it's an Americanism I'm not familiar with, the term Emigrant in the middle of a country. Where were the people who sat in this room emigrating to exactly?

[See this 1914 survey of such facilities, including this C. & N.W. station. -tterrace]

as for moving the chair,

I think it was the ghost in the white hat.

Thanks, JeffK

I never made the connection between the Emigrants' Room photo and the area outside the French Market at the train station. I was just there last week. Great place.

Ogilvie Station: 2018

The Shorpy photo was taken in the area below the tracks. It's still a public area - you can see the same steel girders and columns, and the same tiles on the walls.

That particular spot I can't identify - the space down there is now filled with retail, restaurants, and a pretty great market with fresh foods and handmade goodies.

We saw the tracks directly above the Emigrant's room in these earlier Shorpy pictures:
Ghost Depot: 1911
The Train Shed: 1911


Who moved the chair?

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