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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.


Huge structural beams

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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