WHAT YOU WILL FIND ON JOHN CHUCKMAN’S CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA: URBAN ARTIFACTS, HISTORY OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE, PARKS OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS, CHICAGO NOTABLE BUSINESSES OF THE PAST, CHICAGO STREETSCAPES, CHICAGO ODDITIES, CHICAGO MAPS, VINTAGE CHICAGO ADVERTISING, CHICAGO THEATERS, CHICAGO WEATHER IMAGES, LAKE MICHIGAN, CHICAGO RIVER AND BRIDGES, CHANGING CHICAGO SKYLINE, AND MORE – SEEN THROUGH MANY THOUSANDS OF POSTCARDS, PHOTOS, ENGRAVINGS, MENUS, MATCHBOOKS, AND ASSORTED SOUVENIRS   7 comments

PHOTO - CHICAGO - KIMBALL AVE BUS - STOPPED FOR PASSENGERS - APARTMENT BUILDINGS - NOTE OLD STOP LIGHT  - c1950

 

 

 

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Posted April 11, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – PRESERVED ENTRANCE ARCH TO LOUIS SULLIVAN’S BELOVED STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDING (DESIGNED 1893 AND RAZED 1972) – WASHINGTON AND LASALLE – THE IMAGE IS ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC OF MANY I’VE SEEN – ON A TERRACE NEXT TO THE ART INSTITUTE – THE ART INSTITUTE HAS LOTS OF BITS AND PIECES OF THE BUILDING ON DISPLAY INSIDE – BUT WHAT A SHAME THE BUILDING COULDN’T HAVE BEEN PRESERVED – 1978 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - PRESERVED ENTRANCE ARCH TO LOUIS SULLIVAN'S BELOVED STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDING (RAZED) - IN GARDENS AROUND ART INSTITUTE - 1978

Posted April 18, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – THE THOMPSON BUILDING – ORIGINALLY CALLED STATE OF ILLINOIS CENTER – 100 W RANDOLPH – A HELMUT JAHN DESIGN – THERE IS A JEAN DUBUFFET SCULPTURE NEAR THE ENTRANCE – OPENED 1985 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE THOMPSON BUILDING - ORIGINALLY CALLED STATE OF ILLINOIS CENTER - 100 W RANDOLPH - A HELMUT JAHN DESIGN - THERE IS A JEAN DUBUFFET SCULPTURE NEAR THE ENTRANCE - OPENED 1985

Posted April 18, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – GRANT PARK AND A COUPLE OF DISTANT BUILDINGS – NOTE PARKING LOT – MARINA BEHIND TREES – VIEW LOOKING N – FROM TOP OF FIELD MUSEUM STAIRS WITH BRONZE DECORATIVE LIGHT STAND (NOTE: THERE’S ONE OF THESE ON EACH SIDE OF THE BROAD STAIRS) – THIS WAS TAKEN WITH A LONGER, LESS WIDE-FIELD LENS THAN THE IMAGE BELOW – 1968 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - GRANT PARK AND DISTANT BUILDINGS - NOTE PARKING LOT - VIEW LOOKING N - FROM TOP OF FIELD MUSEUM STAIRS WITH BRONZE DECORATIVE LIGHT STAND - 1968

Posted April 18, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – GRANT PARK AND DISTANT SKYLINE VIEW LOOKING N – FROM TOP OF FIELD MUSEUM STAIRS WITH GROUP OF PEOPLE – DRAMATIC CLOUDS – 1966 – SNAPSHOT EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - GRANT PARK AND DISTANT SKYLINE VIEW LOOKING N - FROM TOP OF FIELD MUSEUM STAIRS - DRAMATIC CLOUDS - 1966

Posted April 18, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CHARLES A STEVENS DEPARTMENT STORE – MANDEL BROTHERS TO RIGHT – COLUMBUS BUILDING TO LEFT – MARSHALL FIELD’S IS ON LEFT EDGE – ELEVATED VIEW OF FACADES – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1916   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHARLES A STEVENS DEPARTMENT STORE - MANDEL BROTHERS TO RIGHT - COLUMBUS BUILDING TO LEFT - MARSHALL FIELDON LEFT EDGE - ELEVATED VIEW OF FACADES - TINTED - 1916

Posted April 18, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STONY ISLAND AVE – PARKSIDE – OBSCURE REFERENCE TO N OF RAILROAD – ROW OF SHOPS STREET LEVEL – 1910   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD -CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND AVE - PARKSIDE - REFERENCE TO N OF RAILROAD - ROW OF SHOPS STREET LEVEL - 1910

Posted April 18, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING AND OBSERVATORY – AERIAL – SEE ALL OF CHICAGO FROM THE SKY – c 1940   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING - AERIAL - SEE ALL OF CHICAGO FROM THE SKY - c 1940

Posted April 18, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized