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

 

 

 

Posted April 11, 2016 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PLEASE STOP…   2 comments

TO THE PERSON WHO HAS BEEN DEFACING POSTS ON THE SITE, PLEASE STOP.

 

IF I OFFENDED YOU IN SOME WAY, AS IN USING AN IMAGE YOU THINK I SHOULDN’T HAVE USED, I AM SORRY. I NEVER OFFEND PEOPLE DELIBERATELY.

 

I AM AN OLD MAN AND A FAIRLY SICK ONE. THE DEFACING IS STRESSFUL.

 

DESPITE COUNTLESS HOURS OF WORK OVER THE YEARS, I MAKE NOT ONE PENNY FROM THIS SITE.

 

IT HAS BEEN A LABOR OF LOVE FOR PEOPLE EVERYWHERE JUST TO ENJOY.

 

I AM REMOVING PERMANENTLY THE POSTS YOU DEFACED, ASSUMING YOU SELECTED THEM FOR A REASON. CAN WE PLEASE LEAVE IT AT THAT?

 

THANK YOU, JOHN CHUCKMAN

 

 

Posted October 10, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – MARY HARTLINE – CHILDREN’S TELEVISION HEARTTHROB OF THE EARLY 1950s – ONE OF THE FIRST BIG STARS OF EARLY TELEVISION – THIS STUDIO PORTRAIT BEFORE HER CAREER TOOK OFF HAS THE “LAUREN BACALL” LOOK – NOTE HER TRADEMARK PLATINUM WAVY HAIR IS MISSING – LATE 1940s   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARY HARTLINE - CHILDREN'S TELEVISION HEART THROB OF THE EARLY 19500s - STUDIO PORTRAIT BEFORE HER CAREER - NOTE THE TRADEMARK PLATINUM HAIR IS MISSING - LATE 1940s

Posted October 9, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RANDOLPH AT STATE STREET – LOOKING NE FROM ELEVATION – CROWDS – CARS – STREETCARS – ONE STREETCAR TURNING S INTO STATE – MARSHALL FIELD DEPARTMENT STORE CLOCK UPPER RIGHT – NOTE THE LINE OF CARS PARKED NEAR MARSHALL FIELD’S MARQUEE – “EL” (ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT) STATION ON WABASH IN BACKGROUND – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1913   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH AT STATE STREET - LOOKING NE - TINTED - 1913

Posted October 6, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – A BIT OF MOSCOW RESTAURANT – 18 N CLARK – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – “DINE AND DANCE” “NO COVER CHARGE” – c1920   Leave a comment

X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - A BIT OF MOSCOW RESTAURANT - 18 N CLARK - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - DINE AND DANCE NO COVER CHARGE - c1920

Posted October 4, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – DRIVER AND NEDLOG BEVERAGE TRUCK – UNKNOWN LOCATION – SNAPSHOT – NEDLOG WAS A LOCAL BOTTLER OF NON-CARBONATED SOFT DRINKS – LATE 1950s – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   1 comment

X PHOTO - CHICAGO - DRIVER AND NEDLOG BEVERAGE TRUCK - UNKNOWN LOCATION - SNAPSHOT - NEDLOG WAS A LOCAL BOTTLER OF NON-CARBINATED SOFT DRINKS - LATE 1950s

Posted October 4, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – “AMERICAN INDIAN EQUESTRIAN STATUE” – SCULPTOR IVAN MESTROVIC – ERECTED IN GRANT PARK – THERE ARE TWO OF THESE HUGE AND STRIKING STATUES – A BOWMAN AND A SPEARMAN FACING EACH OTHER AT A DISTANCE IN CONGRESS PLAZA IN GRANT PARK ON MICHIGAN AVE – PART OF A SERIES ON ARTWORKS BY THE ART INSTITUTE – c1920   Leave a comment

X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AMERICAN INDIAN EQUESTRIAN STATUE - IVAN MESTROVIC - ERECTED IN GRANT PARK - c1920

Posted October 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR (ITS SECOND FAIR) – A CENTURY OF PROGRESS – NORTHERLY ISLAND AREA – CHRYSLER MOTORS BUILDING – NIGHT UNDER LIGHTS – 1933-34   Leave a comment

X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO WORLDS FAIR CENTURY OF PROGRESS - NORTHERLY ISLAND AREA - CHRYSLER MOTORS BUILDING - NIGHT UNDER LIGHTS - 1933-34

Posted October 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MANDEL BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE – STATE AND MADISON AND E TO WABASH – STREET VIEW PANORAMA – THREE-QUARTER VIEW SOMEWHAT ELEVATED -TINTED – NICE VERSION – LATE 1910s   Leave a comment

X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MANDEL BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE - STATE AND MADISON - STREET VIEW - LATE 1910S

Posted October 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – MICHIGAN AVE – LOOKING N FROM JACKSON BLVD GROUND LEVEL ON SIDEWALK E SIDE OF MICHIGAN – ESPECIALLY NICE BUILDING PANORAMA – PEDESTRIANS – CARS – CTA BUS PULLED UP – THE COKE SIGN – PRUDENTIAL BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION (JUST A HINT ABOVE ART INSTITUTE ROOF AND THROUGH TREES) – I DON’T KNOW, BUT IT “FEELS” LIKE A SATURDAY – A VERY APPEALING PHOTO WHICH STRONGLY CAPTURES TIME AND PLACE – 1953 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

X PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM JACKSON GROUND LEVEL - SIDEWALK E SIDE OF MICHIGAN - NICE BUILDING PANORAMA - PEDESTRIANS - CARS - 1953

Posted September 28, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RIVER AND WACKER DRIVE AT WABASH BRIDGE (BOTTOM CENTER) AND SURROUNDINGS – AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING E – NOTE: RAIL YARD AND SHEDS ALONG N SIDE OF RIVER AND HYDROX ICE CREAM SIGN JUST BEHIND – JEWELERS’ BUILDING ON RIGHT (1927) – WRIGLEY BUILDING (1924) LEFT CENTER – TINTED – LATE 1920s   1 comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVER AND WACKER DRIVE AT WABASH BRIDGE - AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING E - JEWELERS' BUILDING ON RIGHT (1927) - WRIGLEY BUILDING (1924) LEFT CENTER - TINTED - LATE1920s

Posted September 26, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MADISON STREET – E FROM 5TH AVE (NOTE: FROM 1879 TO 1912, WELLS STREET WAS CALLED 5TH AVE, A NAME YOU WILL SEE ON OTHER POSTCARDS – THE STREET HAD GAINED A BAD REPUTATION AND WELLS WAS NAMED FOR A CAPTAIN KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF FORT DEARBORN SO THE RENAMING PROTECTED HIS REPUTATION AND REVEALED SOMETHING ABOUT THE CITY’S SENSIBILITIES FOR SURE) – SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW – CABLE CARS – WAGONS – VOGELSANG RESTAURANT – CROWDS – TINTED – c1905   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON STREET - E FROM 5TH AVE (NOTE FROM 1879 TO 1912 WELLS STREET WAS CALLED 5TH AVE)- THE STREET ADA - SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW - CABLE CARS - WAGONS - VOGELSANG RESTAURANT - CROWDS - TINTED - c1905

Posted September 25, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – WELL-DRESSED WOMAN PLEASANTLY PEEKING THROUGH HER SCARF ON AN UNKNOWN STREET – I LIKE THE SMILE IN HER EYES – EARLY STAGE OF THE GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1967 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN PEAKING THROUGH HER SCARF ON UNKNOWN STREET - EARLY STAGE OF GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1967

Posted September 25, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – VERNON AVE N OF 71ST STREET (NOTE THE 7 WAS WAS WRITTEN REVERSED) – GRAND CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD – A FAIRLY REPRESENTATIVE STREET IN A NUMBER OF SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOODS WITH PARKWAYS AND TREE-LINED – TWO- AND THREE-FLOOR BRICK WALK-UPS (NOTE: HALF-BASEMENT APARTMENT WINDOWS LOWER RIGHT) – BRICK WAS THE CITY’S DOMINANT BUILDING MATERIAL – 1913   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - VERNON AVE N OF 71ST STREET (NOTE THE 7 WAS WAS WRITTEN REVERSED) - GRAND CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD - A FAIRLY REPRESENTATIVE STREET IN A NUMBER OF NEIGHBORHOODS -1913

Posted September 25, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL LA SALLE – LA SALLE AND MADISON – THE RED ROOM – THE VERY HEIGHT OF OLD-FASHIONED BELLE ÉPOQUE HOTEL ELEGANCE – ITS ONLY REAL COMPETITOR FOR THIS QUALITY WAS I THINK THE BLACKSTONE – TINTED – 1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LA SALLE - THE RED ROOM - TINTED - 1910

Posted September 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL LA SALLE – LA SALLE AND MADISON – THE EAST ROOM – VERY NICE VERSION – TINTED – 1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LA SALLE - THE EAST ROOM - TINTED - 1910

Posted September 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LA SALLE HOTEL – ENTRANCE – NIGHT – NOTE: INSTEAD OF EARLIER “HOTEL LA SALLE” IT HAS BECOME “LA SALLE HOTEL” – LA SALLE AND MADISON – 1960s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - ENTRANCE - NIGHT - LA SALLE AND MADISON - 1960s

Posted September 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MADISON STREET BRIDGE – CHICAGO RIVER – SLIGHTLY ELEVATED – CROWDED WITH PEOPLE WAGONS HORSES – NOTE THE BRIDGE-TURNING STRUCTURE RIGHT BOTTOM IN THE RIVER – TINTED – 1906   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON STREET BRIDGE - SLIGHTLY ELEVATED - CROWDED WITH PEOPLE WAGONS HORSES - NOTE THE BRIDGE-TURNING STRUCTURE RIGHT BOTTOM IN THE RIVER - TINTED - 1906

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO RIVER – WASHINGTON STREET BRIDGE RAISED – STEAMER AND TUG BOAT – WATER LEVEL – TINTED – 1915   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - WASHINGTON STREET BRIDGE RAISED - STEAMER AND TUG BOAT - WATER LEVEL - TINTED - 1915

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WACKER DRIVE AND CHICAGO RIVER – AERIAL LOOKING E TOWARDS LAKE – TINTED – 1931   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WACKER DRIVE AND CHICAGO RIVER - AERIAL LOOKING E TOWARDS LAKE - TINTED - 1931

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL BREVOORT – 143 MADISON STREET – GROUND LEVEL FROM ACROSS STREET – TINTED – 1910s   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL BREVOORT - 143 MADISON STREET - GROUND LEVEL FROM ACROSS STREET - TINTED - c1910

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STATE STREET – LOOKING N FROM MADISON GROUND LEVEL – CROWDS – TWO TYPES OF STREETCARS – CARSON PIRIE SCOTT DEPARTMENT STORE ON RIGHT EDGE – MANDEL BROTHERS’ DEPARTMENT STORE CENTER RIGHT WITH RED-AND-WHITE STRIPED AWNINGS – TINTED – c1920   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM MADISON GROUND LEVEL - CROWDS - TWO TYPES OF STREETCARS - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT DEPARTMENT STORE ON RIGHT - MANDEL BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE CENTER RIGHT - TINTED - c1920

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MADISON STREET – LOOKING W FROM STATE STREET – ELEVATED – MCVICKERS THEATER – STATE MADISON BUILDING WITH CLOCK (N W CORNER ON STATE) – MARQUEE AT LOWER RIGHT IS MANDEL BROTHERS’ DEPARTMENT STORE (N E CORNER ON STATE) – PART OF SERIES FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD’S FAIR – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1933   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON STREET - LOOKING W FROM STATE STREET - ELEVATED - MCVICKERS THEATER - STATE MADISON BUIDING WITH CLOCK - PART OF SERIES FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - TINTED - 1933

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BOULEVARD LINK CONNECTING LAKE SHORE DRIVE AND UPPER MICHIGAN AVE – AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING S – DRAKE HOTEL – OAK STREET BEACH – NAVY PIER IN DISTANCE ON LEFT – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1944   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BOULEVARD LINK CONNECTING LAKE SHORE DRIVE AND UPPER MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING S - DRAKE HOTEL - OAK STREET BEACH - NAVY PIER IN DISTANCE - TINTED - 1944

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE FLAMINGO APARTMENT-HOTEL (A FAIRLY COMMON COMBINATION IN THE PERIOD) – 55TH STREET AT THE LAKE – DINING ROOM – FOOD SHOP – SODA FOUNTAIN – 144 APARTMENT SUITES – 16 HOTEL ROOMS WITH BATH – OPENED 1927 – TINTED – 1928   2 comments

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE FLAMINGO HOTEL - 55TH STREET AT THE LAKE - DINING ROOM - FOOD SHOP - SODA FOUNTAIN - 144 APARTMENT SUITES - 16 HOTEL ROOMS WITH BATH - TINTED - 1928

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – DREXEL BLVD – WASHINGTON EQUESTRIAN STATUE – HANDSOME APARTMENT BUILDINGS ACROSS THE STREET – STREET LEVEL – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD - WASHINGTON EQUESTRIAN STATUE - HANDSOME APARTMENT BUILDINGS ACROSS THE STREET - STREET LEVEL - TINTED - c1910

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – INDIANA AVE AND 54TH STREET – HANDSOME APARTMENT BUILDINGS – 1910   Leave a comment

a-postcard-chicago-indiana-ave-and-54th-street-handsome-apartment-buildings-1910

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – COLONIAL HOTEL – MONROE AND 63RD STREET – 1908   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLONIAL HOTEL - MONROE AND 63RD STREET - 1908

Posted September 20, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MICHIGAN AVE LOOKING N FROM RIVER – NIGHT – AERIAL – MAX RIGOT – TINTED – VERY NICE VERSION – LATE 1920s   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE N FROM RIVER - NIGHT - AERIAL - MAX RIGOT - TINTED - LATE 1920s

Posted September 17, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – AUTOMOBILE SHOW – PACKARD CONVERTIBLE 1950 – BEAUTIFULLY DRESSED-UP MODEL STANDING NEXT TO IT – ELABORATE STAGING BEHIND AS THOUGH FOR A MUSICAL PRODUCTION – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - AUTOMOBILE SHOW - PACKARD CONVERTABLE 1950 - BEAUTIFUL DRESSED-UP MODEL STANDING NEXT TO IT

Posted September 17, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – CTA SKOKIE SWIFT COMMUTER TRAIN AT DEMPSTER STATION – EARLY MORNING HOURS – LIGHT SNOW ON THE GROUND – PHOTO HAS A KIND OF ROMANTIC FEEL TO IT I LIKE – 1974 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA'S SKOKIE SWIFT COMMUTER TRAIN AT DEMPSTER STATION - EARLY MORNING HOURS - 1974

Posted September 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – CHICAGO RIVER BRIDGES ALL UP AS IN SALUTE – FOR UNKNOWN BOATS – WATER-LEVEL VIEW – 1972   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER BRIDGES ALL UP AS IN SALUTE - FOR UNKNOWN BOATS - WATER-LEVEL VIEW - 1972

Posted September 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – MISS CHICAGO 1926, MAE GREENE – JUDGING BY HER SASH THE CONTEST WAS HELD AT THE BEAUTIFUL TRIANON BALLROOM – HER CROWN WAS DESIGNED MUCH ALONG THE LINES OF WOMEN’S FASHIONABLE HEADGEAR OF THE 1920s – NOTE: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WHAT THOSE FASHIONS LOOKED LIKE, SEE “CHUCKMAN’S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: 1920s ARCADE CARD BEAUTIES – THEIR CHARM AND GRACE AND WHIMSY” AT: https://chuckman1920sarcadecardbeauties.wordpress.com/   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS CHICAGO MAE GREENE - JUDGING BY HER SASH THE CONTEST WAS HELD AT THE TRIANON BALLROOM - 1926

Posted September 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE TAP ROOM – STEVENS HOTEL (THEN THE WORLD’S LARGEST HOTEL – OPENED 1927 – IT BECAME THE CONRAD HILTON IN 1945) – 720 S MICHIGAN AVE AT CONGRESS – PEOPLE AT TABLES AND BAR – I LOVE THE TONE OF THIS PICTURE – IT RESEMBLES A FUN MOVIE SCENE – NICE VERSION – c1940   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE TAP ROOM - STEVENS HOTEL - PEOPLE AT TABLES AND BAR - LOOKS LIKE A MOVIE SCENE - c1940

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – FIRST 3-WHEELER POLICE MOTORCYCLE – THESE BECAME A COMMON SIGHT IN THE 1950s (IN THE MID-1960s MY BROTHER BILL HAD A USED ONE – HE ONCE RODE IT TO TORONTO FOR A VISIT – I BOUGHT HIM A HELMET AND SENT IT TO HIM WITH “BEAST” IN SMALL GOLD DECALS ACROSS THE FRONT) – SHOPPING CROWDS – STATE AND MADISON – IN BACKGROUND ON LEFT IS I BELIEVE THE STATE-MADISON BUILDING WITH A PART OF ITS BEAUTIFUL OVERHEAD CORNER CLOCK VISIBLE – IF SO, WE ARE LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL – 1948 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - FIRST 3-WHEELER POLICE MOTORCYCYCLE - SHOPPING CROWDS - STATE AND MADISON - GROUND LEVEL -1948

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MICHIGAN AVE – LOOKING NW GROUND LEVEL IN GRANT PARK ACROSS FROM BLACKSTONE HOTEL – ART INSTITUTE IN DISTANCE ON LOWER RIGHT – NOTE NO TREES ON EDGE OF PARK – DRAMATIC CLOUDS – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N IN GRANT PARK FROM BLACKSTONE HOTEL - NOTE NO TREES ON EDGE OF PARK - DRAMATIC CLOUDS - TINTED - c1910

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE TOM JONES RESTAURANT – 175-177 JACKSON BLVD AND 118-120 QUINCY STREET – BEAUTIFUL PROFILE PORTRAIT OF ACTRESS OR SINGER NAMED CLEO – EMBOSSED – 1904 PORTRAIT   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE TOM JONES RESTAURANT - 175-177 JACKSON BLVD AND 118-120 QUINCY STREET - PORTRAIT OF ACTRESS OR SINGER NAMED CLEO - EMBOSSED - 1904 PORTRAIT

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – RANDOLPH STREET STATION – CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE AND SOUTH BEND COMMUTER TRAIN – SNOW ON GROUND – PRUDENTIAL BUILDING – 1964 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET STATION - CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE AND SOUTH BEND COMMUTER TRAIN - SNOW ON GROUND - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING - 1964

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE – LOOKING N ELEVATED FROM S SIDE OF RIVER – TINTED – 1920s   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - LOOKING N ELEVATED FROM S SIDE OF RIVER - TINTED - 1920s

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – MILWAUKEE AVE AND BELLE PLAINE AVE – SLIGHTLY ELEVATED LOOKING TOWARDS PORTAGE THEATER (4050 N MILWAUKEE) AND SIX CORNERS – STREETCAR – CARS – NICE VERSION – 1924 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE AVE AND BELLE PLAINE AVE - SLIGHTLY ELEVATED LOOKING TOWARDS PORTAGE THEATER (4050 N MILWAUKEE) AND SIX CORNERS - STREETCAR - CARS - 1924

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE RIENZI – CLARK AND DIVERSEY BLVD – SUMMER GARDEN RESTAURANT – OUTDOOR CONCERTS – c1910   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE RIENZI - CLARK AND DIVERSEY BLVD - SUMMER GARDEN RESTAURANT - OUTDOOR CONCERTS - c1910

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

ARCADE CARD – CHICAGO – JOKE CARTOON OF WOMAN ON STREETCAR NEAR STEPS AND MAN MISSING THE GRAB-BAR HANDLE TRYING TO GET ON – EXHIBIT SUPPLY COMPANY OF CHICAGO – A HUGE PUBLISHER OF VARIOUS KINDS OF ARCADE CARDS – LIKELY 1920s   Leave a comment

A ARCADE CARD - CHICAGO - JOKE CARTOON OF WOMAN ON STREETCAR AND MAN TRYING TO GRAB ON

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

TRANSFER – CHICAGO – CHICAGO SURFACE LINES (CSL) STREETCAR – CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD’S FAIR – 1933-34   Leave a comment

A TRANSFER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES STREETCAR- CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - 1933-34

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GEORGE HESSBERGER’S HEIDELBERGER FASS RESTAURANT – 4300 LINCOLN AVE – 4 IMAGES – “YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME” – “MIT GOOD GERMAN FOOD UND DRINKS” – 1977   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GEORGE HESSBERGER'S HEIDELBERGER FASS RESTAURANT - 4300 LINCOLN AVE - 4 IMAGES - YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME - MIT GOOD GERMAN FOOD UND DRINKS - 1977

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GOLDEN OX RESTAURANT – 1578-80 CLYBOURN AVE – “ON NEAR NORTH SIDE” – “RECOMMENDED BY DUNCAN HINES” – FIVE IMAGES INCLUDING ZITHER PLAYER – NICE VERSION – TINTED – 1951   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GOLDEN OX RESTAURANT - 1578-80 CLYBOURN AVE - ON NEAR NORTH SIDE - REOMMENDED BY DUNCAN HINES - FIVE IMAGES - 1951

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HARRY’S NEW YORKER – 400 N WABASH – DINING ROOM AND DANCE FLOOR INTERIOR – “ONLY THREE FLOOR NIGHT CLUB IN THE WORLD” – “FOUR FLOOR SHOWS NIGHTLY” – “ELEVATING STAGE” – 1940s   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARRY'S NEW YORKER - 400 N WABASH - DINING ROOM AND DANCE FLOOR - ONLY THREE FLOOR NIGHT CLUB IN THE WORLD - FOUR FLOOR SHOWS NIGHTLY - ELEVATING STAGE - 1940s

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MATH IGLER’S CASINO RESTAURANT – 1627-29 MELROSE STREET – “HOME OF THE SINGING WAITERS” – 4 IMAGES AND MAP – TINTED – 1956   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MATH IGLER'S CASINO - 1627-29 MELROSE STREET - HOME OF THE SINGING WAITERS - 4 IMAGES - TINTED - 1956

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HARDING’S PRESIDENTIAL GRILL – 109 W MADISON – “JUST WONDERFUL FOOD” – “SERVICE 8 AM TO 9 PM DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY” – “MOUNT RUSHMORE” AND A DINING ROOM DO SEEM AN ODD COMBINATION TO ADVERTISE – OTHER HARDING’S RESTAURANTS (HARDING’S WAS A SMALL LOCAL CHAIN) DID NOT TAKE SUCH AN APPROACH AND THEY HAD PRETTY GOOD FOOD – TINTED – c1960   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARDING'S PRESIDENTIAL GRILL - 109 W MADISON - JUST WONDERFUL FOOD - SERVICE 8 AM TO 9 PM DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY

Posted September 14, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – GRANT PARK – BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN – EVENING WITH COLORED LIGHTS – 1953 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

s-l1600 1953

Posted September 11, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – APARTMENT BUILDING – BACKYARD FIRE ESCAPES – NOTE CLOTHES LINES – LOCATION UNKNOWN – WE CERTAINLY DIDN’T HAVE THAT KIND OF SET-UP IN ANY OF THE APARTMENTS WHERE I LIVED – 1956 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER – SEE READER COMMENT ABOUT LOCATION   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING BACKYARD FIRE ESPACAPES - CLOTHES LINES - LOCATION UNKNOWN - 1956

Posted September 4, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – PRINCESS MARY HARTLINE – IN A COSTUME ON A SET FOR ONE OF HER TELEVISION SHOWS FOR CHILDREN – SHE BECAME A BIG EARLY TELEVISION STAR – WE THOUGHT HER DELIGHTFUL – EARLY 1950s   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - PRINCESS MARY HARTLINE - IN COSTUME ON A SET FOR ONE OF HER SHOWS - EARLY 1950s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GRANT PARK – CRAB APPLE TREES NEAR MICHIGAN AVE IN BLOSSOM – LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL – NOTE PRUDENTIAL BUILDING UNFINISHED – IT OPENED AT THE END OF 1955   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - CRAB APPLE TREES IN BLOSSOM - NOTE PRUDENTIAL BUILDING UNFINISHED - IT OPENED END OF 1955

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GRANT PARK – BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN – LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL TOWARDS PRUDENTIAL BUILDING – PART OF “CITY BEAUTIFUL” SERIES – c1964   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL TOWARDS PRUDENTIAL BUILDING - PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES - c1964

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GRANT PARK – FLOWER BEDS – GROUND LEVEL LOOKING NW – PART OF “CITY BEAUTIFUL” SERIES – c1964   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - FLOWER BEDS GROUND LEVEL LOOKING NW - PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES - c1964

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LA SALLE THEATRE – 137 W MADISON – STAGE SCENE OF PLAY “THE FLIRTING PRINCESS” WITH ADELE ROWLAND AND HARRY PILCER AND THE THEATRE’S “PERFECT SHOW GIRLS” – 1909   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE THEATRE - 137 W MADISON - STAGE SCENE OF PLAY THE FLIRTING PRINCESS WITH ADELE ROWLAND AND HARRY PILCER AND PERFECT SHOW GIRLS - 1909

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – JACQUES FRENCH RESTAURANT- 900 N MICHIGAN – THE CHATEAU ROOM – INTERIOR FILLED WITH PEOPLE – UNDOUBTEDLY A POSED PHOTO WITH MODELS – JUST LOOK AT SOME OF THE WOMEN’S HAIRSTYLES – “A FAVORITE FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS”   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACQUES FRENCH RESTAURANT- 900 N MICHIGAN - THE CHATEAU ROOM - INTERIOR FILLED WITH PEOPLE - A FAVORITE FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – YE BALTIMORE INN – RESTAURANT DINING ROOM INTERIOR – QUINCY STREET BETWEEN STATE AND DEARBORN – TINTED – 1914   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YE BALTIMORE INN - RESTAURANT DINING ROOM - QUINCY STREET BETWEEN STATE AND DEARBORN - TINTED - 1914

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – KITTY BUCKLEY RESTAURANT – 2415 CARMEN AVE – “CONNOISSEUR OF GOOD FOODS” – EXTERIOR STREET LEVEL – ORIGINALLY THIS WAS A COTTAGE ON FARMLAND – SHE WAS STILL IN BUSINESS IN 1961 WHEN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE DID A REVIEW – OPENED IN 1924 – 1920s   3 comments

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KITTY BUCKLEY RESTAURANT - 2415 CARMEN AVE - CONNOISSEUR OF GOOD FOODS - EXTERIOR STREET LEVEL- ORIGINALLY A COTTAGE - SHE WAS STILL IN BUSINESS IN 1961 - OPENED 1924

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – ZUM DEUTSCHEN ECK RESTAURANT – 2914-2924 N SOUTHPORT AVE – “IMPORTED BEERS ON TAP” – “SING-ALONG ON FRIDAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS” – 1969   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ZUM DEUTSCHEN ECK RESTAURANT - 2914-2924 N SOUTHPORT AVE - IM PORTED BEERS ON TAP - SING ALONG FRIDAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS - 1969

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CUP – CHICAGO – HENRICI CAFETERIA – BEFORE HE HAD A RESTAURANT ON RANDOLPH, PHILIP HENRICI STARTED A COFFEE SHOP ON STATE STREET ACROSS FROM MARSHALL FIELD’S – I DON’T KNOW WHETHER THE CUP IS FROM THERE – BUT THE RESTAURANT WAS CALLED A CAFE AND NOT A CAFETERIA AS WE SEE ON THIS CUP’S LOGO – WHATEVER THE CASE, HENRICI’S WAS ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST BELOVED SPOTS FOR DECADES – I BELIEVE MAYOR RICHARD J DALEY USED TO HOLD BREAKFAST MEETINGS THERE   Leave a comment

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TOKEN – CHICAGO – EDELWEISS RESTAURANT – 104-106 MADISON – FIVE CENTS – YOU CAN SEE A SIGN FOR EDELWEISS ON A NUMBER OF OLD POSTCARDS   Leave a comment

TOKEN - CHICAGO - EDELWEISS RESTAURANT - 104 - 106 MADISON - FIVE CENTS

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – GAYETY THEATER AND ITS ADJOINING CANDY AND ICE CREAM SHOP – 9205 S COMMERCIAL AVE – SOUTH CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD – SNAPSHOT – GROUND LEVEL FROM ACROSS THE STREET – NOTE: TYPICAL OF MANY SMALL NEIGHBORHOOD THEATERS WITH THEIR CANDY SHOPS AND/OR SODA FOUNTAINS – IT WOULD BE HARD TO OVEREMPHASIZE THEIR IMPORTANCE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES – THERE IS NOTHING COMPARABLE TO THEM TODAY – URBAN SOCIAL LIFE AND STREETSCAPES HAVE SUFFERED GREATLY FOR THE CHANGE – LATE 1940s – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   1 comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - GAYETY THEATER AND ITS ADJOINING CANDY AND ICE CREAM SHOP - 9205 S COMMERCIAL AVE - SOUTH CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD - GROUND LEVEL FROM ACROSS THE STREET - LATE 1940s

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – RANDOLPH STREET STATION – PRUDENTIAL BUILDING IN BACKGROUND – CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE AND SOUTH BEND COMMUTER TRAIN WAITING AT PLATFORM – NOTE: THE RAIL LINE IS OFTEN CALLED “THE SOUTH SHORE LINE” AND ITS OPENING DATES BACK TO 1908 – SOME EARLY COMMUTER LINES SERVING CHICAGO WERE QUITE ADVANCED IN BEING ELECTRIFIED (1926 FOR THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL (“THE IC”), SOMETHING STILL NOT TRUE TODAY FOR SOME INTERURBAN COMMUTER SYSTEMS – 1969 – EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET STATION - SOUTH SHORE LINE TRAIN WAITING AT PLATFORM - 1969 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – (REPOSTED) – STATE STREET – CHRISTMAS SEASON – CHICAGO THEATER AND SURROUNDINGS – BOB ELFMAN SANDWICH SHOP – THE DOG HOUSE – PULLMAN STREETCAR IN FRONT – ELEVATED VIEW LOOKING SE – NOTE THAT THEY STILL HAD STAGE SHOWS WITH A MOVIE AT THIS TIME (TRUE ONLY FOR THE REALLY BIG “MOVIE PALACES”) – HERE IT’S DUKE ELLINGTON AND SARAH VAUGHN (WOW!) – NOTE TELENEWS THEATER (ONLY NEWSREELS) ON RIGHT EDGE – THIS BECAME THE LOOP MOVIE THEATER – 1951 – EDITED FROM A HAROLD BEACH IMAGE   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CHRISTMAS SEASON - CHICAGO THEATER AND SURROUNDINGS - BOB ELFMAN SANDWICH SHOP - THE DOG HOUSE - STREETCAR IN FRONT - ELEVATED VIEW - LOOKING SE - 1951- EDITED FROM A HAROLD BEACH IMAGE

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOT – MICHIGAN AVE AND 12TH STREET FACING GRANT PARK – AND SURROUNDING BUILDINGS – RAILROAD ON LOWER LEFT – NOTE AWNINGS – AERIAL LOOKING SE – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1910s   1 comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOT - MICHIGAN AVE AND 12TH STREET FACING GRANT PARK - AND ASSOCIATED BUILDINGS - RAILROAD ON LOWER LEFT - AERIAL LOOKING SE - TINTED - 1910s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LAKE SHORE DRIVE – GROUND LEVEL – MANSIONS – TWO CARS – NOTE STREET LIGHTS – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1910s   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE SHORE DRIVE - GROUND LEVEL - MANSIONS - TWO CARS - NOTE STREET LIGHTS - TINTED - 1910s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – F W WOOLWORTH 5 AND 10 STORE – 12 N MICHIGAN AVE – “ONE OF LARGEST IN THE WORLD” – “CAFETERIA AND SODA FOUNTAIN ACCOMODATE 300” – NICE VERSION – TINTED – 1929   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - F W WOOLWORTH 5 AND 10 STORE - 12 N MICHIGAN AVE - ONE OF LARGEST IN THE WORLD - CAFETERIA AND SODA FOUNTAIN ACCOMODATE 300 - NICE VERSION - TINTED - 1929

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH (THEN CALLED MANHATTAN BEACH) – PIER AND BUILDINGS IN DISTANCE ARE AT 75TH STREET – LOOKING NW FROM WATER NEAR NICHOLS BEACH (PRIVATE) AT 77TH STREET – 1908   Leave a comment

A POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH (THEN CALLED MANHATTAN BEACH) - LOOKING NW FROM WATER NEAR NICHOLS BEACH (PRIVATE) AT 77TH - 1908

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PHOTO – FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING – 1579 N MILWAUKEE AVE – MILWAUKEE AND NORTH AND DAMEN – WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD – AERIAL PANORAMA WITH DOWNTOWN SKYLINE IN DISTANCE – EVENING – A GORGEOUS IMAGE – 2010 – EDITED FROM DAVID HOROWITZ   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - FLAT IRON ARTS BUILDING - 1579 N MILWUKEE AVE WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD - AERIAL PANORAMA WITH SKYLINE IN DISTANCE - 2010 - EDITED FROM DAVID HOROWITZ.jpg

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – RANDOLPH STREET – LOOKING W GROUND LEVEL FROM ABOUT A BLOCK AND A HALF E OF STATE STREET – YELLOW CAB PULLED UP ON LEFT – TRAILWAYS BUS STATION – 20 E RANDOLPH – TWA SIGN AT STATE – ANDES CANDIES – WALGREENS – c1960 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - LOOKING W GROUND LEVEL FROM ABOUT A BLOCK AND A HALF E OF STATE STREET - YELLOW CAB PULLED UP ON LEFT - TRAILWAYS BUS STATION - 20 E RANDOLPH - TWA SIGN AT STATE - c1960

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – STATE STREET AT WASHINGTON – SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW – VERY BIG CROWD – LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS SEASON BUT THE DECORATIONS ON THE TOP OF POLE LEFT OF CENTER ARE RATHER SUBDUED – MARSHALL FIELD’S ON LEFT – DOUBLE-DECKER BUS CHICAGO MOTOR COACH COMPANY ON RIGHT – WALGREENS DRUGSTORE IN DISTANCE – 1940s – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER – SEE COMMENTS ABOUT “HAPPY FEELING” OF THIS IMAGE   2 comments

A PHOTO - CICAGO - STATE STREET AT WASHINGTON - SLIGHTLY ELECVATED - BIG CROWD - LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS SEASON - MARSHALL FIELDS - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS CHICAGO MOTOR COACH - WALGREENS IN DISTANCE - 1940s

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – VAN BUREN AND WABASH – CROWD CROSSING THE STREET UNDER THE ELEVATED STRUCTURE – NOTE FRED POTTHAST RESTAURANT – UNITED CIGARS STORE – STREETCAR TRACKS – STOPLIGHT ON LEFT – 1940 – EDITED FROM A JOHN VACHON IMAGE   1 comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - VAN BUREN AND WABASH - CROWD CROSSING THE STREET UNDER THE ELEVATED STRUCTURE - FRED POTTHAST RESTAURANT - UNITED CIGARS - 1940 - JOHN VAHON

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CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON SE CORNER OF 71ST STREET AND BENNETT AVE SOUTH SHORE NEIGHBORHOOD – AN ELABORATE PEDIMENT STRUCTURE WITH THE BUILDING’S DATE FROM THE HEYDAY OF CHICAGO’S BRICK AND TERRA COTTA TRIM BUILDINGS – NOTE: BRICK AND TERRACOTTA CONSTRUCTION FEATURED IN A GREAT MANY OF THE CITY’S NEIGHBORHOOD APARTMENT BUILDINGS AND SHOPPING STREET STORES AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND MOVIE THEATERS OF THE 1920s – THERE IS ALSO A SMALLER BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTO YOU CAN FIND ON THE SITE SHOWING THE ENTIRE BUILDING – EDITED FROM AN IMAGE BY DEBBIE MERCER – IMAGE DATE UNKNOWN   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - COMMERCIAL BUILDING ON CORNER - 71ST STREET AND BENNETT AVE - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE BY DEBBIE MERCER -

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – JEFFERY THEATER – 1952 E 71 ST SOUTH SHORE NEIGHBORHOOD – AUDITORIUM INTERIOR – A WONDERFUL FIND – WE ALREADY HAVE A LOBBY PHOTO OF THE JEFFERY ON THE SITE – NOTE: THE AVALON WAS MY FAVORITE OF OUR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD “MOVIE PALACES” BUT THE JEFFERY WAS A CLOSE SECOND – JUST A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE GOING TO ONE OF THESE PLACES FOR A DOUBLE FEATURE AND GETTING A BIG CONTAINER OF FRESHLY-POPPED BUTTERED POPCORN (THE BUTTER MELTED, THE REAL STUFF, DRIZZLED ON AND IF YOU WANTED MORE YOU ONLY HAD TO ASK) – THE THEATER LOBBIES ALWAYS HAD BIG POPPING MACHINES ATTENDED AT THE CANDY COUNTER AND YOU COULD HEAR IT AND SMELL IT AS NEW BATCHES WERE PERIODICALLY MADE – MAYBE YOU WOULD ALSO HAVE A CANDY BAR OF WHICH THERE WAS A HUGE CHOICE IN THOSE DAYS – THE ATMOSPHERE WITH HIGHLY THEATRICAL LIGHTING AND ROMANTIC ARCHITECTURE WAS SO EXCITING AND MYSTERIOUS MAKING “GOING TO THE MOVIES” A SPECIAL EVENT – THE CITY HAD A LARGE NUMBER OF SUCH THEATERS (PLUS MANY MORE MODEST ONES) BOTH DOWNTOWN AND IN NEIGHBORHOODS SO IT WAS POSSIBLE TO HAVE QUITE A CHOICE OF THE “SHOW” YOU WERE GOING TO SEE AT ANY TIME – TRULY LIKE NOTHING AROUND TODAY – THE MOVIE MULTIPLEXES TODAY ARE PRETTY STERILE-LOOKING BY COMPARISON WITH NO ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE OR LIGHTING AND GENERALLY HAVE A SINGLE MOVIE PLUS TONS OF ADS (THERE WERE NONE TO SPEAK OF IN THE 1950s AND 1960s EXCEPT A PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK’S SHOW) – THE POPCORN ISN’T EVEN FRESHLY-POPPED NOW (GENERALLY PRE-POPPED IN BAGS, OFTEN RATHER DRY AND STALE) – ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO LIKELY DATES TO OPENING AS A VAUDEVILLE THEATER IN 1924   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - JEFFERY THEATER - 1952 E 71 ST - AUDITORIUM INTERIOR - ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO LIKELY DATES TO OPENING 1924

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – OAK STREET BEACH – “WITH NORTH SHORE SKYLINE” – GROUND LEVEL LOOKING W – BIG CROWD – NICE VERSION – 1961   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - WITH NORTH SHORE SKYLINE - GROUND LEVEL LOOKING W - BIG CROWD - NICE VERSION - 1961

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LA SALLE HOTEL – LA SALLE AND MADISON – ENTRANCE AREA – GROUND LEVEL LOOKING S – NIGHT AND LIGHTS – CARS AND PEDESTRIANS – WATERCOLOR PAINTING – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - LA SALLE AND MADISON - ENTRANCE AREA - GROUND LEVEL LOOOKING S - NIGHT AND LIGHTS - CARS AND PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - c1960

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE CHICAGO TEMPLE – FIRST METHODIST CHURCH – CLARK AND WASHINGTON – THE SKYSCRAPER CHURCH – ELEVATED THREE-QUARTER VIEW – FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD’S FAIR – TINTED – 1934   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO TEMPLE - FIRST METHODIST CHURCH - CLARK AND WASHINGTON - THE SKYSCRAPER CHURCH - ELEVATED THREE-QUARTER VIEW - FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - TINTED - 1934

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GARFIELD PARK – CHINESE PAGODA AT MINERAL SPRING – TINTED – NICE VERSION – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - CHINESE PAGODA AT MINEREAL SPRING - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GARFIELD PARK – MONUMENT WITH LADY LIBERTY AND INDIANS AND A BUFFALO – A HANDSOME GROUP BUT I IMAGINE THE INDIANS MIGHT HAVE SOME OBJECTIONS – TINTED – REALLY NICE VERSION – 1908   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - MONUMENT WITH LADY LIBERTY AND INDIANS AND BUFFALO - I IMAGINE THE INDIANS MIGHT HAVE SOME OBJECTIONS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1908

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WILSON AND COMPANY PACKERS – CHAMPION SIX-HORSE TEAM FROM THE UNION STOCK YARDS – TERRACE AND ROOF GARDEN RESTAURANT IN BACKGROUND FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD’S FAIR – OVERLOOKED MIDWAY AND LAKE – 1933-4   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AND COMPANY PACKERS - CHAMPION SIX-HORSE TEAM - TERRACE AND ROOF GARDEN RESTAURANT IN BACKGROUND FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - OVERLOOKED MIDWAY AND LAKE - 1933-4

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO – AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING NE TOWARDS LAKE FROM OVER W END OF THE MIDWAY – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1941   1 comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING NE TOWARDS LAKE FROM OVER W END OF THE MIDWAY - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1941

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – AETNA DISTRIBUTORS – 4600 W BELLE PLAINE – AETNA’S 1961 WHOLESALE CATALOG – 1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AETNA DISTRIBUTORS - 4600 W BELLE PLAINE - AETNA'S 1961 WHOLESALE CATALOG - 1960

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – 71ST STREET AND JEFFERY – SOUTH SHORE NEIGHBORHOOD – ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC COMMUTER STATION AND TRAIN (THE “IC”) – CROWD ON STATION STAIRS – NOTE TRAIN GATES DOWN FOR JEFFERY TRAFFIC – JEFFERY THEATER – 1955 – EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST STREET AND JEFFERY - ILLINOIS CENTRAL (IC) ELECTIC COMMUTER STATION AND TRAIN - CROWD - JEFFERY THEATER - 1955

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – 71ST STREET – SOUTH SHORE NEIGHBORHOOD – ILLINOIS CENTRAL COMMUTER TRAIN (THE “IC”) – NOTE TRAIN GATES DOWN FOR SIDE STREET – SOME STORES – PEDESTRIANS – I DON’T RECOGNIZE EXACT LOCATION – THERE ARE NO LANDMARKS AND THE STREET SIGNS ARE NOT LEGIBLE BUT IT IS UNMISTAKABLY 71ST STREET – 1968 – EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER – SEE HELPFUL READER COMMENT ABOUT LOCATION   2 comments

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST STREET - SOUTH SHORE NEIGHBORHOOD - ILLINOIS CENTRAL (IC) COMMUTER - PEDESTRIANS - I DON'T RECOGNIZE LOCATION AND STREET SIGNS NOT LEGIBLE - 1968

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – VINE RESTAURANT – 614 W NORTH – CORNER STREET LEVEL VIEW – DINE AND DANCE – NOTE: 100% AIR CONDITIONED SIGN – TINTED – REALLY NICE VERSION – 1939   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - VINE RESTAURANT - 614 W NORTH - CORNER STREET LEVEL VIEW - DINE AND DANCE - NOTE 100% AIR CONDITIONED SIGN - TINTED - REALLY NICE VERSION - 1939

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – NAVY PIER – 600 E GRAND – AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING E – NOTE: NOT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO YET (1945-65) – GARDENS – PARKED CARS – 3300 FEET LONG – BUILT 1916 AS MUNICIPAL PLEASURE PIER – TINTED – EARLY 1940s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - 600 E GRAND - AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING E - NOTE NOT U OF I YET (1945-65) - GARDENS - PARKED CARS - 3300 FEET LONG - BUILT 1916 - TINTED - EARLY 1940s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GRAY LINE BUS TOURS – BUSES LINED UP WITH SKYLINE BACKGROUND AND EDGE OF LAKE – “REALLY SEE CHICAGO” – TINTED – NICE VERSION – c1950   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRAY LINE BUS TOURS - BUSES LINED UP WITH SKYLINE BACKGROUND AND EDGE OF LAKE - REALLY SEE CHICAGO - TINTED - c1950

Posted July 26, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SKYLINE ON LAKE MICHIGAN – PANORAMA FROM WATER LOOKING NW (MAINLY W) – BOATS IN HARBOR – BUILDINGS ON MICHIGAN AVE AND RANDOLPH STREET IN DISTANCE – PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES – 1964   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE ON LAKE MICHIGAN - PANORAMA FROM WATER LOOKING NE - BOATS IN HARBOR - BUILDINGS ON MICHIGAN AND RANDOLPH IN DISTANCE - PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES - 1964

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MARSHALL FIELD AND COMPANY DEPARTMENT STORE – READING AND WRITING AND REST ROOMS – THIRD FLOOR – “SEND LETTERS TELEGRAMS CABLES – CHECK TIME TABLES – BUY THEATER TICKETS AND TRAVEL CHEQUES” – c1930 – NOTE: THE BIG DEPARTMENT STORES IN THOSE DAYS WERE LIKE CITIES WITHIN A CITY – ALMOST ANY SERVICE YOU CAN THINK OF WAS AVAILABLE AT MARSHALL FIELD’S STORE FROM WATCH AND SHOE REPAIR TO PICTURE FRAMING – FOOD SERVICES INCLUDED LUXURY BAKED GOODS AND CANDY AND SOME WINES TO A RANGE OF RESTAURANTS FROM MODEST TO LUXURIOUS – ALL THAT IN ADDITION TO THE MAIN LINES OF GOODS SUCH AS CLOTHES SEWING NOTIONS SHOES TOYS FURNITURE CARPETS DISHES BOOKS JEWELRY DECORATIVE ITEMS FANCY GIFTS – THEY WERE AMAZING PLACES UP THROUGH THE 1960s – SEE READER COMMENT AND MY RESPONSE FOR MORE INFORMATION   5 comments

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD AND COMPANY DEPARTMENT STORE - READING AND WRITING AND REST ROOMS - THIRD FLOOR - SEND LETTERS TELEGRAMS CABLES - CHECK TIME TABLES - BUY THEATER TICKETS AND TRAVEL CHEQUES - c1930

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MISS LINDQUIST CAFE – THE BROADVIEW HOTEL – 5540 S HYDE PARK BLVD (NOTE: E AND W HYDE PARK BLVD ARE 51ST STREET) – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – SMORGASBORD – REALLY NICE VERSION – c1940s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MISS LINDQUIST CAFE - THE BROADVIEW HOTEL - 5540 S HYDE PARK BLVD (NOTE E AND W HYDE PARK BLVD ARE 51ST STREET) - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - SMORGASBORD - REALLY NICE VERSION - c1940s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LINCOLN PARK – TOUR CAR-TRAIN LOADED WITH PEOPLE – BIG FARE SIGN – CARD CALLED “ALL ABOARD” – TINTED – 1910s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - TOUR CAR-TRAIN LOADED WITH PEOPLE - BIG FARE SIGN - CARD CALLED ALL ABOARD - TINTED - 1910s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – JACKSON PARK BEACH – PANORAMA OF BEACH AND WATER FROM UNDER TREES – PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES – c1964   1 comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - PANORAMA OF BEACH AND WATER FROM UNDER TREES - PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES - c1964

Posted July 26, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – JIM FONG CHOP SUEY TAKE-OUT – 2931 W TOUHY – OWNER STANDING IN ENTRANCE AREA HOLDING TAKE-OUT MENU – “BEST IN THE MIDWEST” – 1975   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JIM FONG CHOP SUEY - TAKE-OUT - 2931 W TOUHY - OWNER STANDING IN ENTRANCE AREA HOLDING TAKE-OUT MENU - BEST IN THE MIDWEST - 1975

Posted July 26, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BEE HIVE LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING COMPANY – STREET IMAGE OF PLANT AND PARKED TRUCK – CUSTOMER SERVICE CALL REQUEST CARD – FREE POSTAGE – “WET WASH TO COMPLETE FINISH” – TINTED – c1930   Leave a comment

X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BEE HIVE LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING COMPANY - STREET IMAGE OF PLANT AND PARKED TRUCK - CUSTOMER SERVICE CALL REQUEST CARD - FREE POSTAGE - WET WASH TO COMPLETE FINISH - TINTED - c1930

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 1601 N CLARK – LINCOLN PARK – CHICAGO AND AMERICAN HISTORY – TINTED – MAYBE 1950s   Leave a comment

X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 1601 N CLARK - LINCOLN PARK - CHICAGO AND AMERICAN HISTORY - TINTED - MAYBE 1950s

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

MENU – CHICAGO – LITTLE JACK’S RESTAURANT – DIE-CUT CHILDREN’S MENU – COVER – 3175 W MADISON AT KEDZIE – 1940s OR 1950s   Leave a comment

X MENU - CHICAGO - LITTLE JACK'S RESTAURANT - CHILDREN'S MENU - COVER - 3175 W MADISON AT KEDZIE - 1940s OR 1950s

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

MENU – CHICAGO – LITTLE JACK’S RESTAURANT – DIE-CUT CHILDREN’S MENU – INSIDE – 3175 W MADISON AT KEDZIE – 1940s OR 1950s   Leave a comment

X MENU - CHICAGO - LITTLE JACK'S RESTAURANT - CHILDREN'S MENU - INSIDE - 3175 W MADISON AT KEDZIE - 1940s OR 1950s

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – JOY LING LO RESTAURANT – 204 S STATE – SW CORNER OF ADAMS (NOTE: THIS WAS THE LOCATION OF THE ORIGINAL BERGHOFF RESTAURANT IN 1890s BEFORE IT MOVED TO 17 WEST ADAMS) – “AFTER THE SHOW” – OPEN DAY AND NIGHT – 1911   Leave a comment

X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JOY LING LO RESTAURANT - 204 S STATE - SW CORNER OF ADAMS (NOTE THIS WAS THE LOCATION OF THE ORIGINAL BERGHOFF BEFORE MOVING A BIT WEST ON ADAMS) - AFTER THE SHOW - OPEN DAY AND NIGHT - 1911

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RANDOLPH STREET – FAKE NIGHT – LOOKING W FROM STATE ELEVATED – CARRIAGES – TRAMS – LIGHTED SIGNS – CALLED “NIGHT IN CHICAGO” – c1910   Leave a comment

X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - NIGHT LOOKING W FROM STATE ELEVATED - CARRIAGES - TRAMS - LIGHTED SIGNS - CALLED NIGHT IN CHICAGO IN ILLINOIS SILHOUETTE - c1910

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UN SALUTO DAL RISTORANTE ROMA RESTAURANT – 146 STATE STREET (NOTE: ON THESE OLDER CARDS THE ADDRESSES DO NOT CORRESPOND TO CONTEMPORARY ONES – STREET NUMBERING WAS REVAMPED CLOSE TO THIS TIME) – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – TINTED – ANOTHER VERSION – 1900s   Leave a comment

X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UN SALUTO DAL RISTORANTE ROMA - 146 STATE STREET - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - TINTED - ANOTHER VERSION - 1900s

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HEALTH SPOT SHOES – 163 W RANDOLPH – “WHAT DO YOUR SHOES LOOK LIKE?” – SHOE TREES FOR MEN AND WOMEN – MAYBE 1940s   Leave a comment

X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HEALTH SPOT SHOES -- 163 W RANDOLPH - SHOE TREES FOR MEN AND WOMEN - 1940s

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

BROCHURE – CHICAGO – SANTA FE RAILROAD’S EL CAPITAN TRAIN – CHICAGO-LOS ANGELES DAILY – 1938-1971 – FRONT AND GENERAL INFORMATION – 1961   Leave a comment

X BROCHURE - CHICAGO - SANTA FE RAIL'S EL CAPITAN TRAIN CHICAGO - LOS ANGELES DAILY 1938-1971 - FRONT AND GENERAL INFORMATION - 1961

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

BROCHURE – CHICAGO – SANTA FE RAILROAD’S EL CAPITAN TRAIN – CHICAGO-LOS ANGELES DAILY – 1938-1971 – FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION – 1961   Leave a comment

X BROCHURE - CHICAGO - SANTA FE RAIL'S EL CAPITAN TRAIN CHICAGO - LOS ANGELES DAILY 1938-1971 - FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION - 1961

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

BROCHURE – CHICAGO – SANTA FE RAILROAD’S EL CAPITAN TRAIN – CHICAGO-LOS ANGELES DAILY – 1938-1971 – SCHEDULE AND STOPS – 1961   Leave a comment

X BROCHURE - CHICAGO - SANTA FE RAIL'S EL CAPITAN TRAIN CHICAGO - LOS ANGELES DAILY 1938-1971 - SCHEDULE AND STOPS - 1961

Posted July 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

MENU – CHICAGO – INTERMISSION RESTAURANT – 17 W RANDOLPH – “TIME FOR A SNACK” – COVER – MAYBE 1950s   Leave a comment

X MENU - CHICAGO - INTERMISSION RESTAURANT - 17 W RANDOLPH - TIME FOR A SNACK - COVER - 1950s

Posted July 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

MENU – CHICAGO – INTERMISSION RESTAURANT – 17 W RANDOLPH – “TIME FOR A SNACK” – INSIDE – MAYBE 1950s   Leave a comment

X MENU - CHICAGO - INTERMISSION RESTAURANT - 17 W RANDOLPH - TIME FOR A SNACK - INSIDE - 1950s

Posted July 22, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – TRIANON BALLROOM – COTTAGE GROVE AT 62ND – “WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BALLROOM” – LIGHTS TURNED DOWN ON DANCE FLOOR -1935 – NOTE: ALL THE PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT BUILDINGS (MOVIE THEATERS, BALLROOMS, DEPARTMENT STORES) OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY IN CHICAGO HAD A REAL GRANDEUR WE JUST DO NOT SEE ANYMORE   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRIANON BALLROOM - COTTAGE GROVE AT 62ND - WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BALLROM - LIGHTS TURNED DOWN ON DANCE FLOOR -1935

Posted July 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – TRIANON BALLROOM – COTTAGE GROVE AT 62ND – “WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BALLROOM” – LIGHTS TURNED ON DANCE FLOOR – NICE VERSION – 1935   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRIANON BALLROOM - COTTAGE GROVE AT 62ND - WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BALLROM - LIGHTS TURNED ON DANCE FLOOR -1935

Posted July 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – TRIANON BALLROOM – INTERIOR OF GRAND SALON – COTTAGE GROVE AT 62ND STREET – TINTED – NICE VERSION – MAYBE 1930s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRIANON BALLROOM - INTERIOR OF GRAND SALON - COTTAGE GROVE AT 62ND STREET - TINTED - MAYBE 1920s

Posted July 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – TRIANON BALLROOM – LOBBY AND GRAND STAIRWAY – COTTAGE GROVE AT 62ND STREET – TINTED – NICE VERSION – MAYBE 1930s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRIANON BALLROOM - LOBBY AND GRAND STAIRWAY - COTTAGE GROVE AT 62ND STREET - TINTED - MAYBE 1920s

Posted July 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – PORTION OF SKYLINE – FEATURING MARINA CITY WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – LOOKING S – FROM N OF CHICAGO RIVER – TWILIGHT – c1965   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PORTION OF SKYLINE - FEATURING MARINA CITY WITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - LOOKING S - FROM N OF CHICAGO RIVER - TWILIGHT - c1965

Posted July 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN STANDING BY PROPS IN STUDIO PORTRAIT – THE UNION POSTAL STUDIO – 4639 S ASHLAND AVE – 1918   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN STANDING BY PROPS IN STUDIO PORTRAIT - THE UNION POSTAL STUDIO - 4639 S ASHLAND AVE - 1918

Posted July 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GIMBEL’S RESTAURANT – 30 W RANDOLPH – LOUNGE INTERIOR – TINTED – VERY NICE VERSION – 1933   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GIMBEL'S RESTAURANT - 30 W RANDOLPH - LONGE INTERIOR - TINTED - VERY NICE VERSION - 1933

Posted July 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – JACKSON PARK BAY – FEW PEOPLE BY WATER FRONT – DORY-TYPE BOAT MOORED NEAR UNKNOWN BUILDING – TINTED – 1900s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BAY - FEW PEOPLE BY WATER FRONT - DORRY-TYPE BOAT MOORED NEAR UNKNOWN BUILDING - TINTED - 1900s

Posted July 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WEST SIDE BALL PARK – BOUNDED BY POLK TAYLOR WOOD AND LINCOLN – PANORAMA – PLAYERS WARMING UP – BIG CROWD IN STANDS – CHICAGO CUBS – TINTED – 1911   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WEST SIDE BALL PARK - BOUNDED BY POLK TAYLOR WOOD AND LINCOLN - PANORAMA - PLAYERS WARMING UP - BIG CROWD IN STANDS - CHICAGO CUBS - TINTED - 1911

Posted July 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GARFIELD PARK – LOOKING E ON WASHINGTON BLVD – WEST SIDE PARK – 187 ACRES – TINTED – 1914   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - LOOKING E ON WASHINGTON BLVD - WEST SIDE PARK - 187 ACRES - TINTED - 1914

Posted July 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – AUDITORIUM HOTEL – S MICHIGAN AND CONGRESS – GROUND CORNER VIEW – A LOUIS SULLIVAN BUILDING BUILT 1889 – THEY DID SOME RENOVATIONS IN THE YEAR OF THIS CARD (1921) WHICH THE CARD BACK HIGHLIGHTED – NOTE THE BALCONY RESTAURANT ON MICHIGAN ABOVE THE ENTRANCE ARCHES – IT LOOKED OUT ON GRANT PARK – TINTED – VERY NICE VERSION – 1921   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AUDITORIUM HOTEL - S MICHIGAN AND CONGRESS - GROUND CORNER VIEW - A LOUIS SULLIVAN BUILDING BUILT 1889 - TINTED - VERY NICE VERSION - 1921

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK – ELECTRIC TOWER AND BAND STAND – FAKE NIGHT – 63RD STREET AND SOUTH PARK AVE – NOTE: THE NAME “WHITE CITY” WAS TAKEN FROM THE 1893 CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR IN HYDE PARK – THE FAIR HAD THE WORLD’S FIRST FERRIS WHEEL AND OTHER AMUSEMENTS AND WAS VERY POPULAR – THE AMUSEMENT PARK HOPED TO GAIN FROM THE NAME – IT OPENED IN 1905 AND WAS POPULAR – IT STARTED HAVING TROUBLE IN THE 1930s AND WAS CONDEMNED IN 1939 – ITS PROPERTY BECAME THE SITE OF A HOUSING PROJECT IN THE 1950s – TINTED – 1916   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - ELECTRIC TOWER AND BAND STAND - FAKE NIGHT - 63RD STREET AND SOUTH PARK AVE - TINTED - 1916

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BLACKSTONE LIBRARY – 4904 S LAKE PARK – KENWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD – LIBRARY OPENED 1904 – REALLY NICE VERSION – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLACKSTONE LIBRARY - 4904 S LAKE PARK - KENWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD - LIBRARY OPENED 1904 - REALLY NICE VERSION - TINTED - c1910

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – COLOSIMO’S RESTAURANT AND NIGHT CLUB – 2126 S WABASH – DINING ROOM AND STAGE – A LAVISH PLACE NOTED FOR MAFIA ASSOCIATIONS (NOTE THAT IN CHICAGO THE NAME TRADITIONALLY USED FOR THE MAFIA IS “THE OUTFIT”) – SHOW WITH “COLOSIMO’S CUTIES” – “LARGEST ELEVATING DANCE FLOOR” – “BIG JIM” OPENED A SALOON IN 1909 AT ANOTHER LOCATION – HE SHORTLY MOVED HERE INTO WHAT WAS A SMALL HOTEL CALLED THE HARMON – HE REMODELLED IT INTO A REAL SHOWPLACE IN 1913 – IN 1920 “BIG JIM” WAS SHOT IN HIS RESTAURANT – THE RESTAURANT CONTINUED IN VARIOUS FORMS UNTIL ABOUT 1960 – WE CAN SEE HERE THAT IN THE MID-1940s IT WAS STILL A REAL SHOWPLACE – TINTED – 1944   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLOSIMO'S RESTAURANT AND NIGHT CLUB - 2126 S WABASH - DINING ROOM AND STAGE - A LAVISH PLACE NOTED FOR MAFIA ASSOCIATIONS - SHOW WITH COLOSIMO'S CUTIES - ELEVATING DANCE FLOOR - TINTED - 1944

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO YACHT CLUB HOUSE – GRANT PARK FRONT – AERIAL LOOKING E TOWARDS LAKE – LOTS OF PEOPLE – LOOKS LIKE A BIG EVENT WITH LOTS OF BOATS BEHIND – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO YACHT CLUB HOUSE - GRANT PARK FRONT - AERIAL LOOKING E TOWARDS LAKE - LOTS OF PEOPLE - TINTED - c1910

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO’S PICASSO – CIVIC CENTER PLAZA – 50 W WASHINGTON – BUILDING OPENED IN 1965 – SCULPTURE ADDED IN THE YEAR OF THIS CARD (1967) – THE SPECIAL COR-TEN STEEL USED GRADUALLY WEATHERS FROM THE BRIGHT COLOR SEEN HERE TO A TEXTURED PURPLISH DEEP BROWN – 1967   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO'S PICASSO - CIVIC CENTER PLAZA - 50 W WASHINGTON - BUILDING OPENED IN 1965 - SCULPTURE ADDED IN THE YEAR OF THIS CARD - THE COR-TEN STEEL USED GRADUALLY WEATHERS TO A PURPLISH DEEP BROWN - 1967

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – DREXEL BLVD – GROUND LEVEL VIEW DOWN STREET – BUILDINGS BEHIND TREES – TINTED – 1910s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD - GROUND LEVEL VIEW DOWN STREET - BUILDINGS BEHIND TREES - TINTED - 1910s

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – DEARBORN STREET – S FROM MONROE – ELEVATED VIEW – HEAVILY TINTED – 1900s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN STREET - S FROM MONROE - ELEVATED VIEW - HEAVILY TINTED

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL PLANTERS – 19 N CLARK – ELEVATED THREE-QUARTER STREET VIEW – ONE CAR PARKED – GREATEST VALUE HOTEL – TINTED – c1940   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL PLANTERS - 19 N CLARK - ELEVATED THREE-QUARTER STREET VIEW - ONE CAR PARKED - GREATEST VALUE HOTEL - TINTED - c1940

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB – INTERIOR LOUNGE ROOM – OLYMPIA FIELDS IS A FAIRLY FAR SOUTH SUBURB – CLUB HOUSE BUILT 1924 – TINTED – c1950s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB - INTERIOR LOUNGE ROOM - CLUB HOUSE BUILT 1924 - TINTED - c1950s

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – AIRWAYS FIREPROOFING – DUCTWORK CLEANED – “WHEN GREASE STARTS TO DRIP” – CARTOON OF RESTAURANT KITCHEN WITH DRIPPING GREASE – 1950s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AIRWAYS FIREPROOFING - DUCTWORK CLEANED - WHEN GREASE STARTS TO DRIP - CARTOON OF RETAURANT KITCHEN WITH DRIPPING GREASE - 1950s

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MASSAGIC SHOE STORE – STORE IN LA SALLE HOTEL – 160 W MADISON – AIR CUSHION SHOES – X-RAY FITTING – $6.95 TO $7.50 – TINTED – 1941   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MASSAGIC SHOE STORE - STORE IN LA SALLE HOTEL - 160 W MADISON - AIR CUSHION SHOES - X-RAY FITTING - $6.95 TO $7.50 - TINTED - 1941

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MATH IGLER’S CASINO – 1627-29 MELROSE – HALF BLOCK N OF LINCOLN AND BELMONT – W OF LINCOLN – CHICAGO’S GAYEST NIGHT SPOT – FEATURING ART KOCH PIANIST – MUSIC UNTIL 4 AM – 1950s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MATH IGLER'S CASINO - 1627-29 MELROSE - HALF BLOCK N OF LINCOLN AND BELMONT - W OF LINCOLN - CHICAGO'S GAYEST NIGHT SPOT - FEATURING ART KOCH PIANIST - MUSIC UNTIL 4 AM - 1950s

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – JACKSON PARK – BOATHOUSE AND LANDING – WATER LEVEL VIEW – SMALL AWNING-COVERED PLEASURE BOAT WAITING – SOME PEOPLE STANDING – TINTED – 1919   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - BOATHOUSE AND LANDING - WATER LEVEL VIEW - SMALL AWNING-COVERED PLEASURE BOAT WAITIG - SOME PEOPLE STANDING - TINTED - 1919

Posted July 3, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – EVANSTON POSTCARD CLUB – MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT CARD – LOVELY FRENCH NUDE DRAWING – 1970s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EVANSTON POSTCARD CLUB - MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT CARD - LOVELY FRENCH NUDE DRAWING - 1970s

Posted July 3, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – ASHLAND BLVD – GROUND LEVEL – GRACIOUS TREE-LINED NEIGHBORHOOD – NOTE STONE BLOCKS FOR GETTING IN AND OUT OF CARRIAGES LOWER LEFT – TINTED – 1911   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ASHLAND BLVD - GROUND LEVEL - GRACIOUS TREE-LINED NEIGHBORHOOD - NOTE STONE BLOCKS FOR GETTING IN AND OUT OF CARRIAGES LOWER LEFT - TINTED - 1911

Posted July 3, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BENNERT’S CAFE – 80 E JACKSON BLVD – CARTOON OF BOY AND GIRL AND DOG EATING AT TABLE WITH TABLECLOTH AND FLOWERS – “THERE AIN’T AGOIN TO BE NO LEAVINS” – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BENNERT'S CAFE - 80 E JACKSON BLVD - CARTOON F BOY AND GIRL AND DOG EATING AT TABLE WITH TABLE CLOTH AND FLOWERS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1910

Posted July 3, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD’S FAIR – TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT BUILDING – TINTED – 1933   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD 'S FAIR - TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT BUILDING - TINTED - 1933

Posted July 3, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL – STATE AND SUPERIOR – PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES – 1964   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL - STATE AND SUPERIOR - PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES - 1964

Posted July 3, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LANE HIGH SCHOOL – DIVISION AND SEDGWICK – STREET LEVEL THREE-QUARTER VIEW – CROWD OF PEOPLE IN FRONT- OPENED 1908 -TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LANE HIGH SCHOOL - DIVISION AND SEDGWICK - STREET LEVEL THREE-QUARTER VIEW - CROWD OF PEOPLE IN FRONT- OPENED 1908 -TINTED - c1910

Posted July 3, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – BREVOORT HOTEL – CRYSTAL TAP – MADISON E OF LA SALLE – MAYBE 1950s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - BREVOORT HOTEL - CRYSTAL TAP - MADISON E OF LA SALLE - MAYBE 1950s

Posted July 3, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE GEORGIAN HOTEL – ALBERT PICK HOTEL – HINMAN AND DAVIS – WATERCOLOR DRAWING – EVANSTON – CRYSTAL DINING ROOM – DUNCAN HINES RECOMMEND – 1950s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE GEORGIAN HOTEL - ALBERT PICK HOTEL - HINMAN AND DAVIS - WATERCOLOR DRAWING - EVANSTON - CHRYSTAL DINING ROOM - DUNCAN HINES RECOMMEND -1950s

Posted July 3, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – QUALITY MARKET – 6102 MILWAUKEE AVE – WEEKLY SPECIALS AND DELIVERY – 1952   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - QUALITY MARKET - 6102 MILWAUKEE AVE - WEEKLY SPECIALS AND DELVERY - 1952

Posted July 3, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BUSH TEMPLE – 108 W CHICAGO AVE AT N CLARK STREET – NEIGHBORING BUILDINGS – NOTE AWNINGS ALONG SIDEWALK – BUSH AND GERTS PIANO COMPANY – BUILT 1901 – STREETCAR – SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW – TINTED – NICE VERSION – c1910   1 comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUSH TEMPLE - 108 W CHICAGO AVE - NEIGHBORING BUILDINGS - BUSH AND GERTS PIANO COMPANY - BUILT 1901 - STREETCAR - SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW - TINTED - c1910

Posted July 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – C W GILSON RESTAURANT – 535 S LASALLE – AT HARRISON – INTERIOR – STAFF ALL LINED UP IN LONG WHITE APRONS – TINTED – 1910s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - C W GILSON RESTAURANT - 535 S LASALLE - INTERIOR - STAFF ALL LINED UP - TINTED - 1910s

Posted July 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – DREXEL SQUARE – JUST S OF E 51ST BETWEEN COTTAGE GROVE AVE AND DREXEL BLVD – FOUNTAIN – DOUBLE-DECKER BUS – TINTED – 1925   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL SQUARE - FOUNTAIN - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS - TINTED - 1925

Posted July 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LINCOLN PARK ZOO – TWO BABY ELEPHANTS – CHARMING IMAGE – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK ZOO - TWO BABY ELEPHANTS - CHARMING IMAGE - TINTED - c1910

Posted July 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LINCOLN PARK – LOVER’S LANE – GROUND LEVEL – I WILL SERIES (NOTE: “I WILL” IS THE CITY MOTTO) – TINTED – NICE VERSION – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - LOVER'S LANE - GROUND LEVEL - I WILL SERIES - TINTED - c1910

Posted July 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL LA SALLE – NE CORNER LA SALLE AND MADISON – THE GRAND BALLROOM – INTERIOR – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1911   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LA SALLE - THE GRAND BALLROOM - INTERIOR - TINTED - 1911

Posted July 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO – BUILDINGS ALONG LEXINGTON AVE – MANDEL HALL – HUTCHINSON TOWER – REYNOLDS CLUB – BARLETT GYMNASIUM – HYDE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1914   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - BUILDINGS ALONG LEXINGTON AVE - MANDEL HALL - HUTCHINSON TOWER - REYNOLDS CLUB - BARLETT GYMNASIUM - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1914

Posted July 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – DUTCH VILLAGE – AERIAL VIEW – CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD’S FAIR – TINTED – 1933   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DUTCH VILLAGE - AERIAL VIEW - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - TINTED - 1933

Posted July 1, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CAFE VENICE – 339 WABASH AVE – ARTWORK – “SPLENDID ITALIAN DINNERS” – “AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE AUDITORIUM” – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CAFE VENICE - 339 WABASH AVE - ARTWORK - SPLENDID ITALIAN DINNERS - AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE AUDITORIUM - c1960

Posted June 30, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BISMARCK HOTEL – BISMARCK INN (NIGHTCLUB) – 128 N LA SALLE – NIGHTLY FUN FESTIVAL OF SONG – AROUND THE CORNER FROM CINERAMA – CARTOON OF BAND AND CUSTOMERS – 1950s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BISMARCK HOTEL - BISMARCK INN (NIGHTCLUB) - 128 N LA SALLE - NIGHTLY FUN FESTIVAL OF SONG - AROUND THE CORNER FROM CINERAMA - CARTOON OF BAND AND CUSTOMERS - 1950s

Posted June 30, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HEINLY’S RESTAURANT – NE CORNER DEARBORN AND MONROE – “THREE ENTRANCES” – “CHICAGO’S HIGH CLASS RESTAURANT” – MODERATE PRICES – SEVEN COURSE DINNER SIXTY CENTS – 1916   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HEINLY'S RESTAURANT - NE CORNER DEARBORN AND MONROE - CHICAGO'S HIGH CLASS RESTAURANT - MODERATE PRICES - 1916

Posted June 30, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – NORTH MICHIGAN AVE – LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL NEAR WATER TOWER – CROWD OF PEDESTRIANS NEAR SHOP LOWER LEFT – BUS – PALMOLIVE BUILDING – WATER TOWER – THE KIND OF IMAGE WITH THE BUS AND CROWD THAT JUST TAKES YOU BACK AS THOUGH YOU WERE THERE WALKING ALONG THE SIDEWALK – CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES – c1964   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL NEAR WATER TOWER - CROWD OF PEDESTRIANS NEAR SHOP LOWER LEFT - BUS - PALMOLIVE BUILDING - WATER TOWER - CITY BEAUTIFUL - c1964

Posted June 23, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized