Archive for January 2019

PHOTO – CHICAGO – MADISON AVE – NIGHT – ELEVATED LOOKING E – LIGHTED SIGNS FOR MORRISON HOTEL – MCVICKERS THEATRE – BOSTON STORE – BASS CAMERA – STREETCAR TRACKS – 1920 – VERY ATMOSPHERIC IMAGE – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

xx photo - chicago - madison ave - night - elevated looking e - signs for morrison hotel - mcvickers theatre - boston store - bass camera - streetcar tracks -1920

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Posted January 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – CHICAGO RIVER – LOOKING E – WRIGLEY BUILDING – PART OF TRIBUNE – EQUITABLE BUILDING – NIGHT – APPEARS TO BE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH WREATHS ON BRIDGE PYLONS – LATE 1960s – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

xx photo - chicago - chicago river - looking e - wrigley building - part of tribune - equitable building - night - late 1960s

Posted January 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BROOKFIELD ZOO – SOUTH GATE – CHICAGO ZOOLOGICAL PARK – BROOKFIELD ILLINOIS – TINTED – LINCOLN PARK WAS THE SMALL AND CONVENIENT IN-CITY ZOO – BROOKFIELD IN A SUBURBAN LOCATION WAS THE REALLY SERIOUS ONE – 1941   1 comment

xx postcard - chicago - brookfield zoo - south gate - chicago zoolgical park - brookfied illinois - tinted - 1941

Posted January 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY – AERIAL PANORAMA – THIS BUILDING WAS BUILT AS AN ART MUSEUM FOR 1893 WORLD’S FAIR, THE COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION – IT HAD EXTRA-THICK WALLS AS FIREPROOFING – AFTER THE FAIR IT BECAME THE TEMPORARY SITE FOR THE FIELD NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM AND IT WAS CALLED THE FIELD MUSEUM – THEY MOVED IN 1920 – JULIUS ROSENWALD WAS THE HEAD OF SEARS AND HAD SEEN A SCIENCE MUSEUM IN GERMANY HE WANTED TO COPY – THIS BUILDING WAS BY THEN IN BAD SHAPE (WORLD’S FAIR BUILDINGS ARE GENERALLY MEANT TO BE TEMPORARY) AND REQUIRED A LOT OF WORK – IT OPENED IN 1933 IN TIME FOR CHICAGO’S SECOND WORLD’S FAIR, THE CENTURY OF PROGRESS – THIS CARD LIKELY DATES TO THEN – I WORKED AS A WEEKEND GUIDE THERE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND WE RECEIVED A HISTORY LESSON AS PART OF TRAINING   Leave a comment

xx postcard - chicago - museum of science and industry - aerial panorama - says founded by julius rosenwald - doesn't say building built for 1893 world's fair an art museum nor does

Posted January 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – OAK STREET E FROM RUSH – ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL COMMERCIAL APARTMENT BUILDING AND TREE-LINED STREET – THE CHICAGO VERSION OF PARIS, A PLACE MUCH IMITATED THEN IN THE CITY – 1909   Leave a comment

xx postcard - chicago - oak street e from rush - beautiful commercial apartment building - 1909

Posted January 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – AMERICAN IRONING MACHINE COMPANY CHICAGO – SIMPLEX 603 – FREE TRIAL OFFER AD – 1909   Leave a comment

xx postcard - american ironing machine company chicago - simplex 603 - free trial - 1909

Posted January 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – ART INSTITUTE SOUTH END – LORADO TAFT’S FOUNTAIN OF THE GREAT LAKES – CREATED BETWEEN 1907-1913 – TAFT WAS A NATIVE OF CHICAGO AREA – HE SPENT MANY YEARS WORKING ON THE FOUNTAIN OF TIME ON THE MIDWAY PLAISANCE – HE LIVED ON THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CAMPUS AND HIS HOME IS A NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – c1940   Leave a comment

xx postcard - chicago - art institute south end - lorado taft's fountain of the great lakes - created between 1907-1913 - c1940

Posted January 29, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized