Archive for August 2019

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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Posted August 28, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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

Posted August 21, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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   Leave a 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

Posted August 21, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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

Posted August 21, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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

Posted August 21, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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

Posted August 21, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

PHOTO – CHICAGO – AERIAL PANORAMA OF PART OF WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD WITH RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN ON ELEVATED STRUCTURE OVER UNKNOWN SHOPPING STREET – DOWNTOWN SKYLINE IN DISTANCE – EARLY EVENING – I DO NOT KNOW WICKER PARK FOR EXACT LOCATION – JUST A WONDERFUL URBAN IMAGE – 2012 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER – HELPFUL READER COMMENT SAYS THIS IS NORTH AVE LOOKING TOWARDS MILWAUKEE   1 comment

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - AERIAL PANORAMA OF PART OF WICKER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD WITH ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT - SKYLINE OF THE CITY IN DISTANCE - 2012

Posted August 15, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized