POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UNION STOCK YARDS – CATTLE STALLS – COWBOYS ON HORSEBACK – TINTED – 1916   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - CATTLE STALLS - COWBOYS ON HORSEBACK - TINTED - 1916

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UNION STOCK YARDS – AERIAL PANORAMA – OVER STALLS TOWARDS PROCESSING PLANTS – YARDS EXTENDED FROM 39TH STREET TO 43RD AND WEST FROM HALSTED COVERING 400 ACRES – TINTED – c 1950   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - AERIAL PANORAMA - OVER STALLS TOWARDS PROCESSING PLANTS - YARDS EXTENDED FROM 39TH STREETTO 43RD AND WEST FROM HALSTED COVERING 400 ACRES - TINTED - c 1950

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UNION STOCK YARDS – HISTORIC STONE GATE – CARS JUST INSIDE – SOME PEDESTRIANS – TINTED – 1925   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - HISTORIC STONE GATE - CARS JUST INSIDE - SOME PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - 1925

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UNION STOCK YARDS – ENTRANCE GATE – HERD OF SHEEP – A NUMBER OF HERDERS – TINTED – c1920   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - ENTRANCE GATE - HERD OF SHEEP - A NUMBER OF HERDERS - TINTED - c1920

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UNION STOCK YARDS – ENTRANCE GATE – WITH WHIMSICAL DRAWING OF CATTLE HEAD – 1908   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - ENTRANCE GATE - WITH DRAWING A CATTLE HEAD - 1908

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UNION STOCK YARDS – 4-H HITCH – 8 HORSE WAGON TEAM – CROWD IN WAGON WITH FLAGS – IN FRONT OF STOCK YARD INN (WHICH HAD QUITE A FINE RESTAURANT) – TINTED – 1930   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - 4-H HITCH - 8 HORSE WAGON TEAM - CROWD IN WAGON WITH FLAGS - IN FRONT OF STOCK YARD INN - TINTED - 1930

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UNION STOCK YARDS – SIX HORSE TEAM – COURTYARD STOCK YARD INN (WHICH HAD QUITE A FINE RESTAURANT) – TINTED – 1932   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - SIX HORSE TEAM - COURTYARD STOCK YARD INN - TINTED - 1932

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GARFIELD PARK – ENTRANCE WITH CAPTURED SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR GUNS – MAN WOMAN AND BABY – NICE VERSION – TINTED – 1909   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - ENTRANCE WITH CAPTURED SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR GUNS - MAN WOMAN AND BABY - TINTED - 1909

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UNION PARK – 1501 W RANDOLPH – TWO CARS ON STREET – WOMAN AND GIRL WALKING – SOMEONE APPEARS TO BE SLEEPING ON A BLANKET IN THE GRASS NEAR THE WALKERS – MY MOTHER TOLD ME A LONG TIME AGO THAT WHEN SHE FIRST CAME TO CHICAGO FROM INDIANA AS A YOUNG WOMAN ON HOT NIGHTS MANY PEOPLE WOULD SLEEP IN THE PARKS OR ON FIRE ESCAPES – OF COURSE NO ONE WOULD THINK OF DOING THAT NOW – TINTED – 1914   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION PARK - 1501 W RANDOLPH - TWO CARS ON STREET - WOMAN AND GIRL WALKING - SOMEONE LYING ON GRASS NEAR WALKERS - TINTED - 1914

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WASHINGTON BLVD – GROUND LEVEL VIEW – STREET OF BIG HOMES – CONTINUATION OF WASHINGTON STREET – THROUGH UNION AND GARFIELD PARKS – TINTED – 1900s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON BLVD - GROUND LEVEL VIEW - STREET OF BIG HOMES - CONTINUATION OF WASHINGTON STREET - THROUGH UNION AND GARFIELD PARKS - TINTED - 1900s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WASHINGTON PARK – BETWEEN COTTAGE GROVE AND GRAND BLVD FROM 51ST STREET TO 63RD – BOAT HOUSE – PANORAMA FROM ACROSS LAGOON – 371 ACRES – TINTED – 1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON PARK - BETWEEN COTTAGE GROVE AND GRAND BLVD FROM 51ST STREET TO 63RD - BOAT HOUSE - PANORAMA FROM ACROSS LAGOON - 371 ACRES - TINTED - 1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WEST SIDE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING YMCA – 1804 W CONGRESS STREET – THREE-QUARTER SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW – TINTED – 1933   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WEST SIDE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING YMCA - 1804 W CONGRESS STREET - THREE-QUARTER SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW - TINTED - 1933

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – YMCA LINCOLN BELMONT DEPARTMENT – 3333 N MARSHFIELD AVE – CARS PARKED IN FRONT – AERIAL PANORAMA – TINTED – c1940   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA LINCOLN BELMONT DEPARTMENT - 3333 N MARSHFIELD AVE - CARS PARKED IN FRONT - AERIAL PANORAMA - TINTED - c1940

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – SAINT PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2127 W 22ND STREET – DRAMATIC GROUND-LEVEL VIEW – 1930   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - SAINT PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH - 2127 W 22ND STREET - DRAMATIC GROUND-LEVEL VIEW - 1930

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MATCHBOOK – CHICAGO – MONROE THEATRE – MONROE AT DEARBORN – 57 W MONROE – IN THE OLD INTER-OCEAN NEWSPAPER BUILDING – ALSO THE CLARK THEATRE – LIKELY THEY WERE OWNED BY THE SAME COMPANY – I REMEMBER GOING TO THE CLARK IN THE 1960s WHEN IT WAS A REVIEW CINEMA FOR OLD FILMS – NOTE THAT BOTH HERE RUN SHOWS FROM FAIRLY EARLY MORNING TO EVENING   Leave a comment

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TOKEN – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – BELMONT AVE AND WESTERN AVE – ONE FREE TRIAL   Leave a comment

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – RANDOLPH STREET – EARLY EVENING – IN ITS HEYDAY – LOOKING W FROM STATE GROUND LEVEL – 1956 – EDITED FROM A MICHAEL GORTH IMAGE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - EARLY EVENING - LOOKING W FROM STATE GROUND LEVEL -1956 - EDITED FROM A MICHAEL GORTH IMAGE

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STATE STREET – ELEVATED PERSPECTIVE LOOKING NW FROM MONROE – CROWDS – DOUBLE-DECKER BUS – TINTED – NICE VERSION – c1920   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - ELEVATED PERSPECTIVE LOOKING NW FROM MONROE - CROWDS - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS - TINTED - c1920 -

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BLACKSTONE HOTEL – THE MAYFAIR ROOM – A HEDRICH BLESSING PHOTO – 1952   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLACKSTONE HOTEL - THE MAYFAIR ROOM - A HEDRICH BLESSING PHOTO - 1952

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CONGRESS HOTEL – POMPEIAN GRILL ROOM RESTAURANT – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL - POMPEIAN GRILL ROOM RESTAURANT - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - TINTED - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GASTIS RESTAURANT – 3259-61 N CLARK – BUFFET TABLE – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1946   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GASTIS RESTAURANT - 3259-61 N CLARK - BUFFET TABLE - TINTED - 1946

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MARSHALL FIELD’S DEPARTMENT STORE – GRILL ROOM RESTAURANT – A REALLY BEAUTIFUL DINING ROOM OF ITS TYPE – VERY NICE VERSION – TINTED – 1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD DEPARTMENT STORE - GRILL ROOM RESTAURANT - TINTED- 1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WILSON AND COMPANY (CHICAGO MEAT PACKING COMPANY) TERRACE AND ROOF GARDEN RESTAURANTS JUST FOR THE WORLD’S FAIR – OVERLOOKING THE MIDWAY AND THE LAKE – BIG CROWD EATING AT TABLES OUTSIDE WITH PARASOLS – CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD’S FAIR (CHICAGO’S SECOND WORLD’S FAIR – OTHER ONE WAS IN 1893) – TINTED – VERY NICE VERSION – 1933   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AND COMPANY TERRACE AND ROOF GARDEN RESTAURANTS - OVERLOOKING MIDWAY AND LAKE - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - TINTED - 1933

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE SURF TEA ROOM – SURF STREET AND PINE GROVE AVE – DINING ROOM INTERIOR WITH WINDOWS ON THE STREET – CHARMING ROOM – AT LEAST THROUGH THE 1950s “TEA ROOM” WAS A FAIRLY COMMON NAME FOR A KIND OF RESTAURANT – IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SWEDISH INFLUENCE SINCE THERE WERE A NUMBER OF SWEDISH RESTAURANTS WITH THAT TERM IN THEIR NAMES – “TRULY AN UNUSUAL TEA ROOM” – TINTED – 1932   Leave a comment

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE BOSTON STORE DEPARTMENT STORE – STATE AND MADISON OVER TO DEARBORN – GRILL ROOM – ADJOINING RESTAURANT – CHEERFUL DINING ROOM WITH CHECK TABLECLOTHS – CHARMINGLY GERMANIC-LOOKING – TINTED – MAYBE 1920s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BOSTON STORE DEPARTMENT STORE - STATE AND MADISON OVER TO DEARBORN - GRILL ROOM - ADJOINING RESTAURANT - CHEERFUL DINING ROOM WITH CHECK TABLECLOTHS - GERMANIC LOOKING - TINTED - MAYBE 1920s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MORRISON HOTEL – TERRACE GARDEN WONDER RESTAURANT – MADISON AND CLARK – LARGE CROWD ON DANCE FLOOR – IN THE 1920s DANCING AT RESTAURANTS WITH A LIVE ORCHESTRA WAS VERY COMMON – TINTED – REALLY NICE VERSION – OPENED 1925 – RAZED 1965   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - TERRACE GARDEN WONDER RESTAURANT - MADISON AND CLARK - LARGE CROWD ON DANCE FLOOR - TINTED - REALLY NICE VERSION - OPENED 1925 - RAZED 1965

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MORRISON HOTEL – TERRACE GARDEN WONDER RESTAURANT – MADISON AND CLARK – ICE SKATING CARNIVAL – PERFORMERS AT FRONT IN COSTUME – NICE VERSION – TINTED – OPENED 1925 – RAZED 1965   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - TERRACE GARDEN WONDER RESTAURANT - MADISON AND CLARK - ICE SKATING CARNIVAL - PERFORMERS AT FRONT IN COSTUME - NICE VERSION - TINTED - OPENED 1925 - RAZED 1965

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RED STAR INN RESTAURANT – 1528 N CLARK – INTERIOR DINING ROOM AND SMALL INSET OF STREET VIEW – AGAIN THE GERMAN INFLUENCE – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1940s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RED STAR INN RESTAURANT - 1528 N CLARK - INTERIOR DINING ROOM AND SMALL INSET OF STREET VIEW - TINTED - NICE VERSION -1940s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HO SAI GAI RESTAURANT – MING ROOM – SECOND FLOOR 85 W RANDOLPH – A RATHER SPECTACULAR INTERIOR – TINTED – NICE VERSION – c1950   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HO SAI GAI RESTAURANT - MING ROOM - SECOND FLOOR 85 W RANDOLPH - A RATHER SPECTACULAR INTERIOR - TINTED - c1950

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GUEY SAM CHINESE RESTAURANT – 2205 WENTWORTH AVE – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – SINCE 1901 – “HEART OF CHINATOWN” – QUITE AN ELEGANT PLACE – 1931   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GUEY SAM CHINESE RESTAURANT - 2205 WENTWORTH AVE - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - SINCE 1901 - HEART OF CHINATOWN - QUITE AN ELEGANT PLACE - 1931

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – KING JOY LO RESTAURANT – 57 W RANDOLPH – NOTE ADDRESS HAS CHANGED FROM CARD BELOW – LOOKS LIKE THE SAME PLACE – LIKELY THE CITY RENUMBERED STREETS BETWEEN THE DATES OF THE TWO CARDS – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – TINTED – VERY NICE VERSION – c1910   2 comments

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KING JOY LO RESTAURANT - 57 W RANDOLPH - NOTE ADDRESS HAS CHANGED - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - TINTED - VERY NICE VERSION - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – KING JOY LO RESTAURANT – 100-102 RANDOLPH – OPPOSITE GARRICK THEATRE – DINING ROOM CROWD FOR NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION – NICE VERSION – 1906   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KING JOY LO RESTAURANT - 100-102 RANDOLPH - OPPOSITE GARRICK THEATRE - DINING ROOM CROWD FOR NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION - NICE VERSION - 1906

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LAUER SISTERS’ RESTAURANT – 63RD AND NORMAL BLVD – INTERIOR OF “MODERNE ROOM” – 1944   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAUER SISTERS' RESTAURANT- 63RD AND NORMAL BLVD - INTERIOR OF MODERNE ROOM - MID-1940s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE PIT RESTAURANT – 1139 N DEARBORN – CHARCOAL BROILED STEAKS AND BARBECUED RIBS – STREET VIEW ARTWORK – NICE VERSION – 1960   1 comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE PIT RESTAURANT - 1139 N DEARBORN - CHARCOAL BROILED STAEKS AND BARBECUED RIBS - STREET VIEW ARTWORK - NICE VERSION - 1960

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE PICKLE BARREL RESTAURANT – 1423 N WELLS – OLD TOWN – INTERIOR DINING ROOM – WHEN IT WAS NOT A CHAIN OPERATION – 1971   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE PICKLE BARREL RESTAURANT - 1423 N WELLS - OLD TOWN - INTERIOR DINING ROOM - WHEN IT WAS NOT A CHAIN - 1971

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE TOM JONES RESTAURANT – 1755-177 JACKSON BLVD – 118-120 QUINCY STREET – EMBOSSED PROFILE PHOTO OF A SINGER NAMED LAURIE – PRE-1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE TOM JONES RESTAURANT - 1755-177 JACKSON BLVD - 118-120 QUINCY STREET - EMBOSSED PROFILE PHOTO OF A SINGER NAMED LAURIE - PRE-1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – IRELAND’S OYSTER HOUSE RESTAURANT – 632-634-636-638 N CLARK – FOUR INTERIORS – THE GRILL – LOBSTER GROTTO – BANQUET ROOM – MARINE DINING ROOM – PROPRIETOR’S IMAGE – TINTED – c1930   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - IRELAND'S OYSTER HOUSE RESTAURANT - 632-634-636-638 N CLARK - 4 INTERIORS - THE GRILL - LOBSTER GROTTO - BANQUET ROOM - MARINE DINING ROOM - TINTED - c1930

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HEIDELBERGER FASS RESTAURANT – THREE IMAGES – STREET CORNER EXTERIOR – TWO INTERIOR DINING ROOMS – “HOSTS KURT AND MARGARET SCHEBESTA” – REALLY NICE VERSION – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HEDELBERGER FASS RESTAURANT - 3 IMAGES - STREET CORNER EXTERIOR -TWO INTERIOR DINING ROOMS - HOSTS KURT AND MARGARET SCHEBESTA - c1960

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CONGRESS HOTEL AND ANNEX – DINING ROOM INTERIOR WITH GIANT CANDELABRA – TINTED – 1911   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL AND ANNEX - DINING ROOM INTERIOR WITH GIANT CANDLELABRA - TINTED - 1911

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CLOUD ROOM RESTAURANT – MARSHALL FIELD AND COMPANY (THE DEPARTMENT STORE) HAD A GOOD REPUTATION FOR FOOD SERVICE – MUNICIPAL AIRPORT – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – PLANES VIEWED THROUGH THE WINDOWS – REALLY NICE VERSION – 1950s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CLOUD ROOM RESTAURANT - MARSHALL FIELD AND COMPANY - MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - PLANES THROUGH WINDOW - 1950s

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MAP – CHICAGO – CENTRAL CITY STREETS PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS – NICELY COLORED FOR GRAPHIC IMPACT – NICE VERSION – 1946   Leave a comment

MAP - CHICAGO - CENTRAL CITY STREETS PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS - NICELY COLORED FOR GRAPHIC IMPACT - 1946

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AD – CHICAGO – MARSHALL FIELD’S DEPARTMENT STORE – KNITWEAR FOR YOUNG CHILDREN – APPEALING TO GRANDMOTHERS FOR GIFT-GIVING – NOTE THE OLD PAIR OF HANDS HELPING THE YOUNG GIRL DO MAKE A STRONG SENTIMENTAL IMAGE – SENTIMENTALITY, DESPITE THE STUFF ABOUT “HOG BUTCHER TO THE WORLD” AND POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND “THE OUTFIT,” FEATURED STRONGLY IN CHICAGO’S IDENTITY – 1968   Leave a comment

AD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - KNITWEAR FOR YOUNG CHILDREN - APPEALING TO GRANDMOTHERS - 1968

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE DRAKE HOTEL AND SURROUNDINGS – ON THE BOULEVARD LINK – LAKE SHORE DRIVE AND UPPER MICHIGAN AVE – OAK STREET BEACH WOULD BE IN BOTTOM FOREGROUND – PALMOLIVE BUILDING RIGHT BACKGROUND – AERIAL LOOKING SE – THIS VIEW HAS LONG BEEN ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST STRIKING – REALLY NICE VERSION – TINTED – 1944   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE DRAKE HOTEL AND SURROUNDINGS - ON THE BOULEVARD LINK - LAKE SHORE DRIVE AND UPPER MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL LOOKING SE - REALLY NICE VERSION - TINTED - 1944

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE CONRAD HILTON HOTEL (FORMER STEVENS HOTEL) – MICHIGAN BLVD – IMAGE FROM BALBO DRIVE BRIDGE OVER TRACKS – CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES – OPENED AS STEVENS HOTEL 1927 WITH 3000 ROOMS AND 18-HOLE MINIATURE GOLF COURSE ON ROOF AND 5 LANE BOWLING ALLEY AND 1200-SEAT MOVIE THEATER AND LENDING LIBRARY AND CANDY FACTORY PLUS VARIOUS SHOPS – AT TIME OF THIS PHOTO THERE IS A HELICOPTER PAD ON TOP LEFT – c1964   2 comments

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE CONRAD HILTON HOTEL (FORMER STEVENS HOTEL) - MICHIGAN BLVD - IMAGE FROM BALBO DRIVE BRIDGE OVER TRACKS - CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES - OPENED AS STEVENS HOTEL 1927 WITH 3000 ROOMS - c1964

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE METROPOLE HOTEL – S MICHIGAN AVE AND 23RD STREET – BUILT 1891 – RAZED 1975 – IN 1925 AL CAPONE USED IT AS A HEADQUARTERS – TINTED – 1906   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE METROPOLE HOTEL - S MICHIGAN AVE AND 23RD STREET - BUILT 1891 - RAZED 1975 - IN 1925 AL CAPONE USED IT AS A HEADQUARTERS - TINTED - 1906

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE SEVILLE APARTMENTS – 4144 SHERIDAN ROAD – 1 AND 2 AND 3 ROOM KITCHENETTE APARTMENTS – MAID SERVICE AND TELEPHONE – RENTS 80 TO 225 PER MONTH – TINTED – 1920s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE SEVELLE APARTMENTS - 4144 SHERIDAN ROAD - 1 AND 2 AND 3 ROOM KITCHENETTE APARTMENTS - MAID SERVICE AND TELEPHONE - RENTS 80 TO 225 PER MONTH - TINTED - 1920s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE BRYN MAWR APARTMENT HOTEL – 5550 N KENMORE AVE – ALL UNITS HAVE FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHENS – TRANSIENT RATES START AT FOUR DOLLARS A DAY – ONE BLOCK FROM LAKE – MAP – TINTED   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BRYN MAWR APARTMENT HOTEL - 5550 N KENMORE AVE - ALL UNITSHAVE FULY EQUIPPED KITCHENS - TRANSIENT RATES START AT FOUR DOLLARS A DAY - ONE BLOCK FROM LAKE - MAP - TINTED

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – NORWOOD HOTEL – NORMAL BLVD AT 64TH STREET – 200 ROOMS – KITCHENETTE APARTMENTS – ENGLEWOOD ELEVATED STATION AT 63RD – c1920   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORWOOD HOTEL - NORMAL BLVD AT 64TH STREET - 200 ROOMS - KICHENETTE APARTMENTS - ENGLEWOOD ELEVATED STATION AT 63RD - c1920

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MORRISON HOTEL – MADISON AND CLARK – THREE-QUARTERS VIEW ON GROUND – TOWER ADDED – COMPARE TO NEXT CARD – TINTED – c1950   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - MADISON AND CLARK - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW ON GROUND - TOWER ADDED - TINTED - c1950

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MORRISON HOTEL – MADISON AND CLARK – THREE-QUARTERS STREET VIEW – HOME OF THE TERRACE GARDEN WONDER RESTAURANT – OPENED 1925   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - MADISON AND CLARK - THREE-QUARTERS STREET VIEW - HOME OF THE TERRACE GARDEN WONDER RESTAURANT- OPENED 1925

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MORRISON HOTEL – LOBBY AND MEZZANINE – MADISON AND CLARK – TINTED – OPENED 1925   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - LOBBY AND MEZZANINE - MADISON AND CLARK - TINTED - OPENED 1925

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE BLACKSTONE HOTEL – 636 S MICHIGAN AT BALBO – ROOM INTERIOR PARLOR AND BED CHAMBER – NOTE THE WAY THE LAMP IN MIDDLE OF TABLE IS CONNECTED TO ELECTRICITY – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BLACKSTONE HOTEL - 636 S MICHIGAN AT BALBO - ROOM INTERIOR PARLOR AND BED CHAMBER - TINTED - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE ST NICHOLAS HOTEL – 404 S ASHLAND BLVD – INTERIOR – “BRIGHT CLEAN COMFORTABLE” – “CONGENIAL REFINEMENT AT VERY MODERATE PRICES” – TINTED – REALLY NICE VERSION   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE ST NICHOLAS HOTEL -404 S ASHLAND BLVD - BRIGHT CLEAN COMFORTABLE - CONGENIAL REFINEMENT AT VERY MODERATE PRICES - TINTED

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MICHIGAN AVE SKYLINE – LOOKING SW – AERIAL LIKELY FROM RANDOLPH – MORNING LIGHT ON BUILDINGS – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE SKYLINE - LOOKING SW - AERIAL LIKELY FROM RANDOLPH - MORNING LIGHT ON BUILDINGS - c1960

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WABASH AVE – LOOKING N FROM MONROE GROUND LEVEL – PEDESTRIANS – ELEVATED WITH RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN – TINTED – 1907   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WABASH AVE - LOOKING N FROM MONROE GROUND LEVEL - PEDESTRIANS - ELEVATED WITH RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN - TINTED - 1907

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WABASH AVE – AERIAL PANORAMA – LOOKING N FROM VAN BUREN – TINTED – 1905   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WABASH AVE - AERIAL PANORAMA - LOOKING N FROM VAN BUREN - TINTED - 1905

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WABASH AVE – SHOWING ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN STRUCTURE – LOOKING N – TINTED – NICE VERSION – c1920   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WABASH AVE - SHOWING ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN STRUCTURE - LOOKING N - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1920

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MORRISON HOTEL – CAMEO BALLROOM – TABLES FILLED WITH PEOPLE – TINTED – 1926   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - CAMEO BALLROOM - TABLES FILLED WITH PEOPLE -TINTED - 1926

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – DE JONGHE HOTEL AND RESTAURANT – 43-45 E MONROE – 3 IMAGES – ENTRANCE – MAIN DINING ROOM – STREET FRONT – TINTED – EARLY 1900s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DE JONGHE HOTEL AND RESTAURANT - 43-45 E MONROE - 3 IMAGES - ENTRANCE - MAIN DINING ROOM - STREET FRONT - TINTED - EARLY 1900s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – PARK ROW RESTAURANT – CONRAD HILTON HOTEL – HILTON BOUGHT THE STEVENS IN 1945   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PARK ROW RESTAURANT - CONRAD HILTON HOTEL - HILTON BOUGHT THE STEVENS IN 1945

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – PEARSON HOTEL – 190 E PEARSON – THE ENGLISH ROOM – TINTED – REALLY NICE VERSION – DATE UNCERTAIN   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PEARSON HOTEL - 190 E PEARSON - THE ENGLISH ROOM

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE CONGRESS HOTEL – 520 S MICHIGAN – OVERLOOKING GRANT PARK – THE GERMAN ROOM RESTAURANT – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE CONGRESS HOTEL - 520 S MICHIGAN - OVERLOOKING GRANT PARK - THE GERMAN ROOM RESTAURANT - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - TINTED - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE NEW HORIZON RESTAURANT – INTERIOR DINING ROOM AND BAR – IN THE HOTEL CONTINENTAL – 505 N MICHIGAN AVE – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1950s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE NEW HORIZON RESTAURANT - INTERIOR DINING ROOM AND BAR - IN THE HOTEL CONTINENTAL - 505 N MICHIGAN AVE - TINTED - 1950s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – YMCA HOTEL – 826 S WABASH – ORIOLE ROOM CAFETERIA – ROOM RATES FROM ONE DOLLAR TO TWO DOLLARS A DAY – THREE FLOORS RESERVED FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA HOTEL - 826 S WABASH - ORIOLE ROOM CAFETERIA - ROOM RATES FROM ONE DOLLAR TO TWO DOLLARS A DAY - THREEFOORS RESERVED FORWOMEN AND FAMILIES

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – UPTOWN VILLAGE RESTAURANT – 4818-22 BROADWAY – ONE DOOR N OF UPTOWN THEATER – AMERICAN AND CHINESE – 4 IMAGES – DINING ROOM AND KITCHEN – FLORAL FRAME- c1930   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UPTOWN VILLAGE RESTAURANT - 4818-22 BROADWAY - ONE DOOR N OF UPTOWN THEATER - AMERICAN AND CHINESE - 4 IMAGES - DINING ROOM AND KITCHEN - FLORAL FRAME- c1930

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – KING YEN LO CO CHINESE RESTAURANT – CLARK AND VAN BUREN – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – A FEW PEOPLE AT TABLES – NICE VERSION – EARLY 1900s   2 comments

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KING YEN LO CO CHINESE RESTAURANT - CLARK AND VAN BUREN - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - A FEW PEOPLE AT TABLES - NICE VERSION - EARLY 1900s

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – LIBBY MCNEIL AND LIBBY – CANNING DEPARTMENT – GROUP OF WOMEN WORKERS – 1918   Leave a comment

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LIBBY MCNEIL AND LIBBY PLANT – EMPLOYEES’ WELFARE RESTAURANT – MANY WORKERS AT TABLES – TINTED – VERY NICE VERSION – c1920   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LIBBY MCNEIL AND LIBBY PLANT - EMPLOYEES' WELFARE RESTAURANT - MANY WORKERS AT TABLES - TINTED - c1920

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MANDARIN INN GARDEN RESTAURANT – 202 W 22ND STREET – MAIN DINING ROOM INTERIOR – NICE VERSION – 1910s   Leave a comment

POsTCARD - CHICAGO - MANDARIN INN GARDEN RESTAURANT - 202 W 22ND STREET - MAIN DINING ROOM INTERIOR - 1910s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LIBBY MCNEILL AND LIBBY – RECEPTION ROOM FOR VISITORS – GUIDES FOR PLANT TOURS – LOCATION UNKNOWN – LIBBY’S MAIN PLANT WAS AT 13636 S WESTERN IN BLUE ISLAND – IT WAS BUILT IN 1917 – CARD DATE UNKNOWN   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LIBBY MCNEIL AND LIBBY - RECEPTION ROOM FORVISTERS - GUIDES FOR PLANT TOURS

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LAKE VIEW AND LINCOLN PARK – NEAR FULLERTON BLVD – GROUP OF PEOPLE WALKING AWAY ON SIDEWALK – WOMAN AND LITTLE GIRL NEAREST US – BIG HOMES – AWNINGS – ELEGANT IMAGE – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE VIEW AND LINCOLN PARK - NEAR FULLERTON BLVD - GROUP OF PEOPLE WALKING AWAY ON SIDEWALK - WOMAN AND LITTLE GIRL NEAREST US - BIG HOMES - AWNINGS - TINTED - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LAKE STREET BRIDGE OVER CHICAGO RIVER – ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN ON TOP – TINTED – VERY NICE VERSION – 1908   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE STREET BRIDGE OVER CHICAGO RIVER - ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN ON TOP - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1908

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL SHERMAN – CLARK AND RANDOLPH – BALLROOM GROUP IMAGE OF BUYING CONVENTION OF THE RCU SYNDICATE – TINTED – BUILT 1911 – CARD 1915   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHERMAN - CLARK AND RANDOLPH - BALLROOM GROUP IMAGE OF BUYING CONVENTION OF THE RCU SYNDICATE - TINTED - BUILT 1911 AND DEMOLISHED 1980 -1915

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL PLANTERS – 19 N CLARK – JUST N OF MADISON – FIRST WITH AIR-CONDITIONED GUEST ROOMS – RATES FROM $2.50 – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1940s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL PLANTERS - 19 N CLARK - JUST N OF MADISON - FIRST WITH AIR-CONDITIONED GUEST ROOMS - RATES FROM $2.50 - TINTED - 1940s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL MIRA-MAR – 6212 – 22 WOODLAWN AVE – 350 ROOMS – BATHS – ONE-FIFTY TO FOUR-FIFTY DAILY – HYDE PARK AT ITS FINEST – TINTED – DATE UNCERTAIN   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL MIRA-MAR - 6212 - 22 WOODLAWN AVE - 350 ROOMS - BATHS - ONE-FIFTY TO FOUR-FIFTY DAILY - HYDE PARK AT ITS FINEST - TINTED

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL LA SALLE – OFFICE AND CLERK’S DESK – LOBBY SEATING – TINTED – REALLY NICE VERSION – 1911   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LA SALLE - OFFICE AND CLERK'S DESK - LOBBY SEATING - TINTED - REALLY NICE VERSION - 1911

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL LA SALLE – N W CORNER LA SALLE AND MADISON – GERMAN CLUB ROOM – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LA SALLE - N W CORNER LA SALLE AND MADISON - GERMAN CLUB ROOM - TINTED - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL LA SALLE – N W CORNER LA SALLE AND MADISON – GERMAN CLUB ROOM – ANNOUNCEMENT BACK OF CARD FOR LUNCHEONS SERVED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LA SALLE - N W CORNER LA SALLE AND MADISON - GERMAN CLUB ROOM - ANNOUNCEMENT BACK OF CARD FOR LUNCHEONS SERVED - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL KAISERHOF – 3 IMAGES – ELEVATED STREET VIEW – LADIES’ CAFE – BAUERNSTUBE – LOBSTER DRAWING – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL KAISERHOF - 3 IMAGES - ELEVATED STREET VIEW - LADIES' CAFE - BAUERNSTUBE - LOBSTER DRAWING - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL HOLLAND – 53RD STREET AND LAKE AVE – HYDE PARK – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL HOLLAND - 53RD STREET AND LAKE AVE - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL DEL PRADO – AERIAL PANORAMA – “ON THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOULEVARD IN AMERICA” THE MIDWAY BOULEVARD (CALLED THAT) – TINTED – c1905   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL DEL PRADO - AERIAL PANORAMA - ON THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOULEVARD IN AMERICA THE MIDWAY BOULEVARD (CALLED THAT) - TINTED - c1905

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL CRILLON – MICHIGAN BLVD (CALLED THAT) AT 13TH STREET – GROUND LEVEL THREE-QUARTERS VIEW – GIANT ANTENNA ON ROOF – RADIO IN EVERY ROOM – PADDOCK BAR – ONE BLOCK FROM IC – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1920s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL CRILLON - MICHIGAN BLVD (CALLED THAT) AT 13TH STREET - GROUND LEVEL THREE-QUARTERS VIEW - GIANT ANTENNA ON ROOF - RADIO IN EVERY ROOM - PADDOCK BAR - ONE BLOCK FROM IC - TINTED - 1920s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL CASS – 640 N WABASH AVE – TWO BLOCKS W OF MICHIGAN – – 250 ROOMS – ALL PRIVATE BATH – “THE BEST LITTLE HOTEL IN CHICAGO” – c1940   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL CASS - 640 N WABASH AVE - TWO BLOCKS W OF MICHIGAN - - 250 ROOMS - ALL PRIVATE BATH - THE BEST LITTLE HOTEL IN CHICAGO - c1940

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOTEL ALCAZAR – 3000 WASHINGTON AT SACRAMENTO BLVD – ONE OF CHICAGO’S FINE SMALL HOTELS – GROUND LEVEL THREE-QUARTERS VIEW – 1920s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL ALCAZAR - 3000 WASHINGTON AT SACRAMENTO BLVD - ONE OF CHICAGO'S FINE SMALL HOTELS - GROUND LEVEL THREE-QUARTERS VIEW - 1920s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOLLENDEN HOTEL – 61ST AND WENTWORTH – GROUND STREET VIEW – NICE VERSION – 1909   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOLLENDEN HOTEL - 61ST AND WENTWORTH - GROUND STREET VIEW - 1909

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HARMONY CAFETERIAS – THE PINE PALM DINING ROOM – 27 S DEARBORN – ALSO AT 15 S WABASH AND 845 S WABASH – RECOMMENDED BY DUNCAN HINES – AIR-CONDITIONED – 1950s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARMONY CAFETERIAS - THE PINE PALM DINING ROOM - 27 S DEARBORN - ALSO AT 15 S WABASH AND 845 S WABASH - RECOMMENDED BY DUNCAN HINES - AIR-CONDITIONED - 1950s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL – JACKSON AND CLARK – INTERIOR EMPIRE ROOM RESTAURANT – THERE WAS AN EMPIRE ROOM BEFORE “THE” EMPIRE ROOM – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL - JACKSON AND CLARK - INTERIOR EMPIRE ROOM RESTAURANT - TINTED - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – EXECUTIVE HOUSE HOTEL – 71 E WACKER DRIVE – DRAWING – NICE VERSION – 1961   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EXECUTIVE HOUSE HOTEL - 71 E WACKER DRIVE - DRAWING - NICE VERSION -1961

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – ELEVATED LOOP ON WABASH AVE- TRACK-LEVEL VIEW – TRAINS – DRAMATIC PERSPECTIVE WITH STRUCTURE AND PEOPLE WALKING BELOW – PART OF I WILL SERIES – VERY NICE VERSION – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELEVATED LOOP ON WABASH AVE- TRACK-LEVEL VIEW - TRAINS - DRAMATIC PERSPECTIVE WITH STRUCTURE AND PEOPLE WALKING BELOW - PART OF I WILL SERIES - VERY NICE VERSION - TINTED - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – DREXEL ARMS HOTEL – DREXEL AND OAKWOODS BLVDS – CORNER GROUND-LEVEL VIEW- TINTED – 1910s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL ARMS HOTEL - DREXEL AND OAKWOODS BLVDS - CORNER GROUND-LEVEL VIEW- TINTED - 1910s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – DEFOREST’S TRAINING – 2735 N ASHLAND – SCENES FROM LABORATORIES – TELEVISION – RADIO – ELECTRONICS – 1953   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEFOREST'S TRAINING - 2735 N ASHLAND - SCENES FROM LABORATORIES - TELEVISION - RADIO - ELECTRONICS - 1953

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – DEARBORN AND RANDOLPH – SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW – CALLED BUSY DAY – CHAOS OF WAGONS STREETCARS AND PEOPLE – LOAD OF LOGS – MANY SIGNS INCLUDING CUNARD LINE OFFICES – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1915   2 comments

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN AND RANDOLPH - SLIGHTLY ELEVATED VIEW - CALLED BUSY DAY - CHAOS OFWAGONS STREETCARS AND PEOPLE - LOAD OF LOGS - MANY SIGNS INCLUDING CUNARD LINE OFFICES - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1915

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CUYLER AVE – S OF ROBEY STREET – FAIRLY LARGE HOMES ON TREE-LINED STREET – 1907   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CUYLER AVE - S OF ROBEY STREET - FAIRLY LARGE HOMES ON TREE-LINED STREET - 1907

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CONGRESS HOTEL – 520 S MICHIGAN – LOBBY – ORIGINAL PORTION OPENED IN 1893 FOR COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION WORLD’S FAIR – NOTE THE SPITTOONS – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL - 520 S MICHIGAN - LOBBY - ORIGINAL PORTION OPENED IN 1893 FOR COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION WORLD'S FAIR - TINTED - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO YACHT CLUB – SHORELINE OF GRANT PARK ON THE NORTHERN END – LOOKING E – 1909   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO YACHT CLUB - SHORELINE OF GRANT PARK ON THE NORTHERN END - LOOKING E - 1909

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BLACKSTONE HOTEL – 636 S MICHIGAN AT BALBO – THREE-QUARTERS VIEW FROM GROUND LEVEL LOOKING W – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1920s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLACKSTONE HOTEL - 636 S MICHIGAN AT BALBO - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW FROM GROUND LEVEL LOOKING W - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1920s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – AUGUSTANA HOSPITAL – LINCOLN GARFIELD AND CLEVELAND – CORNER GROUND VIEW – PEOPLE IN FRONT – TINTED – REALLY NICE VERSION – 1909   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AUGUSTANA HOSPITAL - LINCOLN GARFIELD AND CLEVELAND - CORNER GROUND VIEW - PEOPLE IN FRONT - TINTED - REALLY NICE VERSION - 1909

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – AUDITORIUM HOTEL AND PANORAMA DOWN MICHIGAN AVE FROM GRANT PARK – TINTED – 1904   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AUDITORIUM HOTEL AND PANORAMA DOWN MICHIGAN AVE FROM GRANT PARK - TINTED - 1904

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – ALLERTON HOTEL – 701 N MICHIGAN AVE – NEAR NORTH SIDE – NICE AERIAL THREE-QUARTERS IMAGE – MELLOW LIGHT – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALLERTON HOTEL - 701 N MICHIGAN AVE - NEAR NORTH SIDE - NICE AERIAL THREE-QUARTERS IMAGE - MELLOW LIGHT - c1960

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – ALLERTON HOTEL – 701 N MICHIGAN AVE – AERIAL PANORAMA OF SURROUNDINGS INCLUDING BEACHES AND LINCOLN PARK – TINTED – DATE UNKNOWN   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALLERTON HOTEL - 701 N MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL PANORAMA OF SURROUNDINGS INCLUDING BEACHES AND LINCOLN PARK - TINTED - c1950

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – 17TH CHURCH OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE – 55 E WACKER DRIVE – NEAR MICHIGAN – HARRY WEESE ARCHITECT – BUILT 1968   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 17TH CHURCH OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE - 55 E WACKER DRIVE - NEAR MICHIGAN - HARRY WEESE ARCHITECT - BUILT 1968

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STAMP – CHICAGO – HOTEL SHERMAN – ADVERTISING STAMP – HOTEL OWNER JOHN SHERMAN WITH SON INFAMOUS GENERAL SHERMAN – 1911   Leave a comment

STAMP - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHERMAN - ADVERTISINDG STAMP - HOTEL OWNER JOHN SHERMAN WITH SON GENERAL SHERMAN -1911

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – RANDOLPH STREET – AERIAL FROM COURT HOUSE – ON LEFT IS SHERMAN HOUSE HOTEL – OWNED BY THE FATHER OF THE CIVIL WAR GENERAL – 1898   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - AERIAL FROM COURT HOUSE - ON LEFT IS SHERMANHOUSE HOTEL - OWNED BY THE FATHER OF THE CIVIL WAR GENERAL - 1898

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – MAXWELL STREET MARKET – CAR PARTS FOR SALE – DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS IN BACKGROUND – DATE UNKNOWN – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAXWELL STREET MARKET - CAR PARTS FOR SALE - DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS IN BACKGROUND

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – MAN STANDING ON UNKNOWN STREET IN FRONT OF HIS PETERSON’S LAUNDRY BUSINESS – NEXT DOOR TO A STORE CALLED E F RIBLER ELECTRICIAN AND LOCKSMITH – 1910s   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAN STANDING ON UNKNOWN STREET IN FRONT OF HIS PETERSON'S LAUNDRY BUSINESS - NEXT DOOR TO A STORE CALLED E F RIBLER ELECTRICIAN AND LOCKSMITH - 1910s

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT – TWO-CAR TRAIN – WELLS STREET – TRACK-LEVEL VIEW – 1949 – EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT - TWO-CAR TRAIN - WELLS STREET - TRACK-LEVEL VIEW - 1949

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – CTA RAPID TRANSIT – NEW-LOOKING 4000 SERIES CAR – LOCATION UNKNOWN – ORIGINALLY BUILT BY CINCINNATI CAR IN 1922-24 – SOME REBUILT IN EARLY 1950s BY CTA AND SERVED TO 1973 – SEE HELPFUL READER COMMENT ABOUT LOCATION   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - NEW-LOOKING 4000 SERIES CAR - LOCATION UNKNOWN - ORIGINALLY BUILT BY CICINNATI CAR IN 1922-24 - SOME REBUILT IN EARLY 1950s BY CTA AND SERVED TO 1973

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – BURLINGTON ZEPHYR TRAIN STOPPED AT STATION IN LINCOLN NEBRASKA – 1957 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - BURLINGTON ZEPHYR TRAIN STOPPED AT STATION IN LINCOLN NEBRASKA - 1957

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MATCHBOOK – CHICAGO – HOTEL VICTORIA – CLARK AND VAN BUREN – MODERATE RATES   Leave a comment

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COVER – CHICAGO – MODEL RAILROADER MAGAZINE – WELLS STREET LEG OF UNION LOOP BETWEEN JACKSON AND VAN BUREN – A BEAUTIFUL HO-SCALE MODEL – 1976   Leave a comment

COVER - CHICAGO - MODEL RAILROADER MAGAZINE - WELLS STREET LEG OF UNION LOOP BETWEEN JACKSON AND VAN BUREN - A BEAUTIFUL HO SCALW MODEL - 1976

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COVER – CHICAGO – MEN IN THE LOBBY OF A CHICAGO HOTEL – FUR COATS – DRAWING – HARPER’S WEEKLY – 1893   Leave a comment

COVER - CHICAGO - MEN IN THE LOBBY OF A CHICAGO HOTEL - FUR COATS - DRAWING - HARPER'S WEEKLY - 1893

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COVER – CHICAGO – COVER OF RAPID TRANSIT MAP – 1946   Leave a comment

COVER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RAPID TRANSIT MAP - 1946

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COVER – CHICAGO – BOOK ABOUT RAPID TRANSIT HISTORY – FEATURES COVER OF RAPID TRANSIT MAP IN COLOR – PERHAPS 1932 MAP – 1995   Leave a comment

COVER - CHICAGO - BOOK ABOUT RAPID TRANSIT HISTORY - FEATURES COVER OF RAPID TRANSIT MAP IN COLOR - PERHAPS 1932 MAP - 1995

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AD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL – 51ST AND LAKE SHORE – AD IN MCCLURE’S MAGAZINE FOR STAYING AND RESTING AT THE HOTEL AFTER SEEING THE ST LOUIS WORLD’S FAIR – THE GRAND DAYS OF CHICAGO’S BEACH-FRONT HOTELS -1904   Leave a comment

AD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - 51ST AND LAKE SHORE - AD IN MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE FOR STAYING AND RESTING AT THE HOTEL AFTER SEEING THE ST LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR - 1904

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AD – CHICAGO – AD FOR SHERATON HOTELS – FEATURES THE BLACKSTONE WHICH WAS NOT PART OF A CHAIN ORIGINALLY – 1958   Leave a comment

AD - CHICAGO - AD FOR SHERATON HOTELS - FEATURES THE BLACKSTONE - 1958

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STEAMER EXCURSION SHIP S S ROOSEVELT WITH CROWD ON BOARD PASSES UNDER OPEN STATE STREET BRIDGE – PRETTY INDUSTRIAL BEHIND ON THE RIVER – DRAMATIC IMAGE – TINTED – c1905   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STEAMER EXCURSION SHIP S S ROOSEVELT WITH CROWD ON BOARD PASSES UNDER OPEN STATE STREET BRIDGE - DRAMATIC IMAGE - TINTED - c1905

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STATE STREET BRIDGE – CHICAGO RIVER BRIDGE UP FOR LARGE STEAMER WITH SAIL MASTS – TINTED – 1910s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET BRIDGE - CHICAGO RIVER BRIDGE UP FOR LARGE STEAMER WITH SAIL MASTS - TINTED - 1910s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STATE STREET – LOOKING N FROM RANDOLPH GROUND LEVEL – CROWDS – TAXIS – LOOP AND STATE LAKE AND CHICAGO THEATERS – NOTE: THE CORNER OF STATE AND RANDOLPH WAS JUST SUCH AN EXCITING PLACE THEN – WITHOUT THE BUZZ AND HUM FROM THE DEPARTMENT STORES AND ALL THE BIG MOVIE THEATERS WITH THEIR CROWDS LINING-UP PLUS ALL THE BUSINESSES SUCH AS SNACK SHOPS THAT SERVED THE MOVIE CROWD IT HAS BECOME SOMETHING QUITE DIFFERENT – NICE VERSION – 1962   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM RANDOLPH GROUND LEVEL - CROWDS - TAXIS - LOOP AND STATE LAKE AND CHICAGO THEATERS - 1962

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STATE STREET GROUND LEVEL LOOKING N FROM N OF RANDOLPH – MARINA CITY – TWIN COACH BUS – LAKE STREET ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT STILL LOOKING OLD-FASHIONED – NICE VERSION – MID-1960s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET GROUND LEVEL LOOKING N FROM N OF RANDOLPH - MARINA CITY - TWIN COACH BUS - LAKE STREET ELEVATED STILL LOOKING OLD-FASHIONED - MID-1960s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STATE STREET – LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL – ROOSEVELT THEATER – MARSHALL FIELD’S DEPARTMENT STORE – MARINA CITY – UNITED OF AMERICA BUILDING (RIGHT BACKGROUND) – NICE VERSION – 1967   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - ROOSEVELT THEATER - MARSHALL FIELD'S DEPARTMENT STORE - MARINA CITY - UNITED OF AMERICA BUILDING (RIGHT BACKGROUND) - 1966

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STATE STREET AND WASHINGTON – ELEVATED LOOKING NE – MARSHALL FIELD’S – WAGONS CROWDS STREETCARS – NOTE PUBLIC SIDEWALK CLOCK ON WASHINGTON – THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE AT THE OTHER END OF WASHINGTON NEAR THE CENTRAL LIBRARY – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AND WASHINGTON - ELEVATED LOOKING NE - MARSHALL FIELD'S - WAGONS CROWDS STREETCARS - NOTE PUBLIC SIDEWALK CLOCK ON WASHINGTON - TINTED - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STATE STREET – LOOKING N FROM ADAMS SLIGHTLY ELEVATED – CROWD BOARDING MULTIPLE-UNIT CABLE CARS – NICE PERSPECTIVE DOWN THE STREET – BEAUTIFUL IMAGE – TINTED – NOTE MARSHALL FIELD’S HAS FIRST HALF OF NEW BUILDING WITH THE OLD BUILDING ON SW CORNER – SO DATE IS 1903 OR 1904 BETWEEN THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO HALVES OF NEW BUILDING   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM ADAMS SLIGHTLY ELEVATED - CROWD BOARDING MULTIPLE-UNIT CABLE CARS - NICE PERSPECTIVE DOWN THE STREET - TINTED - 1906

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – STATE STREET – LOOKING N FROM ADAMS GROUND LEVEL – HUGE CROWD OF WAGONS AND PEDESTRIANS – NOTE THE FAIR DEPARTMENT STORE AT CORNER OF ADAMS AND STATE – C D PEACOCK JEWELLERS ON THE RIGHT SIDE (THEY DIDN’T HAVE THEIR FAMOUS STYLISH CLOCK YET) – NOTE: WHEN THE FAIR STORE OPENED IN 1897 IT WAS CALLED THE LARGEST DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE WORLD – PRE-1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM ADAMS GROUND LEVEL - HUGE CROWD OF WAGONS AND PEDESTRIANS - PRE-1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – SHOOT-THE-CHUTES RIDE – PANORAMA – BIG CROWDS – TINTED – 1907   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - SHOOT-THE-CHUTES RIDE - PANORAMA - BIG CROWDS - TINTED 1907

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – SHOOT-THE CHUTES – BOAT AFTER HITTING WATER WITH JUST OPERATOR – c1950   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - SHOOT-THE CHUTES - BOAT AFTER HITTING WATER WITH JUST OPERATOR - c1950

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – SCENIC WALK – c1950   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - SCENIC WALK - c1950

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – REPUBLIC BUILDING – SE CORNER STATE AND ADAMS – AERIAL – “FIRST FIRST BUILDING IN MIDWEST TO HAVE RETAIL SHOPS ON FIRST FLOOR” – NOTE ALMOST SURREALISTIC PEOPLE DRAWN IN – TINTED -1912   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - REPUBLIC BUILDING - SE CORNER STATE AND ADAMS - AERIAL - FIRST FIRST BUILDING IN MIDWEST TO HAVE RETAIL SHOPS ON FIRST FLOOR - NOTE ODD PEOPLE DRAN IN - TINTED -1912

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RICKETTS RESTAURANT – AT NEW LOCATION – AT THE WATERTOWER – 103 E CHICAGO AVE – AERIAL VIEW – TINTED – NOTE: I USED TO SEE THIS CHARMING SPOT AS I WALKED TO “THE PIER” FOR CLASSES IN THE 1960s – c1950   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RICKETTS RESTAURANT - AT NEW LCATION - AT THE WATERTOWER - 103 E CHICAGO AVE - AERIAL VIEW - TINTED - c1950

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – NATALBY’S RESTAURANT – 80-82 E RANDOLPH – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NATALBY'S RESTAURANT - 80-82 E RANDOLPH - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - PRE-1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – NATALBY’S GERMAN RESTAURANT – 23-29 W RANDOLPH – TINTED – 1912   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NATALBY'S GERMAN RESTAURANT - 23-29 W RANDOLPH - TINTED - 1912

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MORRISON HOTEL – MADISON AND CLARK – TERRACE GARDEN RESTAURANT – “CHICAGO’S WONDER RESTAURANT” – ICE-SKATING CARNIVAL – TABLES FULL OF PEOPLE – CAST ON THE ICE – TINTED – 1920s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL- MADISON AND CLARK - TERRACE GARDEN - CHICAGO'S WONDER RESTAURANT - ICE-SKATING CARNIVAL - TABLES FULL OF PEOPLE - CAST ON THE ICE - TINTED - 1920s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MORRISON HOTEL – MADISON AND CLARK – CHARLOTTE AND HER ICE BALLET – TERRACE GARDEN RESTAURANT – “CHICAGO’S WONDER RESTAURANT” – OPENED 1925 – RAZED 1965 – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1920s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - MADISON AND CLARK - CHARLOTTE AND HER ICE BALLET - TERRACE GARDEN - CHICAGO'S WONDER RESTAURANT - OPENED 1925 - RAZED 1965 - TINTED - 1920s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – JACQUES FRENCH RESTAURANT – 900 N MICHIGAN AVE – “WINTER DINING ROOM WITH CONTINENTAL ATMOSPHERE” – NOTE: THE OWNER, A MAN FROM FRANCE, DID A LOT OF ADVERTISING BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT POSTCARDS FOR HIS RESTAURANT OVER THE YEARS – TINTED – c1950   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACQUES FRENCH RESTAURANT - 900 N MICHIGAN AVE - WINTER DINING ROOM WITH CONTINENTAL ATMOSPHERE - TINTED - c1950

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HOE SAI GAI RESTAURANT – MODERN ROOM – 75-85 W RANDOLPH – TINTED – NOTE: THIS WAS REALLY IMPRESSIVE INTERIOR DESIGN INCORPORATING CHINESE MOTIFS WITH ART DECO – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOE SAI GAI RESTAURANT - MODERN ROOM - 75-85 W RANDOLPH - TINTED - c1960

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HARDING’S RESTAURANT – 231 S WABASH AVE – DOUBLE-LINE CAFETERIA – 10:30 AM TO 7:30 PM – MONDAY TO SATURDAY – 12 RESTAURANTS DOWNTOWN – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARDING'S RESTAURANT - 231 S WABASH AVE - DOUBLE LINE CAFETERIA - 10-30 AM - 7-30 PM MON - SAT - 12 RESTAURANTS DOWNTOWN - c1960

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – HARDING’S PRESIDENTIAL GRILL RESTAURANT – 109 W MADISON – INTERIOR DINING ROOM – NICE VERSION – c1950   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARDING'S PRESIDENTIAL GRILL RESTAURANT - 109 W MADISON - INTERIOR DINING ROOM - c1950

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – GRANDE RUE DE CHICAGO – FRENCH CARD OF STATE STREET – PEOPLE AND THE POLICEMAN’S UNIFORM LOOK FRENCH – MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING IN DISTANCE AT STATE AND RANDOLPH – TINTED DRAWING – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANDE RUE - FRENCH CARD OF STATE STREET - PEOPLE AND POLICEMAN'S UNIFORM LOOK FRENCH - MASSONIC TEMPLE BUILDING IN DISTANCE AT STATE AND RANDOLPH - TINTED DRAWING - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – FAIRY TALES COCKTAIL LOUNGE INTERIOR – COL. W. W. YASCHENKO CONTINENTAL RUSSIAN RESTAURANT – LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL – NICE VERSION   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FAIRY TALES COCKTAIL LOUNGE INTERIOR - COL. W. W. YASCHENKO'S CONTINENTAL RUSSIAN RESTAURANT - LAKE SHORE DRIVE HOTEL

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE EITEL BROTHERS’ OLD HEIDELBERG RESTAURANT – 14 W RANDOLPH – OPENED 1934 – ONE OF THE ORIGINAL DINING ROOMS – NOTE: IN 1951 THE EITELS SOLD OLD HEIDELBERG TO ALLGAUER’S   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EITELS' OLD HEIDELBERG - 14 W RANDOLPH - OPENED 1934 - ONE OF THE ORIGINAL DINING ROOMS

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BERGHOFF RESTAURANT – 17 W ADAMS – CARD COMMEMORATING ORIGINAL 1898 LOCATION AT STATE AND ADAMS – 1968   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BERGHOFF RESTAURANT - 17 W ADAMS - CARD COMEMORATING ORIGINAL 1898 LOCATION AT STATE AND ADAMS - 1968

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MARTINIQUE RESTAURANT AND DRURY LANE THEATRE – 2500 W 94TH PLACE – EVERGREEN PARK – INTERIOR DINING ROOM – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARTINIQUE RESTAURANT AND DRURY LANE THEATRE - 2500 W 94TH PLACE - EVERGREEN PARK - INTERIOR DINING ROOM - c1960

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED TRAIN (NEW YORK CENTRAL CHICAGO-NEW YORK SERVICE) – NEW STREAMLINED ENGINE LEAVING CHICAGO – 1938   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED TRAIN (NEW YORK CENTRAL CHICAGO - NEW YORK SERVICE) - NEW STREAMLINED ENGINE LEAVING CHICAGO - 1938

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – STATE STREET – ELEVATED VIEW FROM NEAR ADAMS LOOKING NE – EDELWEISS RESTAURANT SIGN – GUNTHER’S CANDY SIGN – C D PEACOCK JEWELLERS – NOTE THE SIGNS FOR CREDIT – CABLE CARS – HUGE CROWDS – WAGONS – NICE VERSION – 1905 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - ELEVATED FROM NEAR ADAMS LOOKING NE - EDELWEISS SIGN - GUNTHERS SIGN - C D PEACOCK - CABLE CARS - HUGE CROWDS - WAGONS - 1905

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – POPCORN STAND – UNKNOWN ROLLER COASTER BEHIND – MAYBE THE BOBS, THEN THE WORLD’S FASTEST? – 1950s – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - POPCORN STAND - UNKNOWN ROLLER COASTER BEHIND - 1950s

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – FAMILY ON A BENCH BY THE LAGOON WATCHING THE SHOOT-THE-CHUTES RIDE -1950s – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - FAMILY ON BENCH WATCHING SHOOT-THE-CHUTES RIDE -1950s

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – ORIGINAL REGAL THEATER AND SAVOY BALLROOM – 47TH AND GRAND BLVD (NOW MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE ) – MANY OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN BLACK MUSIC PERFORMED HERE OVER THE YEARS – QUITE THE HUGE GATHERING – 1941 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – CONSTRUCTION OF ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT – LOOKING W ON LAKE STREET FROM WABASH – NICE VERSION – 1894   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CONSTRUCTION OF ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT - LOOKING W ON LAKE STREET FROM WABASH - 1894

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MATCHBOOK – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – BELMONT AND WESTERN – “YOUR PASS INSIDE”   Leave a comment

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - BELMONT AND WESTERN - YOUR PASS INSIDE

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AD – CHICAGO – RANDOLPH LABORATORIES – 19 E KINZIE STREET – FIRE EXTINGUISHERS – EARN $84 A WEEK IN YOUR SPARE TIME – 1948   Leave a comment

AD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH LABORATORIES - 19 E KINZIE STREET - FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - EARN $84 A WEEK IN YOUR SPARE TIME - 1948

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WARSAW RESTAURANT – 820 N ASHLAND AVE – INTERIOR DINING ROOM – “WALTER AND ELIZABETH SAWA – HOME-STYLE COOKING” – NICE VERSION – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WARSAW RESTAURANT - 820 N ASHLAND AVE - INTERIOR DINING ROOM - WALTER AND ELIZABETH SAWA - HOME-STYLE COOKING - c1960

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE PIT RESTAURANT – 875 RUSH STREET – “BARBECUE RIBS KNOWN COAST TO COAST” – WATERCOLOR OF STREET VIEW – 1952   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE PIT RESATAURANT - 875 RUSH STREET - BARBECUE RIBS KNOWN COAST TO COAST - WATERCOLOR OF STREET VIEW - 1952

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – ALADDIN’S CASTLE FUN HOUSE – CLOSE-UP OF ALADDIN FIGURE IN COLOR – NOTE: FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW RIVERVIEW, THIS IS A FRIENDLY OLD FACE INDEED – ALWAYS MY FAVORITE SPOT IN THE PARK – THE DOORS HERE WERE SERVICE OR EMERGENCY ONES – THERE WAS A FORMAL ENTRANCE ON THE RIGHT END OF THE CASTLE AND A FORMAL EXIT ON THE LEFT – THE EXIT WAS FAMOUS BECAUSE YOU SAT ON SOMETHING THAT COLLAPSED AND SENT YOU DOWN A SLIDE – A BLAST OF AIR AT ONE POINT ALSO BLEW SKIRTS UP – c1960   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - ALADDIN'S CASTLE FUN HOUSE - CLOSE-UP OF ALADDIN FIGURE IN COLOR - c1960

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – GROUP OF PEOPLE WALKING NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO THE FLYING TURNS RIDE – 1950s – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - GROUP OF PEOPLE WALKING NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO THE FLYING TURNS RIDE - 1950s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – AERIAL PANORAMA FROM TOP OF SHOOT-THE-CHUTES RIDE – TINTED – 1910s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - AERIAL PANORAMA FROM TOP OF SHOOT-THE-CHUTES RIDE - TINTED - 1910s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK – RIDE ON THE MINIATURE RAILROAD – REAL LITTLE STEAM ENGINE – LOADED WITH KIDS AND PARENTS – PEOPLE ARE SO DRESSED-UP IT LOOKS LIKE A WEDDING – TINTED – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - RIDE ON THE MINIATURE RAILROAD - REAL LITTLE STEAM ENGINE - LOADED WITH KIDS AND PARENTS - GIRLS SO DRESSED-UP IT LOOKS LIKE A WEDDING - TINTED - c1910

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – CTA RAPID TRANSIT – 5000 SERIES TRAIN AT DEMPSTER STATION – EVANSTON LINE – 2017 – A TOTALLY CHARMING URBAN IMAGE – EDITED FROM A PETER EHRLICH IMAGE   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - 5000 SERIES TRAIN AT DEMPSTER STATION - EVANSTON LINE - 2017 - EDITED FROM A PETER EHRLICH IMAGE

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – CTA RAPID TRANSIT – DEMPSTER STATION – SKOKIE SWIFT TRAINS – TWO SERIES – PLATFORMS – 1975 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - DEMPSTER STATION - SKOKIE SWIFT TRAINS - TWO SERIES - PLATFORMS - 1975

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – CTA RAPID TRANSIT – TRAIN YARD – HOWARD STREET – SERIES 2000 TRAINS WITH RED WHITE AND BLUE LIVERY – 1992 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   1 comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - TRAIN YARD - UNKNOWN LOCATION - SERIES 2000 TRAINS - 1992

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – NORTH CHICAGO STREET RAILWAY CAR PULLED BY HORSE – SEVERAL PASSENGERS AND DRIVER AT FRONT – TWO WOMEN WAVING – c1910 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTH CHICAGO STREET RAILWAY CAR PULLED BY HORSE - SEVERAL PASSENGERS AND DRIVER AT FRONT - TWO WOMEN WAVING - c1910

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WILLIAM TELL CONTINENTAL CUISINE AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE – 5711 W NORTH AVE – INTERIOR DINING ROOM – REALLY NICE VERSION – c1960   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILLIAM TELL CONTINENTAL CUISINE AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 5711 W NORTH AVE - INTERIOR DINING ROOM - c1960

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LAKE SHORE DRIVE – JUST TWO CARS – LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL – TINTED – NOTE: YOU CAN SEE HERE THE FRENCH INFLUENCE ON PLANNING AND DESIGN WHICH WAS VERY STRONG IN CHICAGO AROUND THE LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURIES – 1916   1 comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE SHORE DRIVE - JUST TWO CARS - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - TINTED - 1916

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LOOKING NE FROM THE LOOP – AERIAL PANORAMA – RIVER WITH SHIPS – MERCHANDISE MART – 1944   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOOKING NE FROM THE LOOP - AERIAL PANORAMA - RIVER WITH SHIPS - MERCHANDISE MART - 1944

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – PALMER HOUSE HOTEL – WABASH AVE DISPLAY WINDOW – NIGHT – CARD PROMOTING USE OF THE WINDOW WITH SOUTHERN COMFORT SALES INCREASE GIVEN AS EXAMPLE – STYLISH AND ATMOSPHERIC – DATE UNKNOWN   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMER HOUSE HOTEL - WABASH AVE DISPLAY WINDOW - NIGHT - CARD PROMOTING USE OF THE WINDOW WITH SOUTHERN COMFORT SALES AS EXAMPLE - DATE UNKNOWN

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – FANNY’S RESTAURANT – EVANSTON – CANDLE-LIT DINING ROOM – I NEVER WENT HERE BUT I LOVED THE CORNY OLD CHIANTI BOTTLES WITH CANDLES AND CHECKERED TABLECLOTHS – MY FAVORITE LITTLE ITALIAN PLACE OF THE TIME WAS MANZO’S ON IRVING PARK ROAD, A FRIENDLY LITTLE FAMILY PLACE WITH GOOD FOOD – LATER I BASED MY OWN SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS ON THEIRS WHICH FEATURED MEATBALLS TWO OR THREE TIMES THE SIZE OF MOST PLACES – I MAY HAVE THE RECIPE IN CHUCKMAN’S MISCELLANIA OF WORDS – THERE CERTAINLY ARE OTHERS – c1960   1 comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FANNY'S RESTAURANT - EVANSTON - CANDLE-LIT DINING ROOM - c1960

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – STATE STREET AND RANDOLPH – LOOKING SE AT GROUND LEVEL – MARSHALL FIELD DEPARTMENT STORE AND CROWDS ON CORNER – JUST A WONDERFUL IMAGE FROM THE HEYDAY OF STATE STREET SHOPPING – 1947 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AND RANDOLPH - LOOKING SE AT GROUND LEVEL - MARSHALL FIELD DEPARTMENT STORE AND CROWDS ON CORNER - 1947

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – THREE WOMEN ON STATE STREET – STATE LAKE AND CHICAGO THEATERS IN BACKGROUND – LIKELY ONE OF THOSE CAMERAMAN-ON-THE-STREET PHOTOS THAT ONCE WERE COMMON – THEY WOULD QUICKLY SNAP YOUR PHOTO AS YOU PASSED AND HAND YOU A MAIL-ORDER ENVELOPE WITH A NUMBER WHICH YOU WOULD SEND-IN WITH A DOLLAR OR WHATEVER – IT WAS A PRETTY POPULAR LITTLE BUSINESS AT MANY BUSY LOCATIONS IN THE CITY – 1930s   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - THREE WOMEN ON STATE STREET - LIKELY ONE OF THOSE CAMERAMAN-ON-THE-STREET PHOTOS THAT ONCE WERE COMMON - 1930s

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – CTA BUS – INTERIOR – DRIVER’S WINDOW – W NORTH AVE – REALLY NICE VERSION – 1950 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA BUS - INTERIOR - DRIVER'S WINDOW - W NORTH AVE - REALLY NICE VERSION - 1950

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – UNION STATION – 225 S CANAL STREET – INTERIOR – MAIN WAITING AREA – 1975 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNION STATION - 225 S CANAL STREET - INTERIOR - MAIN WAITING AREA - 1975

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – NEW UNION STATION – 225 S CANAL STREET – ELEVATED VIEW – TINTED – STATION OPENED IN 1925   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW UNION STATION - 225 S CANAL STREET - ELEVATED VIEW - TINTED - STATION OPENED IN 1925

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – JACKSON AND WABASH – ELEVATED STRUCTURE FOR RAPID TRANSIT – TINTED – 1920s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON AND WABASH - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - TINTED - 1920s

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BOOK COVER – CHICAGO – RAND MCNALLY STREET GUIDE (IT WAS A LOCAL COMPANY) – CHARMING DICK-AND-JANE-READER STYLE IMAGE OF A COP AND A WOMAN ASKING FOR INFORMATION – 1946   Leave a comment

BOOKCOVER - CHICAGO - RAND MCNALLY STREET GUIDE - CHARMING IMAGE OF COP AND A WOMAN ASKING FOR INFORMATION - 1946

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – CHICAGO SURFACE LINES – CSL 7001 SERIES STREETCAR – INTERIOR – ONE OF TWO EXPERIMENTAL TYPES OF STREETCARS CREATED FOR THE CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD’S FAIR 1933 (AN IMAGE OF THE OTHER EXPERIMENTAL STREETCAR, CSL 4001, IS ALSO ON THE SITE)   Leave a comment

CHICAGO SURFACE LINES 7000 SERIES IN SHOP INTERIOR

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOCIETY GALS WITH “BLUEJACKETS” FROM GREAT LAKES NAVAL STATION AT SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB – 1917   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOCIETY GALS WITH BLUEJACKETS FROM GREAT LAKES NAVAL STATION AT SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - 1917

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COVER – CHICAGO – COVER FOR ELEVATED MAP OF THE CITY – DRAWING OF RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN ELEVATED STRUCTURE AND CROWDS – c1940   Leave a comment

COVER - CHICAGO - COVER FOR ELEVATED MAP OF THE CITY - DRAWING OF RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN ELEVATED STRUCTURE AND CROWDS - c1940

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INFORMATION SHEET – CHICAGO – PAGE FROM ELEVATED MAP BOOKLET GIVING FARES AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR USING RAPID TRANSIT – c1940   Leave a comment

INFORMATION SHEET - CHICAGO - PAGE FROM ELEVATED MAP BOOKLET GIVING FARES AND OTHER INFORMTION FOR USING RAPID TRANSIT - c1940

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AD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO ROLLER SKATE COMPANY – 4408 W LAKE – WONDERFUL AD FOR CHRISTMAS – THEY HAD RUBBER-COATED WHEELS BACK THEN ON A LINE OF STREET SKATES – I DON’T RECALL EVER SEEING THEM IN THE 1950s – 1929   Leave a comment

AD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO ROLLER SKATE COMPANY - 4408 W LAKE - WONDERFUL AD FOR CHRISTMAS - THEY HAD RUBBER-COATED WHEELS - 1929

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AD – CHICAGO – SCHWINN BICYCLE COMPANY – CHRISTMAS AD – WOMAN IN SHORTIE SANTA OUTFIT ON RACING BIKE – IN THE 1950s THE SCHWINN NAME WAS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH TANK-TYPE BIKES AND NOT RACERS – NOTE: SCHWINN STARTED IN CHICAGO IN 1895 AND BECAME COUNTRY’S LARGEST MANUFACTURER FOR MANY DECADES – IT ENDED IN 1992 – 1976   Leave a comment

AD - CHICAGO - SCHWINN BICYCLE COMPANY - CHRISTMAS ADD - WOMAN IN SHORTIE SANTA OUTFIT ON RACING BIKE - 1976

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WASHINGTON PARK – 60TH AND COTTAGE GROVE – LORADO TAFT’S FOUNTAIN OF TIME IN DISTANCE – DOUBLE-DECKER BUS – TINTED – 1925   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON PARK - 60TH AND COTTAGE GROVE - LORADO TAFT'S FOUNTAIN OF TIME IN DISTANCE - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS - TINTED - 1925

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MENU – CHICAGO – BERGHOFF RESTAURANT – 17 W ADAMS – ESTABLISHED 1898 – PRICES ARE STILL UNDER WAR TIME CONTROLS – SAUERBRATEN, A BERGHOFF STAPLE OF MY TIME AND MY CONSTANT FAVORITE, IS MISSING FROM THIS MENU – COULD IT BE A GERMANIC NAME DURING THE WAR? OR DID THEY JUST NOT ALWAYS HAVE IT? – 1940s   Leave a comment

MENU - CHICAGO - BERGHOFF RESTAURANT - 17 W ADAMS - ESTABLISHED 1898 - PRICES ARE STILL UNDER WAR TIME CONTROLS - 1940s

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MENU – CHICAGO – BERGHOFF RESTAURANT – 17 W ADAMS – ESTABLISHED 1898 – BEVERAGE LIST ON BACK – 1940s   Leave a comment

MENU - CHICAGO - BERGHOFF RESTAURANT - 17 W ADAMS - ESTABLISHED 1898 - BEVERAGE LIST ON BACK - 1940s

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MENU – CHICAGO – MARSHALL FIELD’S – THE NARCISSUS FOUNTAIN ROOM – SEVENTH FLOOR – COVER – 1939   Leave a comment

MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - THE NARCISSUS FOUNTAIN ROOM - SEVENTH FLOOR - COVER - 1939

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MENU – CHICAGO – MARSHALL FIELD’S – THE NARCISSUS FOUNTAIN ROOM – SEVENTH FLOOR – MENU INSIDE – 1939   Leave a comment

MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - THE NARCISSUS FOUNTAIN ROOM - SEVENTH FLOOR - MENU INSIDE - 1939

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MENU – CHICAGO – JACQUES FRENCH RESTAURANT – 900 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE – 1951

MENU - CHICAGO - JACQUES FRENCH RESTAURANT - 900 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE - 1951

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MENU – CHICAGO – HARDING’S RESTAURANTS – INFORMATION FROM MENU – TWELVE RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY – PICTURE OF BUILDING WITH FIRST RESTAURANT – 1942   Leave a comment

MENU - CHICAGO - HARDING'S RESTAURANTS - INFORMATION FROMMENU - TWELVE RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY - PICTURE OF BUILDING WITH FIRST RESTAURANT - 1942

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MENU – CHICAGO – EITEL RESTAURANT – THE FIELD BUILDING – 135 S LA SALLE – MENU INSIDE – 1944   Leave a comment

MENU - CHICAGO - EITEL RESTAURANT - THE FIELD BUILDING - 135 S LA SALLE - MENU INSIDE - 1944

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MENU – CHICAGO – OLD HEIDELBERG RESTAURANT – INSIDE MENU – 1934   Leave a comment

MENU - CHICAGO - OLD HEIDELBERG RESTAURANT - INSIDE MENU - 1934

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE AND SOUTH BEND COMMUTER ELECTRIC TRAIN – SOUTH END OF A PLATFORM FOR RANDOLPH STREET STATION (STATION SERVED ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC COMMUTERS AS WELL AS “SHORE LINE” COMMUTERS) – PRUDENTIAL BUILDING IN BACKGROUND – NOTE: AMONG “RAIL FANS” THE SHORE LINE RR HOLDS A KIND OF LEGENDARY STATUS AND AFFECTION LIKELY OWING AT LEAST IN PART TO ITS ROUTE ALONG LAKE MICHIGAN SHORES INTO INDIANA – THERE WAS ALSO A FAMOUS ARTISTIC POSTER ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR THE SHORE LINE IN THE 1920s, COPIES OF WHICH ARE STILL POPULAR (SOME ARE ON THE SITE) – c1960s – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE AND SOUTH BEND COMMUTER ELECTRIC TRAIN BY PLATFORM FAR END OF RANDOLPH STATION - 1960s

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PHOTO – CHICAGO – CTA ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT – CHICAGO AVE STATION – 3000-SERIES TRAIN STOPPED – 1999 – EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER   Leave a comment

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT - CHICAGO AVE STATION - 3000-SERIES TRAIN STOPPED - 1999

Posted May 10, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BISMARCK HOTEL – 171 W RANDOLPH – THE BIER STUBE – FEATURING BAVARIAN DANCERS – IN THE FIRST DECADES OF THE 20TH CENTURY GERMAN CULTURE WAS FAIRLY PROMINENT IN CHICAGO – NOTE: THE EITEL BROTHERS FROM GERMANY STARTED A NUMBER OF WELL-KNOWN BUSINESSES INCLUDING THE OLD HEIDELBERG INN, THE FIELD BUILDING RESTAURANT, THE MARIGOLD BEER GARDENS, THE BLACK FOREST RESTAURANT – VERY NICE VERSION – 1930s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BISMARCK HOTEL- 171 W RANDOLPH - THE BIER STUBE - FEATURING BAVARIAN DANCERS - VERY NICE VERSION - 1930s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BALTIMORE INN – QUINCY STREET – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – TINTED – 1911   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BALTIMORE INN - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - TINTED - 1911

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – EL MAR CAFETERIA – 14 W RANDOLPH NEAR STATE – GRAND STAIRWAY AND MEZZANINE FLOOR – THIS BUILDING BECAME THE LOCATION OF THE RANDOLPH STREET THEATER, A SMALLER MOVIE THEATER WHICH OPENED AT THE END OF 1918 – THE RANDOLPH THEATER CLOSED AND IN 1933 THE EITEL BROTHERS OPENED THEIR OLD HEIDELBERG INN RESTAURANT HERE, A RESTAURANT CONCEPT THEY INTRODUCED AT THE 1933 WORLD’S FAIR – CARD BACK SAYS “THE MOST SPLENDID CAFETERIA IN THE WORLD” – 7 AM TO 7 30 PM – c1910   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EL MAR CAFETERIA - 14 W RANDOLPH NEAR STATE - GRAND STAIRWAY AND MEZZANINE FLOOR - BACK SAYS THE MOST SPLENDID CAFETERIA IN THE WORLD - 7 AM TO 7 30 PM - c1920

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RICKETTS RESTAURANT AND BAR – 2727 N CLARK – 5 IMAGES – KITCHEN – WORLD FAMOUS SCOTCHES – DINING ROOM – TROPHY BAR – TROPHY ROOM – NOTE: RICKETTS WAS LATER LOCATED AT 103 E CHICAGO BY THE WATER TOWER – ITS CHARMING BUILDING THERE WAS A FAMILIAR SIGHT FOR ME IN THE EARLY MID-1960S WALKING TO “THE PIER” – c1940s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RICKETTS RESTAURANT AND BAR - 2727 N CLARK - 5 IMAGES - KICHEN - SCOTCHES - DINING ROOM - TROPHY BAR - TROPHY ROOM - 1940s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE STATES RESTAURANT – 52 ADAMS STREET – MIDNIGHT VAUDEVILLE RE-OPENS – COSTUMED WOMAN ON STAGE – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1908   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE STATES RESTAURANT - 52 ADAMS STREET - MIDNIGHT VAUDEVILLE RE-OPENS - COSTUMED WOMAN ON STAGE - TINTED - 1908

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – WEST RANDOLPH STREET HAYMARKET – SEA OF WAGONS – ELEVATED LOOKING SW – TINTED – REALLY NICE VERSION – 1905   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WEST RANDOLPH STREET HAYMARKET - SEA OF WAGONS - ELEVATED LOOKING SW - TINTED - 1905

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – NORTH MICHIGAN AVE – LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL FROM OLD WATER TOWER – PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES – c1964   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL FROM OLD WATER TOWER - PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES - c1964

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POSTCARD- CHICAGO – NEW ROMA RESTAURANT -17 N CLARK – TWO INTERIOR IMAGES – OF SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR DINING ROOMS – TINTED – c 1920   Leave a comment

POSTCARD- CHICAGO - NEW ROMA RESTAURANT -17 N CLARK - TWO INTERIOR IMAGES - OF SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR DINING ROOMS - TINTED - 1920s

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE BLACKSTONE HOTEL – 636 S MICHIGAN AVE – MARBLE ROOM RESTAURANT – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – TINTED – 1913   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BLACKSTONE HOTEL - MARBLE ROOM RESTAURANT DINING ROOM INTERIOR - TINTED - 1913

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SAM GOLD’S WONDER RESTAURANT – 1137 S HALSTED – THE FLORENTINE ROOM INTERIOR – TINTED   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SAM GOLD'S WONDER RESTAURANT - 1137 S HALSTED - THE FLORENTINE ROOM INTERIOR - TINTED

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – RICKETTS RESTAURANT – IN ITS EARLIER VERSION – “NOTED FOR BOHEMIAN ATMOSPHERE” – TWO IMAGES – DINING ROOM INTERIOR – CLASS PHOTO OF WAITRESSES – 1930s   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RICKETTS RESTAURANT - IN ITS EARLIER VERSION - NOTED FOR BOHEMIAN ATMOSPHERE - TWO IMAGES - DINING ROOM INTERIOR - CLASS PHOTO OF WAITRESSES

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POSTCARD – CHICAGO – LATIN QUARTER THEATRE RESTAURANT – 23 W RANDOLPH – 3 IMAGES – THEATRE RESTAURANT – COCKTAIL CIRCLE – MAIN DINING ROOM – c1950   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LATIN QUARTER THEATRE RESTAURANT - 23 W RANDOLPH - 3 IMAGES - THEATRE RESTAURANT - COCKTAIL CIRCLE - MAIN DINING ROOM - c1950

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