CALUMET 412

Oct 20

The Field Museum under construction, 1921, Chicago

The Field Museum under construction, 1921, Chicago

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Oct 08

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The legend of Mrs. O’ Leary’s cow being the cause for the Great Chicago Fire has permeated the popular culture to the point that it is accepted as fact by most. 

But did you know the real reason the fire started is because of Superman’s dog, Krypto, aka Superdog? 

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The legend of Mrs. O’ Leary’s cow being the cause for the Great Chicago Fire has permeated the popular culture to the point that it is accepted as fact by most.

But did you know the real reason the fire started is because of Superman’s dog, Krypto, aka Superdog?

Click the image to enlarge.

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Oct 07

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Oct 06

North on State to Randolph, 1963, Chicago

What’s interesting here is that the same film, Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is showing at both the Chicago Theater and the State and Lake Theater. Demand must have been high!

North on State to Randolph, 1963, Chicago

What’s interesting here is that the same film, Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is showing at both the Chicago Theater and the State and Lake Theater. Demand must have been high!

Martinis at the Allerton’s Tip-Top-Tap, looking south on Michigan Ave, 1959, Chicago

Martinis at the Allerton’s Tip-Top-Tap, looking south on Michigan Ave, 1959, Chicago

Looking north on Wabash from Harrison, 1955, Chicago

All the neon!

Looking north on Wabash from Harrison, 1955, Chicago

All the neon!