Ice skating in Garfield Park, 1941, Chicago.
Ski jumping at Soldier Field, 1938, Chicago.
Looking north west at old St. Luke’s Hospital from E 16th Street, 1947, Chicago.
A driver inspects his cab after 70mph winds collapsed scaffolding outside the under-construction IBM Building at 330 N Wabash, 1970, Chicago.
Holiday message from the Merchandise Mart, 1951, Chicago.
Passengers from the Chicago and North Western head east into the Loop at Madison and Wacker, 1963, Chicago.
I don’t endorse too many products here at Calumet 412 but as ‘tis the season, I must draw attention to an amazing book which was just released in time for those looking for the perfect gift for Chicago history buffs.
The oft referenced on Calumet 412 street photographer, Bob Rehak, compiled more than 250 photographs taken around Uptown during the early 1970’s. It is an awesome archive of a moment in time which, for better or worse, helped shape a city.
Click through for a link to Amazon, or visit www.bobrehak.com for a preview of his work.Be sure to visit your local bookseller, like Unabridged Books on Broadway, to pick up your copy.
Also, a big thank you to Bob for including Calumet 412 in the acknowledgements. It has been my pleasure to post his historical photographs here on the site!
Michigan and Congress, 1956, Chicago.
Santas march on State, 1960, Chicago
Looking at the NE corner of State and Madison, 1909, Chicago
Toboggan slide on the Midway Plaisance, 1907, Chicago
The LaSalle Street Canyon, 1949, Chicago
Interstate highways 90 and 94 meet at the Halsted Street Interchange in Chicago, February 1968.Photograph by James K. W. Atherton, National Geographic
University of Chicago football, 1892, Chicago