Looking south past the Sherman House Hotel at Randolph and LaSalle, 1964, Chicago
Looking north on Michigan Ave from south of Van Buren, 1867, Chicago
Proposal for an unrealized amphitheater in Grant Park, 1940’s, Chicago
North Avenue Beach, 1951, Chicago
Untitled, 1978, Chicago. Vivian Maier
Looking north on Columbus Drive, 1927, Chicago
After work drinks at King’s Palace, 645 N Clark @ Ontario, 1959, Chicago
Chicago from Gary, 1937, Henry Simon
A lone float from the Gaslight Club heads across the Michigan Ave Bridge, 1960, Chicago.
“Work is the curse of the drinking classes…”
The Gaslight, a private club featuring scantilly clad women with a Gay ‘90’s theme, was a predecessor of the Playboy Club (and perhaps Hef’s inspiration).
Age of Adolescence, 1959-64, Chicago. Joseph Sterling
North Ave Beach, 1976, Charles Traub
Poster for Riverview Amusement Park, c.1930s, Chicago.
Joan Crawford, arriving in Chicago on her honeymoon with Alfred Steele (Mr. Pespi - “Don’t fuck with me, fellas”), 1955, Chicago.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Billy Stepler kissing his mother, Esther Stepler, on the cheek, 1929, Chicago