Looking north on State at Monroe and the Palmer House, 1892, Chicago.

Looking north on State at Monroe and the Palmer House, 1892, Chicago.

Soldier Field, 1947, Chicago.

This photo appears on the cover of Liam T.A. Ford’s excellent book about Soldier Field, A Stadium and it’s City. 

Update: Thanks to Liam T.A. Ford for providing the correct date for the photo.

Soldier Field, 1947, Chicago.

This photo appears on the cover of Liam T.A. Ford’s excellent book about Soldier Field, A Stadium and it’s City.

Update: Thanks to Liam T.A. Ford for providing the correct date for the photo.

Last one standing, 1946, Chicago. Walker Evans

Last one standing, 1946, Chicago. Walker Evans

Under the L, 1934, Chicago

Under the L, 1934, Chicago

LaSalle Street, the Wall Street of Chicago, 1920, Chicago

LaSalle Street, the Wall Street of Chicago, 1920, Chicago

Looking north on State from Madison, 1910, Chicago

Looking north on State from Madison, 1910, Chicago

Untitled, (Chicago L), 1988, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitled, (Chicago L), 1988, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Chicago, 1970, Kenneth Josephson

Chicago, 1970, Kenneth Josephson

Michigan Ave, 1962, Chicago

Michigan Ave, 1962, Chicago

Looking east along the river, 1951, Chicago.

Grogan Photo Co.

Looking east along the river, 1951, Chicago.

Grogan Photo Co.

Lake View, 1949, Chicago. 

Hi All - 

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Lots going on here for Calumet 412!

The fiance and I are in the final stages of our wedding planning, which is coming up in October.

With the imminent arrival of the High Holidays and all the other mishegas going on, posts will be sporadic until after October 20th.

I will definitely be back to full posting after the honeymoon, so please hang in there and spend some time revisiting the archives. There’s some good stuff there going back to 2011.

Special thanks to everyone who checked in to make sure all was good!!

Wish us luck!

Calumet 412

Lake View, 1949, Chicago.

Hi All -

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Lots going on here for Calumet 412!

The fiance and I are in the final stages of our wedding planning, which is coming up in October.

With the imminent arrival of the High Holidays and all the other mishegas going on, posts will be sporadic until after October 20th.

I will definitely be back to full posting after the honeymoon, so please hang in there and spend some time revisiting the archives. There’s some good stuff there going back to 2011.

Special thanks to everyone who checked in to make sure all was good!!

Wish us luck!

Calumet 412

Jackson Park before the fair, during and then after, in ruin, 1891-1895, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Click to enlarge.

The Fair, 1893, Chicago. John Key

The Fair, 1893, Chicago. John Key

Windmill Village, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Windmill Village, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

The world’s first Ferris Wheel, Midway Plaisance, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.