Untitled, 1957, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitled, 1957, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Summer at Diversey Harbor, 1909, Chicago.

Summer at Diversey Harbor, 1909, Chicago.

Lakefront stroll at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1917, Chicago.

Lakefront stroll at the Edgewater Beach Hotel, 1917, Chicago.

Rush Street, south from Bellevue, 1909, Chicago.

This corner is now the home of the Thompson Hotel, across the street from Gibson’s.

Rush Street, south from Bellevue, 1909, Chicago.

This corner is now the home of the Thompson Hotel, across the street from Gibson’s.

Looking south on LaSalle to Jackson, 1892, Chicago.

Looking south on LaSalle to Jackson, 1892, Chicago.

Flash sheets and advertisements from Bill Moore’s Chicago Tattoo Supply House, 615 S State Street, c.1930s, Chicago.

Bill Moore was a contemorary of Sailor Jerry, who also got his start tattooing in the skid row area of South State Street. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailor_Jerry

Aerial looking north from an unfinished Soldier Field, 1923, Chicago.

Aerial looking north from an unfinished Soldier Field, 1923, Chicago.

Mineral spring in Garfield Park, 1905, Chicago.

Mineral spring in Garfield Park, 1905, Chicago.

South Park, c.1865, Chicago.

What is now Garfield and Washington Parks were once known as South Park, which was three times as large.

A phaeton is a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage.

A crowd gathers at the beginning of a bike race on Michigan Ave, 1893, Chicago.

The Art Institute is in the last stages of construction.

A crowd gathers at the beginning of a bike race on Michigan Ave, 1893, Chicago.

The Art Institute is in the last stages of construction.

Looking north on Lake Shore Drive at the Grant Monument, 1888, Chicago.
Note that the statue of Grant had yet to be attached to the base and how close LSD comes to the monument.
Evidently a child drew on the images, adding palm trees.

Looking north on Lake Shore Drive at the Grant Monument, 1888, Chicago.

Note that the statue of Grant had yet to be attached to the base and how close LSD comes to the monument.

Evidently a child drew on the images, adding palm trees.

Evening stroll, lakeside and riverside, 1960, Chicago. Lee Balterman

Untitled (Bird Lady), 1970, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitled (Bird Lady), 1970, Chicago. Vivian Maier

I recently made a long overdue visit to the Field Museum to see the Columbian Exposition of 1893 exhibit.

By far my favorite things on display were the animations created from historical photos from the fair.

You have until September 7th to view the collection.

PARIS-CHICAGO, appearing at the Theatre de la Tour Eiffel, 1893, Paris.

PARIS-CHICAGO, appearing at the Theatre de la Tour Eiffel, 1893, Paris.