South Water St. (now Wacker), east from Franklin, 1890, Chicago.

South Water St. (now Wacker), east from Franklin, 1890, Chicago.

A dog at the Humane Society waits for a forever home, 1947, Chicago.

A dog at the Humane Society waits for a forever home, 1947, Chicago.

Michigan and Adams, 1952, Chicago.

Michigan and Adams, 1952, Chicago.

Guardsmen take a break from the chaos on W Madison St during the MLK riots, 1968, Chicago. Lee Balterman

Guardsmen take a break from the chaos on W Madison St during the MLK riots, 1968, Chicago. Lee Balterman

Untitled, c. 1960, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Thanks to buenaboy for calling out that it appears the nuns are walking north on the west side of Sheridan, south of Montrose. The sign to the right says: Buena Drug Store (Buena Park).

Untitled, c. 1960, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Thanks to buenaboy for calling out that it appears the nuns are walking north on the west side of Sheridan, south of Montrose. The sign to the right says: Buena Drug Store (Buena Park).
Looking west on Oakwood from Drexel, 1888, Chicago.

Looking west on Oakwood from Drexel, 1888, Chicago.

Moonrise, (time lapse photography at Adler Planetarium), 2010, Chicago. Jose Francisco Salgado. 

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Moonrise, (time lapse photography at Adler Planetarium), 2010, Chicago. Jose Francisco Salgado.

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Untitled (North Ave Beach), 1959, Chicago. Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Untitled (North Ave Beach), 1959, Chicago. Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Untitled, (Chicago Summer),, 1949, Chicago. Elliot Erwitt

Untitled, (Chicago Summer),, 1949, Chicago. Elliot Erwitt

Fishing at Ohio Street, 1938, Chicago.

Fishing at Ohio Street, 1938, Chicago.

Oak Street Beach, 1917, Chicago.

Oak Street Beach, 1917, Chicago.

Fireworks (and Tesla’s searchlight) over the Grand Basin at the Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago.

Fireworks at Northerly Island, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Fireworks at Northerly Island, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Fireworks over the lake, 1960, Chicago.

Fireworks over the lake, 1960, Chicago.

Fireworks on the river, 1979, Chicago.

Fireworks on the river, 1979, Chicago.