There’s a tumblr dedicated to just pictures of Chicago Parking Dibs:
For those unfamiliar with this time-honored, love it or hate it Chicago tradition, Cecil Adams breaks it down in his Straight Dope column here:
Looking north from what is now the Museum Campus, 1925, Chicago.
The main aisle at Marshall Field’s, 1941, Chicago.
State Street, 1950, Chicago.
The Chicago Christmas Tree Ship (helmed here by Santa Claus) heads down the south branch of the river, 1949, Chicago.
Read more about this annual tradition, since 1898, here:
Winter sunset, 1938, Chicago.
Michigan Ave, 1926, Chicago.
Only 39 hours and 45 minutes to Chicago from Oakland, California! 1936
Aerial looking south east toward the skyline, 1943, Chicago.
The Prudential Building lit for Christmas, 1968, Chicago.
Santas on a break, 1940, Chicago.
The sign reads: Please help the volunteers of America give free Christmas dinners to Chicago’s needy.
Marshall Field’s Christmas tree, 1914, Chicago.
A barge squeezes past the Merchandise Mart, 1951, Chicago
Dog walkers, 222 E Chestnut, 1949, Chicago.
1960s version of winter paddle boarding, Lake Michigan, 1962, Chicago.
Don’t try this at home…
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