The incomparable gospel singer and Chicago native, Mahalia Jackson listens to Martin Luther King Jr. give a speech at Soldier Field, 1964, Chicago. Stef Leinwohl.

The incomparable gospel singer and Chicago native, Mahalia Jackson listens to Martin Luther King Jr. give a speech at Soldier Field, 1964, Chicago. Stef Leinwohl.

Reading Ebony Magazine, 1947, Chicago. George Miller

Reading Ebony Magazine, 1947, Chicago. George Miller

Cottage Grove at 63rd, c.1920s, Chicago.

Cottage Grove at 63rd, c.1920s, Chicago.

Public drinking fountain outside the Women’s Temple at LaSalle and Monroe, 1905, Chicago.

Public drinking fountain outside the Women’s Temple at LaSalle and Monroe, 1905, Chicago.

State Street, 1890, Chicago.

State Street, 1890, Chicago.

Randolph and State, 1969, Chicago.

Randolph and State, 1969, Chicago.

Broadway and Wilson, 1979, Chicago

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Broadway and Wilson, 1979, Chicago

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Lake Shore Drive at Oak Street Beach, 1963, Chicago

Lake Shore Drive at Oak Street Beach, 1963, Chicago

Stranded cars at 11th and Michigan Ave, 1938, Chicago.

Stranded cars at 11th and Michigan Ave, 1938, Chicago.

Not really one for self promotion but… I wanted to share a milestone for Calumet 412.

A post of mine, from June of 2012, just passed 100k reblogs and likes on Tumblr!

This otherwise unremarkable photo has sparked a lot of gender-role related discussions (and many interesting comments).

Here’s the perma-link if you’re interested: http://calumet412.com/post/26167731380/a-man-begging-his-wifes-forgiveness-inside

Not really one for self promotion but… I wanted to share a milestone for Calumet 412.

A post of mine, from June of 2012, just passed 100k reblogs and likes on Tumblr!

This otherwise unremarkable photo has sparked a lot of gender-role related discussions (and many interesting comments).

Here’s the perma-link if you’re interested: http://calumet412.com/post/26167731380/a-man-begging-his-wifes-forgiveness-inside

The Carillon Tower, illuminated, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The Carillon Tower, illuminated, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

Chicago (Cadillac), 1962, Robert Frank

Chicago (Cadillac), 1962, Robert Frank

Bill “Dollar Bill” Wirtz in an ad for Old Fitzgerald Bourbon, photographed at the Chicago Stadium, 1973, Chicago.

Often vilified, Bill Wirtz died in 2007, passing ownership of the Blackhawks to his son Peter who then shortly after, passed leadership to his brother Rocky. 

Since taking the helm, Rocky has been credited with the revival and success of the current franchise.

Bill “Dollar Bill” Wirtz in an ad for Old Fitzgerald Bourbon, photographed at the Chicago Stadium, 1973, Chicago.

Often vilified, Bill Wirtz died in 2007, passing ownership of the Blackhawks to his son Peter who then shortly after, passed leadership to his brother Rocky.

Since taking the helm, Rocky has been credited with the revival and success of the current franchise.

Smoldering coal embers burn on the north side of the Chicago River’s east branch in the days after the Great Fire, 1871, Chicago.

Smoldering coal embers burn on the north side of the Chicago River’s east branch in the days after the Great Fire, 1871, Chicago.

Students enjoy the Coke bar at the Cloister Club, University of Chicago, 1944, Chicago.

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Students enjoy the Coke bar at the Cloister Club, University of Chicago, 1944, Chicago.

UoC Digital Archives