An exaggerated keg advertising the Schoenhofen Brewing Co., 1914, Chicago.

An exaggerated keg advertising the Schoenhofen Brewing Co., 1914, Chicago.

La Rabida at dawn, 1900, Chicago.

La Rabida at dawn, 1900, Chicago.

The French Quarters burlesque lays in disrepair at Madison and May, 1961, Chicago.

The French Quarters burlesque lays in disrepair at Madison and May, 1961, Chicago.

The west side of the old Chicago Sun Times headquarters (now site of Trump’s building) as it nears completion, 1957, Chicago.

The west side of the old Chicago Sun Times headquarters (now site of Trump’s building) as it nears completion, 1957, Chicago.

Crossing Dearborn at Madison, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

Crossing Dearborn at Madison, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

Irving Park, Milwaukee and Cicero, aka Six Corners, 1930, Chicago.

Irving Park, Milwaukee and Cicero, aka Six Corners, 1930, Chicago.

A Goodyear ad featuring Michigan Ave, 1920, Chicago.

A Goodyear ad featuring Michigan Ave, 1920, Chicago.

An unrealized proposal for Television City, along the lake front in Grant Park, 1948, Chicago.

Coming to the Fair? A chart shows you the distance and what it would cost, 1933, Chicago.

Looking north from 56th and Hyde Park Blvd, 1924, Chicago.

The recenlty completed Windemere can be seen at the NW Corner.

via the Hyde Park Herald.

Looking north from 56th and Hyde Park Blvd, 1924, Chicago.

The recenlty completed Windemere can be seen at the NW Corner.

via the Hyde Park Herald.

Wilson Ave Bathing Beach, 1911, Chicago.

Wilson Ave Bathing Beach, 1911, Chicago.

A postcard from 1904 features a not-so-subtle poem referencing the newness of the city, Chicagoans’ propensity for exaggeration, our ability to make a buck and a slight dig about our women.

A postcard from 1904 features a not-so-subtle poem referencing the newness of the city, Chicagoans’ propensity for exaggeration, our ability to make a buck and a slight dig about our women.

Looking south on State at Monroe, 1890, Chicago.

The Palmer House can be seen on the SE Corner of State and Monroe.

Looking south on State at Monroe, 1890, Chicago.

The Palmer House can be seen on the SE Corner of State and Monroe.

Glossop’s Hotel, Amusement and Business Map for what we now refer to as the Loop, 1884, Chicago.

Among many points of interest, look east to find Lake Park (later Grant) and then to the north for the Base Ball Grounds, home of the Chicago White Stockings and then the Exposition Building, now the site of the Art Institute.

Via greatchicagofire.org

Glossop’s Hotel, Amusement and Business Map for what we now refer to as the Loop, 1884, Chicago.

Among many points of interest, look east to find Lake Park (later Grant) and then to the north for the Base Ball Grounds, home of the Chicago White Stockings and then the Exposition Building, now the site of the Art Institute.

Via greatchicagofire.org

Advertisement for the Chicago and Alton RR, service to St. Louis and Kansas City, 1878, Chicago.

The ad calls out the “Palace Reclining Chairs” as a perk of the cars used on its railroad.

Note that the Chicago and Alton route is outlined on the side and front of the recliner.

Advertisement for the Chicago and Alton RR, service to St. Louis and Kansas City, 1878, Chicago.

The ad calls out the “Palace Reclining Chairs” as a perk of the cars used on its railroad.

Note that the Chicago and Alton route is outlined on the side and front of the recliner.