The Chicago White Stockings (later, Cubs), 1889, Lake Park Grounds (Grant Park), Chicago.

The Chicago White Stockings (later, Cubs), 1889, Lake Park Grounds (Grant Park), Chicago.

Diana’s Hot Dogs, Milwaukee and Western, 1987, Chicago. Patty Carroll

The building attached to the hot dog stand is now home of the the Green Eye Lounge.

Diana’s Hot Dogs, Milwaukee and Western, 1987, Chicago. Patty Carroll

The building attached to the hot dog stand is now home of the the Green Eye Lounge.

Sky divers form over Grant Park, 1977, Chicago

Sky divers form over Grant Park, 1977, Chicago

Trick skiers pass Shedd Aquarium, 1960, Chicago.

Trick skiers pass Shedd Aquarium, 1960, Chicago.

Carl Sandburg surveys his city from the Board of Trade, 1957, Chicago. Grey Villet

Carl Sandburg surveys his city from the Board of Trade, 1957, Chicago. Grey Villet

Navy enlistees go through abandoning ship exercises at Navy Pier, 1942, Chicago

Navy enlistees go through abandoning ship exercises at Navy Pier, 1942, Chicago

Walter Brookins in his aeroplane over the Art Instiute and Grant Park, 1913, Chicago.

Brookins was the first pilot trained by the Wright brothers for their exhibition team.

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Walter Brookins in his aeroplane over the Art Instiute and Grant Park, 1913, Chicago.

Brookins was the first pilot trained by the Wright brothers for their exhibition team.

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Crowd lines the lake shore at the “Aero Hydro Meet,” Grant Park, 1913, Chicago

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Crowd lines the lake shore at the “Aero Hydro Meet,” Grant Park, 1913, Chicago

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Casualty at the aviation meet, Grant Park, 1911, Chicago.

Casualty at the aviation meet, Grant Park, 1911, Chicago.

Looking south on Grant Park at crowds gathered for an air show, 1911, Chicago.

Looking south on Grant Park at crowds gathered for an air show, 1911, Chicago.

Crowd gathers in Grant Park for an “aviation meet,” 1911, Chicago

Crowd gathers in Grant Park for an “aviation meet,” 1911, Chicago

Michigan Ave, 1934, Chicago. Don Wallace

Michigan Ave, 1934, Chicago. Don Wallace

Grant Park parking lot, looking west between Madison and Monroe, 1923, Chicago.

Grant Park parking lot, looking west between Madison and Monroe, 1923, Chicago.

LaSalle St Bridge, 1916, Martin Hennings

LaSalle St Bridge, 1916, Martin Hennings

Looking south on Clark from Lake, 1898, Chicago

Looking south on Clark from Lake, 1898, Chicago