Dancers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel try a new invention : headphones. Revelers could don the gear so as to not disturb hotel guests in the wee hours of the morning, 1922, Chicago.
The Graf Zeppelin passes over Grant Park, 1929, Chicago.
Aerial looking north from 18th St, 1924, Chicago.
Note an under construction Soldier Field.
Fans gather for what is now called “The Long Count Fight” between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney at Soldier Field, 1927, Chicago.
Looking east to Michigan Ave at the river, 1925, Chicago.
Vaudeville bills, 1924, Chicago
Northbound traffic on Lake Shore Drive (this stretch was then called Lincoln Park Drive) and Michigan Ave, 1926, Chicago.
Buckingham Fountain, 1927, Chicago. Charles Turzak
Aerial shot of the Loop and Grant Park, 1922, Chicago
The Illinois Centennial Monument at Logan Square, 1921, Chicago.
Getting there every way possible, at the Art Institute, 1925, Chicago.
Early proposal for Grant Park Stadium (later named Soldier Field), 1921, Chicago.
Of course, the final result was fairly close to this design, save the enormous obelisk.
Taxi lineup at the Illinois Central Station, 12th (Roosevelt) and Michigan, 1920, Chicago.
The old police station (still standing but not in use) at Addison and Halsted, 1920, Chicago.
Looking north on Michigan Ave to Chicago Ave, 1927, Chicago.
Notice that even in winter, people rode OUTSIDE on the city’s double-decker buses.
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Scaffold theme by Mike Harding.