Posts tagged 1920's

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.

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.

The Graf Zeppelin passes over Grant Park, 1929, Chicago.

Aerial looking north from 18th St, 1924, Chicago.

Note an under construction Soldier Field.

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Count_Fight

Fans gather for what is now called “The Long Count Fight” between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney at Soldier Field, 1927, Chicago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Count_Fight

Looking east to Michigan Ave at the river, 1925, Chicago.

(thanks hhenao78!)

Looking east to Michigan Ave at the river, 1925, Chicago.

(thanks hhenao78!)

Vaudeville bills, 1924, Chicago

Vaudeville bills, 1924, Chicago

Northbound traffic on Lake Shore Drive (this stretch was then called Lincoln Park Drive) and Michigan Ave, 1926, Chicago.

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Northbound traffic on Lake Shore Drive (this stretch was then called Lincoln Park Drive) and Michigan Ave, 1926, Chicago.

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Buckingham Fountain, 1927, Chicago. Charles Turzak

Buckingham Fountain, 1927, Chicago. Charles Turzak

Aerial shot of the Loop and Grant Park, 1922, Chicago

Aerial shot of the Loop and Grant Park, 1922, Chicago

The Illinois Centennial Monument at Logan Square, 1921, Chicago.

The Illinois Centennial Monument at Logan Square, 1921, Chicago.

Getting there every way possible, at the Art Institute, 1925, 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.

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.

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.

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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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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