Posts tagged 1950's

Looking north on Dearborn to Stateway Gardens, 1959, Chicago

Looking north on Dearborn to Stateway Gardens, 1959, Chicago

The Art Institute, 1952, Chicago.

The Art Institute, 1952, Chicago.

Chicago, c.1950s, Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Chicago, c.1950s, Yasuhiro Ishimoto

It’s Bigger, Softer, Chicago’s Curtiss Candy Co., makers of the Baby Ruth, 1956, Chicago.

It’s Bigger, Softer, Chicago’s Curtiss Candy Co., makers of the Baby Ruth, 1956, Chicago.

The Congress Expressway becomes a river during flooding, 1957, Chicago.

The Congress Expressway becomes a river during flooding, 1957, Chicago.

Water Tower Blues, 1960, Chicago. Joe Kindicott

Water Tower Blues, 1960, Chicago. Joe Kindicott

Foster Ave at the lake, 1952, Chicago.

Notice the start of construction for the extension of the outer drive to Hollywood.

Foster Ave at the lake, 1952, Chicago.

Notice the start of construction for the extension of the outer drive to Hollywood.

President Harry Truman crosses the Madison Street bridge to much fanfare, 1950, Chicago.

President Harry Truman crosses the Madison Street bridge to much fanfare, 1950, Chicago.

State Street Sailors, 1958, Chicago. Lee Balterman

State Street Sailors, 1958, Chicago. Lee Balterman

Grant Park, 1955, Chicago

Grant Park, 1955, Chicago

Taxi drivers line Adams Street at LaSalle in support for a controversial new union leader, 1959, Chicago.

Notice the city has begun to ticket and tow the protesting drivers. 

via theoldmotor.com

Taxi drivers line Adams Street at LaSalle in support for a controversial new union leader, 1959, Chicago.

Notice the city has begun to ticket and tow the protesting drivers.

via theoldmotor.com

State and Lake, 1951, Chicago.

State and Lake, 1951, Chicago.

Who wants to meet at Walgreen’s for lunch?

Walgreen’s lunch counter menu, 1950, Chicago.

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Lawrence Ave, 1956, Chicago

Lawrence Ave, 1956, Chicago

Looking north from the alley across from St. Peter’s Church, 110 W Madison, 1953, Chicago

Looking north from the alley across from St. Peter’s Church, 110 W Madison, 1953, Chicago