Looking north on Dearborn to Stateway Gardens, 1959, Chicago
The Art Institute, 1952, Chicago.
Chicago, c.1950s, Yasuhiro Ishimoto
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.
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.
President Harry Truman crosses the Madison Street bridge to much fanfare, 1950, 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.
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
Looking north from the alley across from St. Peter’s Church, 110 W Madison, 1953, Chicago
Early photo of Chicago “dibs,” (a wood spool and log) 4800 S Federal, 1951, Chicago.
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