Posts tagged 1970's

Chicago, 1970, Kenneth Josephson

Chicago, 1970, Kenneth Josephson

Chicago, 1975, Mark Abramov

Chicago, 1975, Mark Abramov

Looking south on Michigan Ave from Water Tower Place, 1979, Chicago. Lee Balterman

Looking south on Michigan Ave from Water Tower Place, 1979, Chicago. Lee Balterman

The last brownstone on Ohio between State and Dearborn comes down, 1972, Chicago.

The last brownstone on Ohio between State and Dearborn comes down, 1972, Chicago.

Broadway and Wilson, 1979, Chicago

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Broadway and Wilson, 1979, Chicago

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Bill “Dollar Bill” Wirtz in an ad for Old Fitzgerald Bourbon, photographed at the Chicago Stadium, 1973, Chicago.

Often vilified, Bill Wirtz died in 2007, passing ownership of the Blackhawks to his son Peter who then shortly after, passed leadership to his brother Rocky. 

Since taking the helm, Rocky has been credited with the revival and success of the current franchise.

Bill “Dollar Bill” Wirtz in an ad for Old Fitzgerald Bourbon, photographed at the Chicago Stadium, 1973, Chicago.

Often vilified, Bill Wirtz died in 2007, passing ownership of the Blackhawks to his son Peter who then shortly after, passed leadership to his brother Rocky.

Since taking the helm, Rocky has been credited with the revival and success of the current franchise.

Michigan at Congress, 1971, Chicago. Rene Burri

Michigan at Congress, 1971, Chicago. Rene Burri

Lake Street, 1979, Chicago.
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Lake Street, 1979, Chicago.

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Bridges up, 1972, Chicago

Bridges up, 1972, Chicago

Christmas windows at Carson’s, 1971, Chicago.

Christmas windows at Carson’s, 1971, Chicago.

Looking north on Rush from Walton to Oak, 1976, Chicago

Looking north on Rush from Walton to Oak, 1976, Chicago

Black Santa, 1975, Chicago. Art Shay

Black Santa, 1975, Chicago. Art Shay

A driver inspects his cab after 70mph winds collapsed scaffolding outside the under-construction IBM Building at 330 N Wabash, 1970, Chicago.

A driver inspects his cab after 70mph winds collapsed scaffolding outside the under-construction IBM Building at 330 N Wabash, 1970, Chicago.

I don’t endorse too many products here at Calumet 412 but as ‘tis the season, I must draw attention to an amazing book which was just released in time for those looking for the perfect gift for Chicago history buffs.
The oft referenced on Calumet 412 street photographer, Bob Rehak, compiled more than 250 photographs taken around Uptown during the early 1970’s. It is an awesome archive of a moment in time which, for better or worse, helped shape a city.
Click through for a link to Amazon, or visit www.bobrehak.com for a preview of his work.

Be sure to visit your local bookseller, like Unabridged Books on Broadway, to pick up your copy.

Also, a big thank you to Bob for including Calumet 412 in the acknowledgements. It has been my pleasure to post his historical photographs here on the site!

I don’t endorse too many products here at Calumet 412 but as ‘tis the season, I must draw attention to an amazing book which was just released in time for those looking for the perfect gift for Chicago history buffs.

The oft referenced on Calumet 412 street photographer, Bob Rehak, compiled more than 250 photographs taken around Uptown during the early 1970’s. It is an awesome archive of a moment in time which, for better or worse, helped shape a city.

Click through for a link to Amazon, or visit www.bobrehak.com for a preview of his work.

Be sure to visit your local bookseller, like Unabridged Books on Broadway, to pick up your copy.

Also, a big thank you to Bob for including Calumet 412 in the acknowledgements. It has been my pleasure to post his historical photographs here on the site!

Untitled (Self Portrait), 1973, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitled (Self Portrait), 1973, Chicago. Vivian Maier