Posts tagged Soldier Field

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

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.

Soldier Field, 1925, Chicago

Soldier Field, 1925, Chicago

Ski jumping at Soldier Field, 1938, Chicago.

Ski jumping at Soldier Field, 1938, Chicago.

Preparing the ski jump at Soldier Field, 1954, Chicago.

Looking east on Waldron Drive to Museum Campus Drive, just south of Soldier Field, 1947, Chicago.

Looking east on Waldron Drive to Museum Campus Drive, just south of Soldier Field, 1947, Chicago.

Come to the rodeo, Soldier(s’) Field, 1926, Chicago. 

Come to the rodeo, Soldier(s’) Field, 1926, Chicago. 

Cowgirls at Soldier Field, 1927, Chicago.

Cowgirls at Soldier Field, 1927, Chicago.

Crossing Lake Shore Drive from Soldier Field, 1947, Chicago

Crossing Lake Shore Drive from Soldier Field, 1947, Chicago

Looking north from Soldier Field, 1935, Chicago

Looking north from Soldier Field, 1935, Chicago

Looking north from 18th Street (Soldier Field to the east), 1954, Chicago.

Looking north from 18th Street (Soldier Field to the east), 1954, Chicago.

Pink Floyd at Soldier Field, 1977, Chicago.
I saw Roger Waters last year at Wrigley; it was a pretty amazing show. I can only imagine what it would have been like to see them during their heyday.

Pink Floyd at Soldier Field, 1977, Chicago.

I saw Roger Waters last year at Wrigley; it was a pretty amazing show. I can only imagine what it would have been like to see them during their heyday.

Driving south past Soldier Field on S Lake Shore Drive, 1930, Chicago

Driving south past Soldier Field on S Lake Shore Drive, 1930, Chicago

Soldier Field parking lot, 1929, Chicago.

Soldier Field parking lot, 1929, Chicago.