Posts tagged Soldier Field

Soldier Field, 1947, Chicago.

This photo appears on the cover of Liam T.A. Ford’s excellent book about Soldier Field, A Stadium and it’s City. 

Update: Thanks to Liam T.A. Ford for providing the correct date for the photo.

Soldier Field, 1947, Chicago.

This photo appears on the cover of Liam T.A. Ford’s excellent book about Soldier Field, A Stadium and it’s City.

Update: Thanks to Liam T.A. Ford for providing the correct date for the photo.

Baton twirlers, en masse, Soldier Field, 1957, Chicago.

Baton twirlers, en masse, Soldier Field, 1957, Chicago.

Aerial looking north from an unfinished Soldier Field, 1923, Chicago.

Aerial looking north from an unfinished Soldier Field, 1923, Chicago.

The North Lagoon at sunset, facing Soldier Field, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago.

The North Lagoon at sunset, facing Soldier Field, Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, 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

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