Posts tagged car

Chicago, c.1950, Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Chicago, c.1950, Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Chicago (Cadillac), 1962, Robert Frank

Chicago (Cadillac), 1962, Robert Frank

A doorman (maybe policeman?) assists a woman to her car, 1929, Chicago.

A doorman (maybe policeman?) assists a woman to her car, 1929, Chicago.

Tax medallion for a one horse carriage, early version of our car sticker, 1912, Chicago.
via Chicago Cop

Tax medallion for a one horse carriage, early version of our car sticker, 1912, Chicago.

via Chicago Cop

Training school, 1970, Chicago. Wayne Sorce

Training school, 1970, Chicago. Wayne Sorce

A city issued car license from 1905.
After 1907, the state took over, not issuing actual plates until 1911.

A city issued car license from 1905.

After 1907, the state took over, not issuing actual plates until 1911.

Chicago Police Department’s “Flying” Squad Car, 1920, Chicago.

Chicago Police Department’s “Flying” Squad Car, 1920, Chicago.

Advert for Citroen’s 1990 “Chicago” A11 TGE Hatchback.
Made for the UK market, the car sported a racing stripe of the Chicago skyline.
I imagine that we will forever have the world-view of gangsters and prohibition…

Advert for Citroen’s 1990 “Chicago” A11 TGE Hatchback.

Made for the UK market, the car sported a racing stripe of the Chicago skyline.

I imagine that we will forever have the world-view of gangsters and prohibition…

Parked under the ‘L’ near Clark and Lake Streets, 1949. The blonde is actress Patricia Neal.
That car is amazing. Any ideas about the make and model?

Parked under the ‘L’ near Clark and Lake Streets, 1949. The blonde is actress Patricia Neal.

That car is amazing. Any ideas about the make and model?

Photo of Frank Duryea,c.1895, participating in the very first American automobile race which happened right here in Chicago:
From the Library of Congress:
The First American Automobile Race
At 8:55 a.m. on November 28, 1895, six “motocycles” left Chicago’s Jackson Park for a 54-mile race to Evanston, Illinois, and back—through the snow. Number 5, piloted by inventor J. Frank Duryea, won the race in just over 10 hours at an average speed of about 7.3 miles per hour! The winner earned $2,000; the enthusiast who named the horseless vehicles “motocycles” won $500; and the Chicago Times-Herald, sponsor of the race, declared:
Persons who are inclined…to decry the development of the horseless carriage…will be forced…to recognize it as an admitted mechanical achievement, highly adapted to some of the most urgent needs of our civilization.
"The Future of the Motocycle," the Chicago Times-Herald, November 29, 1895, 6.

Photo of Frank Duryea,c.1895, participating in the very first American automobile race which happened right here in Chicago:

From the Library of Congress:

The First American Automobile Race

At 8:55 a.m. on November 28, 1895, six “motocycles” left Chicago’s Jackson Park for a 54-mile race to Evanston, Illinois, and back—through the snow. Number 5, piloted by inventor J. Frank Duryea, won the race in just over 10 hours at an average speed of about 7.3 miles per hour! The winner earned $2,000; the enthusiast who named the horseless vehicles “motocycles” won $500; and the Chicago Times-Herald, sponsor of the race, declared:

Persons who are inclined…to decry the development of the horseless carriage…will be forced…to recognize it as an admitted mechanical achievement, highly adapted to some of the most urgent needs of our civilization.

"The Future of the Motocycle," the Chicago Times-Herald, November 29, 1895, 6.

An early auto shop/gas station at the corner of Broadway (formerly Evanston Ave) and Devon, c.1915, Chicago. This was the countryside….

An early auto shop/gas station at the corner of Broadway (formerly Evanston Ave) and Devon, c.1915, Chicago. This was the countryside….

Under the ‘L’, c.1956, Chicago.

Under the ‘L’, c.1956, Chicago.

Men gathered on an unknown street (any ideas?) to show off their new horseless carriages, c.1902, Chicago.

Men gathered on an unknown street (any ideas?) to show off their new horseless carriages, c.1902, Chicago.

Interior of a Pullman car on the Chicago Alton Railway, c.1900.

Interior of a Pullman car on the Chicago Alton Railway, c.1900.