Posts tagged chicago

1) Looking north on Michigan to Randolph, 1955, Chicago
2) Looking south on Michigan to Wacker, 1955, Chicago

State and Madison, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

State and Madison, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

Looking east from the Wells St. Bridge, 1932, Chicago

Update: Thanks to everybodywrites for pointing out why a 1930s photographic perspective is different from today’s (google view) perspective:

"…the telephotographic magnification level from the first photo is greater than second (compare the relative sizes of the capitols atop bridge anchors for the next street [Lasalle?]). Not only is the built environment more dense in the present day, but we can see more of it. Comparing the absolute amount of change that took place between these two photographs is difficult. You can see the Carbide and Carbon Building in both photos. The first photo has it looming large enough in the back row. The second photo has it as a sliver where the perspective line created by the right bank of the river meets a kind of wall of buildings at the bend in the river."

Broadway, Clark and Diversey, 1925, Chicago.

Broadway, Clark and Diversey, 1925, Chicago.

Looking east over the Chicago Ave Bridge, 1914, Chicago.

North and Clark, 1907, Chicago

North and Clark, 1907, Chicago

Early “color” photograph looking north on Michigan Ave from 9th Street, 1931, Chicago

National Geographic

Early “color” photograph looking north on Michigan Ave from 9th Street, 1931, Chicago

National Geographic

The long defunct Webster “L” stop, at Sheffield, 1920, Chicago. 

The station was closed in 1949.

The long defunct Webster “L” stop, at Sheffield, 1920, Chicago.

The station was closed in 1949.

Greetings from Hegewisch, 1910, Chicago

Greetings from Hegewisch, 1910, Chicago

Launch of the Steamer William E. Edrey, 1905, Chicago

Launch of the Steamer William E. Edrey, 1905, Chicago

Looking north on State at Monroe and the Palmer House, 1892, Chicago.

Looking north on State at Monroe and the Palmer House, 1892, Chicago.

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.

Last one standing, 1946, Chicago. Walker Evans

Last one standing, 1946, Chicago. Walker Evans

Under the L, 1934, Chicago

Under the L, 1934, Chicago

LaSalle Street, the Wall Street of Chicago, 1920, Chicago

LaSalle Street, the Wall Street of Chicago, 1920, Chicago