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A newly installed traffic signal at Michigan Ave and Lake, 1935, Chicago.

A newly installed traffic signal at Michigan Ave and Lake, 1935, Chicago.

An illumintated arch, which spanned LaSalle Street at Madison, for the 31st Knights Templar Conclave, 1910, Chicago.

An illumintated arch, which spanned LaSalle Street at Madison, for the 31st Knights Templar Conclave, 1910, Chicago.

Scene at what is now Diversey Harbor, 1900, Chicago.

Scene at what is now Diversey Harbor, 1900, Chicago.

Looking north on Clark from Jackson, 1891, Chicago

Looking north on Clark from Jackson, 1891, Chicago

Encampment for the Knights Templar Conclave in Grant Park (then called Lake Park), 1880, Chicago.

Encampment for the Knights Templar Conclave in Grant Park (then called Lake Park), 1880, Chicago.

Helmut Jahn’s proposal to add an 80 story glass and steel extension on top of the Tribune Tower, 1980, Chicago.

Included among Jahn’s completed projects in Chicago are the Thompson Center and the United Terminal at O’Hare.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Jahn

Helmut Jahn’s proposal to add an 80 story glass and steel extension on top of the Tribune Tower, 1980, Chicago.

Included among Jahn’s completed projects in Chicago are the Thompson Center and the United Terminal at O’Hare.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Jahn

Looking east on Division from Wood, 1974, Chicago.

Looking east on Division from Wood, 1974, Chicago.

Looking north on Michigan Ave at Randolph, 1960, Chicago.

Looking north on Michigan Ave at Randolph, 1960, Chicago.

Looking north on Sheridan from Wilson, 1957, Chicago.

Looking north on Sheridan from Wilson, 1957, Chicago.

A busker entertains patrons at Riccardo’s, 437 Rush St, 1949, Chicago.

A busker entertains patrons at Riccardo’s, 437 Rush St, 1949, Chicago.

Construction of exhibits for the Century of Progress World’s Fair on Northerly Island, 1932, Chicago.

UIC Library Archives

Construction of exhibits for the Century of Progress World’s Fair on Northerly Island, 1932, Chicago.

UIC Library Archives

The Beach House at 63rd St., 1923, Chicago.

The Beach House at 63rd St., 1923, Chicago.

A Great Lakes cruise ship departs Chicago, 1957.

A Great Lakes cruise ship departs Chicago, 1957.

Looking west on Madison from State, 1954, Chicago.

Looking west on Madison from State, 1954, Chicago.

Contestants of a dance marathon at the Merry Garden Ballroom, Belmont and Sheffield, enter their 1300th hour, 1931, Chicago.

That’s 54 days dancing, folks…

The winners of the contest won $2000 cash after dancing 5152 hours and 48 minutes (214 days).

Thanks to the DePaul Art Museum for this link to the winners:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101124171327AA1xgGX

Contestants of a dance marathon at the Merry Garden Ballroom, Belmont and Sheffield, enter their 1300th hour, 1931, Chicago.

That’s 54 days dancing, folks…

The winners of the contest won $2000 cash after dancing 5152 hours and 48 minutes (214 days).

Thanks to the DePaul Art Museum for this link to the winners:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101124171327AA1xgGX