The north approach to the Michigan Ave Bridge, 1921, Chicago.
Port of Chicago, 1952, Chicago. Michael Blaser
Traffic jam on N Michigan Ave, 1929, Chicago.
Carl Sandburg takes a ride on the river, 1957, Chicago.
Looking northwest from the elevation at Franklin and Washington Streets, 1833, Chicago.
Note the ferry, which would take passengers from the Sauganash Hotel (foreground) across the river to each of the other taverns located at each corner of the intersection. Bar hopping!
Dusk at Wacker and State, 1965, Chicago.
Bridges up, west from Wabash, 1935, Chicago.
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Wolf Point, 1885, Chicago.
President Harry Truman crosses the Madison Street bridge to much fanfare, 1950, Chicago.
East from the Merchandise Mart, 1934, Chicago.
The Adams Street Bridge, 1889, Chicago.
Chicago, An Untamed Prehistoric Wilderness, 1820
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The second Fort Dearborn, 1818, Chicago.
Note how the mouth of the Chicago River is not at the end of the east branch, but sits to the south at the end of an inlet.
Looking east from the north west side entry point of the Washington Street Tunnel, 1878, Chicago.
Residents of Wicker Park would have traveled by horse-drawn streetcar or carriage, down Milwaukee Ave, to this point to enter the downtown area.
Braving the elements while crossing the Michigan Ave Bridge, 1935, Chicago.
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