Posts tagged fashion

Jackson Park before construction of the Columbian Exposition, 1891, Chicago.

Jackson Park before construction of the Columbian Exposition, 1891, Chicago.

Crossing Dearborn at Madison, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

Crossing Dearborn at Madison, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

Wilson Ave Bathing Beach, 1911, Chicago.

Wilson Ave Bathing Beach, 1911, Chicago.

Chicago’s Most Glamorous Women, Collier’s Magazine, 1953, Chicago.

Among this group of (all white) women, there is a Comiskey, a Swift, a Field, a Wirtz, a Goldblatt, and a Mendel.

What’s interesting (and telling of the time) is that all the women are listed by their husband’s name, i.e. Mrs. Marshall Field.

The lone rebel is a Mrs. Susan Gordon Bent, who refused to use her husband’s name.

Michigan Ave at Adams, 1954, Chicago.

Michigan Ave at Adams, 1954, Chicago.

North Ave Beach, 1910, Chicago.

North Ave Beach, 1910, Chicago.

Miss Montrose Beach, 1963, Chicago.

Miss Montrose Beach, 1963, Chicago.

North Ave Beach, 1956, Chicago.

North Ave Beach, 1956, Chicago.

Oak Street Beach, 1928, Chicago.

Oak Street Beach, 1928, Chicago.

Beach at Diversey and the lake, Lincoln Park, 1915, Chicago.

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Beach at Diversey and the lake, Lincoln Park, 1915, Chicago.

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The Fresh Air Sanitarium at Fullerton and the lake, 1902, Chicago.

The Fresh Air Sanitarium at Fullerton and the lake, 1902, Chicago.

Michigan and Adams, 1952, Chicago.

Michigan and Adams, 1952, Chicago.

Untitled, (Chicago Summer),, 1949, Chicago. Elliot Erwitt

Untitled, (Chicago Summer),, 1949, Chicago. Elliot Erwitt

Untitled (Greasers), 1968, Chicago. Lee Balterman.

Untitled (Greasers), 1968, Chicago. Lee Balterman.

Untitled, 1958, Chicago. Ray Metzker

Untitled, 1958, Chicago. Ray Metzker