Passengers in the observation car on the Hiawatha speed towards Chicago from Milwaukee , 1952.
Lovers’ Lane, Wooded Island, Jackson Park, 1911, Chicago
Waiting for a streetcar in the First Ward, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon
Looking south on State from Washington, 1909, Chicago
Checker Taxi, at your door in minutes…., 1962, Chicago
Sunday at Maxwell and Peoria, 1931, Chicago.
Bellied up to the bar in the First Ward, 1906, Chicago.
Crowd gathers in Grant Park for an “aviation meet,” 1911, Chicago
South Side corner market, 1973, Chicago. John White
Ohio Street Beach, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon
Oak Street Beach, 1934, Chicago
Chicago, 1947, Walker Evans
Elevator operators from the Merchandise Mart pose with a model of their building, 1943, 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:
Photo from Flapper magazine showing Oak Street Beach goers signing a petition for more changing rooms and “comfort stations,” aka toilets, 1922, Chicago.
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