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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

Photo from Flapper magazine showing Oak Street Beach goers signing a petition for more changing rooms and “comfort stations,” aka toilets, 1922, Chicago.

Photo from Flapper magazine showing Oak Street Beach goers signing a petition for more changing rooms and “comfort stations,” aka toilets, 1922, Chicago.

Meet me under the clock…, State and Washington, 1947, Chicago.

Meet me under the clock…, State and Washington, 1947, Chicago.

Wabash and Adams, 1965, Chicago

Wabash and Adams, 1965, Chicago

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.

LoC.gov

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

LoC.gov

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

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