Chicago Steam Laundry, 1895, Chicago.
Kool-Aid: Although invented in Hastings, Nebraska in 1927, it’s production was moved to Chicago in 1931.
The plant, located at 7400 S Rockwell, would make Chicago the home of Kool-Aid for the next 70 years. Kool-Aid is now made in Mexico.
Labels from Chicago based brewers, 1930s, Chicago.
Emil Brach stading outside his store, Brach’s Palace of Sweets, North Ave at Frontier Ave (a few blocks east of Halsted), 1905, Chicago.
Of course, Brach’s would go on to become the iconic candy company we know today.
Ore bearing ships arrive at the Inland Steel docks, 1946, Chicago.
Steelyard, 1948, Chicago. Alexander Haug
Chicago, 1929, Gregory Orloff
The Melting Pot, Chicago, 1926, George Ames Aldrich
Looking from Adler Planetarium to the pollution producing steel plants to the south, 1940, Chicago.
The Wrigley Factory, 3535 S Ashland, 1933, Chicago.
Built in 1911, the plant finally closed in 2005.
The Chicago bottling plant of the Fred Miller Brewing Company (Miller High Life, The Champagne of Beers!, etc), 1895, Chicago.
MillerCoors is now headquartered in Chicago.
Stockyard butchers, 1895, Chicago
The Russian Exhibit in the Manufactures Building, Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago
Gum comes off the assembly line at Wrigley, 1932, Chicago. Margaret Bourke-White
Passing beneath the 12th Street (Roosevelt) bascule bridge, 1900, Chicago.
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