Drake employees, please, no spitting on the floors…, The Drake Hotel, 1930, Chicago.
Separating the bulls from the heifers, Union Stockyards, 1895, Chicago.
Female steel workers at US Steel, South Works, 1941, Chicago.
South Water St. (now Wacker), east from Franklin, 1890, Chicago.
Devil Cock is Preferred by Women - Demanded by Men!
Devil Cock Liqueur, c.1934, Chicago.
Grand opening of the Vienna Sausage Co. (now known as Vienna Beef) 415-417 S Halsted (street number changed later to 1215-1217 S Halsted), 1894, Chicago.
via Vienna Beef archives.
Haymarket Square, Randolph and DesPlaines, 1890, Chicago.
Chicago Board of Trade, 1985, Chicago. Ferdinand Sciarra
Armour’s Star, “The Ham What Am” advertisement, featuring images of the Stockyards, 1930, Chicago.
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
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