Posts tagged neon

Talk of the Town, 1159 N Clark (at Division), 1951, Chicago.
One of the first bars where gay men and women felt comfortable to openly visit, it was often raided by the police for the very same reason.

Talk of the Town, 1159 N Clark (at Division), 1951, Chicago.

One of the first bars where gay men and women felt comfortable to openly visit, it was often raided by the police for the very same reason.

Superdawg, Milwaukee and Devon, 1987, Chicago. Patty Carroll.

Superdawg, Milwaukee and Devon, 1987, Chicago. Patty Carroll.

Collage of Chicago neon, 1934, Chicago. George Miller

Collage of Chicago neon, 1934, Chicago. George Miller

West on Randolph from State, 1953, Chicago.

West on Randolph from State, 1953, Chicago.

Looking north on Rush from Chestnut, 1964, Chicago.

Looking north on Rush from Chestnut, 1964, Chicago.

Randolph and State, 1969, Chicago.

Randolph and State, 1969, Chicago.

Looking east on Randolph from Clark, taken from the entrance of the Sherman Hotel, 1957, Chicago.

Looking east on Randolph from Clark, taken from the entrance of the Sherman Hotel, 1957, Chicago.

Holiday message from the Merchandise Mart, 1951, Chicago.

Holiday message from the Merchandise Mart, 1951, Chicago.

Looking north on Rush from Delaware, 1954, Chicago

Looking north on Rush from Delaware, 1954, Chicago

A night at the Aragon, 1946, Chicago.
This is the first picture I have seen where you can see the alternating neon signage which would switch between showing either ARAGON or DANCING.

A night at the Aragon, 1946, Chicago.

This is the first picture I have seen where you can see the alternating neon signage which would switch between showing either ARAGON or DANCING.

West on Randolph from Wabash, 1957, Chicago

West on Randolph from Wabash, 1957, Chicago

The Celebrity Lounge (once the famous Cloister Inn), Rush and Delaware, 1955, Chicago

The Celebrity Lounge (once the famous Cloister Inn), Rush and Delaware, 1955, Chicago

Outside the Woods Theater, Randolph and Dearborn, 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman

Outside the Woods Theater, Randolph and Dearborn, 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman

Looking west on Chicago to Rush, 1970, Chicago

Looking west on Chicago to Rush, 1970, Chicago

Coke sign on Michigan Ave, 1931, Chicago

Coke sign on Michigan Ave, 1931, Chicago