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Untitiled (Chicago for Kennedy), 1960, Chicago. Vivian Maier

Untitiled (Chicago for Kennedy), 1960, Chicago. Vivian Maier

A young Pat Quinn petitions signatures for the Coalition for Political Honesty, 1980, Chicago.

A young Pat Quinn petitions signatures for the Coalition for Political Honesty, 1980, Chicago.

Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, moments after he had been shot at a political rally in Miami, Florida, 1933.

Mayor Cermak would succumb to his injuries and die almost one month later.

Arguably credited for creating Chicago’s democratic political machine (which thrives to this day), there are theories as to whether or not the bullet was actually intended for Cermak or Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was also at the rally.

The original Billy Goat Inn on W Madison, 1950, Chicago.

The original Billy Goat Inn on W Madison, 1950, Chicago.

A young Wicker Park resident named Nate Silver, 2008, Chicago.
Nate Silver graduated from the University of Chicago in 2000, living here for a total of 12 years before moving to NYC to write for the New York Times.

A young Wicker Park resident named Nate Silver, 2008, Chicago.

Nate Silver graduated from the University of Chicago in 2000, living here for a total of 12 years before moving to NYC to write for the New York Times.

Suffragists march on Michigan Ave, 1916, Chicago.

Suffragists march on Michigan Ave, 1916, Chicago.

Early version of the car-roof bullhorn campaigning method, 17th Ward, 1902, Chicago.
That’s an unusual slogan: “It’s good for the blood”
From sistertotherain.tumblr.com:

In re: the “It’s Good for the Blood” slogan, it’s specifically in reference to the “SSS” on the banner, the first initials of the three names listed there. SSS was the brand name for an iron-rich tonic that people took for tired blood back in the old days.
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Early version of the car-roof bullhorn campaigning method, 17th Ward, 1902, Chicago.

That’s an unusual slogan: “It’s good for the blood”

From sistertotherain.tumblr.com:

In re: the “It’s Good for the Blood” slogan, it’s specifically in reference to the “SSS” on the banner, the first initials of the three names listed there. SSS was the brand name for an iron-rich tonic that people took for tired blood back in the old days.
Thanks for the tip!
Men fighting in the street during a Dump Daley (Daley Sr.) rally, 1969, Chicago.

Men fighting in the street during a Dump Daley (Daley Sr.) rally, 1969, Chicago.

Sargent Shriver (right) speaking to a group of Peace Corps volunteers at his home in Chicago, 1961. That’s a 5 year old Maria Shriver on his lap…
Shriver moved to Chicago to manage the Merchandise Mart (owned by the Kennedy family for more than 50 years). It was while here that JFK tapped him to launch the Peace Corps.

Sargent Shriver (right) speaking to a group of Peace Corps volunteers at his home in Chicago, 1961. That’s a 5 year old Maria Shriver on his lap…

Shriver moved to Chicago to manage the Merchandise Mart (owned by the Kennedy family for more than 50 years). It was while here that JFK tapped him to launch the Peace Corps.

The Democratic National Convention, 1896, Chicago.

The Democratic National Convention, 1896, Chicago.

Ticket and program guide from the 1952 and 1956 Democratic National Conventions, Chicago.

Welcome to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Chicago.

Welcome to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Chicago.

Political rally speaker standing on the ledge of a building, 1956, Chicago.
There’s no info about who he is…any ideas? The photo is not credited either, although I think it might be Art Shay.
Update: Thanks to ghost-of-algren for catching this. The man in the photo is Robert Frank and the photo appeared in theseamericans.com…

Political rally speaker standing on the ledge of a building, 1956, Chicago.

There’s no info about who he is…any ideas? The photo is not credited either, although I think it might be Art Shay.

Update: Thanks to ghost-of-algren for catching this. The man in the photo is Robert Frank and the photo appeared in theseamericans.com…