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Ohio Street Beach, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

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Ohio Street Beach, 1941, Chicago. John Vachon

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Oak Street Beach, 1934, Chicago

Oak Street Beach, 1934, Chicago

Jackson Park, 1923, Chicago.

Jackson Park, 1923, Chicago.

The lake shore at Diversey, 1910, Chicago.

The lake shore at Diversey, 1910, Chicago.

The lake at 53rd St, 1900, Chicago

The lake at 53rd St, 1900, Chicago

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.

Boat leaving the harbor at Diversey, 1916, Chicago.

That’s Lake Shore Drive in the lower left corner.

Boat leaving the harbor at Diversey, 1916, Chicago.

That’s Lake Shore Drive in the lower left corner.

Girl in Rain, 1991, Chicago. Paul D’Amato

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Girl in Rain, 1991, Chicago. Paul D’Amato

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North Ave Beach, 1983, Chicago. Scott Mutter.

Note that a north facing photo and a south facing photo have been blended to create this illusion.

North Ave Beach, 1983, Chicago. Scott Mutter.

Note that a north facing photo and a south facing photo have been blended to create this illusion.

Oak Street Beach, 1977, Chicago.

Oak Street Beach, 1977, Chicago.

Montrose Beach, 1961, Chicago.

Montrose Beach, 1961, Chicago.

Getting creative to keep cool at the General Motors Powerama Fair, south of Soldier Field, 1955, Chicago.

Getting creative to keep cool at the General Motors Powerama Fair, south of Soldier Field, 1955, Chicago.

A police officer reluctantly allows children to turn on a fire hydrant to keep cool, 1947, Chicago.

Bonus points for anyone who can identify the location based on the fire house in the second picture..

Update: Thanks to seajaybea for correctly identifying the fire house just east of the Water Tower on Chicago Ave. Not only does the building still exist but it would seem the fire hydrant does too!

Wilson Ave Bathing Beach, 1911, Chicago.

Wilson Ave Bathing Beach, 1911, Chicago.

Michigan Ave at Adams, 1954, Chicago.

Michigan Ave at Adams, 1954, Chicago.