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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.

Camp Chi (Chicago Hebrew Institute), Loon Lake Il, 1922, Chicago.

Camp Chi is now held each summer at Lake Blass in Wisconsin. My better half spent years 8 to 15 going to this historic camp.

Camp Chi (Chicago Hebrew Institute), Loon Lake Il, 1922, Chicago.

Camp Chi is now held each summer at Lake Blass in Wisconsin. My better half spent years 8 to 15 going to this historic camp.

North Ave Beach, 1910, Chicago.

North Ave Beach, 1910, Chicago.

Miss Montrose Beach, 1963, Chicago.

Miss Montrose Beach, 1963, Chicago.

North Ave Beach, 1956, Chicago.

North Ave Beach, 1956, Chicago.

Oak Street Beach, 1928, Chicago.

Oak Street Beach, 1928, Chicago.

Beach at Diversey and the lake, Lincoln Park, 1915, Chicago.

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Beach at Diversey and the lake, Lincoln Park, 1915, Chicago.

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