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Ryan81 Mar 22, 2008 2:09 AM

Historic Chicago
 
I am creating this in hopes that people will contribute other historic pictures of the chicago skyline. I found most of these (on my first post) at AllPosters.com where they may be purchased. There are also a couple by Art Sinsabaugh.

I'll get it started...please post any historical skyline shots you have or can find.

http://aycu22.webshots.com/image/466...3265103_rs.jpg
http://aycu06.webshots.com/image/496...0255703_rs.jpg
http://aycu40.webshots.com/image/487...4770319_rs.jpg
http://aycu40.webshots.com/image/479...3083125_rs.jpg
http://aycu09.webshots.com/image/496...8070450_rs.jpg
http://aycu36.webshots.com/image/478...2924617_rs.jpg
http://aycu35.webshots.com/image/467...2922403_rs.jpg
http://aycu17.webshots.com/image/463...3772656_rs.jpg
http://aycu24.webshots.com/image/488...2669907_rs.jpg
http://aycu09.webshots.com/image/493...1823583_rs.jpg
http://aycu22.webshots.com/image/481...1531089_rs.jpg
http://aycu27.webshots.com/image/501...3897718_rs.jpg
http://aycu16.webshots.com/image/461...0202911_rs.jpg
http://aycu16.webshots.com/image/461...9823911_rs.jpg
http://aycu08.webshots.com/image/462...7846473_rs.jpg
http://aycu29.webshots.com/image/470...8261174_rs.jpg
http://aycu29.webshots.com/image/470...6993658_rs.jpg
http://aycu28.webshots.com/image/498...0803672_rs.jpg
http://aycu37.webshots.com/image/465...7072294_rs.jpg

Ducov Mar 22, 2008 4:54 PM

Yay!!:hyper: been waiting to find a thread like this for so long!

Here's my contribution, all photos from the Charles W.Cushman collection from the the good people at Indiana University Archives.
Taken mid forties.

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02186.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02185.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02196.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02198.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02199.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02212.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02213.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02218.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02219.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02222.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02221.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02220.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02274.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02386.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02398.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02399.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02599.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02722.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02720.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02857.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02866.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02887.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02890.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02909.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02910.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02913.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02911.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02954.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P02955.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03016.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03090.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03112.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03132.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03135.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03136.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03200.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03398.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03460.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03484.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03497.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03998.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P03999.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P04092.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P04091.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P04131.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P04151.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P04183.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P04207.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P04273.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P04853.jpg



These are from the late 50's.

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10240.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10255.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10239.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10268.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10271.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10270.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10263.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10262.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10260.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10274.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10306.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10313.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10347.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10358.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10359.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10361.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P10364.jpg


Early 60's:

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12876.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12877.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12878.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12885.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12884.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12883.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12882.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12880.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12879.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12889.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12888.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12887.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12886.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12872.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12873.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12875.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12892.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12891.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12890.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12899.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12901.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12894.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12893.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P12897.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15372.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15371.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15386.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15385.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15383.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15382.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15373.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15377.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15376.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15375.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15362.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15363.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15368.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15367.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15369.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15397.jpg

http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/ar...ull/P15398.jpg

Ryan81 Mar 23, 2008 3:55 AM

:previous: AWESOME!!!!! Thankyou For that!

A few more......

http://aycu40.webshots.com/image/501...7441900_rs.jpg
http://aycu38.webshots.com/image/485...3748070_rs.jpg
http://aycu31.webshots.com/image/496...5243235_rs.jpg
http://aycu31.webshots.com/image/477...1459295_rs.jpg
Comisky Park 1913
http://aycu16.webshots.com/image/495...1322851_rs.jpg
Lincoln and Robey 1910
http://aycu34.webshots.com/image/476...5894621_rs.jpg
State Street 1905
http://aycu25.webshots.com/image/496...4947303_rs.jpg
Wacker 1928
http://aycu39.webshots.com/image/473...1005583_rs.jpg

Grumpy Mar 23, 2008 4:11 PM

:eek: this is a mind blowing thread :eek:

Ryan81 Mar 23, 2008 5:14 PM

Tribue Tower 1924
http://aycu17.webshots.com/image/493...8833292_rs.jpg
1927
http://aycu24.webshots.com/image/481...5067772_rs.jpg
Originally Posted by ethereal reality in the Chicago Spire Thread.
1930 shot before Lake Shore Drive Built.
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/2...romeastqo6.jpg
1936
http://aycu11.webshots.com/image/492...6327280_rs.jpg
1939
http://aycu18.webshots.com/image/481...5914807_rs.jpg
Wacker and Dearborn 1950
http://aycu31.webshots.com/image/491...4259327_rs.jpg
1952
http://aycu39.webshots.com/image/502...5872925_rs.jpg
1955
http://aycu02.webshots.com/image/498...0892536_rs.jpg
1962
http://aycu09.webshots.com/image/486...8125043_rs.jpg
1964 From Van Buren L Stop
http://aycu38.webshots.com/image/468...1578833_rs.jpg
Marina City Construction
http://aycu07.webshots.com/image/490...5095362_rs.jpg

GioFX Mar 23, 2008 7:40 PM

WOW, Chicago is such an amazing city, I love old pics of supercities like Chicago.

Beautiful pics!

:tup: :worship:

SolarWind Mar 23, 2008 8:43 PM

http://aycu40.webshots.com/image/487...4770319_rs.jpg

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3813/dscc0112ym9.jpg

This is nearly the same vantage point 78 years later. I took my picture last Friday.

treras93 Mar 23, 2008 9:27 PM

Not to many but here's a few i found

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/pic...r_074_v113.jpg

http://www.archives.gov/research/ame...cities-074.jpg

http://www.archives.gov/research/ame...cities-006.jpg

http://www.archives.gov/research/ame...cities-040.jpg

http://chicago.urban-history.org/sit...rs/chicago.jpg

http://www.hellochicago.com/Images/P...icago-1927.jpg

http://www.hellochicago.com/Images/P...icago-1907.jpg

http://www.hellochicago.com/Images/P...-Park-1927.jpg

http://www.hellochicago.com/Images/P...front-1912.jpg

http://www.hellochicago.com/Images/B...treet-1941.jpg

http://www.hellochicago.com/Images/B...Drive-1934.jpg

Sorry they're not bigger
:)

here is link to where i got most of them
http://www.hellochicago.com/Photos_Panoramic.Cfm

Wrightguy0 Mar 24, 2008 1:11 AM

Amazing town, but very gritty, I know many of those towers started out white, the Mather tower looks almost black in one picture

NewDetroit1 Mar 24, 2008 2:32 AM

how many of those old towers were torn down?

Ryan81 Mar 24, 2008 2:58 AM

Another Set...
 
The FIRST City
http://aycu27.webshots.com/image/478...4475973_rs.jpg
http://aycu24.webshots.com/image/486...3352379_rs.jpg
http://aycu15.webshots.com/image/493...0847230_rs.jpg
1893 Worlds Fair
http://aycu30.webshots.com/image/483...6980245_rs.jpg
1902
http://aycu07.webshots.com/image/498...2386592_rs.jpg
1906
http://aycu06.webshots.com/image/497...9194902_rs.jpg
1906
http://aycu19.webshots.com/image/468...2327112_rs.jpg
1907
http://aycu02.webshots.com/image/501...9718187_rs.jpg
1907
http://aycu37.webshots.com/image/491...2819273_rs.jpg
McCormic Plant 1907
http://aycu29.webshots.com/image/493...8953981_rs.jpg
From Majestic Building c1907
http://aycu13.webshots.com/image/503...8573479_rs.jpg
1908 Jackson Park
http://aycu37.webshots.com/image/495...1222957_rs.jpg
c1910
http://aycu37.webshots.com/image/495...2961048_rs.jpg
c1910
http://aycu38.webshots.com/image/462...3447364_rs.jpg
US Army Tournament, Grant Park 1910
http://aycu39.webshots.com/image/486...9443039_rs.jpg
1912
http://aycu13.webshots.com/image/486...2451463_rs.jpg
1912
http://aycu31.webshots.com/image/479...7561615_rs.jpg
1912
http://aycu18.webshots.com/image/496...2660592_rs.jpg
1913
http://aycu18.webshots.com/image/496...4966689_rs.jpg
1913
http://aycu19.webshots.com/image/498...6724956_rs.jpg
1915
http://aycu19.webshots.com/image/498...8854844_rs.jpg
1918 Sept 8
http://aycu01.webshots.com/image/502...4509472_rs.jpg
1918 Sept 15
http://aycu12.webshots.com/image/504...7174315_rs.jpg
1921 Soldier Field...Not a skyline, but interesting...
http://aycu08.webshots.com/image/488...5946076_rs.jpg
c1926
http://aycu25.webshots.com/image/505...6112555_rs.jpg
1929 July 27 Cubs Field
http://aycu11.webshots.com/image/476...6792357_rs.jpg
1933 Century of Progress
http://aycu04.webshots.com/image/501...5749842_rs.jpg
c1938
http://aycu12.webshots.com/image/492...4515201_rs.jpg

cbotnyse Mar 24, 2008 3:15 AM

awesome thread. I love it.


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...1965som4ct.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...nyse/old20.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...nyse/old19.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/chiriver.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...tertower02.jpg

Thundertubs Mar 24, 2008 4:39 AM

Ridiculous thread.:worship:

My parents wedding reception photos from 1972 prominantly feature the skeleton of the Standard Oil (Aon) building going up in the background out the windows.

aaron38 Mar 24, 2008 2:04 PM

Damn this is a massive thread, it's going to take a while to go through it. Kudos to everyone who's posted.
And I've never seen a picture of the Hancock under construction, thanks for posting that one Cbot.

One of the things that struck me was, I've stayed in the Allerton Hotel before, now it's a small building that's lost among the skyscrapers, but it used to be one of the tallest in Streeterville. A building you never even notice anymore used to be a fixture of the skyline.

cbotnyse Mar 24, 2008 2:22 PM

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...cago/old07.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...cago/old22.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...go/sears-2.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...earstopped.jpg

Nowhereman1280 Mar 24, 2008 2:26 PM

http://aycu31.webshots.com/image/491...4259327_rs.jpg

Are they dumping extra snow into the river?

cbotnyse Mar 24, 2008 2:43 PM

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...o/cbot-old.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2.../cbot-old2.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...t-oldfloor.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...cago/cbot3.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 24, 2008 9:12 PM

Marina City 1968, pre IBM
http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/3...mslidenkj7.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 24, 2008 9:17 PM

the beginnings of Illinois Center 1968.
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8...ter1968za2.jpg above: notice the lights for the Wrigley Building on the small brick building in the foreground.

http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/5...er1968bfb3.jpg

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8...ial1968le5.jpg
a rare shot of the northern side of the Prudential Building. You can see a
South Shore Line train emerging from beneath the building.

ethereal_reality Mar 24, 2008 9:28 PM

Looking south towards Grant Park,
the future site of the Aon Building (Standard Oil Building)
You can see a bus traveling elevated Randolph Street
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3521/lse1968sq2.jpg
This would almost be your view from AQUA (in 1968)


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