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Old Posted Nov 6, 2008, 1:45 PM
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Thanks for the direction i_am_hydrogen, appreciate it.

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Old Posted Nov 6, 2008, 5:09 PM
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old chicago photos

Marshall Field's State St. 1878


Photo Chicago Historical Society

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No problem, george. Per forum rules, please make sure to credit the photos you post:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/anno...php?f=23&a=313
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2008, 2:13 AM
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Some from Corbis.





























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The 2nd post up, 3rd last and last Corbis pics (the 2 with the Marina City towers). My brain can't reconcile these 2. I know the last one is facing the lake but what's up with the other one? If it's facing inland away from the lake wouldn't that put the towers on the south side of the river?

btw, best thread ever. I'm lovin' these old historic pics.
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Hey asher11
The 3rd from last pic is flipped (it's actually looking west).
Just hold your monitor up to a mirror.

The last pic is correct (looking east towards the lake).
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Thanx Ethereal, I thought that might be the case. I hate it when they do that. Magazines and newspapers seem to be notorious for that. It's not so bad if you're very familiar with what you're looking at, but if you know in the back of your mind something's just not right but you're not completely sure it bugs the hell outta me.
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This photo is beautiful. Look at how much care they took in their buildings back then, even the public transport is beautiful.
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2008, 3:03 AM
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Henrici's at Randolph St. 1875






Tacoma N.E. of Lasalle & Madison 1889



S.E. corner of Lasalle & Monroe 1892.



Randolph looking east 1905.




Crawford at Washington 1929.



Monroe between State & Dearborn 1941.



Cryus McCormick residence Rush st. 1950.




Watertower 1955, note the Club Alabam sign in lower right corner.



Wacker & State 1959



Siebens Brewery 1470 North Larabee 1965



US Gypsum Wacker & Monroe 1967.



Photos are from Lost Chicago by David Lowe & Chicago Growth of a Metropolis Mayer & Wade both courtesy Chicago Historical Society

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Holy god, the old USG building ... I had completely forgotten about that one.
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Me dad worked on this building. Surveyed the car ramps. What a bitch that was.

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Hate it when they are reversed.

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Life Magazine Pictures

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...1988174.column

New life for huge Life photo collection on Google
By Steve Johnson

Suddenly one of the great photography troves in history is available online, free, and even ready for your download and manipulation.

The Life magazine photos archive went up this week, hosted by Google (images. google.com/hosted/life), chronicling the 20th Century in a breathtaking series of frozen moments.

To Joe the Computer Surfer, this means you can download not only Alfred Eisenstaedt's glorious Marilyn Monroe-in-black turtleneck image that ran in the magazine, but also the other frames he shot that day.

You can download images of the (last) Great Depression to your computer and, if you disagree with the original cropping, frame them in your own way and use them to illustrate your school report. You can print them up—the resolution is good enough for 8-by-10 prints—and decorate your house with, as Life President Andrew Blau says, "world history seen through American eyes."

The only restrictions are against using the pictures for commercial purposes. Why is Life, no longer a magazine but to be reborn as a Web site (Life.com) early next year, giving people the milk for free?

"We don't think we're giving away the store," Blau says. "We have 10 million images, some of the most important in world history, and they're not being seen. To have the entire collection in a warehouse in Jersey City is not to the benefit of the photography."

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Old Posted Nov 28, 2008, 6:42 AM
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http://images.google.com/hosted/life

Just a few of the pictures that are available at Google from Life:

Panorama of the Chicago skyline - 1927


Traffic moving down Lake Shore Drive - 1931


Marina Towers - April 1969


Chicago Skyline - June 1954
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That last one is unreal. It sure illustrates the role of Railroads in Chicago's history!
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More From LIFE

More from the incredible LIFE collection on Google: http://images.google.com/hosted/life

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1940's ?


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1940's ?


1940 - Oak Street Beach


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Tribune Building - 1941


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September - 1945


Merchandise Mart - 1946


Republican candidate for mayor Russell W. Root - 1947


Democratic candidate for mayor Martin Kennelly - 1947 (he's flipping us off)


1948 - Michigan Ave at 4:30 pm in May


1949


Merchandise Mart - 1951


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Tip Top Tap - 1952


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1957 - From the Chicago Board of Trade


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Mayor Daley looks over model of Chicago - 1960


Marina City - 1961


Moment of Silence for John F. Kennedy - 1963


John Hancock Center - 1969

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1942 looking northeastward from the Hotel Wacker on the SW corner of Clark/Huron.
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1960

^^^Any one have a photo from this vantage point from roughly currently??
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More from the incredible LIFE collection on Google:
I am almost certain that the water-ski club in this picture is the Min-Aqua Bats of northern Wisconsin, a club that I am a member of. We haven't performed a show on the Chicago River since the 60s (possibly 70s), but I have a few VHS tapes with some of the performances. Great find.

Really amazing pictures.
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