WendyCity :: Images from Chicago

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Detail of Coronelli’s map of Nouvelle France, 1688.
This was the first time Chicago appeared on a map as a place name.
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Detail of Coronelli’s map of Nouvelle France, 1688.

This was the first time Chicago appeared on a map as a place name.

Click to enlarge the image.

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Mid-Century awesomeness at the Inland Steel Building at 30 W Monroe, 1957, Chicago.

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Mid-Century awesomeness at the Inland Steel Building at 30 W Monroe, 1957, Chicago.

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Mies van der Rohe’s 860-880 Lake Shore Drive under construction, 1949, Chicago.

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Mies van der Rohe’s 860-880 Lake Shore Drive under construction, 1949, Chicago.

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Nice unintentional tilt-shift effect on a photo of the Lake Shore Drive Bridge, 1950, Chicago.
Note: This photo is “reversed”, meaning what looks like should be the the north side of the bridge is actually the south side. The Sante Fe sign would have appeared backward to someone standing in the same spot. Thanks to Peter Amling for pointing this out!

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Nice unintentional tilt-shift effect on a photo of the Lake Shore Drive Bridge, 1950, Chicago.

Note: This photo is “reversed”, meaning what looks like should be the the north side of the bridge is actually the south side. The Sante Fe sign would have appeared backward to someone standing in the same spot. Thanks to Peter Amling for pointing this out!

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One day before Thanksgiving in 1873, 17 year-old Louis Sullivan saw the city of Chicago, for the very first time. Standing on the platform of a railroad station, he raised his hand, stomped his foot and said to himself, “This is the place for me”.
Our city’s landscape would be changed forever…
Photo from the Ryerson and Burnham Archives, 1876.

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One day before Thanksgiving in 1873, 17 year-old Louis Sullivan saw the city of Chicago, for the very first time. Standing on the platform of a railroad station, he raised his hand, stomped his foot and said to himself, “This is the place for me”.

Our city’s landscape would be changed forever…

Photo from the Ryerson and Burnham Archives, 1876.

CAF River Cruise by BalineseCat on Flickr.
Millennium Park by BalineseCat on Flickr.
Pritzker Pavillion by BalineseCat on Flickr.
On the Boardwalk by BalineseCat on Flickr.
At Chopin Theater by BalineseCat on Flickr.
Evanston by BalineseCat on Flickr.

Evanston by BalineseCat on Flickr.

Evanston by BalineseCat on Flickr.

Evanston by BalineseCat on Flickr.

The Alley by BalineseCat on Flickr.

The Alley by BalineseCat on Flickr.

Shadows by ancientlives on Flickr.

Shadows by ancientlives on Flickr.

Montrose Point by Mercer52 on Flickr.

Montrose Point by Mercer52 on Flickr.