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Old October 25th, 2005, 12:27 PM   #1
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Old Chicago Photographs

Here's some old pics of Chicago to start out this thread. Hopefully people can dig up some classic pics!

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Old October 25th, 2005, 12:56 PM   #2
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Old October 25th, 2005, 02:56 PM   #3
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Very nice.

I'm trying to read the reversed labels on some of the pics.
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Old October 25th, 2005, 04:38 PM   #4
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wow. those shots are great guys. Thanks for opening this thread. Those are beauties to be sure. I would love to take a time machine and go back to Chicago 1908 or even further back.
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Old October 25th, 2005, 08:20 PM   #5
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here's stuff I scanned















































the shots of the endless blocks of midrise buildings in River North is always sad.
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Old October 25th, 2005, 09:01 PM   #6
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It is absolutely amazing to compare the late 1970's / early 1980's photographs of River North and Streeterville with today.
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Great photos, thanks for starting this thread
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Old October 25th, 2005, 11:41 PM   #8
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A simpler time. These pictures ROCK. My god, the sight from the lake in this picture:



It's like a beautiful painting.
I didn't know Marina Towers had antennas on them...
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Old October 26th, 2005, 04:35 AM   #9
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^ Yikes! Did they just not care about keeping buildings clean back then? I was at the Art Institute today, and it's spot clean!


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Very nice!
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I'll repost these pics when we get to page 2.
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Old October 26th, 2005, 06:46 AM   #13
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^ same with these
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That Great Street



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Quote:
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the shots of the endless blocks of midrise buildings in River North is always sad.

Which pic(s) are you referring to?
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^ Oh, right, you mean pre-parking lots?
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