Category: Illinois

Girl and her partner at the dance party of Chicago Mercy High…

Girl and her partner at the dance party of
Chicago Mercy High School, Illinois, 1967.

Waiting for a street car in Chicago, Illinoi…

Waiting for a street car in Chicago, Illinois, 1940.

Yesterday's Print 2018-09-22 03:52:59

The Day Book, Chicago, Illinois, March 20, 1917

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Rector’s seafood Restaurant, Chicago, Ill. C…

Rector’s seafood Restaurant, Chicago, Ill. Ca. 1890. 

Charles E. Rector was the first restaurateur to bring live oysters to Chicago by train. In “Sister Carrie” (1900), Theodore Dreiser wrote: “Rector’s, with its polished marble walls and floor, its profusion of lights, its show of china and silverware, and, above all, its reputation as a resort for actors and professional men, seemed to him the proper place for a successful man to go…. When dining, it was a source of keen satisfaction to him to know that Joseph Jefferson was wont to come to this same place, or that Henry E. Dixie, a well-known performer of the day, was then only a few tables off. At Rector’s he could always obtain this satisfaction, for there one could encounter politicians, brokers, actors, some rich young “rounders” of the town, all eating and drinking amid a buzz of popular commonplace conversation.”

Go Ahead and Get Narsty

Chicago Tribune, Illinois, November 19, 1920

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Chicago in 1971 through an Australian traveler’s lens.

Chicago in 1971 through an Australian traveler’s lens.

Yesterday's Print 2018-07-31 05:25:48

The Rock Island Argus, Illinois, November 14, 1911

Portrait of a young woman in Illinois, circa 1945.

Portrait of a young woman in Illinois, circa 1945.

Yesterday's Print 2018-07-17 04:09:23

Chicago Tribune, Illinois, May 5, 1944

Yesterday's Print 2018-07-16 05:36:43

Chicago Tribune, Illinois, August 2, 1929