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Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 08, 2012 12:42PM

Many fine, old, Chicago photographs.

[chicagopast.com]

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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: garpo3000 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 08, 2012 12:47PM


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Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 09, 2012 09:18AM

Photographs from the Chicago Daily News 1902 * 1933

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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: BobHerm (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: December 10, 2012 03:47PM

Zeus of Hollywood has scanned hundreds of Chicago photos from the 40's-90's at:

[www.flickr.com]

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Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 04, 2013 08:43AM

One of my all-time favorite Chicago photographs --- c.1893, at the World's Columbian Exposition

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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 04, 2013 12:58PM

Chicago History in Pictures
Photographs from the Chicago History Museum Collection

[chicagohistorymuseum.tumblr.com]

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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 10, 2013 07:04PM

Northwest Chicago Historical Society
[www.nwchicagohistory.org]


NW Chicago Historical Society's photostream
[www.flickr.com]

[www.flickr.com]

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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: frederickus54 (---.res.bhn.net)
Date: March 18, 2013 09:25PM

My Grandfather owned this building at the northwest corner of Milwaukee and Racine. His business, F&H Catering, was located in back until some time in the 60s. The inscription at the top of the turret reads "J Dinet 1857" or maybe "J Binet 1857." The building is gone and the location has condos. Any other information would be appreciated.




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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 19, 2013 06:03AM

frederickus54,

It is interesting to note that in the book -- History of Chicago, Volume 1 by Alfred Theodore Andreas (1884-86 edition) -- the author mentions, under "Street Nomenclature", a street named: "Dinet, after J.Dinet (this street is extinct)".
In the 1863 map of Chicago: shows Dinet Street:

[www.lib.uchicago.edu]

Dinet Street (was an east/west street) is shown located just south of North Avenue, between Elston Avenue and McHenry (now changed to Throop Street) --- see map coordinates 3C.


Also see: WhatWasThere
[www.whatwasthere.com]


This may also be related information; a Joseph Dinet, according to these Chicago Directories, lived within a short distance from J. Dinet building:

1866 & 1870 -- 391 Milwaukee Avenue ( 727 adjusted for 1909 address change)

1871 -- 391 & 393 Milwaukee Avenue ( 393 changed to 729 adjusted for 1909 address change)

1880 -- 547 Milwaukee Avenue ( 879 adjusted for 1909 address change) Dinet occupation jeweler.

Also, I found this from other sources:

Joseph Dinet was born in France. (1871 Directory)

Joseph Dinet, was a "prominent candy manufacturer."

Joseph Dinet died in 1884, leaving an estate worth $300,000.



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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 24, 2013 10:47AM

Construction of Chevrolet Sign at Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street, Chicago [1932-34]
[www.metmuseum.org]


Chicago, Impression at Night [1932]
[www.metmuseum.org]


Xmas Shoppers, State Street at Madison Looking South [ca. 1945]
[www.metmuseum.org]



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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: Stanl (74.7.45.---)
Date: October 18, 2013 02:19PM

Also:
Chicago and other cities: [picturesofpast.com]

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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: Rustymuscle (---.lightspeed.elgnil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 27, 2013 03:34PM

In addition to the Chicago Daily News photos, another place where many of these old Chicago photos reside is the Library of Congress. Also on line is the IDOT collection. Thousands of old Chicago photos from these two sites.

And don't forget the Cushman Collection. GREAT color photos from the 1940s and 1950s.

Lastly, there are sellers of Chicago news photos on Ebay. While these are now watermarked or produced in low res for selling, some are still worthy of downloading. Several of us downloaded thousands of these before the sellers started watermarking.



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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: nordsider (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 02, 2013 07:58AM

Rustymuscle Wrote:
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> In addition to the Chicago Daily News photos,
> another place where many of these old Chicago
> photos reside is the Library of Congress. Also on
> line is the IDOT collection. Thousands of old
> Chicago photos from these two sites.
>
> And don't forget the Cushman Collection. GREAT
> color photos from the 1940s and 1950s.
>
> Lastly, there are sellers of Chicago news photos
> on Ebay. While these are now watermarked or
> produced in low res for selling, some are still
> worthy of downloading. Several of us downloaded
> thousands of these before the sellers started
> watermarking.

Thanks Rustymuscle,

Old photographs by Walker Evans:

[www.metmuseum.org]



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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: davey7 (---.dsl.chcgil.ameritech.net)
Date: December 02, 2013 12:49PM

nordsider Wrote:
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> Xmas Shoppers, State Street at Madison Looking
> South
> [www.metmuseum.org]
> llections/190053754?rpp=20&pg=1&ft=*&who=Gordon+H.
> +Coster&pos=8

Interesting shot, but I don't think that's xmas shopping - I can't imagine the street being closed for that nor do I think, judging from the short sleeve and rolled up sleeve shirts, that it's anytime in December.

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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: Mikey (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 04, 2013 07:51PM

I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but you haven't seen anything until you view the work of Vivian Maier. Her work, to me, is one of the most important finds
ever. WTTW (Jay Shepsky, "Jay's Chicago") has run a Maier documentry a few times, and it always gives me goosebumps.

Mikey

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Re: Old Chicago Photographs
Posted by: roosterdavis (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: January 02, 2014 11:25PM

I was afforded a treat to see Maier's work in a gallery. I was ignorant of it until I went to see a friend's showing in the same gallery. Just amazing photographs. They get a bit depressing later in her life but still just great slices of life in the city.

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