I have posted this before but now can't find the post and it's worth posting again. Anyone interested in seeing pictures of old Chicago might want to go to Ebay and search "postcards chicago". Hundreds and hundreds will come up---you can look at them for hours (and maybe start your own collection....). Riverview not only existed but had a lawn sloping down to the river. In the Loop, State Street was jammed with people, streetcars, and horses. On the beaches, people went swimming in an amazing lot of clothes.