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Here is a menu from Cafe Metropole. Once located at The Century Shopping Center at 2828 N Clark St in Chicago.
07/23/2021

Here is a menu from Cafe Metropole. Once located at The Century Shopping Center at 2828 N Clark St in Chicago.

Let’s hear some good ones.#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/23/2021

Let’s hear some good ones.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Let’s hear some good ones.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Here is a canvas tote bag from B. Dalton Booksellers Store.
07/22/2021

Here is a canvas tote bag from B. Dalton Booksellers Store.

Here is a canvas tote bag from B. Dalton Booksellers Store.

In 1936, The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company's factory in Chicago.#ChicagoHistory 🌭🌭
07/22/2021

In 1936, The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company's factory in Chicago.

#ChicagoHistory 🌭🌭

In 1936, The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company's factory in Chicago.

#ChicagoHistory 🌭🌭

God Giveth & God Taketh Away.#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/22/2021

God Giveth & God Taketh Away.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

God Giveth & God Taketh Away.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

07/22/2021

A photo of Bob Trendler also known as Mr. Bob was the bandleader of Bozo’s Big Top Band at Bozo’s Circus. This September, Vanished Chicagoland will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Bozo’s Circus! I will be doing a video, writing a story, and a podcast episode.

Thanks for the memories guys.#ChicagoHistory forever ✔️
07/21/2021

Thanks for the memories guys.

#ChicagoHistory forever ✔️

Thanks for the memories guys.

#ChicagoHistory forever ✔️

Today is National Hot Dog Day! Who remembers Swift Premium Franks?
07/21/2021

Today is National Hot Dog Day! Who remembers Swift Premium Franks?

Today is National Hot Dog Day! Who remembers Swift Premium Franks?

If this was back on TV,non PC, and Uncensored -Would you watch it?#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/21/2021

If this was back on TV,
non PC, and Uncensored -
Would you watch it?

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

If this was back on TV,
non PC, and Uncensored -
Would you watch it?

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

1959 Chicago tourism brochure.Anything catch your eye?#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/21/2021

1959 Chicago tourism brochure.

Anything catch your eye?

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Gotta love our city's residential architecture.(Brighton Park - 41st & Kedzie).#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/21/2021

Gotta love our city's residential architecture.

(Brighton Park - 41st & Kedzie).

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Gotta love our city's residential architecture.

(Brighton Park - 41st & Kedzie).

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

The Babe and Shoeless Joe.#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/21/2021

The Babe and Shoeless Joe.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

The Babe and Shoeless Joe.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

I can safely say that I’ll never eat Neapolitan Ice Cream again.#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/21/2021

I can safely say that I’ll never eat Neapolitan Ice Cream again.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

I can safely say that I’ll never eat Neapolitan Ice Cream again.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

What about you guys?#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/21/2021

What about you guys?

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

What about you guys?

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Michael Jordan is the only player in NBA History with 2,514 career steals and 893 career blocks.#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/21/2021

Michael Jordan is the only player in NBA History with 2,514 career steals and 893 career blocks.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Michael Jordan is the only player in NBA History with 2,514 career steals and 893 career blocks.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Here is a photo of a High-Low Foods Store on W Dempster St in Morton Grove, IL in the early 1970s.
07/21/2021

Here is a photo of a High-Low Foods Store on W Dempster St in Morton Grove, IL in the early 1970s.

Here is a photo of a High-Low Foods Store on W Dempster St in Morton Grove, IL in the early 1970s. A Tribute to High-Low Foods Stores in Chicago

Robbie Steinhardt, lead singer, and violinist of the rock group Kansas passed away on July 17, 2021. Here is a concert t...
07/21/2021

Robbie Steinhardt, lead singer, and violinist of the rock group Kansas passed away on July 17, 2021. Here is a concert ticket from Poplar Creek Music Theatre where Kansas performed on August 9, 1981. R.I.P.

Robbie Steinhardt, lead singer, and violinist of the rock group Kansas passed away on July 17, 2021. Here is a concert ticket from Poplar Creek Music Theatre where Kansas performed on August 9, 1981. R.I.P.

To pay or not to pay?Do you feed the Chicago parking meters?#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/20/2021

To pay or not to pay?

Do you feed the Chicago parking meters?

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

PLEASE SHARE! PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, EDUCATORS, LEADERS this Saturday Join @premierhealthchicago Along with @100bmc , @S...
07/20/2021

PLEASE SHARE! PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, EDUCATORS, LEADERS this Saturday Join @premierhealthchicago
Along with @100bmc , @Sibsbreakfastclub,
@leohschicago D Tyler Agency, LLC. - American Family Insurance - Lynwood, IL and @P.O.P. for Youth Violence
It's an Outdoor Early Back to School Celebration !!
*Youth dj
*Facepaint
*Ice cream truck
*Kid's games
*Youth talent Showcase from 12p-2p.
https://www.myvax.com/users/premierhealth/sign_up
Link to sign up for vaccinations.
#ChicagoHistory #covidvacccine #100blackmen #blackexcellence #kidsvacation #blackdoctors #blackphysicians #chicagoeducation #chicagopublicschools #blackteachersmatter #chicagoviolence #teachersofinstagram #principal #students #backtoschool #facepaint #icecreamtruck #kidsactivities #chicagoinfluencers #cookcounty #chicagokids #talentshow #kidtalent #20slash21 #hydeparkchicago #hydeparktherapist #youth

PLEASE SHARE! PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, EDUCATORS, LEADERS this Saturday Join @premierhealthchicago
Along with @100bmc , @Sibsbreakfastclub,
@leohschicago D Tyler Agency, LLC. - American Family Insurance - Lynwood, IL and @P.O.P. for Youth Violence
It's an Outdoor Early Back to School Celebration !!
*Youth dj
*Facepaint
*Ice cream truck
*Kid's games
*Youth talent Showcase from 12p-2p.
https://www.myvax.com/users/premierhealth/sign_up
Link to sign up for vaccinations.
#ChicagoHistory #covidvacccine #100blackmen #blackexcellence #kidsvacation #blackdoctors #blackphysicians #chicagoeducation #chicagopublicschools #blackteachersmatter #chicagoviolence #teachersofinstagram #principal #students #backtoschool #facepaint #icecreamtruck #kidsactivities #chicagoinfluencers #cookcounty #chicagokids #talentshow #kidtalent #20slash21 #hydeparkchicago #hydeparktherapist #youth

Do you see what I see?#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/20/2021

Do you see what I see?

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Do you see what I see?

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

No other City like it.#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/20/2021

No other City like it.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

No other City like it.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

MJ’s now the 🐐 of Space Jam movies.[buy the tee]: chitownclothing.com/products/chicagoat-shirt#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/20/2021

MJ’s now the 🐐 of Space Jam movies.

[buy the tee]: chitownclothing.com/products/chicagoat-shirt

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

MJ’s now the 🐐 of Space Jam movies.

[buy the tee]: chitownclothing.com/products/chicagoat-shirt

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Today is National Moon Day 📷 Barry Butler Photography
07/20/2021

Today is National Moon Day
📷 Barry Butler Photography

Today is National Moon Day
📷 Barry Butler Photography

Stagg Field at the University of Chicago, 1920s.#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/19/2021

Stagg Field at the University of Chicago, 1920s.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Stagg Field at the University of Chicago, 1920s.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Here is a matchbook from Grecian Gardens Greek Restaurant. Once located at 400 S Halsted St in Chicago.
07/19/2021

Here is a matchbook from Grecian Gardens Greek Restaurant. Once located at 400 S Halsted St in Chicago.

Are you this old?#ChicagoHistory 🚗
07/19/2021

Are you this old?

#ChicagoHistory 🚗

Are you this old?

#ChicagoHistory 🚗

Don’t you wish your pizza was hot like me?#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/19/2021

Don’t you wish your pizza was hot like me?

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Don’t you wish your pizza was hot like me?

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Dedication of the overpass bridge, that has since been torn down.#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/19/2021

Dedication of the overpass bridge, that has since been torn down.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Dedication of the overpass bridge, that has since been torn down.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Today is National Ice Cream Day! Here is a vintage Hawthorn Mellody Ice Cream Menu. #nationalicecreamday
07/18/2021

Today is National Ice Cream Day! Here is a vintage Hawthorn Mellody Ice Cream Menu. #nationalicecreamday

Today is National Ice Cream Day! Here is a vintage Hawthorn Mellody Ice Cream Menu. #nationalicecreamday

Crescent moon over the CTA tracks on this day in 2018📷 Barry Butler Photography
07/18/2021

Crescent moon over the CTA tracks on this day in 2018
📷 Barry Butler Photography

Crescent moon over the CTA tracks on this day in 2018
📷 Barry Butler Photography

Today is National Ice Cream Day! Here is a newsletter from The Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago announcing the openi...
07/18/2021

Today is National Ice Cream Day! Here is a newsletter from The Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago announcing the opening of Farrell’s Ice Parlour & Restaurant on April 22, 1977.

Today is National Ice Cream Day! Here is a newsletter from The Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago announcing the opening of Farrell’s Ice Parlour & Restaurant on April 22, 1977.

47th & Lake Shore Drive.The Year Was 1947.#ChicagoHistory ✔️
07/18/2021

47th & Lake Shore Drive.

The Year Was 1947.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

47th & Lake Shore Drive.

The Year Was 1947.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

1868 - Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station - pre Chicago Fire.The original Water Tower….It stood on North Michigan A...
07/18/2021

1868 - Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station - pre Chicago Fire.

The original Water Tower….
It stood on North Michigan Avenue [called Pine back then].

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

1868 - Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station - pre Chicago Fire.

The original Water Tower….
It stood on North Michigan Avenue [called Pine back then].

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

10 Years ago Tonight,This shirt was released as a Allstate Arena (Rosemont Horizon) exclusive.It would go on to be one o...
07/17/2021

10 Years ago Tonight,
This shirt was released as a Allstate Arena (Rosemont Horizon) exclusive.

It would go on to be one of the best selling wrestling shirts of all time.

Thank You for the memories
#CMPunk.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

10 Years ago Tonight,
This shirt was released as a Allstate Arena (Rosemont Horizon) exclusive.

It would go on to be one of the best selling wrestling shirts of all time.

Thank You for the memories
#CMPunk.

#ChicagoHistory ✔️

Which would you watch tonight?#ChicagoHistory 🎃
07/17/2021

Which would you watch tonight?

#ChicagoHistory 🎃

Which would you watch tonight?

#ChicagoHistory 🎃

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Chicago Iceman: 1930 https://www.differentslants.com/?p=6828 Galesburg, Illinois antique store Rickety shop by a ripening cornfield Dirty windows, cracked glass Door with a spring that slammed against my ass As I edged inside Gloomy, long wooden tables Seemed to me even the shadows had shadows...
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I am the last man on the Planet who cares that July 11, 1896 is Bill Reynolds 125th birthday. A man I met out of the past who taught me all there was to know about a now extinct business, running a Chicago newsstand on a corner. I was 15, he was 69, an encyclopedia of old ways of seeing the world, how to treat women, words I never heard, how to defend myself, how to stand up to thieves, hot to keep warm at 20 below zero. Now 71, older than he was when I met him, this will be my last post about Bill. Read about this incredible man, and please comment when you finish. https://www.differentslants.com/?p=2182
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A surprise find in the archives...Ernie Banks and Chicago Cubs played an exhibition game against San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League in 1958!! Cubs 8 Padres 0. Ernie was having a banner year. He's so nice and gracious to Lute Mason, KFMB sports anchor. Crystal clear film of the Cubs dugout and game.
Name a beloved  Business that went belly up out of the owner died and the family took over. Or the owner retired and sold it to some one who didnt seem to care about the  Business.
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Does anyone know the history behind the moments and statues that are along L*D?
The Rainbo Roller-rink event with Latino DJs in Chicago early 80’s. We create a culture in Chicago (the Midwest) that has not yet been documented in Latino history or has been left out. The truth is that these were the real ones that made the party. They were grass roots and urban innovators that created a subculture for teens in Chicago’s dance scene.