56 Fascinating Photos Showing Chicago in the 1970s

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third most populous city in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles. With a population of 2,746,388 in the 2020 census, it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United StatesContinue reading “56 Fascinating Photos Showing Chicago in the 1970s”

47 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life in Chicago During the 1950s and 1960s

Born in San Francisco to Japanese parents, Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-2012) went with his parents to Japan at age three and grew up in Kochi, Japan. He returned to the United States in 1939 in order to study agriculture at the University of California, but was detained at the Amachi Internment Camp in Armach, Colorado fromContinue reading “47 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life in Chicago During the 1950s and 1960s”

41 Fascinating Photos that Shows Life in the Wicker Park Neighborhood of Chicago in the Late 1950s

Wicker Park is a neighborhood of about 26,000 residents within the West Town community area in Chicago, Illinois. Situated west of the Kennedy Expressway, east of Humboldt Park, and south of the Bloomingdale Trail, Wicker Park is known for its local hipster culture, art community, nightlife, and food scene. In recent years, Wicker Park hasContinue reading “41 Fascinating Photos that Shows Life in the Wicker Park Neighborhood of Chicago in the Late 1950s”

Miss Correct Posture: Pictures From a Chiropractor’s Beauty Contest in Chicago in 1956

Beauty contests were a way for people, places and businesses to celebrate events, highlight pop culture and promote various products or ideas. In the 1950s and 1960s, chiropractors around the United States found themselves with a PR problem. So they decided to utilize beauty contests as a way to legitimize their profession. Through these pageantsContinue reading “Miss Correct Posture: Pictures From a Chiropractor’s Beauty Contest in Chicago in 1956”

Rare Portraits of Men and Women From Around the World in Their Traditional Costumes at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

Here’s a rare set of large-format photographic portrait images of the different ethnic people who represented various countries of the world at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, also known as the World Columbian Exposition. The World Columbian Exposition was held from May to October 1893 in Chicago in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus’Continue reading “Rare Portraits of Men and Women From Around the World in Their Traditional Costumes at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair”

37 Vintage Photos of Chicago in 1941

In the depths of the Great Depression, the United States government created the Resettlement Administration to help provide relief for drought-stricken and impoverished farmers. The RA was restructured and renamed the Farm Security Administration in 1937. One of the FSA’s most notable efforts was its small team of documentary photographers, who traveled the country recordingContinue reading “37 Vintage Photos of Chicago in 1941”

33 Amazing Vintage 1950s Street Photos of NYC And Chicago

Vivian Maier, an excellent New York street photographer who took thousand of photos in the 1950s and 60s, was left woefully unacknowledged during her time. It was only in 2011, two years after her death, that her photos were recognized for their raw beauty in a collection published by historian and collector John Maloof. MaloofContinue reading “33 Amazing Vintage 1950s Street Photos of NYC And Chicago”

37 Fascinating Photos Showing Life in Chicago in the Early 1940s

John Vachon was a Minnesotan, a graduate of St. Thomas College in St. Paul who moved to D.C. during the end of the Great Depression with dreams of becoming a writer. What he became was a file clerk; actually, it started a bit worse than that:“Well, in 1936 I was looking for a job inContinue reading “37 Fascinating Photos Showing Life in Chicago in the Early 1940s”