Postmarked in 1952, this card shows the beach walk at Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel.
From Chicago’s A Century of Progress exhibition comes a product of research scientists at General Motors: an artificial rainbow. You take a prism see, add light…. Say, I wonder how much the expense of this breakthrough inflated automobile prices?
I must say, this is the first time I thought it might be fun to be a bus driver.
The Dairy Building at the Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago, displaying “modern dairy equipment such as automatic milking machinery, cream separators, ice cream and butter making machinery, laboratory equipment etc.”
This postcard shows the Travel and Transport Building at the Chicago World’s Fair.
A postcard view of the Hall of Science at the Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago.
Fritzel’s Restaurant, in Chicago at the corner of Lake St. and N. State St. A Chicago Tribune story from 2004 fondly described Fritzel’s as the Chicago equivalent to the Brown Derby, a place where celebrities could often be spotted. Later, in 2010, the restaurant was said to be the Chicago equivalent of Toots Shor’s in a Chicago Magazine article. It was probably neither, but it sure looks snazzy. Fritzel’s operated from 1947 until 1972.
Maxwell Street, Chicago, Illinois. The interesting part of this one is on the back:
ROOSEVELT ROAD AND 14TH STREET,
EAST AND WEST OF HALSTED ST.
A section given over to Russian Jews. Merchandise stands are build in the street and here every conceivable article, in every conceivable decree of wear is sold. “Open on Sundays.”
I find this text amusing for the examples of political incorrectness (I hate that term) it contains, such as the section haven been “given over” to the Russian Jews.
Midget City, located in Chicago’s White City amusement park. I paid too much for this one, but I had to have it!
Harry’s New York Cabaret, “Chicago’s only three floor night club.” Sadly I’ve been unable to find any information about what must have been a swinging establishment….three floors, after all.