Dating from the 1920s, this postcard offers a view of Glen Oak Park in Peoria, Illinois.
Postmarked in 1952, this card shows the beach walk at Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel.
The Wagon Wheel Lodge in Rockton, Illinois.
90 beautiful rooms, and 4 furnished apartments. Open the year round. Modern in every respect. Single, double, and twin-bed rooms. Popular prices: Rooms-$3.50 up. Dining room serving three meals a day every day of the year.
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 like the title of this postcard, “The Earthly Pilgrimage of Abraham Lincoln.” The unusual card provides a chronicle of Abe’s residences, from his birthplace to his grave.
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.