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Summer 1958

Great Lakes Passenger Steamer SS North America and her sister ship, the SS South America, docked on the Chicago River - Summer, CHM Archive.

Opening subway around 1943 - Chicago

Patrons on opening day of the Chicago "El" - My mode of transportation for many years until I moved Downtown.

Original Playboy Mansion, Chicago, IL

The original Playboy Mansion was designed by architect James Gamble Rogers in and purchased by Playboy Magazine founder, Hugh Hefner, in It is located at 1340 North State Parkway, Chicago

One of the greatest inland waterways disasters in the history of the United States took place in the Chicago River, Chicago, Ill., July 24, 1915, when the steamship Eastland capsized with a loss of near 850 lives. The photo shows the ill-fated ship after it had turned "turtle." (© Bettmann/CORBIS)

The Eastland Disaster Killed More Passengers Than the Titanic and the Lusitania. Why Has It Been Forgotten?

The Eastland Disaster Killed More Passengers Than the Titanic and the Lusitania. Why Has It Been Forgotten? Chicago’s working poor were expecting a day in luxury. They instead faced a horrific calamity on Lake Michigan

Chicago, Illinois, circa 1907. "Wabash Avenue and elevated tracks."

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Along the El: Chicago, Illinois, circa "Wabash Avenue and elevated tracks." inch glass negative by Hans Behm, Detroit Publishing Company.

Great Lakes Passenger Steamers the S.S. NORTH AMERICAN (Top) and its sister ship the S.S. SOUTH AMERICAN docked in the Chicago River during the summer of 1958.

Passenger Steamers Docked near the Michigan Avenue Bridge.

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