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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:39 AM

Chicago in 1948!



https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6YJVqLVu-qpdmhlUHRIR0V6RW8/edit?pli=1

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Reply Chicago in 1948! (Original post)
murielm99 Aug 2013 OP
frazzled Aug 2013 #1
mopinko Aug 2013 #6
frazzled Aug 2013 #7
mopinko Aug 2013 #8
MADem Aug 2013 #2
Downwinder Aug 2013 #3
global1 Aug 2013 #4
murielm99 Aug 2013 #5
ChazInAz Aug 2013 #9
steve2470 Oct 2013 #10

Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:53 AM

1. Very cool

And cool to see that, for the most part, all these buildings and vistas are still intact (just filled in with far more examples of great American architecture). Of course, the Chicago River was flowing toward the Lake back then: that's one difference!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:08 PM

6. reversed the river in 1900

dynamite and steam shovels, man. they thought they could reshape the world back then.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:14 PM

7. You're right ... but I could swear

I see the river flowing towards the Lake in at least one of these shots. Maybe I'm seeing it backwards.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

8. unsynced frame speeds is all.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:56 AM

2. That was FANTASTIC--thanks for posting it!!!

I was riveted by the scenes, the lack of traffic, the boats on Lake Michigan--very cool!

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 01:15 AM

3. I was there that year.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 02:40 AM

4. That Was The Year I Was Born......

Very recognizable - most of the buildings mentioned are still intact.

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 03:36 AM

5. That's the year I was born, too.

Have you ever gone on one of the boat trips, to see the architecture? Those are very enjoyable tours.

Chicago seems cleaner, now. I don't know why.

We did not live near there until much later. I remember Chicago in the 1950's.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:42 PM

9. It IS cleaner.

In the Seventies, the city began a program of intense cleaning and sand-blasting to clean decades of grime and soot from the brick and stonework. The effort was obviously worth it!
I used to live there, in Chinatown, and love the city most immoderately.

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Response to murielm99 (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 05:52 PM

10. very cool thanks ! nt

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