I loved the trip the missus and I took to Chicago last summer. The architecture blew me away, and many of these buildings are still there! Repurposed for modern use. Brilliant!
Here's a post card I just found in my pile, postmarked in Chicago in 1909. Compare this view of Lake Shore Blvd to the one zipper posted on page 2 of this tread. Looks to be taken from the exact same spot, maybe 20 years earlier.
Was my favorite restaurant in the early '70's. It was torn down and replaced by Bloomingdale's. It's okay, because Jacque's was a French restaurant and I became a vegetarian in '74 or '75. Love shopping at Bloomie's!
This was "Yesterday," an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, which was one of the original buildings of the 1893 Columbian Exhibition. Located at 57th and Hyde Park Boulevard in Jackson Park. It even had a working Nickelodeon.
Marshall Field revolutionized the retail industry. He's famous for the quote: "The customer is always right."
Years ago I bought a pair of house slippers for my roommate's grandmother at Christmas. They were too small and when I exchanged them I got a few dollars refund because they were now on sale! FABULOUS, glamorous, customer friendly establishment. Everyone really misses them.