Where the Future Came From: A Trip Through the 1893 Chicago World's Fair
What would you do if you had a time machine? Go watch the ancient Egyptian pyramids being built? Hang out with Jesus and turn some water into wine? Kill Hitler, maybe? These are all, no doubt, noble endeavors. But I've often said—and I stand by this—that if I had a time machine, I'd go visit the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.
Keeping Everyone in the Loop: 50 Years of Chicago “L” Graphics
A 1913 map of the Chicago Elevated system A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of the original structure is almost 125 years old, yet it continues to be a vital element of the city’s circulatory system. When the “L” was built, and way before we all…
The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition offered a model for the modern, planned city. "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work." — head architect Daniel Hudson Burnham (quoted at link)
The Jungle and the Community: Workers and Reformers in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago – Digital Collections for the Classroom
Image of Map No. 4 of Chicago Showing the Geographical Relations of the Largest Industries. University of Chicago sociologist Charles J. Bushnell included this map in his 1901 study of the neighborhood around the Union Stock Yard.
Map Shows What The City Looked Like Before The Great Chicago Fire
Time travel is still a long way off, but thanks to a new interactive map from the Smithsonian, history buffs and curious Chicagoans can get a glimpse of ...
1946 Antique CHICAGO City Map Animated Picture Map of Chicago | Etsy
ANTIQUE ANIMATED CHICAGO ILLINOIS PICTURE MAP This animated Chicago map features sketches of people, agriculture, industry, and more. This is an original, not a reprint, vintage picture map which was carefully removed from a 1946 travel book. The print measures approximately 5 by 3.5 inches and is in very good condition. Full page measures about 5 by 6.5 inches. MORE ANIMATED MAPS: http://etsy.me/1qUgnJs PRINT COLLECTIONS IN MY SHOP: DOG ART PRINTS: https://etsy.me/3hy3pmJ HORSE ART…