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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Congress Hotel and the Auditorium Building in 1966

Auditorium Building and Congress Hotel in 1966

A 1966 C. William Brubaker photo of the Congress Hotel and the Adler & Sullivan-designed Auditorium Building, posted on Flickr by UIC Digital Collections.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daley Plaza in 1970

1970 Anti-War Rally in Daley Plaza in Chicago

Daley Plaza on May 9, 1970, during an anti-war rally. Posted on Flickr by David Wilson.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stock Car Racing at Soldier Field in 1951

Stock car race at Soldier Field in 1951

"From 1935 and until June 9,1968, Soldier Field hosted midget auto races, demolition derbies and, for a number of years, weekly stock car racing," -- Stan Kalwasinski in Soldier Field History. The track was removed in 1970, more background here. Photo Joe and Jeanette Archie, via Flickr.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Van Buren and Dearborn in 1968

Van Buren and Dearborn in 1968

The intersection of Van Buren and Dearborn streets in 1968, following an insurance-scam explosion. Posted on Flickr by David Wilson.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

The Merchandise Mart in 1970

Chicago's Merchandise Mart in 1970

Chicago's Merchandise Mart in 1970, as seen from a boat tour on the Chicago River. Posted on Flickr by Blake Bolinger.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

The Field Museum in 1969

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The main hall (Stanley Field Hall) of Chicago's Field Museum in 1969, posted on Flickr by Blake Bolinger.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

King Tut at the Chicago Field Museum in 1977

Line to see the King Tut exhibit at the Field Museum in 1977

This NPR story on King Tutankhamen's Farewell Tour includes this Charles Knoblock/AP photo taken outside the Field Museum in 1977.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Rookery Building in 1962

The Rookery Building in 1962

A 1962 C. William Brubaker photograph of the Rookery Building, posted on Flick by UIC Digital Collections. Designed by Burnham and Root and located at 209 S. LaSalle Street, the building was completed in 1888.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Marina City in 1967

Chicago's Marina City

The view from the 52nd floor of Chicago's Marina City -- another great photo from the National Geographic's Found blog.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oak Street Beach in 1930

Chicago's Oak Street Beach in 1950

A 1930 photograph of Chicago's Oak Street Beach. You can download a free high-resolution version of this photo from the Library of Congress.

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