Tag Archives: Chicago

1895: Wage Map

Samuel Sewell Greeley: Wage Map No. 1-4, Polk St. to Twelfth, Chicago (1895) (source) In 2019 dollars: $5.00 and less = $7,852 per year and less $5.00 to $10.00 = $7,852 to $15,704 per year $10.00 to $15.00 = $15,704 … Continue reading

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1898: The Moon

This model of the moon—made of 116 sections of plaster on a framework of wood and metal—was prepared by Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt for the Field Columbian Museum in Chicago;  the museum was located on the grounds of the World’s … Continue reading

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2015: Rebuild

Theaster Gates’s transformation of an abandoned bank in Chicago. “Rebuild Foundation is a nonprofit organization that endeavors to rebuild the cultural foundations of underinvested neighborhoods and incite movements of community revitalization that are culture based, artist led, and neighborhood driven.” … Continue reading

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1962: You’ll Lose a Good Thing

Bruce Davidson: Chicago, 1962. I like to think this is playing on the jukebox.

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1920s: Fast • Reliable

Posters commissioned by the Chicago Rapid Transit Company in the 1920’s to encourage Chicagoans to use mass transit to explore the city, not just for getting to and from work. Click to see full-size. (source)

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