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View from the west of Chicago’s Loop and L, 1952

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View from the west of Chicago’s Loop and L, 1952
Photograph by Barney L. Stone, Krambles-Peterson Archive, Photo by Barney L. Stone

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City and Suburb: Chicago and Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s
City and Suburb: Chicago and Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s — Chicago’s L

RELATED OBJECTS
Chicago Transit Authority Rapid Transit Rail Car


A CTA car and Chicago's Loop
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This 1952 color photograph shows a CTA 6000-series rapid transit "L" car, made by the St. Louis Car Company, in its original 1950s paint scheme. The west side of Chicago's Loop provides the backdrop.
Physical Description
Photograph. Color photograph of train against backdrop of city.
Details
Date Made:
1952
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Photograph by Barney L. Stone, Krambles-Peterson Archive
History
In the 1950s, a high rate of Loop commuters-80% by one account-were using some form of mass transit to commute into and out of the city.
Related People, Places, and Events
Photographer
Stone, Barney L.

Depicted
Chicago Transit Authority

Depicted
Chicago, Illinois


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