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State Street, Chicago, Illinois, early 1900s

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State Street, Chicago, Illinois, early 1900s
Lent by Bonnie Lilienfeld

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Communities
Chicago, the Transit Metropolis — The 1890s-1920s: Transit Shapes the City


State Street, Chicago, Illinois
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
Pedestrians, street cars, and horse-drawn carts and carriages all share the road in this early 20th century view of “State Street, that great street.” State Street was, and continues to be, one of the main avenues of traffic and commerce in the center of Chicago's central business district, the Loop.
Physical Description
Photograph. Black-and-white stereo card view of State Street, Chicago, Illinois, early 20th century. Marked “Chicago's greatest thoroughfare--State St. (18 miles long) N. toward Lake Michigan.” “Copyright by Underwood & Underwood.” On curved grey mount.
Details
Date Made:
Early 1900s
Dates Used:
about 1901 - about 1910
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Lent by Bonnie Lilienfeld
History

“You take you life in your hands when you attempt crossing State Street with its endless stream of rattling wagons and clanging trolley cars. New York does not for a moment compare with Chicago in the roar and bustle and bewilderment of its street life.”

Tourist in Chicago, turn of the century.

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Manufacturer
Underwood & Underwood

Depicted
Chicago, lllinois


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