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Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1935

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Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1935
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


Communities
Chicago, the Transit Metropolis — The 1920s and 30s: Transit, the Automobile and the City


Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This 1935 photograph shows pedestrians, a 1910 Pullman streetcar, and countless automobiles.
Physical Description
Photograph. Black-and-white photograph of Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Details
Date Made:
1935
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority
History

Chicago decided almost inadvertently to favor the automobile as early as the 1920s. Although "L" ridership reached its peak in the 1920s, a variety of road projects-including Miller McClintock's traffic control plan, the Wacker drive project, and a far-reaching superhighway system-were proposed during this period, as city leaders and planners began to look for ways to adapt the city to the car.

Related People, Places, and Events
Depicted
Chicaco Transit Authority

Depicted
Chicago, Illinois


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