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Stereocard view of Cattle in Chicago’s Union Stock Yards

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Stereocard view of Cattle in Chicago’s Union Stock Yards

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Communities
Chicago, the Transit Metropolis — The CTA in the 1950s: Challenges


Cattle in Chicago's Stockyards
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
"These yards cover 475 acres of ground, 120 acres out of the number are divided up into pens like these--the rest of the space is taken up by railroad track, water works, and buildings. The whole establishment keeps 1800 regular employes [sic] busy." Partial text on back of stereocard.
Physical Description

Stereocard. Black-and-white stereoview image of "Cattle in the great Union Stock Yards, the greatest of Live Stock Markets." "Copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood."

Details
Date Made:
Late 1800s-early 1900s
Dates Used:
Late 1800s - Early 1900s
Locations:
Illinois
Note:
Chicago
Credit:
Lent by Bonnie Lilienfeld
History
The stockyard branch of Chicago's "L" served stockyard workers until changes in meat production and marketing led to the closing of this once great facility in the 1950s. The "L" branch line closed soon after.
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Manufacturer
Underwood & Underwood

Depicted
Chicago, Illinois


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