I have loved Paris for as long as I can remember. I’m not entirely sure why, but that city always seems to present itself in the best light, kind of like you’re in a dream. This photo shows the steps of Montmartre in 1932 and I remember walking them over 70 years later while I visited Paris in high school. I’d so love to go back.
(Image via Life Magazine’s collection called Brassaï in Paris: A Photographer’s Love Letter to the City of Light)
I’m a sucker for old photos that feature a pup or two in them. It’s so fun to see how life has changed over the years, but a pup always seems to stay the same.
This photo is from Life Magazine’s Classic Comics Collection in the 1940s and ’50s. A young boy stops to read his favorite comic while out on a stroll with his dog.
(Image via Life Magazine)
One of my favorite sites to peruse (creep on) is EveryBlock Chicago, which regularly features posts by Chicago residents about the happenings in their ‘hood. One of my favorite posters is a fellow named Bart Shore who is always sharing old photos he comes across. This one is of the Showboat Dixiana on the site of the Diversey River Bowl (right down the street from my Target!).
The showboat, according to Shore, “was finally allowed to open here in 1934 after a two-year dispute with city officials about a downtown location. It presented melodramas (with rooftop dancing afterwards). After being dark for two years, the boat moved to Michigan City in 1937 to present ‘Tobacco Road,’ banned in Chicago by Mayor Kelly. She half-sank upon arrival, and two months later the cast gave up when she was rammed by a Naval Reserve boat.” Pretty neat, right?
(Image via EveryBlock)
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