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Black and white Fridays

Boy with his dog (image)
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)

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Black and white Fridays

Showboat Dixiana (image)
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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Black and white Fridays

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I saw this photo on one of my favorite blogs, A Cup of Jo, last month and instantly loved it. It’s showing Jackie O. and John Jr. in Central Park (by Larry Zumwalt, via NYMag) and it just seemed to scream springtime in the city. Can’t wait for a summer of riding bikes and going to the park.

(Image of via NYMag)

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