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Black and white Fridays

Grill and bar at Wrigley Field in the 1930s (image)
With baseball in full swing by now, I stumbled across this photo of Wrigley Field from 1938, in honor of 100 years of Wrigley Field.

(Photo from the Chicago Tribune’s Wrigley 100 photo series)

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Black and white Fridays

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Last week I introduced the first black and white photo in my new series. I’ve had so much fun scouring the Internet looking for such vintage photos and I hope you’re just as excited to take a peek:) Happy Friday!

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Black and white Fridays

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I’ve said over and over (and over) how much I love old black and white photos. I just can’t get enough. Even though we live in an information age, the fact that I work in a digital field and am dependent on my iPhone, and not to mention this here blog (a product of the so-called digital age), I still sometimes think I was meant to live in a different era. So in that vein, every Friday I’d love to share some of my favorite black and white photos I’ve found.

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Where I’ve been. Part 2.

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Over the past few weeks, my mom was out of town several times, which meant Chick and my childhood pup, Ginger, got to spend some time together. Oh, and I learned what’s it like to commute into the city from the suburbs via the train every day. It is tiring, let me tell you. I also learned that Metra, unlike the CTA, runs on time, and once you miss one train, the next one won’t come riding up in a few short minutes.

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chick and gin

We also traveled back to Madison for a weekend for a college graduation and despite the traffic, Chick was loving the joy ride.
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And can you believe that just one week ago, Chick celebrated one year with us? Time sure does fly.
chick one year

I also celebrated Mother’s Day with my mom with an outing to Birchwood Kitchen, a great neighborhood joint, and to the Chicago History Museum where I completely fell for Vivian Maier’s black and white photos of Chicago during the 1960s.
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photo exhibit

And one more photo of Chick because she looks like a model. Well, a model pup. :)
chick model

(Black and white photo by Vivian Maier, c/o the Chicago History Museum.)

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A few very special photos






Chicklet’s sweet foster mom is a professional photographer and was kind enough to take a few (read: over 25) photos of the three of us not to long ago in Humboldt Park. We just got the photos back yesterday and they turned out wonderfully. We can’t thank Kelly enough and if you are in the Chicagoland area in need of some sweet photos, she is your person. Thank you Kelly!

Here are a few kind words from her:
Chicklet the Chihuahua was our first foster dog. The wonderful dog rescue, One Tail at a Time, saved 7-year old Chicklet from the Chicago city shelter and brought her to us to foster. She stayed with us for about a month while we waited for someone to adopt her and be her forever home. In the month she was with us, we totally fell in love with Chicklet and the little nugget became part of our family :)

Anyone who has fostered a dog before knows how hard it can be to let them go – especially your first foster dog. The day Chicklet got adopted there was a mixture of emotions – extreme happiness that she was getting a forever home with a very nice couple, but sadness because I thought I would never see her cute little face again. I’m not gonna lie – I cried!

I am so lucky that Chicklet’s family has kept in touch with me so I can see how happy they all are together! And if that wasn’t cool enough, they hired me to take their family photos and I got to have a reunion.
Chicklet really hit the jackpot with her new mom & dad – her mom even has a blog called The Girl and Her Dog And if you’re looking to adopt a dog or become a foster home to a dog in need, One Tail at a Time is an awesome rescue to work with.

(All photos c/o Kelly Johnson Photography)

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Just a few photos

Photography is not a skill of mine, although I think it would be something very cool to learn. There is something supremely touching about a good picture. Even though I came across these photos months ago, I still find myself going back to them from time to time. What do you think?

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