Saturday, April 20, 2019

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - HYDE PARK CHICAGO - PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAN BURNING LEAVES AT THE CURB - WOODLAWN AVE - THE IMAGE COULD AS READILY HAVE BEEN SEEN IN SOUTH SHORE TOO - HOW I REMEMBER THIS CUSTOM - THE COOLER AUTUMN AIR WAS FULL OF THE WONDERFUL SCENT AS YOU WALKED TO OR FROM SCHOOL - NOTE THE TRIMMED CATALPA TREE - A COMMON DECORATIVE ELEMENT FOR APARTMENT BUILDINGS - THE PICTURE CAPTURES SO MUCH OF WHAT I LOVED ABOUT OUR "URBAN VILLAGE" NEIGHBORHOODS

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CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO - IN MEMORIAM: PRESTON UNEY, MY OLD, GOOD FRIEND - IN HIS LAST YEAR AND A CROP FROM BRADWELL CLASS PHOTO - 1955





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NOTE TO READERS: I AM ALWAYS INTERESTED IN OLD SNAPSHOTS OR OTHER MATERIALS WHICH SHOW ASPECTS OF SOUTH SHORE LIFE, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE 1950s AND 1960s. THERE ARE SEVERAL PLACES FOR WHICH I HAVE YET TO DISCOVER ANYTHING. IF YOU HAVE ANY WORTHWHILE OLD PHOTOS, I WOULD APPRECIATE RECEIVING A SCAN FROM YOU FOR POSTING ON THE SITE. YOU WILL BE CREDITED.

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO - PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHUCKY - THIRD YEAR HIGH SCHOOL (3B) - FROM TIDE YEARBOOK - I NEVER BOUGHT YEARBOOKS BUT THIS SCAN WAS SENT BY A FRIEND - I WORE THAT JACKET FOR CHURCH AND OTHER PLACES FOR SEVERAL YEARS UNTIL IT WAS THREADBARE - THE "CONTINENTAL TIE" WAS DAZZLING IN MY EYES THEN - I SOMEHOW REMEMBER GETTING IT FOR A DOLLAR

CHUCKY - THIRD YEAR HIGH SCHOOL (3B) - FROM TIDE

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CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - HYDE PARK CHICAGO - PHOTO - BEAUTIFUL COURTYARD APARTMENT BUILDING - 6021 KIMBARK AVE - HYDE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD - WOMAN STANDING BY GATEWAY - CAR PARKED - I LIKE THIS IMAGE VERY MUCH SHOWING AS IT DOES THE "FEEL" OF THE FINE OLD APARTMENT BUILDINGS IN SOUTH SHORE AND HYDE PARK - SNAPSHOT - c1950


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO - POSTCARD - STONY ISLAND AVE - PARKSIDE - UNKNOWN REFERENCE TO N OF RAILROAD - ROW OF SHOPS STREET LEVEL - 1910


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - SOUTH SHORE - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EUCLID AVE AND 70TH STREET - LOOKING DIAGONALLY ACROSS STREET TOWARDS SMALL HOTEL-TOURIST HOME - WOMAN WITH BABY CARRIAGE ON SIDEWALK - c1920s


Friday, February 22, 2019

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE ICE COMPANY - 7025 STONY ISLAND - WAGON AND HORSES AND FAMILY POSED ON A STREET - 1910s

PLACES AA PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE ICE COMPANY - 7025 STONY ISLAND - WAGON AND HORSES AND FAMILY POSED ON A STREET - 1910s

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - SOUTH SHORE - CHICAGO - 74TH PLACE - W OF COLES TO RR AVE (CALLED THAT - MAYBE EXCHANGE?) - NEW HOMES AND TREES - 1910 - A NOTE ON OLD REAL ESTATE AND APARTMENT CARDS: THESE WERE THE MLS LISTINGS OF THEIR DAY - PEOPLE USED THEM TO DECIDE WHICH PROPERTIES TO VISIT - THEY WERE ALSO MADE PRIVATELY BY PEOPLE TO SHOW DISTANT FRIENDS OR RELATIVES WHERE THEY LIVED - THERE WERE KITS YOU COULD BUY TO CONVERT PHOTOS INTO POSTCARDS - THE PRIVATE ONES EXPLAIN THE OFTEN POORLY-WRITTEN LABELS

PLACES AA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 74TH PLACE - W OF COLES TO RR AVE (CALLED THAT - MAYBE EXCHANGE) - NEW HOMES AND TREES -1910

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - 7546 SAGINAW AVE - HOUSE FRONT WITH GINGERBREAD PORCH - 1912

PLACES AA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 7546 SAGINAW AVE - HOUSEFRONT WITH GINGERBREAD PORCH - 1912

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - 7611 CREGIER AVE - BRICK HOME - NEAR SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL - I MIGHT HAVE DELIVERED THE TRIBUNE OR SUN-TIMES HERE IN 1959 SINCE THIS WAS ON MY ROUTE - BACK OF CARD SAYS OWNER BOUGHT IT FOR $8500 AND HAS BEEN OFFERED $12000 - 1910s

PLACES AA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 7611 CREGIER AVE - BRICK HOME - NEAR SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL - BACK OF CARD SAYS OWNER BOUGHT IT FOR $8500 AND HAS BEEN OFFERED $12000 - 1910s

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - 7611 CREGIER AVE - NOTE ON BACK OF CARD - 1910s

PLACES AA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 7611 CREGIER AVE - BACK OF CARD - 1910s

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - JEFFERY AVE - N FROM 72ND STREET - LARGE HOMES - TRICYCLE ON SIDEWALK - c1910

PLACES AA POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JEFFERY AVE - N FROM 72ND STREET - LARGE HOMES - TRICYCLE ON SIDEWALK - c1910

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HYDE PARK - ELLIS AVE - N FROM 63RD - HANDSOME ROW OF APARTMENTS ON TREE-LINED STREET - c1910

PLACES POSTCARD - CHCAGO - ELLIS AVE - N FROM 63RD - HYDE PARK - HANDSOME ROW OF APARTMENTS ON TREE-LINED STREET - c1910

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HYDE PARK - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - DRAMATIC GROUND-LEVEL VIEW - RED CAR IN DRIVEWAY - TINTED - ONE OF THE LAKE-FRONT GLAMOUR SPOTS OF ITS DAY - THERE WERE MANY IN THOSE DAYS BECAUSE CHICAGO'S BEACHES WERE A BIG DRAW FOR AFFLUENT PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER BEFORE FLORIDA BECAME DEVELOPED - THIS IS NOT THE SAME BUILDING AS THE ONE WE KNEW IN THE 1950s AND 1960s - THAT WAS AN ADDITION IN THE 1920s WHICH LATER BECAME THE FIFTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS - THIS ONE WAS BUILT IN TIME FOR 1893 WORLD'S FAIR AND WAS RAZED AFTER THE NEW ONE OPENED - PRE-1910

PLACES POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - DRAMATIC GROUND-LEVEL VIEW - RED CAR IN DRIVEWAY - TINTED - PRE-1910

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - RAINBOW BEACH - CALLED WINDSOR BATHING BEACH - AERIAL PANORAMA FROM JUST N OF 75TH - HUGE CROWD - RESEMBLES A BRUEGEL PAINTING - ANOTHER VERSION - TINTED - c1910 - NOTE WHAT BECAME RAINBOW BEACH LATER WAS THEN COMPOSED OF SEVERAL SEPARATE BEACHES - THE BEACH HOUSE IN THE DISTANCE TO THE RIGHT WAS A PRIVATE BEACH CALLED NICHOLS - ANYONE COULD GO BUT YOU PAID - FURTHER UP THE ARC OF THE BEACH WERE OTHER STRUCTURES AND IT ENDS AT A SOUTH-END PARK CALLED ROCKY LEDGES (SOUND FAMILIAR? THERE'S CARD FOR IT ON THE SITE) - WHAT BECAME RAINBOW WAS THEN SAID TO BE ONE OF THE NICEST AND THE LARGEST OF THE "NATURAL" BEACHES (SOME BEACHES IN THE CITY BEING ARTIFICIALLY EXTENDED OR CREATED)

PLACES POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CALLED WINDSOR BATHING BEACH - AERIAL PANORAMA FROM JUST N OF 75TH - HUGE CROWD - RESEMBLES A BRUEGEL PAINTING - TINTED - c1910

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - STREETCAR FOR WINDSOR PARK - SOUTH CHICAGO - TRANSIT WORKER AND MAYBE HIS FAMILY POSING - c1910s

PLACES POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STREETCAR FOR WINDSOR PARK - SOUTH CHICAGO - TRANSIT WORKER AND MAYBE HIS FAMILY POSING

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - BENNETT AVE - N FROM 70TH GROUND LEVEL - BIG HOMES - NEW TREES - SOME EMPTY LOTS - 1911

PLACES X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BENNETT AVE - N FROM 70TH GROUND LEVEL - BIG HOMES - NEW TREES - SOME EMPTY LOTS - 1911

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - 7710 S BURNHAM (DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHETHER ADDRESS WAS THE SAME FOR THE OLDER BUILDING) - ANOTHER VIEW IN ADDITION TO THE ONE BELOW - THREE-QUARTERS - 1907

PLACES X POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - 7710 S BURNHAM (DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHETHER ADDRESS WAS THE SAME) - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW - 1907

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - PATCH - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - BOY SCOUTS - CHICAGO COUNCIL SOUTH SHORE - LIGHTHOUSE AND SKYLINE - 1950s

PLACES X PATCH - CHICAGO - BOY SCOUTS - CHICAGO COUNCIL SOUTH SHORE - LGHTHOUSE AND SKYLINE - 1950s

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE - MYRA BRADWELL SCHOOL - 7710 S BURNHAM - 1908


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - PHOTO - CHICAGO - 53RD AND BLACKSTONE - HYDE PARK - STREET SCENE - YMCA - DRUG STORE - WESTERN UNION - I QUITE LOVE THIS IMAGE FOR SO CAPTURING A SENSE OF THE ERA - I WENT TO SUMMER DAY CAMP ONE YEAR IN EARLY-1950s AT THIS YMCA - LATE-1950s

A PHOTO - CHICAGO - 53RD AND BLACKSTONE - STREET SCENE - YMCA - DRUG STORE - WESTERN UNION - LATE-1950s

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - THEN CALLED MANHATTAN - WINDSOR PARK - PAVILION WITH MANY BATHERS - THE PAVILION WHICH WAS AT 75 TH STREET APPEARS TO BE MISSING THE RED-DOMED OUTBUILDING JUST TO THE NORTH WITH ITS FAIR STORE ADVERTISING PAINTED ON THE ROOF - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - THEN CALLED MANHATTAN - WINDSOR PARK - PAVILION WITH MANY BATHERS - c1910

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND AVE - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES STREETCAR - HEADED TO NAVY PIER - STONY ISLAND MOTOR SALES IN BACKGROUND - 1940s


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - PHOTO - CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND ROUTE STREETCAR TURNING - C T A - BEAUTIFUL LARGE BUILDING IN BACKGROUND IS SOUTHMOOR HOTEL AT 67TH AND STONY ISLAND - 1947


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO - PHOTO FROM PRESS - BOB KAHN OF 7942 COLFAX - WEARING "WEATHER DRESS" PROVIDED FOR SAFETY PATROL - BRADWELL SCHOOL - 7710 BURNHAM - 1946


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO - PHOTO - 71ST AND OGLESBY - UNKNOWN WOMAN WALKING TOWARDS PARKED CAR - STORES AND IC TRACKS IN BACKGROUND - SNAPSHOT - c 1960


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - MATCHBOOK - RAPHAEL'S RESTAURANT - STONY ISLAND AT 79TH - DANCING AFTER 8 PM - NO DATE


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO - BRADWELL SCOOP NEWSPAPER - FRONT PAGES OF TWO ISSUES - THE BRADWELL SCHOOL PAPER OF THE TIME - 7710 BURNHAM - 1937


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO - ADS FROM MYRA BRADWELL PTA'S OUR SCHOOL PAPER - NOTE THE RAY THEATRE - 1935


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO - ADS FROM MYRA BRADWELL PTA'S OUR SCHOOL PAPER - NOTE CLEMENSEN'S FLOWERS AND FLANDERS TEA ROOM - 1935





Saturday, June 30, 2018

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – AD – CHICAGO – CHICAGO HERALD-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER – SHORE THEATER – 75TH AND KINGSTON – FROLIC THEATER – 55TH AND ELLIS – MOVIE LISTING FOR AUG 15 1945

AD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO HERALD-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER - SHORE THEATER - 75TH AND KINGSTON - FROLIC THEATER - 55TH AND ELLIS - MOVIE LISTING FOR AUG 15 1945

CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - BADGE - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE POW WOW - BOY SCOUTS - 1947


CHUCKMAN'S PLACES - MENU - CHICAGO - CUNIS ICE CREAM STORE - 79TH STREET JUST WEST OF COLFAX - NOT GREAT QUALITY BUT THE ONLY ONE I'VE SEEN - PRICES LOOK LIKE MAYBE 1960s - ALSO A SMALL IMAGE OF THE STOREFRONT IN A BIG SNOW


A MENU - CHICAGO - CUNIS ICE CREAM STORE - PRICES LOOK LIKE MAYBE LATE 1960s


A PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH STREET JUST W OF COLFAX - CUNIS ICE CREAM - CHARLOTTE'S GIFTS - HEAVY SNOW


CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PLATE – CHICAGO – PETER PAN SNACK SHOPS – DINNER PLATE – OUR LOCATION WAS THE SW CORNER OF 71ST AND JEFFERY – MID 1950s

PLATE - CHICAGO - PETER PAN SNACK SHOPS - DINNER PLATE - LATE 1950s

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WALK-OVER SHOES - 2342 E 71ST STREET - JULY SALE SHOES FOR MEN - 1933


CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – BEACH – SOUTH SHORE DRIVE AND 56TH – AERIAL LOOKING S TOWARDS OTHER BEACHES – TINTED – NICE VERSION – 1942

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORES COUNTRY CLUB – 7059 S SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – AERIAL – TINTED – NICE VERSION TINTED – ALTHOUGH THE CLUB WAS FOUNDED IN 1905 THE VERSION OF ITS BUILDING WHICH STANDS TODAY WAS BUILT AROUND 1916 – THE ONLY TIME I WAS INSIDE WAS THE SUMMER I WORKED AS A CADDY

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – CUSTOMER SERVICE REMINDER – SOUTH SHORE BUICK – 1441 E 75TH – 1949

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CUSTOMER SERVICE REMINDER - SOUTH SHORE BUICK - 1441 E 75TH - 1949

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – TOKEN – CHICAGO – MARTIN’S RESTAURANT – 2015 E 71ST STREET – S SIDE OF 71ST ACROSS FROM CHAPPEL – FIVE CENTS

TOKEN - CHICAGO - MARTIN'S RESTAURANT - 2015 E 71ST STREET - S SIDE OF 71ST ACROSS FROM CHAPPEL - FIVE CENTS

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – TOKEN – CHICAGO – CREST TAP AND RESTAURANT – 2547 E 75TH STREET – S SIDE OF 75TH ABOUT HALFWAY BETWEEN KINGSTON AND COLFAX – FIVE CENTS

TOKEN - CHICAGO - CREST TAP AND RESTAURANT - 2547 E 75TH STREET - S SIDE OF 75TH ABOUT HALFWAY BETWEEN KINGSTON AND COLFAX - FIVE CENTS

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SIGN – CHICAGO – ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC COMMUTER TRAINS – THE “IC” – STATION SIGN FOR 71ST AND 72 ND STREETS

SIGN - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC - STATION SIGN FOR 71ST AND 72 ND STREETS

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – FLYER – CHICAGO – HIGH-LOW FOOD STORES FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE – 75TH AND 79TH STREET STORES ARE LISTED – NOTE WAGONS FOR SALE PRICE HAS GONE DOWN FROM EARLIER FLYER – DEC 9 1954

FLYER - CHICAGO - HIGH-LOW FOOD STORES FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 75TH AND 79TH STREET STORES LISTED - NOTE WAGONS - DEC 9 1954

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – FLYER – CHICAGO – HIGH-LOW FOOD STORES FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE – 75TH AND 79TH STREET STORES ARE LISTED – NOTE WAGONS FOR SALE – MAY 11 1952

FLYER - CHICAGO - HIGH-LOW FOOD STORES FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 75TH AND 79TH STREET STORES LISTED - NOTE WAGONS - MAY 11 1952

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PACKAGE – CHICAGO – SALERNO SUGARED JINGLES – ORIGINAL PACKAGE – CAME OUT NOV 1952 WHEN WE LIVED IN HYDE PARK – APPEARED EACH YEAR AT CHRISTMAS SEASON – THIS BOX IS MARKED 1954 – NOW THE COMPANY AND THE COOKIE ARE GONE

PACKAGE - CHICAGO - SALERNO SUGARED JINGLES - ORIGINAL PACKAGE - CAME OUT NOV 1952 - THIS BOX IS MARKED 1954

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – POSTCARD – CHICAGO – THE BAMBOO ROOM – COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL – 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE – “MOST INTIMATE ROOM IN TOWN” – 1950s

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BAMBOO ROOM - COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL - 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - MOST INTIMATE ROOM IN TOWN - 1950s

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – PHOTO – CHICAGO – RAINBOW BEACH – PRIVATE PORTION THEN CALLED NICHOLS BEACH – UNKNOWN GROUP POSING WITH PIER AND CHANGE HOUSES BEHIND – THIS WAS SOMEWHERE AROUND 76TH TO 77TH – 1914

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - PRIVATE PORTION CALLED NICHOLS BEACH - GROUP POSING WITH PIER AND CHANGE HOUSES BEHIND - 1914

CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY (ACTUALLY AGFACHROME IN A FEW CASES) – 1968 OCT 11 – RAINBOW GARDENS – LOOKING N ON CENTER AISLE – IT WAS A DELIGHTFUL PLACE – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – RAINBOW GARDENS – ONE OF THE CRAB APPLE TREES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO

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CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – 1968 OCT 11 – RAINBOW GARDENS – CHUCKY SITTING IN HIS FAVORITE CORDUROY JACKET – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO

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