(Chicago) Links

  • In 1940, the city of Chicago produced a video called Streamlining Chicago which documented the construction of the underground portions of the train system. It’s interesting to see how the project was sold to the public, and the film itself is full of 20th-century industrial pride. WBEZ has more information.
  • Thousands of kodachrome color images by amateur photographer Charles W. Cushman are now online, and a book of pictures was recently published. Taken between 1938 and 1969, he captured a “gaslight and cobblestone Chicago yielding to the bulldozer and progress.”
  • How Bucktown Got Boutiqued: a Chicago Magazine article gives a timeline of some of the significant events that led to Bucktown as it is today.