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Lake Street, looking west from Wabash Avenue, in 1896 when the “L” was being built. C. H. Cook received $50 dollars for this picture, printed in the Tribune. — Chicago Tribune historical photo

Lake Street, looking west from Wabash Avenue, in 1896 when the “L” was being built. C. H. Cook received $50 dollars for this picture, printed in the Tribune. — Chicago Tribune historical photo

Floating daisy docks in Chicago, taken in 1999.                                  Alex Maclean / Barcroft / Landov    
Floating daisy docks in Chicago, taken in 1999.                                  Alex Maclean / Barcroft / Landov    
Sidney Magit, 14, center, and other members of the Trinity Irish Dancers perform in Terminal 2 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago in advance of St. Patrick’s Day. —Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune, March 14, 2014

Sidney Magit, 14, center, and other members of the Trinity Irish Dancers perform in Terminal 2 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago in advance of St. Patrick’s Day. —Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune, March 14, 2014

Chicago Skyline Aerial Shot on Iphone - Mark Hersch

Chicago Skyline Aerial Shot on Iphone - Mark Hersch

The City of Big Shoulders - Chicago Skyline

The City of Big Shoulders - Chicago Skyline

Bali mynah chick in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoochick at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Bali mynah chick in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoochick at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Undergarment Foundation - Chicago, 1949 - Stanley Kubrick

Undergarment Foundation - Chicago, 1949 - Stanley Kubrick

Lollapalooza attendees attempt to shelter themselves from the rain after being evacuated from the music festival when the National Weather Service issued a severe storm warning for Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Sitthixay Ditthavong / AP

Lollapalooza attendees attempt to shelter themselves from the rain after being evacuated from the music festival when the National Weather Service issued a severe storm warning for Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Sitthixay Ditthavong / AP

Chicago Street Art - Monopoly Squares

Chicago Street Art - Monopoly Squares

Studs Terkel

From Theater of the Street
Harry Callahan, Chicago, 1950. Gelatin silver print image: 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. (21.27 x 31.75 cm). Collection of Randi and Bob Fisher © The Estate of Harry Callahan courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.

From Theater of the Street

Harry Callahan, Chicago, 1950. Gelatin silver print image: 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. (21.27 x 31.75 cm). Collection of Randi and Bob Fisher © The Estate of Harry Callahan courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York.


A Penny Worth More Than A Million Dollars!

Schaumburg, Illinois:  A rare, experimental penny minted in US in 1792 went under the hammer for a whopping $ 1.15 million at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago on Thursday.
Officials with Heritage Auctions say Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills, California, bought the penny on behalf of a group of unnamed investors. The winning bid was $1 million, but the investors also must pay the auction house’s 15 per cent commission.
Heritage Executive Vice President Todd Imhof says the coin is made with a copper ring that surrounds a small plug of silver, which was added to make the penny heavier.
Mr Imhof says the coin was never actually put into circulation and only 14 examples of the coin are known to exist.
-AP

A Penny Worth More Than A Million Dollars!

Schaumburg, Illinois:  A rare, experimental penny minted in US in 1792 went under the hammer for a whopping $ 1.15 million at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago on Thursday.

Officials with Heritage Auctions say Kevin Lipton of Beverly Hills, California, bought the penny on behalf of a group of unnamed investors. The winning bid was $1 million, but the investors also must pay the auction house’s 15 per cent commission.

Heritage Executive Vice President Todd Imhof says the coin is made with a copper ring that surrounds a small plug of silver, which was added to make the penny heavier.

Mr Imhof says the coin was never actually put into circulation and only 14 examples of the coin are known to exist.

-AP

rod42:

Apple-Picking Time: Oregon by Martin Schreiver

HH:  Fresh apples picked right out of the tree always remind me of my Great Aunt Mary and the lake house north of Chicago.  She was the maiden aunt of the bunch. She helped raise all the nieces and nephews of the working women in the family. She took care of my great grandparents too when they grew old and needed assistance.
Aunt Mary would whip out some wonderful apple pies for us after the apple-picking, the washing, the peeling, the dough rolling. I would watch her lay out a light pastry so fast it was awe-inspiring.  Soon there would be two fresh apple pies in the oven and the whole house would smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves simmering over the sugared and buttered apples.  
We (the children) would go back to playing in the yard for the afternoon and the smell would waft out from the kitchen window where the pies were cooling and ride the breeze down to the tire swing by the lake.   We couldn’t wait for dinner time to come and time to bite into a big slice of fresh pie.
For those of you in the know, in the Great Lakes area, it is very common to melt some cheddar cheese on top of the pie, or the other more traditional choice being pie ala mode with a scoop of vanilla.  But these days, if it is a good pie, I like it just as it is.  I have always liked a good pie better than cake.
Thank you Aunt Mary.  I hope you can hear me on the other side of the veil.

rod42:

Apple-Picking Time: Oregon by Martin Schreiver

HH:  Fresh apples picked right out of the tree always remind me of my Great Aunt Mary and the lake house north of Chicago.  She was the maiden aunt of the bunch. She helped raise all the nieces and nephews of the working women in the family. She took care of my great grandparents too when they grew old and needed assistance.

Aunt Mary would whip out some wonderful apple pies for us after the apple-picking, the washing, the peeling, the dough rolling. I would watch her lay out a light pastry so fast it was awe-inspiring.  Soon there would be two fresh apple pies in the oven and the whole house would smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves simmering over the sugared and buttered apples.  

We (the children) would go back to playing in the yard for the afternoon and the smell would waft out from the kitchen window where the pies were cooling and ride the breeze down to the tire swing by the lake.   We couldn’t wait for dinner time to come and time to bite into a big slice of fresh pie.

For those of you in the know, in the Great Lakes area, it is very common to melt some cheddar cheese on top of the pie, or the other more traditional choice being pie ala mode with a scoop of vanilla.  But these days, if it is a good pie, I like it just as it is.  I have always liked a good pie better than cake.

Thank you Aunt Mary.  I hope you can hear me on the other side of the veil.

Art Institute of Chicago - Lion Greeters

Art Institute of Chicago - Lion Greeters