Dead Man’s Blues Gallery
A selection of images from a board I set up on Pinterest. For the full selection, check them out on Pinterest…
On September 22, 1927, with more than a 100,000 people on hand at Soldier Field in Chicago, Gene Tunney retained his heavyweight title by beating Jack Dempsey.
On September 22, 1927, a rapt crowd at Chicago’s Soldier Field watches as pugilist Gene Tunney (white shorts) draws back his left arm to throw a punch at Jack Dempsey. The boxing match would become known as “The Long Count Fight.” Photograph by the...
Fans gather for what is now called “The Long Count Fight” between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney at Soldier Field, 1927, Chicago....
September 22, 1927: In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous “long-count” fight in Chicago. (AP Photo)
On April 28 and 29, 1924, thousands of curious onlookers mobbed the family home at 1505 W. Augusta Street for the wake and funeral for Wanda Stopa, 24. The crowds gathered in hopes of getting a glimpse of the once promising, young Polish girl who took her own life in a tragic ending to a multifaceted love affair.
The taxi cab, driven by Ernest T. Wood, that took Wanda Stopa to Palos Park on April 24, 1924. Former Asst. State's Attorney Wanda Stopa went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Y. Kenley Smith. Stopa had allegedly been having an affair with Kenley and went to shoot the couple. She shot and killed the groundskeeper instead, Henry Manning.
1927 Stutz Blackhawk - Vertical Eight Custom Black Hawk Two-Passenger Speedster | Classic Driver Market
Thousands gathered to catch a glimpse of the body of Wanda Stopa at her wake on April 28, 1924. The 24-year-old former assistant U.S. attorney turned to a life a
Chicago ''L''. 18th Street station on October 12, 1943. From www.chicago-l.org...
Bergheil. One of Jacob's cameras. from camera-wiki.org/...
Looking west on Monroe from State, 1914, Chicago. The Majestic is now the Bank of America Theater, where Book of Mormon is playing.
George Cohan’s Grand Opera House vaudeville, Clark and Randolph, 1911, Chicago. May Irwin undoubtedly sang her hit, “Hot Tamale Alley”.
PHOTO – CHICAGO – WATER TOWER – ILLINOIS WOMEN’S ATHLETIC BUILDING – 1926 | CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA
PHOTO – CHICAGO – WOMANS ATHLETIC CLUB – LIBRARY AND SOLARIUM – 1929 | CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA
PHOTO – CHICAGO – WOMANS ATHLETIC CLUB – ENTRANCE – 1929 | CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA
POSTCARD – CHICAGO – MICHIGAN AVE AND MONROE – PEOPLES GAS – LAKE VIEW BUILDING – ILLINOIS ATHLETIC CLUB – UNIVERSITY CLUB – 1914 | CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA
In the early 1900s Lake Shore Drive was extremely close to the waters edge of Lake Michigan, as seen here in Lincoln Park, circa 1905. Chicago would end up extending itself eastward with landfill in a counterattack on Lake Michigan's persistent erosion of the shoreline.
1928 Cadillac Al Capone Town Sedan Finally verified as the real deal, this 1928 Cadillac V-8 is “Al Capone's” Town Sedan. Replete with 3,000 pounds of armor plating (since removed during restoration), inch thick glass and a drop down rear window for “riddling the competition,” 90 hp, V-8 engine, 3-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drum brakes, this Caddy was designed with a purpose — to transport the infamous Chicago bootlegging gangster and his cronies in style and a bit of protection.