WendyCity Retro Weird Chicago: Lost In Love

0 Posted by - December 2, 2014 - Retro Weird Chicago

An Edwardian couple breaks from their journey through a thick forest to amorously embrace.  The sign indicates they might be on their way to Chicago, but they appear to be a long way off.

The caption reveals that they are indeed quite lost: “Chicago agrees with me.”  While Chicago might well have kept them “must too busy” once they arrived, one thinks these two are a little lost in love, and nowhere near Chicago.

This postcard image appears to have come from Great Britain; actually, several towns affixed their names to it.

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Imagine a British couple’s surprise when visiting America’s most American of cities in 1900 (no thick forests to be found):

September 1, 1900 "Randolph Street East from LaSalle, Chicago." 8x10 Glass Negative, Detroit Publishing Company

September 1, 1900 “Randolph Street East from LaSalle, Chicago.” 8×10 Glass Negative, Detroit Publishing Company

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