WendyCity Retro Weird Chicago

0 Posted by - July 22, 2014 - Retro Weird Chicago

I love discovering and collecting quirky vintage images of Chicago.  Many of them are ads that strike our modern eyes as humorous in ways that they wouldn’t have decades ago.  I have located some great sources for these images: collectors on Flickr, Tumblr blogs, and, of course, Pinterest.

Pinterest is the ideal place to collect images by theme (“pins” on a “board”).   You don’t have to join to look at someone’s boards.  So, even if you’re not on Pinterest, I invite you to have a little fun looking at my Chicago themed boards, including Chicago by decade and RETRO WEIRD CHICAGO!





  • Bob July 22, 2014 - 2:19 pm Reply

    Wendy, that is a very erotic mermaid for whatever year that image was published!

    • Wendy July 22, 2014 - 2:25 pm Reply

      Racy city we live in ! I don’t know exactly when this was published, but my best guess is late 1930s. And I just found this same mermaid used for postcards for a few other beaches around the U.S. She got around !

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