Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share images from days gone by based on a weekly prompt. This week we have a Parisian street. I’ve decided to find images of Chicago’s State Street. Click here to see more Sepia Saturday posts.

Graves, C. H. , -1943. State Street, Chicago. Illinois State Street Chicago, ca. 1905. Phila., U.S.A.: C.H. Graves. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/90710058/.

Detroit Publishing Co., State Street, Chicago, Ill. United States Illinois Chicago, ca. 1905. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016805496/.

Vachon, John, photographer. State Street. Chicago, Illinois. United States Chicago Chicago. Illinois, 1940. July. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017720272/.

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8 Responses to Sepia Saturday

  1. La Nightingail says:

    Of course the first thing I noticed about your photos were the street lamps! 😉 Those in 1905 were beautiful. The ones in the ’40s are neat, but the other’s were special. I’m thinking they were most likely gas-lit. I especially like the 2nd photo with all the awnings.

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  2. Good take-off from the prompt. I enjoyed seeing the clothes the people were wearing!

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  3. mollyscanopy says:

    I was also drawn to the street lamps. Funny how we might overlook these as photo elements if it weren’t for the prompt. These are great photos of Chicago — where in 1905 cars competed with horses as a means of transportation, and State St. by 1940 was simply bustling around redesigned street lamps.

    Like

  4. Mike Brubaker says:

    City streets in photos from long ago always seem very chaotic with people, trams, carriages, and wagons going every which way. Traveling at night without street lamps (or headlights) must have been very risky and frightening at times..

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  5. Wendy says:

    I love busy street scenes like these. I’m in a Facebook group of folks who grew up in my city. They are always posting old photos of downtown. The really old ones look so much like the ones you selected.

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