November 18, 2019

My Collection : Vintage Lake View part II

From Postcards to Photos 
to Everything Else - Part Two
This post has 3 sub-posts:
1) Vintage Matchbooks
2) Lake View High Yearbooks
(with a link to Facebook album)
3) Lincoln Park, the park
4) Vintage Dish Plates
5) Postcards of Lake Shore Drive
This is the second of five posts on my private collection. The first post is in Part IThe third and fourth posts are called Vintage Wrigley Field Part I & Part II. The images in this particular blog post are of Lincoln Park, the park, the Lake View High School yearbooks from 1916 to 1974 that includes two student handbooks of 1933 and 1943. The pages of each yearbook were selective due to time and space. The next post is called Warner Printing Collection which is assortment of Lake View businesses from 1929 to 1935 - Warner Printing's clients, mostly office supplies.
Vintage Matchbooks:
This is a collection of matchbooks of businesses 
once located in old Lake View
Rutter Coal Company
Lake View Recreation
reverse side

Reed's Candy Company
Isbell's Magic Bar & Restaurant
reverse side

Midget Bar
Carl's Swanson's Tavern

reverse side

Vanity Fair
(formerly Bismarck Gardens)
Louie's Service
reverse side

Irving-Southport Garage
Merry Gardens Ballroom
reverse side

Lake View Tavern
J.B.'s Bleachers Tavern
 (now Murphy's Bleachers)

reverse side

Old Hickory Inn
Bryson's Lunch

reverse side

Biastett's Cocktail Lounge
Aquarium Cafe
reverse side

Marigold Arcade
 reverse side
 inside cut-out
 another look at it
Frank Helsing's [Restaurant]

Marigold Car Service
Victorian House Restaurant
turned ...
reverse side

Cornelia Lounge & Restaurant
Clubland at the Vic Theater

reverse side

Bert Weinman Ford

Tut's Chicago
 a music venue


Marigold Gardens
former Bismarck Gardens
promoting a German-American Chorus
Vanity Fair
once known as Bismarck Gardens
and before it was called Marigold Gardens
Surf Laundry

Melrose Beauty Shop

Cubs Grill
currently The Cubbie Bear

 Aldine Barber Shop

Ted's Famous Door
 reverse

Ash Manor

  Sidetracks
Leona's Restaurant
and their first location ....

Age of Matchbooks
In order to have some idea of the age of a matchbook one needs to understand the Chicago telephone numbering evolution via the website - all images are from that site...


The Lake View Institute 1917
All Girl's High School
once located at 442 W Wellington est. 1891
The school apparent initial location was 1844 Briar Place in 1902 with a post 1909 address of 516 Briar Place
selected pages 








The Lake View High School Yearbooks
I am in the process of photo-coping selective pages 
of each yearbook to my Facebook page as an album and linking the each FB album to date of that yearbook. 
I begin with ...
1907



1916-1918
(Facebook Album - selected pages)
1916
 


 1917



1918
1921
(Facebook Album)
January Semester




1921
June Semester





1925
1926
1927
 1928 January Semester

(soft cover)
 Greeley
Ravenswood
1932
1933
 1936
1940 
1941
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1949
 75th Anniversary Book
1951
 1952
1953
1955
 1956
1957
 1958
1967
1974 
100th Anniversary Book
Lake View High Student Handbooks
(selected pages)
1925

1933



1943



Red & White Monthly's:
(selected pages)
Christmas Issue 1903


1917 April





1918 March






1933 March
32 pages




 Lincoln Park Vintage Postcards:
The Lake View Connection
Most the postcards date between the 1890's to 1910's during a time when the property taxpayers & bondholders of Lake View Township/City & North Chicago Township had influence in the administration of the park and paid for it from 1870 
til the turn of the 20th century. Use the link above to explore the connection between Lake View and this famous park.
a 11x17 page from Harper's Weekly in 1887
zoomed sections below


Stereograph Cards
 the lagoons were apparently once referred to as the 'canal'
zoomed from above

A Stereograph Viewer
refurbished 
The metal section is probably original and the wooden section had to have been refinished

 the triangular piece is the handle laid in place
the Ebay seller photo of the handle extended
and the manufacturer was called Sun Sculpture
Regular Size Postcards











Winter Scenes







Lincoln Park Conservatory
all part of my personal collection
a stereograph image - front and back

scene of garden from the Palm House-Conservatory
The original name of the Conservatory was the Palm House
men in the the Palm House
this photo looking south of the Palm House which was the original name of the current conservatory building 
the second building that was once called the Palm House




Lincoln Park Zoo
from 1890's to about 1910ish
'The zoo was founded in 1868, when the Lincoln Park Commissioners were given a gift of a pair of swans by Central Park's Board of Commissioners in New York City. Other animals were soon donated to the park, including, a puma, two elk, three wolves, four eagles, & eight peacocks. In 1874, a bear cub from the Philadelphia Zoo was the first animal purchased by the zoo. The bear became quite adept at escaping from its home and could frequently be found roaming Lincoln Park at night. In 1884, reportedly the first American bison born in captivity was born at the Lincoln Park Zoo. At this time, the species had almost been hunted to extinction in the wild so in 1896, the United States government bought one bull and seven cows from the Zoo's bison herd to send to Yellowstone National Park to assist in the species' revival.' - Wikipedia
















is actually a Axis Deer (also known as Chital) from India according to Peter Boul, a member of the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association. He states that the author Robert May, the author of the book 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer', observed them at Lincoln Park zoo and was inspired to write the song we know today.







The Monuments of Lincoln Park:
11x17 size page is from Chicago Inter Ocean magazine
 The Abraham Lincoln Monument
 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Monument 
The Alarm
originally called The Indian Monument
another view of it
Signal of Peace
 Dolphin Fountain


Shakespeare Monument
The Eugene Field Monument
 Ulysses S. Grant Monument


Hans Christian Andersen Monument 
 
 Robert Cavelier de LaSalle Monument
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Monument
Robert Cavelier de LaSalle Monument

at another angle
The monuments would be surrounded by a path
 for walkers and horse & carriage
Benjamin Franklin Monument
 Kwa Kwa Rolas
(Addison Street Totem Pole)

The Missing Monuments of Lincoln Park:
Carl von Linné Monument
relocated to Midway Plaisance in 1976 
The Santiago Cuba Cannon
Beethoven
A List of lost/removed monuments
according to 'Giants at the Park'
image - Asian Pacific American Advocates/OCA-California 


 part of my personal collection
and this unidentified monument ...
image - 'Lincoln Park 1899'
The Park's 'High Bridge'
nicknamed The Suicide Bridge
1894 -1919
This bridge was once located a few blocks south of Fullerton Avenue. By the 1910's the High Bridge earned a new infamous name of 'Suicide Bridge' Due to the high volume of lives lost per week the bridge was demolished in 1909
View of Lake Shore Drive 
from the High Bridge
In the 19th century this road was called
'Breakwater and Carriage Drive' 
A View of the High Bridge from the lake side of it
View of the Boardwalk with Horse & Carriage

View of the Lagoon from the High Bridge
now called as the South Pond
Just Passing Though
A Lake Excursion from the Park
 Once located between of North Avenue & Fullerton
Its probable location ...
(see pier to the right)

A Good Chicago Parks Resource
part of my collection
this reprint was original authored 
by Andreas Simon in 1893
The Postcards of
Street-End Beaches & Harbors:
 Fullerton Avenue Bathing Beach
only for children and their mothers
Diversey Avenue Bathing Beach
the entrance to Diversey Harbor
Clarendon Municipal Bathing Beach

Wilson Avenue Bathing Beach 
This was a members only beach, hence private. A wall separated this beach from the Clarendon Municipal 
Montrose-Wilson Bathing Beach
Edgewater Beach & Hotel 
The Daily News Sanitarium
 Established in 1887 in the Township of Lake View north of the existing park, Lincoln Park, just north of Fullerton Avenue
The Harbors to the South & North:
Diversey Harbor
Montrose Harbor
a view of Montrose Harbor from Irving Park Road
The Diversey Avenue Golf Course
Vintage Plates:
A Belmont Avenue Store
a turn of late 19th or early 20th century
 the post 1909 address was 1120 W Belmont Avenue

A Ravenswood Grocer
District of Lake View pre -1909

Postcards of Lake Shore Drive
Their was a gravel Lake Shore Drive within the park 
and a concrete one along the lake from Oak Street 
to the south end of Lincoln Park 
Once called Sheridan Road from Belmont to Grace now called inner Lake Shore Drive - view south from Grace
The Research of the Stereo-view Card
by the seller on Ebay
this card is part of my collection
"Edward Lovejoy and Henry Foster were only in business as a united front until around 1878. with first noted record of registration together showing up in 1866 (although they very well may have been together before this). By 1880 Lovejoy was registering on his own; although some stereos dated during the first few years of the 1880's have the Lovejoy & Foster label. However, it is thought the photos were actually taken a few years earlier and were only being sold this way due to licensing. Foster may not have even ever taken a photo himself actually. This is on yellow card, which usually dates from 1861-1870 and has rounded corners which usually dates from 1868-1890; although these are not hard and fast, just the traditional dates that the vast majority out there fall into. Some rounded corners are earlier and later and yellow does show up later, normally old new stock, and in some respects earlier. The same goes true for the normal dates and colors for flat mount and curved mount and some flat mounts have curved with age and some originally had a slight curve, but do not fall into curved. Also, the print type also helps to narrow down dates; but in this case these types were done at varying points for the duration of stereoview manufacturing. Anyways, after researching it this way I began to look at photos of the park from this time period and got conflicting dates, so I finally contacted an couple of historical societies in the area and got a date from them as the last half of the 1860's and late 1860's to early 1870's; so I reverted back to the traditional dates of the stereo construction to narrow down the dates to the 1860's, second half. Sometimes with photos I have to narrow it down in a few ways and rely on others, who have info about the area or the subject. If this decade is in correct, I would love to know."
Cheers,
Lee & Lynn

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