Looking North State Street, Chicago, Ill.
Collection: Cities

Title

Looking North State Street, Chicago, Ill.

Subject

State Street (Chicago, Ill.)

Description

On verso:
No. 221. LOOKING NORTH ON STATE STREET, CHICAGO, ILL.
State street was the eastern boundary of the city of Chicago in 1830, when the other boundaries were Kinzie street on the north, Desplaines street on the west and Madison street on the south. Our view is taken from the corner of Madison and State streets, looking north. At the right hand is the Columbus Memorial Building, beyond which Marshall Field’s store, the largest and finest in the world, is seen, and still further on the Masonic Temple, the pioneer among American skyscrapers. State street is the center of the shopping district. The principal department and jewelry stores are located here, and all the other retail stores are in close vicinity. The broad sidewalks are crowded at all hours with hurrying people, leaving or entering the stores, or stopping a moment to admire the enticing displays in the show windows. In the background is seen a warehouse on the opposite bank of the Chicago river.
A8523

Creator

T.W. (Truman Ward) Ingersoll

Source

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Publisher

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Date

1899

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Stereographs

Identifier

221



Citation
T.W. (Truman Ward) Ingersoll, “Looking North State Street, Chicago, Ill.,” Digital Canton, accessed May 26, 2022, https://canton.digitalsckls.info/item/533.
Original Format

Stereograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 3.5 inches