Beautiful Vintage Kodachrome Photos of Mid-Century Chicago

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These Kodachrome photographs were taken by Harold Mayer, a pioneer of urban geography and specialist in urban and transport geography of North America, especially New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, and British Columbia. A professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, during his academic career, Professor Mayor gathered a large photographic collection to teach his students.

Professor Mayor visited Chicago several times during the fifties and sixties. Take a look back at the city through 17 beautiful vintage photographs below:

Randolph Street E from Dearborn Street

Maxwell Street market

Lake Shore Drive Bridge

Boat at Chicago Tribune wharf on Chicago River

Chicago Light and Outer Harbor

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