Collection of Old Chicago Photos and Panoramics
Our collection of old black & white Chicago photos are a sight to behold. Beautiful views of majestic skyscrapers, old street scenes, subway closeups, and other historic views of the great city of Chicago, IL. Dating from the early 1900s to the late 60's and early 70s, these prints preserve the history and architecture of this great American city.
A little About the Windy City of Chicago
Since its foundation in 1833 as a frontier town of the Old Northwest, Chicago has grown into one of the ten most influential world cities. Chicago today is the financial, economic, and cultural capital of the Midwest, and is recognized as a major transportation, business, and architectural center. The city's skyscrapers, local cuisine, political traditions, and sports teams are some of its most recognized symbols.
Photo of South Water Street, east from Market, in Chicago during the late 1890s. This was considered one of the busiest streets in the world at the time, full of commerce and activity. Great view of markets, shops and horse drawn wagons. Learn More
Photo of the Great Northern Building & Hotel in Chicago, IL. This is a great vintage photo that also shows street vendors, stores, and old billboard ads. This photo dates to the late 1890s. Learn More
Photo of people hanging out on the beach off of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Nice view of people in period dress, the pier and Lake Michigan. Photo dates to the late 1800s. Learn More
Photo of the C. & N.W. (Chicago and Northwestern) Railway station in Chicago, IL. Great view of old train cars, horse drawn wagons and the train station. Photo dates to between 1880 and 1899. Learn More