|The intersection in front of the Art Institute in Chicago. Photo taken by Paul Wierum, Chicago Camera Club.
The blurry image on this postcard brings about clear and
cherished memories for me. I had many great days visiting the Art Institute,
especially during my college years in the mid to late 1990s. Like so many other
Chicagoans, I stood at this same crosswalk shown on the postcard in front of
the museum at Michigan Avenue and Adams Street, usually heading to catch the
train home after a wonderful day.
The entire intersection looks the same today as it does on
this 1920s-era postcard, excluding the old cars. I even remember the doorway
behind the lamppost across the street as the entrance to Bennigan’s restaurant.
Friends and I ate there many times mostly to enjoy a great laugh.
I was overjoyed winning this postcard in an online auction. Others were trying hard to win it too, as the price kept rising. They probably saw it and had similar feelings about it. This postcard is titled “Adams Street from the Art Institute.” Paul Wierum of the Chicago Camera Club took the photograph.
|A Postcard published by the Municipal Art League Series of Chicago.