View of the Loop

The Chicago River & Lake Michigan

Chicago, Illinois

Cook County

1943

This linen postcard features a birds-eye view of Chicago's Loop. 

It notes that Wacker Drive was built at a cost of $8,000,000. "It consists of a lower level drive for heavy commercial traffic, and an upper level for automobiles and pedestrians. Prominent in the group are the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, London Guarantee and Accident Company, Mather Building and Pure Oil Building."

Alas, the names of the writer and of the addressee were erased from this postcard, so we'll never know who read the news that the writer passed the time with two ladies, strolling through the department stores!

The card was published by the Union News Company and is a "Tichnor Quality View," made only by Tichnor Bros., Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts.

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