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Informal group portrait of baseball players (left to right) Smith, Jeffries, Lyons, and Watwood of the American League’s Chicago White Sox, eating hot dogs, standing at a counter at a hot dog stand at Comiskey Park, which was located at 324 West 35th Street and bounded by West 34th Street, South Shield’s Avenue (formerly Portland Avenue), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. A crowd is standing in the background. A cash register and condiments are visible on the counter in the foreground. Photograph by Chicago Daily News, Inc.
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chicagohistorymuseum:

Informal group portrait of baseball players (left to right) Smith, Jeffries, Lyons, and Watwood of the American League’s Chicago White Sox, eating hot dogs, standing at a counter at a hot dog stand at Comiskey Park, which was located at 324 West 35th Street and bounded by West 34th Street, South Shield’s Avenue (formerly Portland Avenue), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. A crowd is standing in the background. A cash register and condiments are visible on the counter in the foreground. Photograph by Chicago Daily News, Inc.

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Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress history gifs black and white animation

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Awesome Dads go to the Library!
Nick Cosans with daughter in 1994.
See more at Des Plaines Memory!

Awesome Dads go to the Library!

Nick Cosans with daughter in 1994.

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In 1976 I was an awkward, bookwormy kid and Bruce Jenner was a record setting, Olympic gold medalist in the Decathlon. He was an actual national hero. I was an actual nerd. So, in the way all kids do, I engaged in a little hero worship. I had all the Bruce Jenner posters plastered to my bedroom walls. My mom put an iron-on transfer of his face on a t-shirt for me. I even ate the Wheaties. Back then, Bruce was one of my real life Super Heroes. Now? Err, not so much..

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Rudolf Velte, German POW at Camp Pine in Des Plaines. His story has been making the rounds as of late, including this program that aired on WBEZ in Chicago.

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ideefixedujour:

Americana Inn - Des Plaines, Illinois by What Makes The Pie Shops Tick? on Flickr.
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Polo Inn Motel, Des Plaines, IL (by stoneofzanzibar)

Polo Inn Motel, Des Plaines, IL (by stoneofzanzibar)

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Polo Inn Motel - Des Plaines  (by Mark 2400)

Polo Inn Motel - Des Plaines (by Mark 2400)

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O’Hare Inn - Des Plaines, Illinois (by The Pie Shops Collection)

O’Hare Inn - Des Plaines, Illinois (by The Pie Shops Collection)

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superderrick:

O’Hare Concord Motor Inn - Des Plaines, Illinois by What Makes The Pie Shops Tick? on Flickr.