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2021-07-20 8:49:07 AM  
It be a fun adventure to go to the same spots and take pictures of how things look now and compare.
 
2021-07-20 8:55:15 AM  

Merltech: It be a fun adventure to go to the same spots and take pictures of how things look now and compare.


Yeah... I was thinking though... in a few of these shots, outside of the car styles changing, there might not actually be much difference really, even 60 years later.
 
2021-07-20 9:14:20 AM  
These are awesome photos. I grew up in Skokie and been to many of the places in these photos in the 1960s.
 
2021-07-20 9:23:18 AM  

dletter: Merltech: It be a fun adventure to go to the same spots and take pictures of how things look now and compare.

Yeah... I was thinking though... in a few of these shots, outside of the car styles changing, there might not actually be much difference really, even 60 years later.


Was in Chicago a few weeks ago and recognize several of the shots along the river and on Randolph. Let me tell you, almost everything has changed.
 
2021-07-20 9:34:08 AM  
Not one of the Palmer hotel?  That's egregious.
 
2021-07-20 9:48:19 AM  

flamark: dletter: Merltech: It be a fun adventure to go to the same spots and take pictures of how things look now and compare.

Yeah... I was thinking though... in a few of these shots, outside of the car styles changing, there might not actually be much difference really, even 60 years later.

Was in Chicago a few weeks ago and recognize several of the shots along the river and on Randolph. Let me tell you, almost everything has changed.


Oh, I'm sure many have... I was saying more the neighborhoods... the Hamilton and Hamlin ave ones in that spread... outside of the cars, and maybe people have gotten rid of dated awnings, but, beyond that, those brick buildings are likely still there in most cases, more or less as is.  Tree lines in 60 years certainly may have changed, lightpost changes, etc.
 
2021-07-20 9:54:55 AM  
Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
Give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah

Still searching for the exact presets in Lightroom to mimic the effect. And yes, I got a Nikon camera.
 
2021-07-20 9:57:06 AM  

dletter: flamark: dletter: Merltech: It be a fun adventure to go to the same spots and take pictures of how things look now and compare.

Yeah... I was thinking though... in a few of these shots, outside of the car styles changing, there might not actually be much difference really, even 60 years later.

Was in Chicago a few weeks ago and recognize several of the shots along the river and on Randolph. Let me tell you, almost everything has changed.

Oh, I'm sure many have... I was saying more the neighborhoods... the Hamilton and Hamlin ave ones in that spread... outside of the cars, and maybe people have gotten rid of dated awnings, but, beyond that, those brick buildings are likely still there in most cases, more or less as is.  Tree lines in 60 years certainly may have changed, lightpost changes, etc.


My case in point, I think this is pretty much the same angle (from the street vs. the sidewalk) of the Hamlin block...

https://www.google.com/maps/place/470​0​+S+Hamlin+Ave,+Chicago,+IL­+6063­2­/[nospam-﹫-backwards]1­4*8​064156,-87.7186468,3a,75y,347.08h,95.1​2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNz9HeKB5740fw1a​SqYc-Ow!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0​x880e318d627a2655:0xf45a130748df06f6!8​m2!3d41.8077929!4d-87.7188587
 
2021-07-20 10:00:08 AM  
To the point... a lot of the "nostalgia" of the imagery in the photos is just how the Kodachrome photos "look".... if I went down to that Hamlin location now, took a photo with a Kodachrome camera at the same angle as that 60s shot (which didn't show any cars)... other than if someone had something like a satellite dish somewhere or something now... I could probably convince you it was also taken in the 60s.
 
2021-07-20 10:57:18 AM  
Behave or I'll order a Hawaiian pie

You'll need some roasted cashew halves or pieces with that.
 
2021-07-20 11:07:26 AM  
Doing the Lindy Hop | AI Enhanced Swing Dancing in 1939 [60 fps]
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I find this one mesmerizing.
 
2021-07-20 11:15:25 AM  
Stores used to invest in custom signs for their stores, with light bulbs and neon and moving parts. Now they seem content to print up a vinyl banner and tie it to the front of the store with string.
 
2021-07-20 1:15:36 PM  
Meh.  I'll go thermonuclear, full Mutually Assured Destruction.   I'll order a Spam and Kimchi pizza.
 
2021-07-20 1:18:26 PM  

dittybopper: Meh.  I'll go thermonuclear, full Mutually Assured Destruction.   I'll order a Spam and Kimchi pizza.


I'm not joking, either.   I've done it before:

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Spam and kimchi pizza on a cauliflower pizza crust.
 
2021-07-20 1:38:36 PM  
Lol Not seen: GALE FORCE WINTER WINDS, STRANDED MOTORISTS EATEN BY PACK WOLVES.
 
2021-07-20 3:33:49 PM  

Psychopompous: Stores used to invest in custom signs for their stores, with light bulbs and neon and moving parts. Now they seem content to print up a vinyl banner and tie it to the front of the store with string.


I noticed that, too. Also some signs were in cursive writing, which I understand is difficult for younger people read nowadays. I guess cursive writing isn't taught in school much anymore. A lot of young people can't read analog timepieces, either, I've been led to believe. I know my Millennial daughter can't do it immediately, she studies it for a moment.
 
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