Friday, November 06, 2009

Now and Then


Field Columbian Museum

My initial fascination with old postcards was to see how my city changed over time. Now I just like them.
Here is a 1906 view of the building that is now the Museum of Science and Industry.
Below is my 2007 photo of the same building although from a rather different perspective. It hasn't changed much in the past 100 years.

Museum of Science and Industry

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8 comments:

AnitaNH said...

Love the cat photos. Your Dash could be kin to my Mica! Happy PFF.

sarala said...

Thanks Anita.

Sheila said...

My interest has gone the other way. I collected the cards because I like them, and now I'm fascinated by how time has (or has not) changed places over the years.

It's surprising how little the museum building has changed.

Postcardy said...

I grew up in the Chicago area so visited both museums a number of times. I didn't know the Field Museum was originally called the Columbian Museum or that the original building was used for the Museum of Science and Industry.

Christine said...

I love before and after postcards. I have a number of postcards of the museum too, but I don't think any of them feature people. That's what makes that first card of yours especially wonderful. I started out collecting postcards of Michigan Ave. I like to see the progression of development. I'll post some sometime.

fortuitous faery said...

That's a cool comparison!

I have family in Chicago and was just there last September.

Have a great weekend!

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

It's interesting that you mention how your reason for collecting has changed. I originally collected to accent my family history work, and although I still do that, I also collect postcards that appeal to me and that connect to the history of Quebec in general. That's part of the joy of such an open-ended hobby (collecting postcards).
Evelyn in Montreal

sarala said...

Sorry Debs and Marie Reed, I accidentally deleted your comments when getting rid of spam. My mistake. Nothing personal though. I still appreciate your comments.