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Old Posted Apr 26, 2015, 8:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
The Macy Street Bridge photographed on August 30, 1948.

Did the city ever sweep the sidewalks?

I've been trying to figure out the sign to the right of the streetcar. Is it CUDAH?

Oh, and what about that building in the distance at far right?

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I hope that guy isn't contemplating suicide.

That's the Cudahy Packing Company which was north of Macy and west of the river meaning we're looking west. The gas-o-meter is a problem for me, I have no memory of a gas-o-meter north of Macy in this area. Also the billboard to the left seems to be advertising Life with Father (1947) starring William Powell and Irene Dunne which would put the date of the image somewhat earlier than 1948. Hard to believe they'd still be doing billboard adverts on a film a year after initial release. But maybe.
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