Grant Park, aerial view, Illinois Central Railroad Tracks (no.1)

Title

Grant Park, aerial view, Illinois Central Railroad Tracks (no.1)

Subject

Illinois Central Railroad Company
Grant Park (Chicago, Ill.)

Description

This view taken by Bennett from the rooftop of the Railway Exchange Building, Michigan Avenue, shows the future Grant Park prior to its development and to the infill land to the south where the Field Museum later would stand, at this time still in the lake.

This is one of a series of study views by Bennett over a decade-long period, showing the way people move through the spaces, across bridges, etc. On the open fairground across the railroad tracks and freight yard is a military encampment.

Creator

Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954

Source

Box 1, white binder

Date

1909? - 1912?

Relation

Marcia O. and Edward H. Bennett III Collection (Lake Forest College)

Format

image/tiff

Type

Image

Identifier

lfspbennett00054.tif

Coverage

1909 - 1912

Original Format

photographic print

Physical Dimensions

14.2 x 8.7 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in)

Files

lfspbennett00054.tif

Citation

Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954, “Grant Park, aerial view, Illinois Central Railroad Tracks (no.1),” Digital Collections - Lake Forest College, accessed June 27, 2017, http://collections.lakeforest.edu/items/show/1895.

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