Grant Park, aerial view, Illinois Central Railroad Tracks (no. 2)

Title

Grant Park, aerial view, Illinois Central Railroad Tracks (no. 2)

Subject

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

Description

This is one of two aerial views, which focuses on the land east-south-east of the photographer Edward Bennett's vantage point on the Railway Exchange Building, Michigan Avenue. The occasion is a military encampment, 1909-1912, with many small tents across the tracks east of them. The land is built up so that the tracks are below the land level.

Bennett's study views from his rooftop near his office reflected his systematic approach to analyzing the interaction of crowds with the not yet developed Grant Park site, at that time an open fairgrounds.

Creator

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

Source

Box 1, white binder, first page, under other photos

Date

1909? - 1912?

Relation

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

Format

image/tiff

Type

Image

Identifier

lfspbennett00055.tif

Coverage

1909 - 1912

Original Format

photographic image

Files

lfspbennett00055.tif

Citation

Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954, “Grant Park, aerial view, Illinois Central Railroad Tracks (no. 2),” Digital Collections - Lake Forest College, accessed August 21, 2017, http://collections.lakeforest.edu/items/show/1896.

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