Postcard Past / Present Photo
Exploring power, culture, & the history of cities through present-day photo recreations of old postcards.

Math Igler's Casino, Chicago

Once the heart of Chicago’s Nord Seite, Lakeview was crowded with German joints like Math Igler’s Casino. Not that kind of casino, though–Igler’s was sauerbraten and singing waiters rather than slots.

M & C Motors, 3200 W. Foster, Chicago

A tidy example of the early postwar modernism that characterized commercial architecture in Chicago’s outermost neighborhoods that's in better shape than the discontinued car brands it initially sold…but only barely.


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