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Then and Now, Lincoln-Sheffield

1928–Lincoln Avenue @ Sheffield Avenue, view southeast
2022–the same location

In the 1928 photo, we note that camera film was still so slow that a moving car is reduced to a blur.  Looking down the block, we see a horse-drawn van.  Since the man on the left is standing by a pole with a white band, he’s probably waiting for a streetcar.  Maybe he just finished eating at the place with the “Lunch” sign.

Today Lincoln Avenue has taller buildings and retro street lights.  As it was in 1928, this is one of four places where the Brown Line (aka Ravenswood ‘L’) crosses Lincoln.  And now that “Lunch” sign as been replaced by a sign reading “Diner.”