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Detailed Chicago map from 1857, including legal cab fares...

calumet412:

This amazing map from 1857 allows you to zoom in and explore the city (population 110,000).

Note that everything north of North Ave to Fullerton (where the town of Lake View starts) is countryside. The south and west sides are a bit more developed.

Also, pan all the way east to learn “Legal Hack or Cab Fares,” which really don’t seem that much different from today.

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received this text from a good friend last night, doesn’t get realer than this folks

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An apartment interior at Mies van der Rohe’s 860 Lake Shore Drive as seen from 880 Lake Shore Drive, with Lake Shore Drive reflected in the window, 1957, Chicago.  

calumet412:

An apartment interior at Mies van der Rohe’s 860 Lake Shore Drive as seen from 880 Lake Shore Drive, with Lake Shore Drive reflected in the window, 1957, Chicago.  

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I think one of the things I’ve always failed at is remembering that just because other people do something, that doesn’t necessarily make it acceptable for me to also do it (like, say, procrastinate as much as I do). I’m well aware that everyone does this from time to time (some more often than others), but perhaps a healthier attitude to have is that I should strive not to do it at all and be okay with an occasional occurrence, rather than have procrastination be implicitly “allowed”, because simply put, that is just a crutch I’ll always lean on if I allow it to be there.

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warsan is elsewhere.: how i take care of myself.

warsanshire:

  • long baths
  • napping
  • bill murray
  • somali tea (cinnamon, cardamom, cloves)
  • read the qur’an in english out loud to myself because it is a long poem
  • don’t take anything personally
  • never assume
  • laugh
  • go to another town
  • another city
  • another country
  • get a facial/manicure/pedicure/massage

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calumet412:

Ski jumping at Soldier Field, 1954, Chicago.

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Nighttime on the midway at the Century of Progress World’s Fair, 1933, Chicago. William Burton Larsen

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thedailyfeed:

This is the speech President Richard Nixon was prepared to give in case Apollo 11 did not safely return. 

Luckily, it was never needed. RIP Neil Armstrong

(via npr)

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calumet412:

Chicago Police detectives in action, 1957, Chicago. Gordon Parks

AWESOME

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my-esl-student:

What do you see as this tie?  It’s a psychological game.  If you see it as a man’s hair of stomach or chest, that’s normal.  If you see it as a desert with dead grass, you might have congnitive distortions.  Come to my house, then I’ll give you a secret remedy for you.

my-esl-student:

What do you see as this tie?  It’s a psychological game.  If you see it as a man’s hair of stomach or chest, that’s normal.  If you see it as a desert with dead grass, you might have congnitive distortions.  Come to my house, then I’ll give you a secret remedy for you.

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