Whether or not you have visited Chicago, The Chicago Tribune's Instagram of vintage photos is certain to make you fall in love with the Windy City. With photos being uploaded daily highlighting various historical events, decades and people, it's a great way to learn something new while also envision what life was like generations ago. It's quite a treat!
The Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower, 1945. Check out the building and railroad tracks west of the Wrigley Building where the Trump Tower now stands.
Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes, part of Chicago's "society", stroll down Lake Shore Drive on Easter Sunday with their dog Dandy in 1932.
Agnes O'Malley of Oak Park dances with Pvt. Leo J. Kedziora of Chicago at the Chicago Servicemen's Center in August 1945. Photo by Josef Szalay.
Members of the Chicago City Ballet strike poses of ballerinas in the paintings and sculptures of Edgar Degas at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1984.
Youngsters plunge into Lake Michigan for relief from the August heat in 1973. Photo by James Mayo.
The Mooseheart band on parade during the 42nd annual Loyal Order of Moose convention, July 4, 1930, in Mooseheart, Ill. A crowd of more than 30,000 attended the holiday celebration.
A final show of fireworks explodes beyond Lake Point Tower at the end of ChicagoFest at Navy Pier in August 1979. Photo by Walter Kale.
June 11, 1964: The Rolling Stones hold a press conference in front of the Tribune Tower. From left: Bill Wyman, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. The Tribune story that ran June 12, 1964, said "The visit of the Rolling Stones, who say they are singers, ended abruptly yesterday on North Michigan Avenue. A barber came along. There are five Rolling Stones, all from London. All wear tight trousers and haggard looks. All of them slouch. Each look unkempt. And they wear their hair, they vow, two inches longer than The Beatles. And that's where Larry Koznatz came in. Koznatz is a barber in the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel. The Rolling Stones were slouched in five folding chairs on the sidewalk in front of Tribune Tower's Nathan Hale court. Squealing teenagers, incredulous adults, and members of the press surrounded them." When Koznatz tried to hold scissors next to their hair, the Stones' manager Andrew Oldham refused. When Koznatz got closer, off went the Stones.
Washington Park's boating season officially opened in April 1928 with Ruth Hamquist, from left, Marie Cannon, Marion Lynch and Helen Kelly taking a tour of the lagoon. This scene is in the daytime, but at night the occupants of the park boats are more apt to be young couples gliding over moonlit waters.