Man on a Bicycle (Transit Trivia #4)

Image of a man holding an umbrella while riding a bike in the rain along an street during a street car strike in Chicago, Illinois. Street car tracks are visible on the street. View looking across the street with man at an angle to the camera. [ca. 1915 June 15] Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-064587. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum.

Image of a man holding an umbrella while riding a bike in the rain along an street during a street car strike in Chicago, Illinois. Street car tracks are visible on the street. View looking across the street with man at an angle to the camera. [ca. 1915 June 15] Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-064587. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum.

Image of a man holding an umbrella while riding a bike along an street in the rain during a street car strike in Chicago, Illinois. Street car tracks are visible on the street. View looking down the street with the man facing the camera. [ca. 1915 June 15] Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-064588. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum.

Image of a man holding an umbrella while riding a bike along an street in the rain during a street car strike in Chicago, Illinois. Street car tracks are visible on the street. View looking down the street with the man facing the camera. [ca. 1915 June 15] Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-064588. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum.

Michael D. Franklin writes:

While I am not a member (yet), I do live in Chicago and have been interested in CSL & “L” system for years.

There are two photos on the Chicago Daily News photos website from 1915 showing a man with an umbrella during the streetcar strike (type those key words in and the picture will come up). I have been trying to ID the location for over the past five to six years with no luck. Should be an easy one owing to a number of unique elements (e.g., single track for street car, angled street with tracks, “T” intersection in the distance); however, no luck. The only possibility was 21st and Archer looking south but I don’t think so.

Anyway, this photo may be of interest should you wish to post it for the members to ID.

I must have 200 hours in on these pictures. Should someone speculate, the photos are not reversed since the writing on the buildings can be viewed, and they are Chicago since they advertise “The Chicago Daily News” (my former employer 1967 – 1978).

We have some very smart people on here. Can anyone help figure this out?

If you want to view other pictures taken during the streetcar strike, go here.

-David Sadowski



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