Friday, December 13, 2013

Life Saving Station Part II

Remember the U.S. Life Saving Station in Rogers Park? Well this is the lake view.

This sharp, detailed real photo postcard  (on sale on E-bay for 24.99) looks north along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Rogers Park on the north side of Chicago, Illinois IL, about 1910. In the distance, people stand in groups at the newly built United States Life Saving Service USLSS Station that opened in 1907 at the eastern end of Touhy Avenue. They are watching Life Saving Service surfmen in a surfboat, very faintly visible just beyond the end of the breakwater at far right. The Rogers Park station was an adjunct to the Evanston, Illinois Life Saving Station. Postally used, postmarked 1911 at Chicago. Divided back, 3 3/8" x 5 3/8". C. R. Childs printed postcard back dates postcard to 1908-1910.

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