The Chicago Subways

This publication was produced as a "picture story of the construction of Chicago's First Subway." It begins with a letter from Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly, written on October 16, 1943, the opening day of the Chicago subway system. The publication also includes a description of the "Five Star Features": ventilation, signals, illumination, drainage and escalators. The caption for the photographs below begins with "utility and beauty are blended in the modern design of mezzanine stations." subway station



Photo of Subway Station

The Chicago Subways. Chicago (Ill.). Dept. of Subways and Superhighways. F. J. Riley Printing Co. 1943. Regenstein HE4491.C41A3 1943

Photos of Telephone Booths and Escalator

The Chicago Subways. Chicago (Ill.). Dept. of Subways and Superhighways. F. J. Riley Printing Co. 1943. Regenstein HE4491.C41A3 1943

Photo of Subway Construction

The Chicago Subways. Chicago (Ill.). Dept. of Subways and Superhighways. F. J. Riley Printing Co. 1943. Regenstein HE4491.C41A3 1943