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Americana Submarine with Cigars was uploaded to Flickr

Clark and Van Buren, under the El tracks

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I took Americana Submarine with Cigars on November 29, 2015 at 06:27AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 31, 2015 at 12:15PM

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How Do You Think It Feels was uploaded to Flickr

S Wentworth Ave, Chicago

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I took How Do You Think It Feels on July 22, 2015 at 06:04PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on July 27, 2015 at 03:44PM

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Sus Saves was uploaded to Flickr

South Loop

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I took Sus Saves on June 23, 2011 at 08:00PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 10, 2015 at 05:14PM

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A Photo For All And None was uploaded to Flickr

Spadina, and Dundas, Toronto

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I took A Photo For All And None on September 20, 2014 at 11:09PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on November 28, 2014 at 05:32PM

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Business Chicago-esque Photography

White Way Sign files for bankruptcy protection

I trust White Way Sign will survive this bankruptcy, I couldn’t imagine Chicago without White Way Signs populating our common urban space, nor my Flickr feed either…

White Way Sign, a century-old company behind some of the most historic signs in Chicago, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The family-owned company has had a hand in everything from the landmark Chicago Theatre and Wrigley Field marquees to the U.S. Cellular Field and United Center scoreboards, iconic signage that has helped define the city’s image and evolution.

Marathoners race past the Chicago Theatre. White Way Sign didn’t build the original Chicago Theatre sign, but it fabricated and installed the most recent version of the canopy within the past decade, according to the company. (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune) The company moved from Chicago to Mount Prospect in 2007, and recently has focused more on maintenance than manufacturing after divesting its North Clybourn Avenue facility. The filing Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago lists less than $10 million in assets and up to $50 million in liabilities.

“We expect to survive this,” said Jim Morgan, a Chicago bankruptcy attorney representing White Way. “We just need to retool and we will continue to provide the same service.”

White Way Sign was founded in 1916 by Thomas Flannery, an Irish immigrant who started the company by servicing electric signs. It made its mark by fabricating and maintaining marquees for such theaters as the Chicago Theatre and the Oriental Theatre. The company took its name from the New York theater district, which was known as the Great White Way for its brightly lighted marquees.

(click here to continue reading White Way Sign files for bankruptcy protection – Chicago Tribune.)

A few examples of White Way Signs I’ve snapped photos of over the years:

(Central) Camera - since 1899

(Central) Camera – since 1899

Ballin'
Ballin’

Fela - Oriental Theatre
Fela – Oriental Theatre

Meier's Tavern Package Liquors
Meier’s Tavern Package Liquors

Las Vegas Showgirls
Las Vegas Showgirls

Homosexuals at Biograph
Homosexuals at Biograph

Oriental Ford
Oriental Ford

Explosions In the Sky
Explosions In the Sky

Vintage Neon: Chicago Park
Vintage Neon: Chicago Park

Ramova Neon
Ramova Neon

There are probably more White Way Signs photos in my Flickr Signs Album, but you get the idea…

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Neon – Phyllis Musical Inn was uploaded to Flickr

Division Street at night. Phyllis Music Inn was allegedly established in 1954

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I took Neon – Phyllis Musical Inn on July 13, 2014 at 10:52PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 04, 2014 at 03:29PM

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Zanzibar and Rye was uploaded to Flickr

Yonge St, Toronto.

Wikipedia entry:
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I took Zanzibar and Rye on September 09, 2013 at 11:04AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on August 01, 2014 at 03:15PM

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Congress Hotel in the Fog was uploaded to Flickr

Another entry into the "Building Signs Not As Obnoxious as the Trump Stamp" series

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I took Congress Hotel in the Fog on June 22, 2014 at 08:51PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 27, 2014 at 02:44AM

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Pump Room at Public Chicago was uploaded to Flickr

Goofing around with Analog Efex Pro.

The original was opened in 1938, per Wikipedia but this is a revamped version. I actually only used their bathroom facilities…

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I took Pump Room at Public Chicago on June 15, 2014 at 05:45PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 16, 2014 at 09:02PM

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Mendel’s Creamery was uploaded to Flickr

Kensington Market, Toronto.

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I took Mendel’s Creamery on September 07, 2013 at 05:33PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 22, 2014 at 04:15PM

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Chicago-esque Links

Photo Republished at CraigsLostChicago

Boston Store

My photo was used to illustrate this post

My photo of Boston Store used here, sans credit. I don’t care, much, because there are a lot of fun photos here. Though, it is unfortunate that this dude didn’t give credit to most of the photographers who took the photos.

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Still Sorry Somehow was uploaded to Flickr

South of the Loop

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I took Still Sorry Somehow on May 17, 2009 at 11:42AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 20, 2014 at 12:34AM

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Ballin’ was uploaded to Flickr

Lincoln Avenue

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I took Ballin’ on January 11, 2014 at 06:33PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 13, 2014 at 03:10PM

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Traditional Fish & Chips was uploaded to Flickr

London

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I took Traditional Fish & Chips on August 08, 2010 at 01:52PM