Life magazine had a photographer with a distinctive family album. Each year he’d take a picture of himself with his daughter, starting on her first birthday. This went on for something like 40 years. It’s a remarkable document of the process of human aging.
Today I’m posting a small album on the aging of a city — five photos, covering 106 years. The location is Milwaukee Avenue at Ashland, looking northwest. There was no grand plan involved in taking these pictures. And except for the last picture, there was no attempt to match any of the earlier views.