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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thomas Edison Shoots State Street

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As a River North worker bee, I can't imagine I was alone during the holiday crush when I was trying to get to the Grand bus and just reminding myself that people actually do have the legal right to walk three across on a sidewalk. Today I saw an 1894 Thomas Edison clip of Wabash and State and realized I have no right to complain about the density of pedestrian traffic.

Edison (or someone from his company) also shot my alma mater's gridiron greats, back when we were more interested in destroying midwestern sports powerhouses than the world. It's a great glimpse into the prehistory of football, which looked like rugby as played by steampunk stormtroopers.

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