Vintage Postcard - Soldier Field and Field Museum - Grant Park - Chicago
A beautiful vintage postcard featuring Soldier Field and the Field Museum in Chicago. We can date this card based on the way names changed for both Soldier Field and the Field Museum. This postcard is from between 1925-1943.
Soldier Field was designed in 1919 and opened in 1924, as Municipal Grant Park Stadium. The name was changed to Soldier Field on November 11, 1925, as a memorial to U.S. soldiers who had died in combat. Its formal dedication as Soldier Field was on Saturday, November 27, 1926, during the 29th annual playing of the Army–Navy Game.
The Field Museum's name was changed from Columbian Museum of Chicago to Field Museum of Natural History to honor its first major benefactor, Marshall Field, and to reflect its focus on the natural sciences. During the period from 1943 to 1966, the museum was known as the Chicago Natural History Museum. In 1921, the Museum moved from its original location in Jackson Park to its present site on Chicago Park District property near downtown.
Backside of postcard is posted
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