State and Madison Streets, the Busiest Corner in the World, on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918.
Looking west on Madison street at the corner of State and Madison streets. The Boston Store clock (not the Marshall Field Clock, which is one block to the north on State street) indicates that the picture was taken at the moment when the crowds poured out on Chicago streets and stood facing east in honor of those who fell in World War I. It appears that this photo was shot from someone who climbed a telephone/light pole. Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.