THROWBACK THURSDAY: Pride Parades Then & Now

Leading up to Pride weekend, CWB will step out of our normal role a couple of times to share photos and movie stills from past Gay Pride parades side-by-side with the same locations as they appear today.

We found it interesting to see how much the neighborhood has changed and, in some cases, how little it has changed.  Our sources for all historical images are shown with links to more of the artists’ work.

3153 N. Broadway, Gay Pride Parade 1985 and Spring 2014

Source: Alan Light on Flickr





Halsted At Buckingham, Gay Pride Parade 1996 and Spring 2014

Source: Screen grab from Halsted Street USA

Broadway at Wellington, Gay Pride Parade 1976 and Spring 2014

Source: Diane Alexander White Photography





Halsted and Briar, Gay Pride Parade 1976 and Spring 2014

Screen grab from “Gay For A Day” by Tom Palazzolo 

Broadway At Oakdale, Gay Pride Parade 1985 and Spring 2014

Broadway & Surf, Gay Pride Parade 1988 and Spring 2014

…And a little closer to our usual fare:

Diversey Harbor, Gay Pride 1985 and Spring 2014

Source: Alan Light on Flickr



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