Sunday, September 12, 2010
Streetcar Sunday - Chicago, Illinois
The streetcars thrived throughout the 1920s, but already began their decline in the '30s falling to competition from cars and buses. In 1957, the last streetcar routes were replaced with bus routes. This postcard is likely from the early 1920s and includes a pitch for the Gray Line bus sightseeing tours: P.S. Saw this view while riding the Gray Line sightseeing car -The Best Everywhere.
Here's an earlier post that shows a double-deck sightseeing bus (though not a Gray Line) in Chicago.