Historic Photo! Northbound Chicago Surface Lines Company 1940's era White transit bus picking up passengers on South Cicero Avenue and West 61st Street across from Chicago's Midway Airport. Chicago Illinois. October 1946., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I found this very historic 1940's era southsid Chicago bus photograph at my link page Northern California Bus Fans, which is located to the right of your computer screen at www.norcalbusfans.com
It is a beautiful sunny autum day in Chicago, way back in October of 1946. World War 2 had ended in early September of 1945, and America was gradually returning to peacetime business as usual.
Todays Chicago Transit Authority was still a year away, as a 1940's era White transit bus from the predecessor company Chicago Surface Lines, is viewed picking up passengers during a northbound run on South Cicero Avenue at West 61st Street, across the street from a then Chicago Municipal Airport.
The "New" company Chicago Transit Authority, would begin operations on October 1st, 1947, and Chicago Municipal Airport would be renamed to today's Midway Airport in 1949, in honor of the recent 1942 Allied victory against Japan at a place known as Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean during World War 2.