• Title Event involving The Northwestern Trust and Savings Bank
  • Description Sepia tone photograph of an event involving The Northwestern Trust and Savings Bank, also known as the "Smulski Bank". Signed at the bottom in blue pen in "Ponglish": "Run na bank Smulskiego, 1923" (translation: Manifestation/protest in front of the Smulski Bank (?) | manifestacja/protest pod bankiem Smulskiego (?)); conflicting label on verso reads: "Polish Parade, 1920" Photograph was published in "Chicago's Polish Downtown" by Victoria Granacki, p. 92, with the following description: "The Northwestern Trust and Savings Bank moved to 1201 North Milwaukee Avenue in 1920 when that building was constructed. It had over $22 million in deposits in 1927 and was very successful bank. In this photo from the 1920s, the bank has been designated as a station for people to pay their taxes. After the bank closed, this building became the location of Alliance Printers and Publishers in 1942. This building is still standing and is home of "City Sports"."
  • Archival Collection Old Polish Chicago
  • Date 1920 or 1923
  • Format Print, Photographic
  • People Jan Smulski
  • Search Terms Old Polish Chicago, Milwaukee Avenue Division Street, Chicago Northwestern Trust and Savings Bank, Polish Triangle, West Town, Wicker Park, Noble Square, Parades, processions
  • Rights The Polish Museum of America
  • Image File x2007_001_0038
  • Object Id x2007.001.0038
  • Rights The Polish Museum of America