Giant thermometer on Michigan Avenue in 1951 Throwback Thursday

Giant thermometer on Michigan Avenue in 1951 Throwback Thursday Live



Marian Scheib, left, and Mary Jane Mahoney, both of Chicago, stopped to look at the thermometer on Michigan Avenue near Superior Street on Jan. 29, 1951. The thermometer indicated it was below zero.Chicago Tribune historical photo

 

In honor of Throwback Thursday, we looked through galleries of archived Tribune photos for interesting pictures to share with RedEye readers.

On that day, the high was 10.9 degrees and the low was negative 8 degrees, according to the Farmers' Almanac. There were only two days in January 1951 that saw below zero temps.

Given that today is super chilly, we thought we'd share this photo with a giant thermometer showing just how cold it was back then. #TBT

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