Image ID
DN-0064092
Headline
Double-decker bus picking up passengers on its first run
Date Depicted
January 30, 1915
Date Created
January 30, 1915
Creator
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
glass negatives
Copyright Notice
© Chicago Historical Society, published on or before 2013, all rights reserved.
Credit Line
DN-0064092, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Inventory Number
1960.784
Storage Location
Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum
Acquisition Source
Gift of Field Enterprises, Inc.
Max Pixels - Height
2307
Max Pixels - Width
2924
KEYWORDS
transportation
cars
automobiles
buses
public transit
Gas-Electric Motor Bus Company (New York, N.Y.)
Mass transit
Illinois
Chicago
1910-1919
Double-decker buses
Passengers
Elevated railroads
Railroad bridges
Winter
Chicago (Ill.)
1910-1919
Dry plate negatives
Gelatin dry plate negatives
DN-0064092
double decker bus picking up passengers on its first run

Image of the first run of a new double-decker bus in Chicago, picking up passengers waiting under an elevated train track in Chicago, Illinois. Other passengers are sitting on the top deck of the bus. Snow is visible in the background. The bus was built by the Gas-Electric Motor Bus Company of New York. Roland R. Conklin, owner of that company, had permission from one of the Chicago park boards to operate buses along Lake Shore Drive and built one or two buses in 1915 with St. Louis Car Company bodies for this operation. He established the Chicago Motor Bus Company in 1916.

Image of the first run of a new double-decker bus in Chicago, picking up passengers waiting under an elevated train track in Chicago, Illinois. Other passengers are sitting on the top deck of the bus. Snow is visible in the background. The bus was built by the Gas-Electric Motor Bus Company of New York. Roland R. Conklin, owner of that company, had permission from one of the Chicago park boards to operate buses along Lake Shore Drive and built one or two buses in 1915 with St. Louis Car Company bodies for this operation. He established the Chicago Motor Bus Company in 1916.