CHICAGO — Janis Heuberger hasn't lived in Chicago for more than 30 years, but her memories of growing up here have been alive with the mega-popular Facebook page she created this year.
The "Growing Up In Chicago" Facebook page — where Heuberger, a Roseland native, posts about five vintage photos daily — passed 29,000 followers on Wednesday. The pics date from the 1800s to the early 1980s, said Heuberger, who lives in Colorado Springs, Colo.
"It's taken off like wildfire," said Heuberger, 57. "The site has exceeded my expectations because I don't live physically in Chicago anymore."
Heuberger finds the photos on public domain sites, but also receives a great deal of pics from followers' private collections. She loves hearing back from her readers, including a woman who messaged her whose 88-year-old father checks out the site every day because it gives them memories to talk about.
"People miss the old Chicago and the memories of it," Heuberger said. "People are visual and visual things bring back memories."
Check out some of the site's photos here and below:
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