The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

The Friday Flashback: Fun in the Cold

By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Jan 18, 2008 1:11PM

DN-0085338, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum

The weather forecast calls for a lot of "brass bra cold" this weekend. It won't stop people from going out and enjoying their weekend, although some serious consideration should be given to hibernating on the couch with movies, a bottle of wine, and a comforter.

Take, for example, these two men who thought it was a great idea to dress in Native American dress and pose for the Daily News cameras in 1928. The Daily News used to sponsor an ice carnival at Garfield Park, with the lagoon transformed by nature into a giant skating rink. Nowadays you bring a hatchet with you ice skating, you're looking at an unlawful weapon rap.