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Image for Greetings From Chicago, Chicago Art Institute Black and White Postcard

Greetings From Chicago, Chicago Art Institute Black and White Postcard

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, International Postal Card Company:

Seller ID: 0202

Condition: Fine


A beauty in black and white sent to our girl (I have MANY of her cards) Sophie Nundahl of Perry, North Dakota from Emil who says, "Thank you for the postal you sent me. With best wishes." Maybe Emil was in Chicago to visit the Art Institute which is pictured on the card and says this of itself, "Situated on Michigan Avenue at the head of Adams St. Contains many famous paintings and works of art." The card was not mailed and shows no date, but all the cards I have belongi... View more info

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Scully Jones Selector No. 2; Dimensions for Drawing Morse Tapers

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Chicago, Scully-Jones and Company: Unknown

Seller ID: 0708

Condition: Very good


I am fascinated by these sorts of little measuring devices -- can't let one pass me by. This one is not dated, but it's before zip codes which means it's from before 1963. It was made by Scully-Jones, designers and manufacturers of standard and special production tools, including tap and drill chucks, arbors, cutting tools, boring equipment, centers and more. This device is two sided, so it performs two functions -- providing a Morse taper number and the size of the tape... View more info

Image for Catalog of the Art School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1929-1930

Catalog of the Art School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1929-1930

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago: 1929

Seller ID: 0826

Condition: Very good


Beautiful catalog, very clean with untoned pages. Measures 6"x8-1/2" and sports a nice two tone green cover with a small stylized drawing of the Art Institute on the front. Tightly bound. Only faults are two small loss of paper on the two outer corners. Catalog has 64 pages and is illustrated nicely with black and white photos of student art representing the various disciplines offered. Info on admission, scholarships, school rules, living accomodations (all off campus)... View more info

Image for The Book and Catalogue of the Second Retrospective Exhibition of the Art Institute Alumni Association (Chicago 1922)

The Book and Catalogue of the Second Retrospective Exhibition of the Art Institute Alumni Association (Chicago 1922)

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago: 1922

Seller ID: 1320

Condition: Good


This is a spectacular find -- gorgeous graphic art and nine tipped-in art works from the exhibition. Of those artists the one I recognized was C.A. Willimvosky who was an important Impressionist of the 20th century. He died in 1971. The show was huge -- 696 works in these categories: applied art, architecture, graphic arts, painting, and sculpture. The catalog also includes a narrative entitled The Manuscript on Gray Charcoal Paper by Thomas Wood Stevens who appears to ... View more info

Image for Cabinet Card Little Girl with Flower Basket Sitting on Doorstep (Joshua Smith Studio, Chicago 1876-1886)

Cabinet Card Little Girl with Flower Basket Sitting on Doorstep (Joshua Smith Studio, Chicago 1876-1886)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Joshua Smith Studio: Unknown

Seller ID: 1397

Condition: Very good


Joshua Smith was no ordinary run-of-the-mill photographer who at this point in his career specialized in photographing children such as this cute little doorstep girl. In 1878 he won a coveted Silver Medal at the Paris Exhibition and in 1883 was elected president of the American Photographers Association. He also wrote many articles on chemicals and photography. There is no date on this photo, but research shows that the address on the back of it --206 North Clark Street... View more info

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World's Columbian Exposition Ticket Expressly for Chicago Day Oct. 9th 1893

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, World's Columbian Exposition: 1893

Seller ID: 1540

Condition: Fine condition


Paper is crisp and clean and shows a nice graphic. Each day of the fair there was a different ticket -- for Children's Day, for Half Price Day etc. This one is for Chicago Day which was October 9, 1893. The ticket measures 2"x4" and shows a graphic of Fort Dearborn with the date 1833 on the reverse side. Ticket is discounted due to loss of stub. View more info

Image for Vedanta in Chicago Golden Jubilee Souvenir Vivekananda Vedanta Society 1930-80

Vedanta in Chicago Golden Jubilee Souvenir Vivekananda Vedanta Society 1930-80

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Swami Bhashyananda: 1981

Seller ID: 1541

Condition: Very good


Crisp clean book marred only by a tiny crease to upper front corner. Published in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the Vivekananda Vedanta Society. Profusely illustrated with photographs, a few in color. Includes numerous articles and quotes, as well as a history. Ads by commercial vendors at back. A publication of the Ramakrishna Order of India. View more info

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Scully Jones Company Slide No. 3

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Chicago, llinois, Scully-Jones and Company: Unknown, but pre-1963

Seller ID: 1700


I am fascinated by these sorts of little measuring devices -- can't let one pass me by. This one is not dated, but it's before zip codes which means it's from before 1963. It was made by Scully-Jones, designers and manufacturers of standard and special production tools, including tap and drill chucks, arbors, cutting tools, boring equipment, centers and more. This device provides dimensions for quickly drawing or machining Brown & Sharpe tapers. The slide is in good work... View more info

Image for Indiana Limestone Sculpture Groups on the Michigan Avenue Bridge, Chicago Illinois 1928 (DuSable Bridge)

Indiana Limestone Sculpture Groups on the Michigan Avenue Bridge, Chicago Illinois 1928 (DuSable Bridge)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Chicago, Indiana Limestone Company: circa 1928

Edition: Good-plus

Seller ID: 1712

Condition: Good-plus


This is a scarce item printed by the Indiana Limestone Company after the 1928 completion of the magnificent Michigan Avenue bridge in Chicago which is now known as the DuSable Bridge. The sculptures for which it is best known were commissioned by William Wrigley and there are four of them. James Earl Fraser was the sculptor for The Discovers which depicts La Salle and Marquette and also The Pioneers which show the early pioneers who settled the area that became Chicago. ... View more info

Image for Print: The Art Palace Columbian Exposition (1893)

Print: The Art Palace Columbian Exposition (1893)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicgo, Jones Brothers Publishing Company: 1893

Seller ID: 1873

Condition: Very Good Condition


Very handsome print, one of a portfolio of various scenes from the Chicago Exposition. This one shows the exterior of the Art Palace which is explained at reverse side. The main building was 320x500 feet, plus there were two annexes each 120x200 feet. The building housed 74 galleries and cost $735,811 to build. The south front, which is this view, faces the Lagoon. Print is clean and attractive and measures 8-1/2" tall and 12" wide. View more info

Image for Souvenir of Chicago, Illinois Postcard Mailer

Souvenir of Chicago, Illinois Postcard Mailer

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Technor Quality Views: Unknown

Seller ID: 1953

Condition: Fine Condition


Crisp, clean and unused -- everything you want in a collectible! There's no specific clue to its age, but I think its from the 1930-40's era. Closed it measures 4-1/4" x 6-1/4", but open the flap and out cascades ten beautiful views of the Windy City. Then flip them over and you have ten more. Views include Michigan Avenue, Wacker Drive, Union Stock Yards, Edgewater Beach Hotel, University of Chicago, W-G-N Studios, Union Station, Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, P... View more info

Image for Swift and Company Martha Logan Leaflets In Folder (1940's)

Swift and Company Martha Logan Leaflets In Folder (1940's)

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago, Swift and Company: No date. Circa late 1940s

Seller ID: 2005

Condition: booklets Fine condition. Folder good.


Eight Martha Logan recipes booklets nestled in a blue folder with a picture of the fictional lady herself in the upper corner next to the spine. She representd all of the company's home economists combined, though a real woman was always chosen whenever the picture needed updating. Inside the folder which measures 6" x 9" are these items: Franks To the Aid of the Party; Fingertip Meals with Swift's Premium Canned Meats; Meal Time Ideas With Tender-Grown Swift's Premium... View more info

Image for Print Chicago Exposition 1893 The Golden Door

Print Chicago Exposition 1893 The Golden Door

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Jones Brothers Publishing Co.: 1893

Seller ID: 2021

Condition: Very good


Very handsome print, one of a portfolio of various scenes from the Chicago Exposition. This one depicts the Transportation Exhibit's famous Golden Door. The print is explained on the reverse side. The reason it was such a big hit is that a single arch, appeared to be several retreating ones. it was also embellished with carvings, bas reliefs, and mural paintings. The print with margins measures 8-/2" x 12" with the image measuring 6" x 9" Very clean and nice with a flat... View more info

Image for Postcard Looking Down La Salle Street Chicago Board of Trade In Background (1942)

Postcard Looking Down La Salle Street Chicago Board of Trade In Background (1942)

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Chicago, Curt Teich & Co.: 1942 Postmark

Seller ID: 2120

Condition: Very Good Condition


Exceptionally graphic with a nice linen finish -- very clean on both sides. Card was postmarked from Chicago and sent to Homerville, Ohio. The description on the back of card states that the Board of Trade was founded in one room on March 13, 1849. After the Great Fire it took up residence in a wigwam. The building erected on this spot in 1885 was vacated December 7, 1928 to prepare for the occupancy of this building in 1930. Card will arrive on a brand new plastic sleev... View more info

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Chicago Hand Book Binders Celebrates 25 Years (2003 Exhibition Catalog)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Hand Book Binders: 2003

Seller ID: 2273

Condition: Fine Condition


Beautiful exhibition catalog produced by the Chicago Hand Book Binders in association with an exhibit held at the Newberry Library from January 28 to March 8, 2003. This is a very handsome presentation -- a full color catalog nestled in a dark mauve portfolio which closes with string. The list of book artists who exhibited are: Laura Berenger, Suzanne Canby, Lesa Dowd, Karen Hanmer, Robert Hanmer, Jill Jarom, Renee Mandel, Barbara Lazarus Metz, Julie Naggs, Kitz Rickert... View more info

Image for Chicago Grand Opera Company Program Season 1912-1913 (Prices and seating chart laid-in)

Chicago Grand Opera Company Program Season 1912-1913 (Prices and seating chart laid-in)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Grand Opera Company: 1912

Seller ID: 0980

Condition: Very good


This is an early program for the opera season of 1912-1913 held at the Auditorium Theatre of Chicago. Other than a few corner creases that I have pressed flat, the program is clean and bright with no names or writing. The current opera was Thais and the program includes its story, plus a list of others past and future, photos of opera stars, and lists of box holders and the nights they were to be present. As always, local ads abound, but these are quite graphically appea... View more info

Image for Degas to Magritte Paintings, Sculptures, Works on Paper (1999)

Degas to Magritte Paintings, Sculptures, Works on Paper (1999)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, R.S. Johnson Fine Art: 199

Edition: Catalog No. 136

Seller ID: 2638

Condition: Fine condition


Very handsome, quality art catalog which accompanied an exhibit during April and May of 1999 at this Chicago gallery. Forty-eight works were on display, most of which are reproduced in color and the remaining in black and white. Catalog measures 8-1/2" x 10-1/2" with 96 pages. The art is not confined to the two names in the title. Those are the bookends which bracket these artists -- Beaudin, Beckmann, Cassatt, Corinth, Czobel, Dix, Feininger, Felixmuller, Gleizes, Groma... View more info

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Valuing America's First Suburbs: A Policy Agenda For Older Suburbs in the Midwest (2002)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., The Brookings Institution: 2002

Seller ID: 2670

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome booklet with quality paper and color photographs and maps. Maps cover the cities of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee. Text discusses the assets and challenges of the first suburbs, the role of current state and federal policies, a new policy agenda for the first suburbs, organizing for success, and a conclusion. There is also a selected bibliography plus endnotes. Measures 8-1/2"x 11" and has 48 pages. Only fault is loss of one st... View more info

Image for Postcard Fred Harvey's Lunch Room Union Station, Chicago (1920's)

Postcard Fred Harvey's Lunch Room Union Station, Chicago (1920's)

By: N/A

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Fred Harvey: 1920's

Seller ID: 2688

Condition: Very Good Condition


This card is unused, so no dates written by sender and no post mark. The only clue to find a date here is the pink cloche hat on the lady in the foreground next to the two men. The cloche hat is a Roaring Twenties fashion favorite. Fred Harvey was the restaurant king of his day. This one was beautiful and located in the Chicago train station. Card is clean and nice and will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for The Ladies' World Easter Number April, 1902

The Ladies' World Easter Number April, 1902

By: N/A

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, S.H. Moore & Co.: 1902

Edition: Easter Number

Seller ID: 2995

Condition: Very good condition


I have never before seen this magazine and got it without even knowing it. I bought a box of Ladies Home Journals from the turn-of-the century and this was in the bottom of it. It's quite nice with no mailing label, just the usual horizontal crease. It's an oversized magazine (as many were in those days) measuring 11" x 16" and has 29 pages. There's lots to read about needlework, embroidering book covers, running the house, cooking, gardens and flowers, and mothering, pl... View more info