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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 belonging to Sophie are from 1906 to 1914. View more info

Image for Program Frank Lloyd Wright Festival May 30-July 4, 1969 (Illinois)

Program Frank Lloyd Wright Festival May 30-July 4, 1969 (Illinois)

By: N/A

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, University of Illinois: 1969

Seller ID: 0756

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, clean program published to accompany a Frank Lloyd Wright Festival held in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois from May 30 to July, 4 1969 to celebrate the FLW architecture of the area. The program measures 8" square and is attractive and tightly bound. It's printed throughout on coated paper and shows many black and white photographs of Wright's homes in the area, some with floor plans. Many events, including educational forums, the dedication of Wright-Bock Fountain Plaza, a concert at Unity Temple (which Wright designed), a tour, fireworks and much more. 36 pages and no names o... 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) course descriptions etc. 64 pages. 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 have corrected errors of fact in a submission by an unknown sender. The catalog has some issues -- edge wear, wear to both en... View more info

Image for Life At the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago (Oversized Advertising Booklet in Original Envelope, 1930)

Life At the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago (Oversized Advertising Booklet in Original Envelope, 1930)

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Moody Bible Institute: 1930

Seller ID: 1372

Condition: Fine in good envelope


Very seldom does old paper survive as splendidly as this oversized 1930 college booklet for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. It is in very fine condition and retains its own original mailing envelope on which former owner wrote her name. The envelope has some edge tears, but has protected the item wonderfully. Booklet is very handsome, printed on cream paper and measures 9x12-1/2." Photographs run in filmstrip form down the outer edges of each page, with the exception of portraits of staff and founder. There are 29 pages in all with much information about all aspects of life at the sch... 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, Chicago --was occupied by him from 1876-1886. The cabinet card is in sepia. View more info

Image for World's Fair Chicago 1934 How Firestone High Speed Tires Are Made

World's Fair Chicago 1934 How Firestone High Speed Tires Are Made

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Firestone Tire & R=ubber Company: 1931

Edition: World's Fair Edition

Seller ID: 1518

Condition: Near fine


Crisp clean booklet with just a few tiny isolated spots of edge wear. Paper is amazingly supple. Booklet measures 5"x8" and has 32 counted pages. Many photographs printed with a saturation of ink -- very handsome. Booklet advertises not just the tires though -- there's also batteries, spark plugs, tire rims, break lining. cushion connectors and flexible couplings, garden hose, industrial flooring -- and even boots. Interesting and well designed. View more info

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

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 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. Henry Hering also provided two sculptures, Defense which features Captain Heald and the massacre of the Fort Dearborn garriso... 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, Post Office, Soldier's Field, Field Natural History Museum, Merchandise Mart at night, Michigan Boulevard at night, Museum of ... 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 superficial crease to upper left corner which would not be seen after framing. 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 sleeve. 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, Lisa Beth Robinson, Margaret Suchland, and Nancy Vachon. In its portfolio the catalog measures 8" square. Lovely collectibl... 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 appealing. The program also includes a separate seating chart (see photo) with the various prices of seats. Program measures 7"x10... 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 Official World's Fair Weekly Century of Progress Chicago, 1933

Official World's Fair Weekly Century of Progress Chicago, 1933

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: chicago, A Century of Progress Internatioanl Exhibition: 1933

Edition: Vol. I, No. 8

Seller ID: 2853

Condition: Very condition


From May to October 1933 the entity overseeing the Chicago World's Fair published a full-out magazine with stories about the exhibits and information on what to do each day. The highlights for this week, the fourth, went on until June 24th. The big event was the Zoo of Dragons. I took a picture of both the ad and the opening pages of the story itself -- quite an endeavor! Other stories include a convention bringing together scientists from all over the world; the exhibition of the painting, Whistler's Mother, which was on loan from a museum in Paris; the story of neon lights; log rolling; fas... View more info

Image for 24 Success Articles From American Preservation Magazines

24 Success Articles From American Preservation Magazines

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., American Preservation: Unknown date

Edition: Unknown edition

Seller ID: 3009

Condition: Articles Very Good Condition


I found these disbound articles in a box of Architectual Review Magazines which I bought at auction. I almost tossed them out until I realized how worthy they are. Each of the 24 focuses on a particular area within a state located anywhere in the country. They all derived from American Preservation magazine, so the color photographs are stunning. Each article is pretty long with many images. I wish I had more room to show them. Areas are these: New Orleans Lower Garden District; Providence, Rhode Island; Salem Massachusetts; Eutaw, Alabama's Greek Revival Architecture; Galveston, Texas; Mizner... View more info

Image for Morse Standard Power Transmission Products Catalog (1979)

Morse Standard Power Transmission Products Catalog (1979)

By: N/A

Price: $25.95

Publisher: Aurora, Illinois, Borg-Warner Corporation Morse Division: 1979

Edition: SP-79

Seller ID: 3220

Condition: Very good condition


Hefty trade catalog which is 1" thick. I would have told you the number of pages, but there is different numbering throughout, as usual with the industrial catalogs. It shows some light wear, but overall it's tightly bound and the pages are clean. It measures 8-3/4" x 11". The Morse company sold roller chain, leaf and wrench chain, silent chain, hi-vo chain, flexible couplings, clutches and clutch couplings, torque limiters, bearings and rod ends, marine bearings, timing belt, SCR adjustable speed drives, shaft-mounts, and reducers. SHIPS in the U.S. for $2. View more info

Image for Eleven Historic Postcards Bowen, Illinois (reprints as new)

Eleven Historic Postcards Bowen, Illinois (reprints as new)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Macomb, illinois, Yeast Printing Inc.: No date

Seller ID: 3973

Condition: Cards in fine condition


Very handsome postcards which have no defects and no names or writing. The cards show pictures of New Merchants'Hotel, Old Prescott Store with Dr. Folckemer and his 1911 Hupmobile, Main Street Bowen, Opera House Block in Bowen, Congregational Church, Bowen High School and a hand written addendum "and Grade", three Bowen churches on one card, Two untitled different streets of Bowen, Worrell Street on which was added a hand written name, Miss. M. Kuhlman, and Farmer's Bank. Cards will arrive each in its own brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for Fortune Magazine August, 1935; Chrysler, Sherwin Williams Paint, Saratoga and Philippine Gold

Fortune Magazine August, 1935; Chrysler, Sherwin Williams Paint, Saratoga and Philippine Gold

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Fortune-Time Corporation: August,1935

Edition: Volume XXII, No. 2

Seller ID: 4280

Condition: Very good conditon


This is a very nice clean issue. The first page of the text which is printed on heavy, uncoated paper shows a bit of toning to edges, due to a color ad next to it. The magazine is big measuring 11-1/2" x 14" and has very good ads, plus these topics for articles:Chrysler; A Farm In Illinois with paintings by S.R. Badman; Women in Business II, but a stand alone about office workers; Philippine Gold; Saratoga with paintings by Sanford Ross; and especially for Ohioans, the Sherwin- Williams Paint Company View more info