Do you know this book and/or the cover?
Date: April 26, 2011 07:32PM
I have just purchased a wonderful book on ebay that appears to have been published around 1930-1931.
It is simply titled 'Chicago'. It presents various aspects of the city-Art- Literature- Science-Education- Industry Commerce-Transportation- Finance- Athletics and a special section on the upcoming Chicago Centennial in 1933.
The contributors include:Col.Robert McCormack, James Simpson, Daniel Burnham, Stanley Field, Melvin Traylor, Waldemar Kaempffert, Benjamin Marshall, Lester Armour, Rufus Dawes and others.
It was put together by Rush C. Butler, Jr.
There are some great historical pictures of Chicago.
There is no publishing information in the book. I wonder if it could have been a publication of the Commercial Club for public relations or as a book for the members? Below is the link for the cover- which is also a poster.
I'd love to know more about the origins of the book as well as the artist/ sculptor who did the cover.