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I don’t endorse too many products here at Calumet 412 but as ‘tis the season, I must draw attention to an amazing book which was just released in time for those looking for the perfect gift for Chicago history buffs.
The oft referenced on Calumet 412 street photographer, Bob Rehak, compiled more than 250 photographs taken around Uptown during the early 1970’s. It is an awesome archive of a moment in time which, for better or worse, helped shape a city.
Visit www.bobrehak.com for a preview of his work.
Also, a big thank you to Bob for including Calumet 412 in the acknowledgements. It has been my pleasure to post his historical photographs here on the site!
We love this book from a local photographer published by a local press. Make sure you purchase it from a local Chicago business this year. Available from us or from any of the fine bookstores in this great city of ours:
Reposting because this is hilarious. Also! Don’t miss him in Chicago: http://robdelaneychicago.eventbrite.com
In honor of Rob Delaney’s on sale date, Senior citizens read Rob Delaney’s tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Chicago, Satan’s Sanctum, 1899, L.O. Curon
Read the book here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42830/42830-h/42830-h.htm
Skip to chapter III to learn of the city’s “sporty” women.
Huh. We didn’t realize.
Hey! Did you know the Dutton is hosting a giveaway for Nick Offerman’s new book Paddle Your Own Canoe?
Rules and information can be found here: http://widgets.penguin.com/features/nick_offerman/?CMP=SMC-DNO
Though we may be biased, this giveaway is THE coolest giveaway EVER. Like in the entire world of giveaways, this giveaway is KING.
Don’t believe us? Check out Nick with one of the prizes!
Wha?! GUh! WANT.
Though if you don’t win you still WIN if you come to our Offerman event in October in Chicago: https://nickoffermanchicago.eventbrite.com/
The Goodyear Wingfoot Air Express prepares for takeoff from Grant Park, 1919, Chicago.
Moments later, the dirigible would crash through the skylight at the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank at LaSalle and Jackson, killing 10 bank employees and 3 passengers.
As a result of the tragedy, Grant Park was closed forever as an airfield.
This is the start, or spark, of the tremendously amazing book, CITY OF SCOUNDRELS. It is an Unabridged Bookstore favorite.