Fading Ads of Chicago (Hardcover)

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Fading Ads of Chicago By Joseph Marlin Cover Image


Like the Cheshire Cat, much of Chicago's history fades away while perched in plain sight. For more than a century, the brick walls of the city served as a ready canvas for advertisements that married artistic experimentation and commercial endeavor. Intrepid painters planted signs for horseshoers and Hamlin's Wizard Oil in places where they would outlast the way of life they represented. Since author Joseph Marlin began documenting the city's advertisements more than thirty years ago, many of them have completely vanished beneath the onslaught of blizzard and bulldozer. From national brands to mom-and-pop shops, his collection offers the last glimpse of a bygone era.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781540238863
ISBN-10: 1540238865
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: May 13th, 2019
Pages: 226
Language: English
Series: Fading Ads