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Author Marlin, Joseph R., author.

Title Fading ads of Chicago / Joseph Marlin.

Publication Info. Charleston, SC : History Press, 2019.
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  659.1342097 MAR    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  659.1342097 MAR    AVAILABLE
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Description 218 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213) and index.
Summary "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. Signs for horseshoers and Hamlin's Wizard Oil were painted by "wall dogs" 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"--Back cover.
Subject Brick wall signs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Pictorial works.
Advertising -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History.
ISBN 1467141283 ( paperback)
9781467141284 ( paperback)
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