1962 Baseball Baedeker – Chicago (White Sox)

This is the second post (of 20) sharing the 1962 Baseball Baedeker guide to every city & team in Major League Baseball in existence at the time. The guide was designed to make it easier for players and travelers to know where hotels, restaurants and assorted other spots were located. #1 – Baltimore (Orioles) #2…

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1962 Baseball Baedeker – Chicago (Cubs)

This is the second post (of 20) sharing the 1962 Baseball Baedeker guide to every city & team in Major League Baseball in existence at the time. The guide was designed to make it easier for players and travelers to know where hotels, restaurants and assorted other spots were located. #1 – Baltimore (Orioles) #2…

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The Red Shell Game

Let’s not gamble with America! This is a 4 page pamphlet given out in 1948 to stem the “RED TIDE”. It was distributed on “Freedom Day” in September of 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. Due to the success of that (whatever that means) it is highly recommended that it be distributed throughout Gary, Indiana.  

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Greetings From….

Today’s offering is a baker’s dozen of Curt Teich large-letter Greetings From….postcards. Curteich was the largest producer of color and quality linen postcards for more than 5 decades. Teich postcards are easy to date, as there is a code on all codes that tells you when it was published. There is a handy dating guide…

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Found Photo Friday: Out With The Old…In With the New

Found Photo Friday finally returns with one of my favorite series of photos. These two images were taken on Thornwood Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois. You can see the houses across the street on Google Street View. The first photo, taken in the Fall of 1964, shows a woman and her daughter standing in drab weather,…

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Bagels and Yox

This is a flier for the number one entertainment for the American-Jewish people, “Bagels and Yox.” This particular run was to open on Sunday, May 11, 1952 at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. I can’t find too much information on this particular run of the show. I did find a 1951 review of the…

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Dr. Pott’s: Archaeology & Disco in the Cincinnati Suburbs

Come with us on archaeological expedition and DISCOver the story of an archaeology themed disco located within the Holiday Inn Riverfront in the Cincinnati suburb of Covington, Kentucky. The Holiday Inn Riverfront had opened in the 1960s with a modest Holiday Inn restaurant attached to the side. Over the next 15 years people ate, people chatted,…

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Barton Hotel Fire, Chicago, Illinois – February 12, 1955

WHAT: Hotel fire WHEN: February 12, 1955 WHERE: Chicago, Illinois FATALITIES: 29 HUMAN TORCH BLAMED FOR START OF FIRE At approximately 2 a.m. on the morning on February 12, 1955, C.W. Harvey, night manager of a  West Madison Street (Skid Row) flophouse called the Barton Hotel heard a commotion coming from the second floor of the 49 year-old hotel…

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