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Pictorial Map of Chicago / Pictorial Map of Downtown Chicago. Pamphlet title: International Institution Exposition June 21 to 26, 1926 at New Hotel Sherman Chicago, Ill.
The Clason Map Co. Chicago. No date. Ca 1926. - Pamphlet, 7 3/4 x 4 inches, pictorial card covers, 31pp, plus large folding broadside sheet 34 x 21 3/4 inches with maps printed on both sides folding into rear of card covers. A particularly bright and crisp copy in very good condition. This double-sided map was produced by the Clason Map Company and used for various promotional purposes. Here it is used on the occasion of Twenty-eighth International Eucharistic Congress held in Chicago by the New Hotel Sherman who have organised an International Institution Exposition to tout local merchants products to the visitors. The Diectory of Exhibitors shows businesses such as the American Radiator Co, Bausch & Lomb, Soto Foreign Language Service and many others taking part. Descriptions of tourist activities and advertising are followed by the highly decorative double-sided map which is tipped into the back of the booklet. On the "Pictorial Map of Chicago" side, the declaration is made "This pictorial map, the first of its kind to be made of any American city, gives a comprehensive picture of Chicago.Buildings of many kinds are illustrated.The view of each building is from the direction best illustrating architectural lines." The area covered is from Central Avenue to the Lake and from Howard Street in the north to 87th Avenue in the south, with pictographs of major buildings. There is a small inset Outline Map of Chicago, with the North, West and South Side motor coach routes marked. The verso features a pictorial map of Downtown Chicago, many more prominent buildings illustrated in all their architectural glory. A fascinating documentation of Chicago architecture in the 1920s. Featured on page 192-193 of Robert Holland's book "Chicago in Maps." [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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