Pictorial Map and Guide to Chicago

Spectacular visual depiction of Chicago attractions in the first quarter of the 20th century.

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Prior to the CTA, transit in Chicago was a complex web of surface lines, buses, subways and elevated routes, with intense competition between each for the biggest piece of the transportation pie. This map and guide was published by the Clason Map Company on behalf of the Chicago Motor Coach Company, which operated several routes along the Lakeshore, Near North, and West Loop neighborhoods since 1917.

These routes are depicted on the fold-out map alongside profile illustrations of prominent buildings and attractions throughout the city. One side depicts the area from 87th street to Howard and the lake to Austin Blvd and includes an inset map with street numbers, while the other focuses on the Loop and River North. The map is dated using Soldier Field, as it was only known as Grant Park Stadium for a brief period between the opening in 1924 and renaming in 1925.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1924

Author: Clason Map Company

Sheet Width (in): 21.5

Sheet Height (in): 34

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Separated from original illustrated paper wraps (present), with a bit of lost image from where previously attached. Numerous separations along fold lines have been repaired with archival tape on the Downtown side (also the side with the missing image). Remains in very good condition overall.

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