The Chicago Daily News Motor and Resort Guide


Automobile tourism on the eve of the Great Depression.

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 “This 1928 edition of the Chicago Daily News Motor and Resort Guide inaugurates the annual publication of a greatly enlarged and improved guide. A distinctive feature is the use of sectional maps covering many states, and additional strip maps direct the motorist to popular travel points. In a pocket on the inside back cover is a large highway map of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of adjoining states. On the reverse side is a map of Chicago and surrounding territory within a radius of fifty to seventy-five miles, showing hard roads, forest preserves, and Golf and Country Clubs. As before, the guide combines with general motoring information a directory of the leading resorts, giving detailed descriptions, rates and information as to how they may best be reached. Whether the contemplated trip be by rail, motor, or steamship – or all combined – this guide will give the required information and save the trouble of consulting many guides.” [Text taken from the Preface]

The contents, 160 pages in all, include detailed maps of the aforementioned states, plus popular routes between various destinations across the country. Contemporary advertisements, detailed information on locations of interest, and numerous photographs provide a detailed and descriptive snapshot of motor tourism in the late 1920s. Published by the Chicago Daily News, Inc. in 1928

Map Details

Publication Date: 1928

Author: Chicago Daily News, Inc.

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Condition: B+

Condition Description: 160 pp. motor atlas, 5.25" x 10.5", with stapled bindings and original grey paper covers. Wrappers are moderately worn and the contents show light soiling, creased corners, and other wear consistent with age and use. A few manuscript annotations in green crayon and pencil throughout. Includes a double sided fold out map in the back pocket that measures approximately 22.1" x 27.6" and is in good shape. Creasing and some separation along fold lines (repaired with archival tape), and a few old ink stains visible on the side of the sheet.


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