Friday, July 17, 2009

The Chicagoan

The Chicagoan was a Chicago culture magazine published from June 1926 until April 1935. In the years after it folded the magazine was largely forgotten about until 73 years later when Neil Harris rediscovered the magazine and published The Chicagoan: A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age.

“It’s a crescent-shaped town, 26 miles by 15, along a great lake that’s begun to weaken and recede. No wonder. An unchallenged murder record — a splendid university — hobo capital to the country — railroad ruler, corn baron, liquor king — and the finest of grand opera. Altogether the most zestful spectacle on this sphere.”


June 14, 1926


March 26, 1927


October 8, 1927


March 10, 1928


April 7, 1928


August 11, 1928


September 22, 1928


April 27, 1929


March 15, 1930


April 26, 1930


October 25, 1930


January 17, 1931


March 28, 1931


June 6, 1931

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See more at the Chicago Press online gallery [link]
Also see the book The Chicagoan : A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age - at Powell's [link] at worldcat [link]
various articles on the The Chicagoan [link] [link] [link]
wikipedia article [link]
 
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