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"Rose looked far to the south-east - a gigantic
smoke-cloud soared above the low horizon
line, in shape like an eagle, whose hovering
wings extended from south to east, trailing
mysterious shadows upon the earth. The sun
lighted its mighty crest with crimson light, and
its gloom and glow became at each moment more
sharply contrasted. Towards this portentous
presence the train rushed, uttering an occasional
shrill neigh, like a stallion's defiance."

Hamlin Garland, Rose of Dutcher's Coolly, 1895



Buildings seen from Michigan Avenue, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1908 Oct. 19.

Buildings on Michigan Avenue, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1908 Oct. 19.

Chicago skyline looking across Grant Park, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1925

Chicago skyline looking across Grant Park, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1925

Illinois Central Railroad Depot, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1925

Illinois Central Railroad Depot, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1925

Skyline of Chicago at Night, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1906

Skyline of Chicago at Night, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1906

State Street, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1906

State Street, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1906

Beam of the Chicago Daily News Searchlight, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1916

Beam of the Chicago Daily News Searchlight, Chicago Daily News, Inc., 1916

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First Day of School – The Essentials

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Levi’s 1947 “Big E” 501’s

Navy Jack Purcell’s

Marlboro Reds

Blackberry Curve

Pendleton Wool Hunting Shirt

Vintage Rolex Oyster

Tortoise Moscot Lemtosh’s

Swiss Army Knapsack

Yellow No. 2’s

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Traversing the Heartland: A Robert Frank-ian Adventure.

Seattle to Chicago in 72 hours: Two friends. An El Camino. A carton of Marlboro Reds. Fourteen 8-track cassettes. A camera. Gallons of black coffee. And tons and tons of open range.

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The Germinal Wardrobe, Episode I

Sometimes things just come together, but there is always a sartorial derivative when it comes to putting together an outfit. The aim of this feature is to document such events. Vain? Absolutely.

Lately, I’ve been kind of obsessed with John Dillinger and the wild outlaws of the early thirties (despite the deep disappointment I felt after watching the insultingly bad Public Enemies). Naturally, a major way in which my interests manifest is through clothing. So behold, Episode 1 of The Germinal Wardrobe.

*Note: The amazing blog Nerd Boyfriend takes this concept and really runs with it. Check it out.

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55th and Ellis.

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52nd and Ingleside.

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Memorial Day. 51st and Kedzie.

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