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1bookblotter
Editado: Jan 2, 2014, 11:24am

I recently accidentally located A Map of Chicago's Gangland done in 1931 that focuses on Chicago based gangs (Capone, et al) in a humorous way (If "Scarface" Al Capone, et al can be said to be humorous?) and with amazing detail. The map is tongue in cheek from beginning to end.

The full title is "A Map of Chicago's Gangland from Authentic Sources, designed to inculcate the most important principals of piety and virtue in young persons, and graphically portray the evils and sin of large cities." Whew!

A reproduction is available From the Seminary Coop book store at Newberry Library for under $20, including shipping. An email to the Photoduplication Department per the web page got me no response. I ordered it by telephone from the book store (312-255-3520). I liked the map so much that I blew another $80 on framing.

The University of Illinois Library has a copy online and you can easily manipulate and blow up sections of the map.

Edited for links.

2dkathman
Set 28, 2010, 7:45pm

That looks pretty cool. I see it's $14.95 without shipping. I may pick one up the next time I'm at the Newberry.

3jnwelch
Set 29, 2010, 11:47am

Nice - good to know about. That's a good bookstore, too.

4chase.donaldson
Nov 2, 2010, 5:24pm

Picked up the poster with 20% off today. Just love it. Now I need to scare up the cash to get it framed!