Christmas on State Street: 1940s and Beyond

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Relieve the excitement of State Street's Christmas parade through these historic photographs, many of which have never been published ... until now! State Street, that Great Street. The name itself stands the test of time, remembered by anyone who lived in or visited Chicago. It is the main artery of the heart of the city. It is where memories were made and kept. This book vividly recreates, for the first time, a Christmas holiday trip down State Street. You will visit many of the major shops and stores that existed during the 1940s and beyond, viewing old display windows and getting reacquainted with famous Christmas characters such as Weiboldts's Cinnamon Bear, Montgomery Wards's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and the crown jewel of State Street, Marshall Fields's Uncle Mistletoe. Get into the Christmas spirit, taste the charm of holiday dining in State Street's fine restaurants, and the go back to that magical wonder of a child's first holiday trip to State Street, complete with a visit to Santa.
ISBN: 9780738519722
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A lifelong Chicago resident, as well as a Chicago nostalgia buff, Robert P. Ledermann has written many articles on Christmas in Chicago, is the local authority on Uncle Mistletoe, and, along with his wife Annette, has an extensive collection of Christmas memorabilia.
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