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Chicago the Beautiful. 10-minute videos from 1948.
Wow, these are fantastic. Post WWII, what a different time. Love the old cars and trains.
So cool—I recognized so many buildings even though I’ve only visited the city (downtown) once.
Know what else I noticed? No Helvetica typeface on any signs. :-)
I was in an old bookshop in Galena two days ago, and I found a Chicago picture-book from the 1940s. The skyline shots blew my mind. Ironic that you posted these today.
P.S. Jason, Have you ever read the “Devil in the White City”? You and DHH remind me of Burnham and Root.
Nice. It wasn’t until recently that I came to really appreciate what a magical time the mid to late 40s were.
Its amazing to see train stations were the airports of today. Commercial air had not really taken off yet (pun intended), so train was the most common way of traveling across the country.
Jason co-founded Basecamp back in 1999. He also co-authored REWORK, the New York Times bestselling book on running a "right-sized" business. Co-founded, co-authored... Can he do anything on his own?
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