Thursday, September 15

New Archive Presents The Chicagoan, Chicago’s Jazz-Age Answer to The New Yorker (1926 to 1935)

"Chicago’s famed 'second city complex' didn’t spring from organic feelings of inferiority, but rather from the poisonous pen of visiting New Yorker writer, A.J. Liebling: Seen from the taxi, on the long ride in from the airport, the place looked slower, shabbier, and, in defiance of all chronology, older than New York… the low buildings, the industrial plants, and the railroad crossings at grade produced less the feeling of being in a great city than of riding through an endless succession of factory-town main streets.  – A.J. Liebling, Chicago: The Second City, 1952 ..."
Open Culture
History of The Chicagoan
U Chicago: The Chicagoan; A Lost Magazine of the Jazz Age
W - The Chicagoan