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From the Publisher"Picturing Illinois succeeds in reconstructing the tourist's journey through Chicago and Downstate in an exceptionally engaging, informative, and often entertaining way."—Journal of Illinois History
"A fascinating photographic look at the astounding metropolis and the Lincoln-haunted American heartland that together characterize our remarkable state of Illinois. This attractive book will have strong appeal for casual readers as well as serious students interested in Illinois history, photographic art, and the cultural impact of the picture postcard."
—John E. Hallwas, author of Dime Novel Desperadoes: The Notorious Maxwell Brothers
"This compelling collection of archive images shows Chicago and Illinois at their best. The postcard images, family portraits, and advertising art will stimulate readers' imaginations, making them yearn to have been there."
—John C. Hudson, author of Chicago: A Geography of the City and Its Region
"The authors succeed in their effort to establish postcards as worthy of analysis and to suggest their importance as texts through which individuals, private businesses, and governments engaged with state history and landscapes."—The Annals of Iowa
"A delightful way to look at the city and state."—Jewish Star