Today, October 29, 2012, is the official publication date of Picturing Illinois: Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo, by John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle. Providing rich historical and geographical context, Picturing Illinois illustrates the postcard’s significance in American popular culture and the unique ways in which Illinoisans pictured their world.
Over the next two weeks we will feature one postcard per day from the book. The above image is State Street subway ca. 1945. A. C. Co. (#217).