Book Review: Chicago’s Opulent Age

The Postcard History Series book by Jim Edwards Chicago’s Opulent Age in Vintage Postcards, gives the history of Chicago from the 1870s to the 1940s. My favorite chapter was “Soaring into the Sky” about all the skyscrapers and their architects. There was a long chapter about the Chicago opera which was kind of a snoozefest for me, as I am not into opera. There were a couple typos here and there as well. But the content of the book was good because it was diversified. It talked about buildings, parks, culture, and amusements.

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3 Responses to Book Review: Chicago’s Opulent Age

  1. modemjunkie says:

    Thank you for this post. Your site is a pleasure and a valuable source of information regarding my mother’s blog “Trudel’s Truth” which is series of letters written from Chicago in 1934 and 35. I have been sharing your posts on Facebook and they are well received,’


  2. modemjunkie says:

    … and by the way I love the opera and have spent many glorious evenings in the Civic Opera House, but perhaps my most powerful memory is when the space was used for a giant meeting of Chicago teachers in the 60s

  3. moore5145 says:

    Len- thank you for your kind words. I am glad you find my posts valuable when it comes to your mother and her experience at the fair. There will certainly be plenty more posts to come!

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