New York: Newcomb Publishing Co., 1913. 16pp. Oblong quarto. Original pictorial self wrappers, stapled. A few small scuffs and edge chips, moderate dust-soiling to wrappers, short tears to spine. Internally clean. Very good. Item #3157
A rare viewbook of the city of Chicago ostensibly seen at night by printing scenes from around the city in reverse black and white photogravure. The images capture various scenes along Michigan Avenue, as well as South, Clark, Randolph, Washington, and La Salle streets, along with a closeup of Saint-Gaudens' Lincoln statue and a wider shot including the Ulysses S. Grant statue, both in Lincoln Park. The headlights of cars and windows of the buildings along the streets are enhanced with light effects to accentuate the nighttime setting. The work is noted as "Engraved and printed by The Franklin Company" at the bottom of the rear wrapper. OCLC records just two copies of this work, at the Chicago History Museum and in the Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana at the University of Illinois at Chicago.