I was going through some of the interesting old books I have on my shelves and playing with my HP PSC. One of them (not that old) is the 1975-76 Illinois Blue Book (which was actually white that year). The Blue Book
is a government publication that contains all sorts of information about Illinois politicians, etc. There were a few of them from different years that I found in a resale shop once for $0.25 each or something like that. Here's the current occupant
of the mayor's office.
And here's his dad
with some of his pals from the 1939-40 volume of that same publication:
I have some real old books from the late 1800s and early 1900s from which I want to scan some stuff as well, just need to take the time to make sure I don't mess up their spines when I copy them.
Labels: Books, Chicago, History, Illinois, Politics, Richard J. Daley, Richard M. Daley