Thursday, March 12, 2015

The 1944 Chicago Street Guide

Do you remember when I found these 2 Chicago Street Guides last weekend at an estate sale?  I was just fascinated by the smaller one. It was put out by a Chicago Doctor - John L. Riley, M.D. - who was advertising his many available services at the time.  I wanted to share some of the pages with you because I thought it was so interesting.  Now remember this book was published in 1944 - OMG, that's over 70 years ago.   How cool is that??



 The booklet is tiny - only about 5" by 2".


I think you'll have to click on the photos to enlarge them so you can read them a little better.










There's even a handy dandy calendar on the back page...


The latest Chicago Street Guide - pick one up today.  Wasn't that a hoot?




12 comments:

  1. I have to say I did enjoy reading about all of the ailments and the Dr's descriptions...Cute I love reading how things used to be.

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    1. Funny the things they advertised about back then, isn't it?

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  2. Nice 'blast from the past'

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    1. I always enjoy reading things like that from long ago.

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  3. Looks more like a "Chicago medical guide!" :) How fun to read!

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    1. It was fun to read - especially since it was from my hometown.

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  4. Loved reading this! The emphasis on the x-ray exam is interesting - in the "olden" days, a doc was considered high-tech if he offered x-ray exams.

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    1. Yeah, I bet x-rays were pretty new then, huh?

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  5. These are a hoot, Kim! The one about sex hormome therapy and breast 'engorgement' cracked me up!

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    1. I know, right? Funny to think that stuff was considered "advanced" at the time.

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  6. When trouble comes you will need it badly! Love these tiny treasures, Kim.

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    1. It's always such fun for me to find things like this. What a glimpse into the past.

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