Chicago: City of Chicago, 1947. Wraps. 8vo. Paper wraps. Many illustrations and photographic plates. 372 pp.
Ex library. Scuffs and stains to wraps, and some tearing to header and footer of spine. Bookplate inside front cover and several withdrawal stamps from Hackley Public Library, Muskegon, MI throughout. Front hinge overopened. Top right corner of front free endpaper clipped.
This is a report commissioned by Chicago mayor Edward J. Kelly for his 1947 reelection bid, touting the progress the city had achieved during his tenure, including the opening of Soldier Field. Kelly is best remembered as the mastermind behind the infamously Mafia-friendly Kelly-Nash Machine political structure, but it was Kelly's progressive views on race and housing that eventually did him in. His own machine forced his retirement in 1947, the same year this book of his achievements was printed. Good. Item #1122