Below are the original visitors who have so kindly submitted comments and queries during the first three years of this site’s existance. The new Guest Book, which allows threaded comments, should provide more interaction regarding Chicago research.
Posted by Keith Coppola (firstname.lastname@example.org) November 17, 2005, 11:29 am
I\’m trying to find out information about Stefan Schwarz (1851-1924), a sculptor and medal-artist, who lived and taught in Vienna. His following works were part of exhibit of Austria at the Chicago World\’s Fair Of 1893: 6. Fauns with Geese. (Two groups.) 7. Heracles in the Nessus Garment. 8. Boy with Snake. 9. Mozart. I was wondering where I could get these appraised. I appreciate any information about the artist and his works.
Autographed Art -1893
Posted by Bob Zoblisein (email@example.com) September 23, 2005, 4:13 am
I have some autographed watercolors from the Columbian Exposition – 1893. Louis Meynelle – \”Water Reflection – Transportation Building\” Joseph Gleeson – \”In The Palace Of Fine Art\” H.D. Nichols – \”South Canal Near The Farmers Bridge\” E.B. Child – \”A Summer Day At The Exposition\” I would like to know where I could get these appraised. Thank You,
Posted by Benjamin Serrano (firstname.lastname@example.org) September 12, 2005, 9:37 am
I think this website is awesome and I\’m only thirteen. I may be young, but I just love Chicago history. It is so full of acton and really expresses how America has progressed. Thank you forputting up this website and great job!
candle holder worlds fair
Posted by paul sloan (email@example.com) April 18, 2005, 7:49 pm
I have a candle holder that says 1492 -1892 worlds fair on it I was wondering where and how I could get it appraised
Posted by Patricia Siemsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) March 18, 2005, 4:55 pm
I am looking for information re; an expert art appraiser – we have an original watercolor painting of the ferris wheel signed and dated by H.D.Nichols. This is the exact picture shown in the book A Day At The Fair. Please advise who might appraise this picture for us. Thank You Pat
Sears Catalog House Resources
Posted by Andrew Mutch (email@example.com) December 29, 2004, 5:12 pm
Two places to look for your Sears House:
I HAVE A SEARS HOME
Posted by Tonya from MO (firstname.lastname@example.org) November 3, 2004, 1:44 pm
I have a Sears home, and I am wondering if there are any sites to go to so I may check to see exactly what the name of it is? I am really excited to find out more info about my house, but I don’t have the first clue as to where to go to get this information. I have one book, but it does not have a bunch of photos in it. Could someone please help???? Thanks!
CONTACT ME–Chicago RR History–1857
Posted by Jonathan Wuepper (email@example.com) September 9, 2004, 6:45 am
Hi, A week or so ago, I asked about RR depots in Chicago in 1856 on this board, to which you kindy replied by email. I have since deleted your email address, and forgot your name. Long story short: just know I have come across a column in the “Kalamazoo Gazette” dated January 30, 1857 Sec A: 2:7. This article describes a trip into Chicago by rail that month, with a description of the ICRR building, and that “four railroads centre in this building”. This may be a vital peice of information to your research of that period. If interested, please reply. Hour Humble Servant, Jon Wuepper Berrien County, Michigan
Matteson House and Railroad Depot
Posted by Jonathan Wuepper (firstname.lastname@example.org) August 26, 2004, 10:07 am
Hi from across the lake in Berrien County, Michigan: I enjoy the site! QUESTION: In 1855/56, how far away was the Matteson House (corner of Dearborn and Randolph) from the nearest Railroad Depot? I’m particularly interested in RR depots/railroads in which one would use to transfer to the Michigan Central Railroad, in August 1856. In 1856, the Michigan Central ran from Michigan City, IN to Detroit.
Posted by karrie sicely (email@example.com) August 11, 2004, 5:40 am
Finally an accurate picture of our recently purchased Sears catalog home model 2017. Does anyone know the model name for this home? Please email me with any info. Thanks
Posted by Tom Palczynski (firstname.lastname@example.org) July 4, 2004, 9:19 pm
Born and raised and lived for 52 years in Chicagoland area. Now living in Sin City (Las Vegas). I now can see the visit Chicago from my easy chair and study the history of the great city of Chicago. No other place has such good food and the best people in the world.
Sears Modern Home #2021
Posted by S Unruh (email@example.com) June 12, 2004, 6:13 am
What a pleasant surprise to find not one, but four pictures of our house in the Sears gallery! Our house is located north of Wichita, Ks. and still bears a remarkable resemblence to these photos, despite quite a bit of renovations. I too, am curious if any of the other three house are still standing. Thanks for a very informative & nicely done site.
Posted by Terrence Gregory (firstname.lastname@example.org) June 1, 2004, 2:36 am
Hello, Joyce Thank you for visiting Chicagology. Here is about all that I can say about the value of your cards. Last year I bought a complete set of the 50 Cards (without the box), to fill in my missing numbers and I paid only $28 thru eBay. The Sears Card set is fairly common, but a complete set, in its original, intact box is not. Complete sets w/o the box under $30, with the box for about $70. I did a quick search on eBay and found the following recent sales: This one sold for $75.79 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=410&item=3291899912&rd=1 This one went for $72.00, but the photos are no longer posted on the page. Individually, the cards can go for about $5-10 each, but they will not go quickly. I have been trying to find original stereoviews of early Chicago, but these go for as high as $50 each and no one seems to have a complete set of any particular photographer. Since the Sears set was available nationally thru their catalog, there were many made and sold, thereby making the set fairly easy to come by. I am willing to pay a fair amount for a complete or nearly complete set of the Carbutt photos, but have not come across such a collection on eBay or elsewhere.
Posted by Joyce Shaw (email@example.com) May 28, 2004, 12:16 pm
I have a set of 50 stereoscoptic cards in the original box. All 50 cards are there and they are in good condition. The box is a tiny bit worn on the corners. It is entitled A TRIP THROUGH SEARS,ROEBUCK & CO. I am interested in finding out the value of this set.
1893 world’s fair
Posted by S. Gertz (firstname.lastname@example.org) April 2, 2004, 2:07 pm
I own 4 watercolors from a collection of worlds fair memorabilia. Two of them are signed by H.D. Nichols,one of these is of the ferris wheel the other is of the gondola landing, the other signed watercolor is by Louis Meynelle. The only one not signed is a great watercolor of the windmill exhibit. If anyone has any information on these pictures I would appreciate it. I ‘m interested in their worth and how rare. Thank you.
History Fair Resource
Posted by Glen M. Przeslicke (email@example.com) February 26, 2004, 3:20 am
I teach Chicago History at Roosevelt High School. We participate in the Chicago Metro History Fair annually and this site is a great resource for our students to find images and information for their projects. Great site!
Posted by Ed Schwartz (CHIGUY46@AOL.COM) December 7, 2003, 5:33 pm
I arrived here thanks to a search engine while doing some research on Chicago History. This is a wonderful addition to the internet. The artwork is breathtaking. Ed Schwartz Columnist Lerner Newspapers Chicago
Posted by James Kerrigan (firstname.lastname@example.org) November 10, 2003, 11:23 am
My parents home, the haven model is a sears home built in 1926. Can you provide me with more information on the haven. Thank you.
Sears Modern Home #2021
Posted by Joe Mackler (email@example.com) October 12, 2003, 4:08 pm
What a surprise to see my great grandfather’s house on this website! It has since been razed for the Blind Pony Recreation area. Wonder if any of the other 3 still exist?
Posted by Joe Wall (firstname.lastname@example.org) July 25, 2003, 10:59 am
My wife and I have the orginal medallions that were hanging on the wall and were found in the ruins after the fire. The name on the medallions are: Mozart, Beethoven, Schiller and Goethe. We have them preserved in a glass frame. They are claimed to be the only one’s in existence that were found after the fire. Do you have any information on them, we would like to know more about the history of the medallions. Thank you, Joe Wall.
Posted by Phil (email@example.com) April 15, 2003, 12:35 pm
My early ancestors came over from Prussia in the late 1860’s and settled on the south side of Chicago. Sites like this make feel like I can get to know them even better by experiencing the world in which they lived. Thanks for the site, it’s really a treat. And if you need help transcribing old documents, drop me an email…
A Great Site
Posted by Richard Cahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) March 23, 2003, 8:28 am
What a wonderful little history of Chicago! The story is well told and the photos are great. Rich Cahan