Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Ghost Sign Pays Homage to a 1950s Magazine

A little history thanks to this ghost sign at 1006 S. Michigan:
Both of the building sides exhibit old (1950s era?) ads for Hobbies Magazine, which, in the 40s and 50s featured a several page coin section every month. Frank C. Ross was the main contributor, though Thomas Elder and others also held forth. The publisher, Lightner, is still listed at this address.

12 comments:

TS said...

I have to say that I miss how vibrant this comments sections used to be. It is a shame that the policy changed. We now have on average fewer comments for each blog entry than before. For example, despite the fact that the NATO summit is arguably one of the most exciting moments to hit the sloop, we averaged 1 comment per day between May 19-21. In reality, two of those days had no comments at all. That is a shame- you should go back to the other format because now this blog is boring. You also aren't helping that any with a post about faded signage.

BRENDAN said...

My suggestion if you desire idiotic comments like the one spewed by the cowardly anons that used to heckle this blog is to go comment on the Chicago Tribune comments and play grabass with those 'tards.

NATO was here, now its gone. What else is there to comment on? This is a blog about the South Loop, not global dynamics. Go Away

arfken said...

@TS
But now it suddenly feels like the good old days; someone. e.g an anonymous reader, in this case you, posts a perfectly normal comment to the blog and Brendan (or the usual crowd) posts arrogant garbage.

BRENDAN said...

arfken--

you lost... go away.

TS said...

Enough said for me- I will go away. I actually have contributed quite a bit of substance to this blog- including tipping off the moderator to the sloop dental office and also to Square One when it didn't even have a name yet. But I would submit that my time is better spent elsewhere than to deal with the likes of people like Brendan. This blog officially sucks now.

MarkChicago said...

I don't think it's up to the comments section to make a blog entertaining, is it? My take is Sloopy did us all a favor by going silent during NATO, we heard enough about it by opening our windows. It's no longer relevant to our neighborhood.

Tim said...

My take: dealing with arrogant comments from a few identifiable people is better than dealing with 10 nearly identical arrogant comments from some random(s).

SloopyLoop said...

I don't understand the obsession by some with the need for commenters to have logins?

What does this really accomplish? It's a comment section on the Internet. We're all anonymous.

BRENDAN said...
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BRENDAN said...

bye TS...thanks for all your "contributions"

Tim said...

For me it's not about anonymity- it's about the ability to have a conversation, something that is particularly applicable to a neighborhood-based online community. You can't have a conversation with someone named "Anonymous," in fact you typically end up with a situation akin to 10 people in a room shouting at once.

anonymous anon said...

This blog is so much better now that Brendan is the moderator.