The Chicago Flag, star by star, bar by bar. PART 3.

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Phillip Thompson | 0 comments

This is the latest installment of the collaboration with Liz Garibay, of History on Tap, called “Drinking Up the Chicago Flag.” She’s writing beer-related historical essays around each piece of the flag, and I’m illustrating the meaning behind them. Eventually it will come together in the entire flag, which I’ll offer as a print.

Here’s the introduction to Liz’s piece:

If you tell someone that you haven’t read “Devil In The White City,” most people would tell you your Chicago card might get taken away. While the book is a fun read for history enthusiasts wanting a bit of drama, it did one incredibly important thing for Chicago history: it brought back the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition. While the Great Fire destroyed our young growing city, it was the World’s Fair that allowed us to rise from the ashes and strive for greatness.  Continued…


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