Sunday, April 24, 2011

LEFT INSIDE: Carson Pirie Scott Bookplate

Here's a small bookplate that fell out of a book.  Don't remember which one.  Surprise.
Carson Pirie Scott once was the second most famous department store in Chicago after the well loved (and very much missed) Marshall Field's.  The original store, designed and built by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan, still stands downtown on State Street. The building was his last big project in the city. Although the flagship store is long gone a handful of stores can still be found in the suburban malls. Back in the 1940s apparently Carson Pirie Scott also had a lending library as this classy bookplate advertises.

For more about department stores in old Chicago including Carson Pirie Scott click here.

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