Chicago - Lake Geneva: A 100-Year Road Trip: Retracing the Route of H. Sargent Michaels' 1905 Photographic Guide for Motorists

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780911028829: Chicago - Lake Geneva: A 100-Year Road Trip: Retracing the Route of H. Sargent Michaels' 1905 Photographic Guide for Motorists
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In 1905 Homer Sargent Michaels, an automobile agent based in Chicago, developed an unusual solution to one of the thorniest problems facing early motorists: how to find one’s way from one city to another along the poorly marked rural roads of the time.  Michaels’s solution was to take photographs of every major intersection or turning point along a given route. The resulting books—ancestors of today’s digital in-car navigation systems—were remarkably useful, but few copies survive.
Now the Chicago Map Society, in collaboration with the Newberry Library, has compiled a new edition of one of Michaels’s 1905 guides showing the route from Chicago to Lake Geneva, a resort town in southern Wisconsin. This new edition reproduces the entire guide, along with brief explanations and new photographs of the same locations today, as well as an introduction by the Newberry Library’s curator of maps, Robert W. Karrow Jr. Chicago to Lake Geneva: A 100-Year Road Trip is a stellar  presentation of a historical artifact—and a fascinating drive down memory lane. 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

James R. Akerman is director of the Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and editor of Cartographies of Travel and Navigation and coeditor of Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Chicago Map Society
ISBN 10: 091102882X ISBN 13: 9780911028829
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TX-9780911028829

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Society, Chicago Map & Wilbert Stroeve & James R. Akerman & Robert W. Karrow Jr.
Published by Newberry Library (2008)
ISBN 10: 091102882X ISBN 13: 9780911028829
New Lg Trade PB, photos & maps First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Enterprise Books
(Chicago, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Newberry Library, 2008. Lg Trade PB, photos & maps. Condition: New. First Edition; First Printing. Book New. No notes or ANY markings. ; 160 pages. Seller Inventory # 55325

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Chicago Map Society
Published by Newberry Library (2008)
ISBN 10: 091102882X ISBN 13: 9780911028829
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Newberry Library, 2008. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TV9780911028829

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.46
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Chicago Map Society
Published by The University of Chicago Press, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 091102882X ISBN 13: 9780911028829
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In 1905 H. Sargent Michaels, an automobile agent based in Chicago, developed an unusual solution to one of the thorniest problems facing early motorists: how to find one's way from one city to another along the poorly marked rural roads of the time. Michaels' solution was to take photographs of every major intersection or turning point along a given route. The resulting books - ancestors of today's digital incar navigation systems - were remarkably useful, but few copies survive.Now the Chicago Map Society, in collaboration with the Newberry Library, has compiled a new edition of one of Michaels' 1905 guides showing the route from Chicago to Lake Geneva, a resort town in southern Wisconsin. This new edition reproduces the entire guide, along with brief explanations and new photographs of the same locations today, as well as an introduction by the Newberry Library's curator of maps, Robert W. Karrow Jr. Chicago to Lake Geneva, "Then and Now" is a stellar presentation of a historical artifact - and a fascinating drive down memory lane. Seller Inventory # BTE9780911028829

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Compiled by Members of the Chicago Map Society. Introduction by Robert W. Karrow
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 091102882X ISBN 13: 9780911028829
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 091102882X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Chicago Map Society
Published by Univ Chicago
ISBN 10: 091102882X ISBN 13: 9780911028829
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Chicago. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2732416

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Published by Newberry Library (2008)
ISBN 10: 091102882X ISBN 13: 9780911028829
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Newberry Library, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M091102882X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Chicago Map Society (Compiler), Wilbert Stroeve (Photographer), James R. Akerman (Photographer), Robert W. Karrow Jr. (Introduction)
Published by Newberry Library (2008)
ISBN 10: 091102882X ISBN 13: 9780911028829
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Newberry Library, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX091102882X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Chicago Map Society (Compiler)/ Karrow, Robert W. (Introduction by)/ Stroeve, Wilbert (Photographer)/ Akerman, James R. (Photographer)
Published by Newberry Library Bookstore (2008)
ISBN 10: 091102882X ISBN 13: 9780911028829
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Newberry Library Bookstore, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 160 pages. 11.00x8.50x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 091102882X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Newberry Library (2008)
ISBN 10: 091102882X ISBN 13: 9780911028829
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Newberry Library, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11091102882X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book