Chicago Flashback

Chicago Flashback

The People and Events That Shaped a City’s History


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  • The Chicago Flashback feature reflects on significant events and people throughout Chicago’s history, dating back to the newspaper’s founding in 1847
  • Carefully curated by the newspaper staff into a single coffee-table volume
  • Contains many black-and-white photographs from the Chicago Tribune’s vast archives
  • An illuminating document of decades of American history
  • A rare collector’s item as well as an accessible look at Chicago’s past, with accompanying photography, captions, and details on each event and figure
  • Feature has been a weekly standard in the Chicago Tribune since 2011