Originally published in 1924, this poster promoted travel to Chicago's tourist destinations via the Rapid Transit Rail Lines. Designed by Rocco Navigato, it shows a view of the intersection of Wabash and Wacker Drive looking south along the Chicago River. Navigato's studio was at the top of the Wrigley Building, which provided him this wonderful view of the Jeweler's Building at 35 East Wacker.
35 East Wacker, also known as the Jewelers' Building is a 40-story historic building built from 1925 to 1927, and was co-designed by Joachim G. Giaver and Frederick P. Dinkelberg. Formerly the Pure Oil Building and North American Life Insurance Building, 35 East Wacker was listed in 1978 as a contributing property to the Michigan–Wacker Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, and was designated a Chicago Landmark on February 9, 1994.
Image size ~12" x 23" inches
A numbered edition giclée of 1,000.
Our limited edition giclée poster reproductions were meticulously reproduced side by side with the original vintage poster, each giclée is authentic to its original in color, detail and character included in the original artwork. Poster Plus limited edition giclées are printed on high quality acid free papers using archival inks.
These original transit posters were printed in the mid 1920s and were 40 x 80" inches. The scale of these posters was so large that it necessitated the creation of 2-part images to be printed on 2 sheets of paper and then be joined together when they were originally used as advertisements for the Elevated and other rail lines at different stations around Chicago and the surrounding. Since each section of the image was originally drawn by hand by the artist, on separate plates, there are instances where portions of these images do not align perfectly. This is the nature of these artworks and is not considered to be a flaw or defect. That is exactly the way the posters were made and that is how we have revived the images in our collection of reproductions.
Also available in the 20 3/4" x 40" image size limited edition giclee reproduction for $250.00 unframed.
Custom sized giclée reproductions available. Please contact us with your request and we can begin the process of creating a custom-sized poster for you. * Please allow additional time for the creation of your custom printing.
Costs for creating a custom sized giclée poster reproduction typically range from a minimum $75 for a ~12" x 23" size to $900 for a ~40" x 80" (1:1 scale) reproduction.
Poster Plus custom edition giclées are printed on the same high quality acid free papers using archival inks as our limited edition giclée reproductions .