Lecture: Chicago-London-Chicago—Posters, Politics, and Public Transit



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Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein

Photo by John Zich

Neil Harris, professor emeritus of history and art history at the University of Chicago, explores the links between the development of Chicago’s mass transportation system and that of London’s as well as the artistic and educational connections between our city and the London Underground poster campaign. More than 300 posters from this campaign became part of the Art Institute’s collection between 1919 and 1939. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Everyone’s Art Gallery: Posters of the London Underground.

A work made of color lithograph on cream wove paper.
Summer Sales Quickly Reached, 1925
Mary Koop
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