Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
Viewmaster Reel: Washburne Trade School
Published by Wurlington Brothers Press
From Wurlington Brothers' new "American Ruins" 3D viewmaster series, some sick shots of the Washburne Trade School, accompanied by a mini-history zine. The Washburne shots are my favorites in the series, and the 3D special effects are especially sweet.
Also makers of the "Build Your Own Chicago" postcard series, Wurlington continues to put together the most oddball artifacts of civic pride and integrity you'll ever see. -EF
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