Book Talk: The Lost Panoramas

“The Lost Panoramas” with authors Richard Cahan & Michael Williams

Monday, November 14 – 6pm

With more than 150 never-before-published duotone images, taken between 1892 and 1930, this collection explores the history of the Chicago River and the impact its reversal had on the watershed all the way to the Mississippi River. Offering the most complete description available of the river reversal, the stories told here provide a better understanding as to how it was done and why it was necessary, as well as how the water from the Chicago River is treated. The photographs were pulled from a glass plate photo collection taken by the Sanitary District of Chicago.

Michael Williams is the author or coauthor of 10 books on Chicago history, including Chicago: City on the Move. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Richard Cahan is a former picture editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and was the director of CITY 2000. He lives in Skokie, Illinois. They are the coauthors of Edgar Miller and the Hand-Made Home and Richard Nickel’s Chicago.

This event is sponsored by the DePaul University English Department Visiting Writers Program.

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