Montgomery Ward: Magnate Who Gave Chicago A Magnificent Gift: Grant Park


Born today was Montgomery Ward

Whose catalog  sold what  folks could afford.

His fame in Chicago should never grow dark

Since he helped to  preserve on the lakefront Grant Park.

Postscript: In 1946, the Grolier Society of bibliophiles in New York named the Montgomery Ward catalogue one of the 100 books with the most influence on American life and culture.




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  • Yay, the comments are back! Thanks AW, for brightening a snowy day.

    Wards and Sears catalogs were Big Deal Wish Books to us country folks. If you got an outfit from Wards (or Sears) everyone knew it. That was a high fashion statement in those days.

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