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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Russell Lewis  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Russell Lewis is Executive Vice President and Chief Historian for the Chicago History Museum.

Biographical and Professional Information

Russell Lewis is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Museum’s mission to creatively explore and showcase Chicago’s history and culture, and for preserving, managing, building, and making accessible to the public, the Museum’s collection of more than 22 million documents and artifacts.

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Titles At Your Library

Historic Photos of Chicago
ISBN: 1596522550

Turner. 2006

Historic Photos of Chicago captures the remarkable journey of the city of broad shoulders"" and its people through the historic photographs of the Chicago History Museum. From the Great Fire, to the rise of industry, through prohibition, World Wars and into the modern era, Chicago has remained a city of innovation and resilience. Captions and chapter headings are written by Russell Lewis, Chief Historian for Chicago History Museum. With hundreds of archival photos reproduced in stunning duotone on heavy art paper, this book is an essential addition to any collection of books in Chicago.

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