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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert P. Ledermann  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Robert P. Ledermann on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=robert++p.++ledermann


Illinois Connection

Ledermann is a lifelong Chicago resident.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ledermann is a nostalgia buff and Chicago historian. He worked on State Street for many years, and now enjoys researching and writing about Chicago's grand history.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Chicago's State Street Christmas Parade (IL) (Images of America)
ISBN: 0738532738

Arcadia Publishing. 2004

One of the grand annual events in Chicago's history is the spectacular Christmas Parade on State Street. Filled with pageantry, these parades showcase amazing floats and displays, often featuring local VIPs along with Hollywood stars. In this companion to Christmas on State Street: The 1940s and Beyond, Robert P. Ledermann continues his celebration of Christmas in Chicago. Over 200 photographs, including 16 pages of full color, lead you on a wonderful trip down memory lane

you will also share the recollections of many famous personalities who participated in the parade. Crowds viewed the famous windows at Marshall Field's and Carson's while awaiting the parade

complete sets of those windows are featured here. Finally, Chicago can be cold in the winter, so to warm up we'll stop in at Miller's Pub and the Berghoff Restaurant.

Christmas on State Street: 1940's and Beyond (IL) (Images of America)
ISBN: 0738519723

Arcadia Publishing. 2002

State Street, that Great Street. The name itself stands the test of time, remembered by anyone who lived in or visited Chicago. It is the main artery of the heart of the city. It is where memories were made and kept. This book vividly recreates, for the first time, a Christmas holiday trip down State Street. You will visit many of the major shops and stores that existed during the 1940s and beyond, viewing old display windows and getting reacquainted with famous Christmas characters such as Weiboldts's Cinnamon Bear, Montgomery Wards's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and the crown jewel of State Street, Marshall Fields's Uncle Mistletoe. Through these historic photographs, many never before published, you will relive the excitement of State Street's Christmas parade, the charm of holiday dining in State Street's fine restaurants, and the magical wonder of a child's first holiday trip to State Street, complete with a visit to Santa.


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