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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rosemary K Adams  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Adams graduated from Dominican University and received her master's degree from DePaul University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rosemary Adams Was director of print and multimedia publications at the Chicago History Museum. Working with the Chicago History Museum, Rosemary also was the editor-in-chief of the Chicago History magazine.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

What George Wore and Sally Didn't: Surprising Stories from America's Past
ISBN: 0913820210

Chicago Historical Society. 1999

Contains photographs and information on highlights of the Chicago Historical Society's collection of artifacts and documents.

Historic Photos of Christmas in Chicago
ISBN: 1596525118

Turner. 2008

In Chicago, as wherever Christmas is celebrated, holiday traditions reflect both universal themes and local color, both the spirit of giving and snow-covered State Street. In 1913, Chicago decorated its first civic Christmas tree, while many others arrived on the fabled “Christmas tree ships” of the era. Holiday shoppers crowded the sidewalks in front of stores such as Marshall Field & Company, Santa Claus held the rapt gaze of children, and churches and charities reached out to the needy. So Christmas was then, and so it has remained. Historic Photos of Christmas in Chicago offers nearly 200 images of the Christmas season in the Windy City, from festive outdoor celebrations to intimate family gatherings. Culled from the archives of the Chicago History Museum, these images depict the city through the years during its annual celebration of this very special holiday, and so provide a chance to look back in time while reflecting on the meaning of Christmas today.



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