Gift Shop–Books, Postcards, Prints & More!

Welcome to the Windy City Road Warrior Gift Shop! Feel free to browse, but remember that old Tourist Trap adage: “Lovely to look at, Lovely to hold, but if you should break it, Consider it SOLD!”

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Books

Route 66 in Chicago

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This book is an award-winning pictorial history of the Mother Road in the Windy City from Arcadia Publishing.

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Softcover: 128 Pages, 6 1/2″ wide x 9 3/16″ tall, 195 photos & illustrations
ISBN: 0-7385-5138-4 ISBN-13: 978-0-7385-5138-8
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Exploring Route 66 in Chicagoland

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Exploring Route 66 in Chicagoland: Journeys Through History on the Mother Road in Cook County, Illinois is the only Driving and Walking Guidebook dedicated to the beginning of the Mother Road. Now available in the 2nd Revised Printing.

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Softcover: Comb Binding (lay flat), 150 Pages, 9″ wide x 11.5″ tall, 309 photos & illustrations, 31 driving and walking tour maps
ISBN: 0-9786067-0-1 ISBN13: 978-0-9786-0670-1
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The Roads that Lead to Lincoln

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The Roads that Lead to Lincoln: Honest Abe on the Historic Highways of Illinois, a guide to Abraham Lincoln’s political and legal careers in Illinois and the Historic sites related to Abe and his family located along Route 66, the Great River Road, and the Lincoln Highway.

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Softcover: Comb Binding (lay flat), 80 Pages, 9″ wide x 11.5″ tall, 104 photos & illustrations, 3 maps
ISBN: 0-9786067-1-X ISBN-13: 978-0-9786067-1-8
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Postcards and Prints

Route 66 in Chicago Postcard Set

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Route 66 boasts a rich history. This collection of vintage photograph postcards explores the highway’s past in Chicago, where the road begins. All of the images are from the book Route 66 in Chicago from Arcadia Publishing.

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15 Postcards packed in a clear vinyl resealable pouch, 6.5” x 2.8”
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Contemporary Color Postcard Set

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This set of 5 full-color postcards of scenes from Route 66 show contemporary views along the Mother Road corridor in Chicago, where the road begins. Buckingham Fountain, the Sears Willis Tower, Jackson Boulevard, the Castle Gas Station, and Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant are featured.

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5 Color Postcards 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″ packed in an archival acid-free polypropylene sleeve.
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Glossy Photo Prints

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These Full-Color Glossy Prints are available in two sizes: 4 by 6 inches, and 8 1/2 by 11 inches.

The Jackson Drive Skyline View looks west from the 1937-1977 eastern terminus of Route 66 in Chicago’s Grant Park. The buildings that dominate the view mark the original 1926-1937 Route 66 starting point.

The Buckingham Fountain Skyline View looks northwest towards the Route 66 corridor from Buckingham Fountain in Chicago’s Grant Park. Most of the buildings in the skyline are located in the Route 66 corridor.

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Printed on high-quality glossy photo stock. 4×6 Prints are $2.50, and 8.5×11 Prints are $5.00. To order, choose Image and Size from drop-down box, then Add to Cart:

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Laminated Photo Prints

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These Full-Color Laminated Prints are 8.5 by 11 inches in size.

Begin Historic 66 Laminated Print shows the view looking west on Adams Street from Michigan Avenue, showing the misplaced Begin Historic 66 sign, with the Sears Willis Tower behind.

Route Center Skyline Laminated Print shows the view from Jackson Drive, looking at the buildings at Chicago’s Route Center, where all auto routes originating in the city began from the earliest motoring era, through the days of the named auto trails, and into the first decades of the numbered State and U.S. Highways.

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Laminated Photo Prints are $5.00 each. Choose IMAGE from drop-down box then click Add to Cart to order:

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Postmarked 25th Anniversary Event Cover

Postmarked 25th Anniversary Event Cover

This postmarked event cover from January 17, 2002 celebrates the return of Route 66 Shields to the beginning of the road, 25 years after they were first removed.

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