NEW BOOK HIGHLIGHTS THE BEST OF @VINTAGETRIBUNE
When we started the @VintageTribune Instagram account in 2014, we had no idea how big the response would be. Robin Daughtridge, former associate managing editor for photography, and myself would often share “found” photos while searching through the Tribune’s archives looking for historic images. These “one-offs” — photographs that were intriguing, shocking or just plain fun — became a bit of an obsession, and the Instagram account was born as an outlet for us to share them with you. The response was overwhelming. Since our first post July 1, 2014, we’ve shared more than 5,000 photos and grown to know many of you in our “Insta” community — more than 83,000 fans. You’ve found grandparents, parents and even yourselves in our photos. Now, we’re bringing these images back to print, once again, with a collection of 300 of our — and your — favorites. “Vintage Chicago: The Best of @vintagetribune on Instagram” is a portrait of a city and its people, told through the lenses of countless photographers from the city’s hometown paper. Each frame is a story, a trip back in time. We hope you enjoy the trip as much as we have.
— Marianne Mather, photo editor.
“Vintage Chicago: The Best of @vintagetribune on Instagram” is available now at Chicagotribune.com/vintage tribune , and wherever books are sold.
HOW THE NEWSPAPER GETS PRINTED
Visit the Tribune’s Freedom Center for a two-and-halfhour tour of the printing presses, press plates and enormous paper rolls, and get a taste of the Tribune’s history. 9 a.m. Jan. 16, Chicago Tribune Freedom Center, 777 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. $25 tickets. Free parking, lot opens 20 minutes before start of tour. For tickets, go to chicagotribune.com/freedomcenter