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Tribune reviewed Chronicles of Old Chicago

Clockwise from top left: Abraham Lincoln, Maurine Watkins, Mrs. O'Leary, Al Capone, Gloria Swanson, John Dillinger, Charlie Chaplin, Jane Addams, Muddy Waters, Captain Streeter

Chronicles of Old Chicago is reviewed highly by Chicago Tribune. This is a must-read book for American history buffs, Chicago residents, baseball fans, political historians, tourists, and you! “Though “newer Chicagoans” are here (the late Roger Ebert, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama), it is the “old Chicago” of the title that is the real star, the Chicago of the popular ... Read More »

“I’m suffering greater hardships than ever man indured”

"Last Judgement" by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Rome

What words come to your mind when you see the famous ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? “Divine”? “Inspirational”? “Majestic”? How about “belly out of whack” or “a thousand hazards”? How about “skull scrapes where a hunchback’s lump would be”? Or, “ill from the overwhelming labor”? It took Michelangelo over 4 years of arduous toil to single-handedly complete the famous painting ... Read More »

A Very Museyon Holiday

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  Now that summer is (unofficially at least) over, it’s time to start thinking of fall and all that lies ahead. It might seem crazy now, but the holidays aren’t that far away—as we were recently reminded when we got this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art holiday catalog featuring our very own Chronicles series. That’s right, this year that museum ... Read More »

Spotted: Chronicles Series

Museyon Met Shop

  It always exciting to see our books “in the wild” … and even more when it’s somewhere as wonderful as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store! And don’t they make a good-looking group?   Keep your eyes peeled for all of our Chronicles series, including the brand-new Chronicles of Old London, at a bookstore near you! Read More »

Museyon Goes Digital!

Paper...or plastic?

Museyon has jumped into the digital age with this week’s release of our Chronicles series for Kindle and iPad. The first four books in our guides to the world’s greatest cities—New York, Vegas, Paris and Boston—are now available for download. All that great content for half the price of the paperback. Even better, the eBooks include our signature maps and ... Read More »

News: Renegade NYC Urban Archaeology

UNDERCITY from Andrew Wonder on Vimeo.   In a city with more than 400 years of history that is snaked with a vast network of tunnels, it is no wonder that a few pieces of beautiful history will be lost, hidden underground down unused subway tracks, cattle tunnels and old waterways. Each year, a few brave souls venture beneath the ... Read More »

Chronicles: Lamartine Place

Lamartine Place

The row houses on West 29th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue, in New York might look like many of the older townhouses scattered around Manhattan, except the ones on 29th St hold a significant and often overlooked place in the city’s history.   Built in 1846, this row of houses, situated on what was then Lamartine Place, during the ... Read More »

Chronicles: Central Synagogue

Central Synagogue

  One of the more surprising sites along Lexington Avenue in New York City is Central Synagogue; it’s Moorish towers topped with sparkling domes seem so out of place in the hustle and bustle of midtown. And yet, the synagogue is one of the oldest buildings on the block, not to mention one of the oldest synagogues in the United ... Read More »

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