1937 - 1957 ORIGINAL GROUP OF FOUR [4] 5-YEAR MANUSCRIPT DIARIES DETAILING LIFE IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS FROM THE DEPRESSION TO THE POST KOREA CONFLICT ERA

By: ETHEL CREUTZ

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On offer is a super group of four [4] original five [5] year diaries detailing one Chicago Illinois woman's life during the critical 20 year span of pre-World War II through to post Korea Cold War era of American and world history. Ably handwritten by Ethel Creutz, she begins in 1937 and continues through 1957. Ethel, likely in her early twenties, at the beginning details her life in a pointed staccato whether the mundanities of day-to-day life or more significant matters with frequent references to Chicago's Loop, Westinghouse where HL, her husband, secured a job, Marshall's Department store where HL bought a pair of oxford shoes for $7.98 /$8.16 with tax [June 5, 1948] and Fields Department store where they bought HL a suit for $20.10 and a straw hat for $4.00 [June 27, 1949], a friend purchasing a new TV [Oct 27, 1952] - from these and so many more, a reader can feel the rhythm of life. References to HL being laid off [Dec13, 1937] and then finding new work hint at the struggles they sometimes faced. Here are some snippets: "Walked to Alice {sic} Took my fur coat to the furriers. [Apr 13, 1937]; "went to {Chicago} loop Got Jr gift - Fuller Hair Brush[Mar 31, 1937], "went to 10:00 o'clock lunch at Alice - played cards in afternoon"[Oct 28, 1937]; "Ironed and shopped, went to dentist ..." [July 25, 1944]. Dec 7, 1941 contains the entry: "Japanese fired on Pearl Harbor"followed by Dec 8's entry: "U States in war with Japan - went to loop (the Chicago Loop). Listened and watched on TV Coronation of Queen Eliz - Good day"[June 2, 1953]. A baseball fan she notes: "World Series opened today - Boston Braves won 1-0."[Oct 7th, 1948]. Entries continue each day of play culminating with Cleveland won the World Series [Oct 11, 1948]. Church played a very large role in her life and her diaries are replete with references to church attendance. On June 6, 1937 she noted confirmed by Bishop Stewart (Bishop George Stewart of the Episcopal Church). Creutz led a very active social life and there are many remarks about letters sent and received between her and her friends, card parties and socials at the church. Included in one volume are 2 dated [July, 1937] and identified photographs. While the pages are intact in each volume, the covers range from good to poor. Overall - good condition.

Title: 1937 - 1957 ORIGINAL GROUP OF FOUR [4] 5-YEAR MANUSCRIPT DIARIES DETAILING LIFE IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS FROM THE DEPRESSION TO THE POST KOREA CONFLICT ERA

Author Name: ETHEL CREUTZ

Illustrator: /

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, 1937

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Seller ID: 0008135

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