Making footballs at Wilson Sporting Goods, 1955, Chicago.
Most Chicagoans don’t realize that the world’s largest (and official) supplier of most professional league sports has been based here in Chicago since 1913: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Sporting_Goods
Also, most of the leather used by Wilson is supplied by Horween Leather, the country’s oldest leather factory, located at Ashland and Elston: www.horween.com

Making footballs at Wilson Sporting Goods, 1955, Chicago.

Most Chicagoans don’t realize that the world’s largest (and official) supplier of most professional league sports has been based here in Chicago since 1913:¬†http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Sporting_Goods

Also, most of the leather used by Wilson is supplied by Horween Leather, the country’s oldest leather factory, located at Ashland and Elston: www.horween.com

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    Chicago truly at one point was a manufacturer and distributor to the Entire. World. Our rail system, where everything...
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    Did not know this
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  10. notmetaphoric reblogged this from calumet412 and added:
    The leather place makes a whole three block radius smell terrible.
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  12. infant-tyrone said: And that’s why the intersection is always so stinky.
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  14. ripbrowniemountain reblogged this from calumet412 and added:
    my dad used to work there… tannin’ hides
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