"'Cover of youth storybook and guide to neighborhood. Presents Pilsen as blending of Czech and Mexican American Communities.' The second sentence of the description from the above image titled, "Hello, Boys and Girls!" fully sets the stage for what follows. These photographs are courtesy of the Seven Settlement Houses-Database of Photos (University of Illinois at Chicago), University of Illinois at Chicago Library Special Collections and University Archives."
"The successful presidential campaign of Republican Abraham Lincoln perfected the nighttime torchlight parade as an entertainment of unprecedented scale that attracted the attention of men, women, and children. The concept originated in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1858, and was revived for Lincoln’s campaign by the city’s young Republicans. Tailored oil-resistant enameled cloth capes distinguished the marchers, some of whom were too young to vote. Their example spread from Hartford to cities in the northeastern United States, which contributed traveling companies totaling some ten thousand uniformed men with torches to a Grand Procession in New York City on October 3, 1860."