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Fading Ad: Lyon & Healy, Chicago


This ad for Lyon & Healy ("Everything Known in Music") is on the side of the firm's old showroom building on Wabash Avenue, which is now the home of DePaul University's technology school. Recently I was pleasantly surprised to learn that not only does Lyon & Healy still craft their trademark harps, but do so from here in Chicago, on Ogden Avenue on the Near West Side. Nice to see an American icon successfully resist the twins lure of foreign outsourcing and employee layoffs in response to challenging economic times.

January 24, 2011 in Chicago Observations, Photography | Permalink