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A Tombstone Tour of Chicago


Chicagoans have found all kinds of ways to mark their graves. “Chicago Eternal” is a new book of photos of headstones, monuments and memorials at more than 30 cemeteries in the Chicago area. It includes everyday Chicagoans, as well as the famous – and infamous. 

Author and photographer Larry Broutman (“Chicago Monumental”) joins us in discussion.

  • Wrigley Field Columbarium, Bohemian Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Wrigley Field Columbarium, Bohemian Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • Harry Caray, All Saints Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Harry Caray, All Saints Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • Al Capone, Mount Carmel Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Al Capone, Mount Carmel Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • Mayor Jane Byrne, Calvary Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Mayor Jane Byrne, Calvary Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • Mayor Anton Cermak, Bohemian Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Mayor Anton Cermak, Bohemian Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • Gwendolyn Brooks, Lincoln Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Gwendolyn Brooks, Lincoln Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • Bobby Franks, Rosehill Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Bobby Franks, Rosehill Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • Jesse Owens, Oak Woods Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Jesse Owens, Oak Woods Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • Frank Cuneo, Calvary Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Frank Cuneo, Calvary Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • Potter Palmer, Graceland Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Potter Palmer, Graceland Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • Emmett Till, Burr Oak Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    Emmett Till, Burr Oak Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

  • The Raithel Sisters, Wunder’s Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)

    The Raithel Sisters, Wunder’s Cemetery (Credit: Larry Broutman)


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