Television

407: J. J. Sedelmaier

This animator—you don’t know his name, but you know his work for MTV and SNL—is fascinated by Samuel Insull, Thomas Edison’s former assistant, who brought electricity to Chicago, achieved global fame, and whose name you (and I) also didn’t know. “There’s no reason he shouldn’t be up there with Carnegie and J. P. Morgan.” Music: Walter Hawkes.

Person: Samuel Insull
Place: Dempster-Skokie Station
Thing: Chicago Transit posters
Randy’s Place: Pasadena Cycleway

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