I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.—Lord Edward Dunsany

Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads is a small, not-for-profit publisher with specialties in history, mythology, culinary lore, and the preservation of folk traditions.


Neil Bromley

Heraldic Artist, Calligrapher, and Illuminator

Neil Bromley is the artist responsible for our compass rose logo designs. He graduated with an H.N.D. in Calligraphy and Heraldry at the Reigate School of Art in Redhill, Surrey, Great Britain. His work includes family crests, shields, full coats of arms, freedom scrolls, and medieval miniatures. Commissions include an illuminated address to celebrate the 100th birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, a scroll for the Queen of Denmark, and a heraldic family tree of the British Royal family.

You may visit Neil at the Calligraphy and Heraldry site.

The Chicago History Museum (formerly the Chicago Historical Society)

Chicago Daily News Photo Archives

The Chicago Historical Society encourages use of its images to the extent permitted under the fair use clause of the 1976 Copyright Act, but it does ask that a credit line be included with each image used, which we have fulfilled. To see more images from this great collection, visit American Memory/Chicago Daily News.

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