12 Minutes to the Loop (Grey) T-Shirt

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Item # 34560
Price: $24.00
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In Stock: Ships the next business day (medium & small only)
About this item

T-shirt features a detail of an electric station identification signs installed at all of the Congress branch (now the Forest Park branch of the Blue Line) stations when they opened in 1958-60.

The lettering on the sign was illuminated at night with neon tubing. These signs represented the first time that "L" stations were really marked with identifiers of that scale and type. Their design owes to two things: 1) Typical 1950's advertising and graphic design; and 2) the fact that the Congress stations were in the median of an expressway, isolated in the middle of a long bridge away from the neighborhoods that supplied many of the customers, meant that the stations needed a beacon to identify them from a longer distance.

Small:
Sleeve 8-1/4", Chest 34-36", Length 28-3/8"

Medium:
Sleeve 8-1/2", Chest 38-40", Length 29-3/8"

Large:
Sleeve 8-3/4", Chest 42-44", Length 30-3/8"

Extra Large:
Sleeve 9", Chest 46-48", Length 31-3/8"