The cover cartoon of the November 1914
Monthly Bulletin of the North-West Side Commercial Association
indicates that all of the opposition to the "boulevarding" of Michigan Avenue did not come from property owners in the area. Northwest Side businessmen here depict those most in favor of the boulevard and bridge as bloated, bejeweled, and beady-eyed "State Street Interests," who want to steal more business by opening a bridge between the downtown and the North Side. They wield the favorable editorial policy of the daily newspapers like an enormous cudgel. The pennant flying from the building on the right reads, "M.F. & Co.," fingering the Marshall Field State Street store as a chief culprit.
Creator: North-West Side Commercial Association
Source: Art Institute of Chicago