Striking Photos Documenting Life of African-Americans in Chicago’s South Side in 1941

The Great Migrations from 1910 to 1960 brought millions of African-Americans from the rural South to Chicago, where they became an urban population. The mass exodus radically transformed Chicago, both politically and culturally. For many fleeing the segregation, disenfranchisement and increasing racist violence of the Jim Crow South, the industrial hub of Chicago, with thousandsContinue reading “Striking Photos Documenting Life of African-Americans in Chicago’s South Side in 1941”

Amazing Vintage Photos of Chicago in 1941

In the depths of the Great Depression, the United States government created the Resettlement Administration to help provide relief for drought-stricken and impoverished farmers. The RA was restructured and renamed the Farm Security Administration in 1937. One of the FSA’s most notable efforts was its small team of documentary photographers, who traveled the country recordingContinue reading “Amazing Vintage Photos of Chicago in 1941”

56 Fascinating Photos Showing Chicago in the 1970s

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third most populous city in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles. With a population of 2,746,388 in the 2020 census, it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United StatesContinue reading “56 Fascinating Photos Showing Chicago in the 1970s”

47 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life in Chicago During the 1950s and 1960s

Born in San Francisco to Japanese parents, Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-2012) went with his parents to Japan at age three and grew up in Kochi, Japan. He returned to the United States in 1939 in order to study agriculture at the University of California, but was detained at the Amachi Internment Camp in Armach, Colorado fromContinue reading “47 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life in Chicago During the 1950s and 1960s”

41 Fascinating Photos that Shows Life in the Wicker Park Neighborhood of Chicago in the Late 1950s

Wicker Park is a neighborhood of about 26,000 residents within the West Town community area in Chicago, Illinois. Situated west of the Kennedy Expressway, east of Humboldt Park, and south of the Bloomingdale Trail, Wicker Park is known for its local hipster culture, art community, nightlife, and food scene. In recent years, Wicker Park hasContinue reading “41 Fascinating Photos that Shows Life in the Wicker Park Neighborhood of Chicago in the Late 1950s”

17 Vintage Photos Documenting a Day in the Life of a 1940s Housewife

In 1941, LIFE magazine sent photographer William C. Shrout to document the lives of one of the biggest single demographics in the U.S: the 30 million housewives who did most of the washing, made beds, cooked meals and nursed almost all the babies of the nation, with little help, no wages and no other jobs.Continue reading “17 Vintage Photos Documenting a Day in the Life of a 1940s Housewife”

Rare Portraits of Men and Women From Around the World in Their Traditional Costumes at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

Here’s a rare set of large-format photographic portrait images of the different ethnic people who represented various countries of the world at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, also known as the World Columbian Exposition. The World Columbian Exposition was held from May to October 1893 in Chicago in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus’Continue reading “Rare Portraits of Men and Women From Around the World in Their Traditional Costumes at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair”

37 Vintage Photos of Chicago in 1941

In the depths of the Great Depression, the United States government created the Resettlement Administration to help provide relief for drought-stricken and impoverished farmers. The RA was restructured and renamed the Farm Security Administration in 1937. One of the FSA’s most notable efforts was its small team of documentary photographers, who traveled the country recordingContinue reading “37 Vintage Photos of Chicago in 1941”