Tag Archives: Chicago

“You’ve Got a Friend”

Vu, Radio, September 14, 1932 (2007.84.61) Lewis Hine, [Highly-skilled worker testing radio frequency alignment and making final test of chassis, RCA Victor, Camden, New Jersey], 1936-37 (957.1975) Man working in a RCA Victor Plant. Final Inspector – testing radio frequency … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Edwin Rosskam, “Boy dressed up for Easter parade, Chicago”, April 1941, (108.2003) Russell Lee, “In front of the Pilgrim Baptist church on Easter Sunday, Chicago”, April 1941, (103.2003) Baptists were by far the South Side’s largest denomination. The photographers visited … Continue reading

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More “Essential Human Freedoms” (Photos by by Russell Lee, James Van Der Zee, and Weegee)

Russell Lee, In front of the moving-picture theater, Chicago, April 1941 (121.2003) Russell Lee, Candy stand run by a Negro on the South Side, Chicago, April 1941 (3.2003) Russell Lee, Bartender and owner of a tavern on the South Side, … Continue reading

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“Essential Human Freedoms”

PM, January 6, 1941, pp.1 and 8 The New York Times, January 7, 1941, p1 On Monday, January 6, 1941, 78 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented his message on the state of the Union to the 77th … Continue reading

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Summer School

Two Summer Sessions of the School of Design in Chicago L. Moholy-Nagy, Director 247-257 East Ontario St. Summer Sessions June 22- August 1 Aims: The School of Design in Chicago is a non-profit corporation for the training of creative workers … Continue reading

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Mamie Smith

Apeda Studio, [Mamie Smith], 1920-24 (1500.1990) Apeda Studio, [Mamie Smith], 1920-24 (1500.1990) (verso) Chicago Defender, November 20, 1920, p.3 “Crazy Blues,” Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds, by Perry Bradford, Addington Major, trumpet; Ward “Dope” Andrews, trombone; Ernest “Sticky” Elliott, … Continue reading

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Easter

Wm. J. S. Bradway, Baptismal Service at Canton Baptist Church, Easter, Hancock’s Bridge, New Jersey, 1908 (2010.5.10) Russell Lee, [Boys on Easter morning, Chicago], April 1941 (109.2003) Russell Lee (1903-1986), Part of the Easter Parade on the South Side, Chicago, … Continue reading

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