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Changing Chicago project photographs by Bob Thall, 1987.

Documentary photographs of southeast Chicago to Gary (Ind.) show the decline of the steel industry and its effect on the landscape. Images concentrate on abandoned industrial plants, empty lots, gas stations, homes, railroads and waterways found in communities along Lake Michigan from 79th Street...

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John Becker photograph collection, [ca. 1910-1924]

Primarily glass plate negatives by amateur photographer Becker, a carpenter and handyman by trade, who documented life in his South Chicago neighborhood during the 1910s and 1920s. Many photographs depict people posed in work and leisure situations. Includes scenes of people picnicking in the par...

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