Pig Outs hot dog stand in Chicago, 1987. Photograph by Patty Carroll.
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Pig Outs hot dog stand in Chicago, 1987. Photograph by Patty Carroll.

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People inside an ice cream parlor in Chicago, c. 1900. Photographer unknown.
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People inside an ice cream parlor in Chicago, c. 1900. Photographer unknown.

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A family enjoys a picnic on the lakefront at Olive Park. Chicago, IL, c. 1987-1988. Photograph by Thomas Arndt.
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A family enjoys a picnic on the lakefront at Olive Park. Chicago, IL, c. 1987-1988. Photograph by Thomas Arndt.

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As the stock yards and butchering industry grew in Chicago, the city was confronted with an unexpected problem, zombies. Lured from as far as fifty miles by the stench of rotting flesh and city streets running with blood, the living dead proved to be quite a problem in the city until the advent of the elevated train. This fast, reliable, stair-based system of transportation meant that citizens could escape from roving hordes of monsters by simply ascending the stairs of an ‘L’ and being whisked away to a safer part of town. 
Image by Matthew Buchholz.
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As the stock yards and butchering industry grew in Chicago, the city was confronted with an unexpected problem, zombies. Lured from as far as fifty miles by the stench of rotting flesh and city streets running with blood, the living dead proved to be quite a problem in the city until the advent of the elevated train. This fast, reliable, stair-based system of transportation meant that citizens could escape from roving hordes of monsters by simply ascending the stairs of an ‘L’ and being whisked away to a safer part of town. 

Image by Matthew Buchholz.

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Movie actress Lupe Velez, making kisses, 1929, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Chicago Daily News. 
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Movie actress Lupe Velez, making kisses, 1929, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Chicago Daily News. 

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Man in a doorway, 1962, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Declan Haun. 
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Man in a doorway, 1962, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Declan Haun. 

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Actress Lupe Velez in a passenger train car, 1929, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Chicago Daily News. 
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Actress Lupe Velez in a passenger train car, 1929, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Chicago Daily News. 

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Muhammed Ali kissing a young girl, 1983, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Richard Gordon.
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Muhammed Ali kissing a young girl, 1983, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Richard Gordon.

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Portrait of Nathan McGill with wife Idalee and sons Simuel and Nathan Jr., 1925. Nathan was the first African American to serve as assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois. Photograph by Pew Hoffman. 
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Portrait of Nathan McGill with wife Idalee and sons Simuel and Nathan Jr., 1925. Nathan was the first African American to serve as assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois. Photograph by Pew Hoffman

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Mrs. Annie Turnbo Malone, seated on a balcony railing. She founded and developed a large and prominent commercial and educational enterprise centered around cosmetics for African-American women. Photograph by Unknown. 
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Mrs. Annie Turnbo Malone, seated on a balcony railing. She founded and developed a large and prominent commercial and educational enterprise centered around cosmetics for African-American women. Photograph by Unknown. 

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Portrait of Frederick Douglass, abolitionist leader and statesman, Chicago. Photograph by Gentile. 
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Portrait of Frederick Douglass, abolitionist leader and statesman, Chicago. Photograph by Gentile. 

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Mayor Harold Washington, date unknown, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Antonio Perez.
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Mayor Harold Washington, date unknown, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Antonio Perez.

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A young couple at the Picasso sculpture in Richard J. Daley Plaza, date unknown, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by unknown. 
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A young couple at the Picasso sculpture in Richard J. Daley Plaza, date unknown, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by unknown. 

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Sidewalk living room card game
Four men play cards outside at 63rd and Greenwood in Chicago, Illinois, on August 14, 1987, 9:00 a.m. Photograph by Stephen Marc. 

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Sidewalk living room card game

Four men play cards outside at 63rd and Greenwood in Chicago, Illinois, on August 14, 1987, 9:00 a.m. Photograph by Stephen Marc. 

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An elevated view of State Street during the busy shopping month of December, 1913. Photograph by Chicago Daily News.
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An elevated view of State Street during the busy shopping month of December, 1913. Photograph by Chicago Daily News.

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