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As World War II swelled Chicago's black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago’s black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

https://flic.kr/p/6u9U8K | Chicago Riverwalk | Felicidades silviuca!!!! :)  Vista de una terraza en el Riverwalk, entre Wacker Drive y el Chicago River. Al fondo el Wrigley Building, el Tribune Tower, etc. Una de las imágenes más típicas de Chicago. Hasta ahora aún no la había tomado.

Prometo regresar a Chicago y visitar los hermosos lugares como el Riverwalk, Chicago, Illinois -- I don't have to dream about this one any more, had great 3 days in Chicago last April, not long enough!

IMMIGRANTS IN 1900's NEW YORK CITY - Living Conditions

Tenement Museum, 97 Orchard Street, Manhattan's Lower Eastside, New York City, New York. Recreation of Levine Family Kitchen. (Photograph by Battman Studios.

1930s photo of Black family posing in front of their home and car

An African American sharecropper family standing besides their automobile and home, Athens, Georgia, 1938

Old house.   I love the worn off paint but would never be able to let my house be that way....unless I did it on purpose.

Where do those doors lead? I like the walls on both sides of the stairs. I like the window at the top of the stairs.

Mary Bimbo, Romani girl, standing in front of a wooden fence with her hands on her hips  Half-length portrait of Mary Bimbo (Mrs. George Bimbo). This image was probably taken in Chicago, Illinois.  1913

Mary Bimbo, Romani girl, standing in front of a wooden fence with her hands on her hips Half-length portrait of Mary Bimbo (Mrs. George Bimbo), Romani girl, standing in front of a wooden fence with.

Fritz Goro—Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesFamily watches TV, Chicago, 1954

City at a Crossroads: Chicago Confronts Urban Blight, 1954

Fritz Goro—Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesFamily watches TV, Chicago, 1954

As World War II swelled Chicago's black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago’s black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago's black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago’s black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago's black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago’s black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

Chicago Christmas shoppers crossing an intersection on State Street in the Loop 1906

Christmas shoppers of all ages cross an intersection on State Street in the Loop of Chicago, Photograph by Chicago Daily News. > Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them this number: Connect with the Museum

As World War II swelled Chicago's black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago’s black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago's black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago’s black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago's black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago’s black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago's black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

As World War II swelled Chicago’s black population, photographers Edwin Rosskam and Russell Lee—with the help of author Richard Wright—documented the changing city.

Burlesque house, S. State St, Chicago, 1941; Library of Congress OWI/FSA collection

Burlesque house, S. State St, Chicago, Library of Congress OWI/FSA collection