Sweet Home Chicago

Children, South Side of Chicago, Illinois.
Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1941 Apr.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Man on South Side of Chicago, Illinois.
Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1941 Apr.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division


Part of the Easter parade on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois.
Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1941 Apr.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division


Marbles, South Side of Chicago, Illinois.
Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1941 Apr.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division



Where the African American and white sections on the South Side meet,the white
and African American children sometimes play together, Chicago, Illinois.

Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1941 Apr.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division



Selling Easter lilies on sidewalk on Easter morning, South Side of Chicago, Illinois.
Lee, Russell, 1903- photographer.
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1941 Apr.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

I was thinking of
Magic Sam the other day, a great blues artist from Chicago. I was fortunate to see him perform live in Copenhagen just a couple of months before he passed away in 1969. Sam Maghett moved to Chicago in 1950
. Next year will see the first President of the USA coming from Chicago - it appears he will have a lot to fix.

One of my favourite Farm Security Administration photographers is
Russell Lee
. In the archives of the Library of Congress you will find thousands of images by this photographer. I was looking for pictures from Chicago and a few of them are displayed here.

Comments

Rhonda Boocock said…
these are fantastic!!!
Anonymous said…
I love the first one!
But all are so beautiful and...!!!
Unknown said…
Wonderful! The photos of the children touch me so.
Anonymous said…
Yes ! genious !!!
Anonymous said…
Great stuff.

-Owen
Anonymous said…
Amazing photography !!!

tatiana
Tread said…
Some of the best photography of what is a great era in photography, great choice posting these.

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