Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chicago's Historic Bronzeville Community 1941-1943 (part 2) + 40s, 50s, 60s Chicago extras

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More photos from Bronzeville: Black Chicago in Pictures: 1941-1943 by Maren Stange.

Ida B. Wells housing project. Skipping rope in the recreation hall at the community center. Jack Delano, March 1942.

The basement of the Good Shephard Community Center is largely used for recreational purpose. Russell Lee, April 1941.

Negro bar on the South Side. Russell Lee, April 1941.

Tavern on the Southside. Russell Lee, April 1941.

Girl listening to music at a dance. Russell Lee, April 1941.

Detail of the crowd watching the orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom. Russell Lee, April 1941.

Negro boys on Easter morning. Russell Lee, April 1941.

This is by far my favorite picture from this book!

In front of the moving-picture theatre. Russell Lee, 1941.

Part of the Easter parade on the South Side. Russell Lee, April 1941.

Crowd outside of a fashionable Negro church after Easter Sunday service. Edwin Rosskam, April 1941.

And here are three grab bag photos I found from 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s Chicago:

Two sisters dancing in 1965 - Chicago.

1950s - Chicago.

1940s Chicago.

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  1. where can I find prints of chicago just like you have from the 1940s

  2. Nice! I'm one of those sisters dancing in 1965.

  3. Wow. I've had the third photo down from the top (along with a few others taken that night by photographer Russell Lee) as part of a scrapbook without even realizing until now that the guitarist at far right is none other than the great bluesman/Jazzman Lonnie Johnson. Thanks for the caption. Bless up my Chicago brothers and sisters.

  4. i enjoy senning how we as people lived before i was born keep up the good work

  5. Awesome vintage photos as usual, I wonder why you don't use your own web site for this stuff.