Photographic diversion

Yesterday I delayed my window work for hours by trolling through the collection of photos the Library of Congress is hosting online from the archives of the Chicago Daily News between 1902 and 1933. The subject index is fascinating by itself: massacres, housewives, paneling.

There’s George W. Streeter and his wife, who became Chicagoans when their boat ran ashore near Superior Street.

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Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0064419. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.
What is going on with that person—man or woman?—to the right of Streeter?
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Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0065394. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.

The Humboldt Park settlement house—need to go see if it’s still there.
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Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0003729. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.

Mrs. J.P. Curran and her radiator
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Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0065890. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.

Mrs. H.V. Von Holst and her trippy kitchen floor
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Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0064039. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.

And Mrs. Sweitzer who, even though she was being interviewed in light of her husband’s mayoral candidacy, must be photographed doing household chores.
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Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0064044. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.

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One Response to Photographic diversion

  1. I’d love to have a closer look at that oven being used by Mrs. Von Holst! Impressive!

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