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In the backyard of 6643 N. Kilpatrick, Lincolnwood, Illinois. Louise Hurvitz (b. 1933) pushes Terry Lee Sanders (b. 1957) hanging by a rope as her sons Andy (b. 1962) and Jimmy (b. 1964) stand by. View is to the south. Photograph by Sol A. Hurvitz (1932-2009). View full size.