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Taken in Chicago in about 1895. John Dominic "Yank" Cunningham (shown here with his son William) operated a tavern/restaurant in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on West 111th Street in the Southwest Chicago at that time. He passed away in 1907. Yank was my great aunt Rose Ann Jackson's brother-in-law.