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Near Mist: 1942

Near Mist: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. An unusually heavy fog in the early afternoon." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.


Car Noir

Though I suppose you could now take the same kind of picture digitally, this shows the beauty of old time chemically developed black and white photography: the lighting, mood, and grit. Plus you have the added bonus of toys promoted with cigars and cigarettes.

Dave's Trading Post?

Judging by the width of "Dave's Tr," and how much sign must be left.

Da Boyz Is Meetin

I see Big Nose Harry, Lefty Fingers Malloy, Joe "The Brain" Smithee. Not to mention "Big Hat" Harry Petruso and Righty Fingers Malloy.

Hanging back is a Stool Pigeon

Dave's Trading Post

1025 West Sunnyside, at the corner of Broadway and Sunnyside.

We saw another view of this corner store in this earlier Shorpy photo.

The image above looks east on Sunnyside. The previous picture looks south on Broadway.

One year after Pearl Harbor

This very cold picture would make an interesting opening scene about international spies in World War II. The advertising signage would just add to the authenticity.

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