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The Italians started moving to Chicago in the 1850′s and by the 1930′s there was around 75,000 Italians, with a big number of them, particularly from Sicily, residing in the Little Ital

The Italians started moving to Chicago in the 1850′s and by the 1930′s there was around 75,000 Italians, with a big number of them, particularly from Sicily, residing in the Little Ital

File:Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone, 02-1931 - NARA - 541927.jpg

File:Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone, 02-1931 - NARA - 541927.jpg

50 Stunning Vintage Photographs of Chicago - Michigan Avenue

50 Stunning Vintage Photographs of ChicagoMichigan Avenue

Taken August 14, 1945 in New York City's Times Square moments after the crowd there heard World War II had ended taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt (one of my favorite pictures)

Taken August 14, 1945 in New York City's Times Square moments after the crowd there heard World War II had ended taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt (one of my favorite pictures)

1962 Chicago Halsted

1962 Chicago Halsted

Maxwell Street, back when it was on Maxwell Street (1941)

Maxwell Street, back when it was on Maxwell Street (1941)

Jacob Riis, Mullen’s Alley, February 12, 1888 -.....Mulberry Bend was near the dangerous Five Points area and the buildings were crowded together and unsafe: “The whole district is a maze of narrow, often unsuspected passage ways—necessarily, for there is scarce a lot that has not two, three, or four tenements upon it, swarming with unwholesome crowds.” The Bone Alley block had a population of about 1,000 people per acre, creating dangerous and disease-ridden conditions.

Jacob Riis, Mullen’s Alley, February 12, 1888 -.....Mulberry Bend was near the dangerous Five Points area and the buildings were crowded together and unsafe: “The whole district is a maze of narrow, often unsuspected passage ways—necessarily, for there is scarce a lot that has not two, three, or four tenements upon it, swarming with unwholesome crowds.” The Bone Alley block had a population of about 1,000 people per acre, creating dangerous and disease-ridden conditions.

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