John Byrne (Scottish, b. 1940), 4th Avenue. Mixed media on scraperboard, 82 x 70 cm.

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A seaman meets his baby for the first time after fourteen months at sea. 1940

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Short Attention Span News- Tom Tomorrow

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Roberto Rizzo


Women in Chicago are dragged into a police truck for failing to wear the required leg coverings to the beach. The early 1900s had very strict laws regarding swimwear and officials went as far as measuring the length of swimsuits on the beach. Laws were not just for women — men were required to wear shirts in some areas until the late 1930s.

25 Vintage Photos of Chicago

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