Once more we’re in the company of Harold Mayer, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a leading scholar in urban geography, and specialist in urban and transport geography of North America. He photographed places and people of New York. Now we see his Kodachrome photographs of Chicago , Illinois, in the mid-20th Century.
“I was born in Chicago, in nineteen and forty-one / I was born in Chicago, in nineteen and forty-one / Well my father told me, son you had better get a gun.”
– Born in Chicago by Paul Butterfield Blues Band
“I’m gonna tell you somethin’ that you all should know / Chicago is the best place I ever know / I’m gonna stay in this town / I’m gonna live in this town / I’m gonna live in Chicago it’s the greatest place around.”
– Chicago Bound by Jimmy Rogers
“Oh baby don’t you want to go / Back to the land of California / To my sweet home Chicago.”
– Sweet Home Chicago by Robert Johnson
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