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(Daily Mail)   Stunning black and white images discovered in a grocery box capture the places and faces of '50s Chicago   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 62
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2012-09-08 03:50:08 PM  
 
2012-09-08 04:03:31 PM  
Not stunned.
 
2012-09-08 04:44:37 PM  
$1.19? for a corn beef sandwich? That is pretty stunning.
 
2012-09-08 04:56:41 PM  
A) what the feck is a "grocery box"
B) those two kids are pretty ugly
 
2012-09-08 05:00:09 PM  
Holy hell people from Chicago are ugly. Good work daily mail on finding these.
 
2012-09-08 05:01:19 PM  
Her subjects are very interesting and thought provoking. The one with the boy on the horse was particularly striking due to the contrast of the subject against the backdrop.

Very nice.
 
2012-09-08 05:02:07 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

huh. I walked rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrright there just a few months ago (in front of the 'Wilco' buildings).
 
2012-09-08 05:04:42 PM  
The world first "Facebook photographer."

"Look at these blurry black and white photos of boring things, isn't this stunning and meaningful??"

No... No it isn't.
 
2012-09-08 05:05:46 PM  
Planning to Vote for Obama

i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk

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2012-09-08 05:05:59 PM  
Nice!
 
2012-09-08 05:07:33 PM  
Third pic looks like a young Rahm Emanuel. But has Rahm even been to Chicago?
 
2012-09-08 05:08:02 PM  

Rufus Lee King: skullkrusher: A) what the feck is a "grocery box"

Well, it's a box, y'know, that you put groceries in.

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trippy
 
2012-09-08 05:08:04 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Check out the gloves.
 
2012-09-08 05:08:12 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Hey, man, nice hair.
 
2012-09-08 05:13:07 PM  
Nice photos, but the douche who found them needs a cawk-punching.
 
2012-09-08 05:14:11 PM  
it's chicago that means OBAMA-RIFFIC!!
 
2012-09-08 05:14:23 PM  
Is that guitar the same type as the one from that one Dire Straits album?

If it is, it would be worth a fortune today....
 
2012-09-08 05:14:25 PM  
"Two unidentified boys in photograph titled 'Canada'"

I think this is two of the Hanson brothers from 'Slapshot'

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-09-08 05:16:37 PM  
It's interesting to me that some of them have facial expressions seeming to be of the 'why the fark are you taking my picture' variety. Some don't seem to have noticed or just don't care. Makes me wonder if she was trying to be surreptitious about it.
 
2012-09-08 05:20:17 PM  
So many lonely people all labeled as "undated" But I have to agree, none of the undated ones are hittable, including the photographer
 
2012-09-08 05:21:23 PM  
People back then sure did a lot of leaning on shiat.
 
2012-09-08 05:21:55 PM  
Here's one from her color photo collection...
 
2012-09-08 05:23:12 PM  

JonathanChance: Here's one from her color photo collection...


What the fark is this guy wearing?
 
2012-09-08 05:24:01 PM  

ladyfortuna: It's interesting to me that some of them have facial expressions seeming to be of the 'why the fark are you taking my picture' variety. Some don't seem to have noticed or just don't care. Makes me wonder if she was trying to be surreptitious about it.


One of the advantages of the twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera she was using is that people act differently in front of you.

The photographer is looking down at the camera, not pointing at the subject.

/ If we all used TLRs, there would be no duck-lips
 
2012-09-08 05:24:49 PM  
Is that one with the horse Lake st
 
2012-09-08 05:25:29 PM  
i1048.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-08 05:29:35 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
Arvella Grey, blues guitarist supreme. He lost his eyesight and fingers after being shot point blank by a shotgun. He passed away in 1980. I watched him make people cry when he played, and he played very well. Not many street buskers get a full page obit in Rolling Stone, but Arvella did.
 
2012-09-08 05:36:19 PM  
Some amazing pictures, but I have to admit to one point of confusion in this and many other slide shows/photo lists (not getting into the slide show argument!)

Why is is that they always have to have a description, even if it's 100% self-explanatory. Like "Man Leaning On Wall In City" etc.? I'm genuinely curious what the need is for that. I can understand when it tells you something, like "Man Leaning On Wall In Downtown Manhattan Circa 1962" or something like that - ok not problem - description adds to my knowledge.

A lof them though? Nothing you can't see from the picture at all. Vas is das??
 
2012-09-08 05:42:54 PM  

JonathanChance: JonathanChance: Here's one from her color photo collection...

What the fark is this guy wearing?


70's pastels

I know....EEEEWWWWWW
 
2012-09-08 05:43:28 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Why is is that they always have to have a description, even if it's 100% self-explanatory. Like "Man Leaning On Wall In City" etc.? I'm genuinely curious what the need is for that. I can understand when it tells you something, like "Man Leaning On Wall In Downtown Manhattan Circa 1962" or something like that - ok not problem - description adds to my knowledge.


A lot of the time, it's purely for the search engines or disabled folks with devices or software that read the screen off.
 
2012-09-08 05:45:08 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

HATERS GONNA HATE
 
2012-09-08 05:54:53 PM  
Well I live not far from Clark, think I'll be walking it soon to see if I can find the intersection that picture was taken at. Odds are I should be able to find. May actually not be far from where I live.
 
2012-09-08 05:57:50 PM  
Who cares? That was then, this is now. Looks like they had a bunch of retards back then.
 
2012-09-08 06:09:04 PM  

elkraf: Who cares? That was then, this is now. Looks like they had a bunch of retards back then.


cool story bro
 
2012-09-08 06:11:43 PM  

vossiewulf: More


There's some nice color pictures there. And there's one where you can see the headlines from the papers but damn it can't find either one on their web sites, if I could could provide an exact date for the picture.
 
2012-09-08 06:12:02 PM  

JonathanChance: JonathanChance: Here's one from her color photo collection...

What the fark is this guy wearing?


Ahhh!!!! Its my uncles and aunt in the '70's

/miss you guys.
 
2012-09-08 06:12:39 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

I see she caught the Doctor in one.
 
2012-09-08 06:21:25 PM  

missiv: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x641]
Arvella Grey, blues guitarist supreme. He lost his eyesight and fingers after being shot point blank by a shotgun. He passed away in 1980. I watched him make people cry when he played, and he played very well. Not many street buskers get a full page obit in Rolling Stone, but Arvella did.



Nice dobro. Is that a slide sewn into his glove?
 
2012-09-08 06:21:39 PM  

missiv: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x641]
Arvella Grey, blues guitarist supreme. He lost his eyesight and fingers after being shot point blank by a shotgun. He passed away in 1980. I watched him make people cry when he played, and he played very well. Not many street buskers get a full page obit in Rolling Stone, but Arvella did.


Thank you for identifying the guitarist!
 
2012-09-08 06:24:06 PM  

missiv: but Arvella did.


And this is why I love Fark. Amazing what sort of stuff Farkers know.
 
2012-09-08 06:33:07 PM  
how crap that was boring.
 
2012-09-08 06:40:40 PM  

missiv: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x641]
Arvella Grey, blues guitarist supreme. He lost his eyesight and fingers after being shot point blank by a shotgun. He passed away in 1980. I watched him make people cry when he played, and he played very well. Not many street buskers get a full page obit in Rolling Stone, but Arvella did.


Somebody please 'shop Jake and Elwood into the pic.
 
2012-09-08 06:42:48 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

They had Facebook in the 50s?
 
2012-09-08 07:02:52 PM  

JonathanChance: JonathanChance: Here's one from her color photo collection...

What the fark is this guy wearing?


Mid 70's- just let it go.
 
2012-09-08 07:03:19 PM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-08 07:03:32 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Some amazing pictures, but I have to admit to one point of confusion in this and many other slide shows/photo lists (not getting into the slide show argument!)

Why is is that they always have to have a description, even if it's 100% self-explanatory. Like "Man Leaning On Wall In City" etc.? I'm genuinely curious what the need is for that. I can understand when it tells you something, like "Man Leaning On Wall In Downtown Manhattan Circa 1962" or something like that - ok not problem - description adds to my knowledge.

A lof them though? Nothing you can't see from the picture at all. Vas is das??


Cataloging.

Most folks with collections of anything will tell you a few words to describe a thing make it easier to catalog and later find. Much easier than a number. But ultimately a brief description AND a number work best.
 
2012-09-08 07:15:31 PM  

Abox: missiv: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x641]
Arvella Grey, blues guitarist supreme. He lost his eyesight and fingers after being shot point blank by a shotgun. He passed away in 1980. I watched him make people cry when he played, and he played very well. Not many street buskers get a full page obit in Rolling Stone, but Arvella did.


Nice dobro. Is that a slide sewn into his glove?


Yes it is, nice find. I'm pretty sure he learned to jam after being shot.

/memories and time are causing a dust-up
//something has gotten in my eyes.
 
2012-09-08 07:22:03 PM  

horslips: missiv: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x641]
Arvella Grey, blues guitarist supreme. He lost his eyesight and fingers after being shot point blank by a shotgun. He passed away in 1980. I watched him make people cry when he played, and he played very well. Not many street buskers get a full page obit in Rolling Stone, but Arvella did.

Thank you for identifying the guitarist!


When I read the article my heart broke because he wasn't identified.
 
2012-09-08 07:25:11 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Well I live not far from Clark, think I'll be walking it soon to see if I can find the intersection that picture was taken at. Odds are I should be able to find. May actually not be far from where I live.


The street signs make it look like not a 90 degree intersection. I was thinking maybe Cark & Diversey
 
2012-09-08 07:40:26 PM  
This one from her New York portfolio is a little creepy. Especially the extra hand on the African-American boy.

www.vivianmaier.com
 
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