City - Chicago, IL - A unique angle at life 1941 - Side by Side
Photograph - Colorized Photo
Colorized photo from 1941, April Original title: House and Children in Negro section Photographer: Russell, Lee Location: Bronzeville, Chicago, IL
I tried so hard to find this location. The sign on the building reads: The Holy Church of the Living God of the Truth. And I couldn't find that exact, very long name for a church. I found similarly long names but not that one. I don't know if the building on the right is a church, a school or an apartment. The building on the right has a statue like thing on one floor, making me think its a church. I looked at all the churches in the Bronzeville area, looking for that shape and sides, couldn't find it.
Then I thought I would look for streets that had those street addresses on it 567 & 569, I found out that most of Chicago uses 4 or even 5 digits in their numbers, and the ones that were in the 500 range stopped at 550, almost everywhere.
Does it really matter? No, not in the long run. I'm sure this building collapsed a few weeks after it was shot. It does have a weird wedge between the two buildings, not sure what that's about. They probably tore everything down by now anyway.
For colors, for the house, I chose colors from the 1900-1910 range. I think this was never painted, based on the fact its leaning and all the molding fell off. I did have a touch of other colors on the red house, in spots. I wanted a worn out paint look, with exposed wood. As for the clothes, I went with the 1940's, but I really think some of that stuff is from the 1920's to 1930's. The shoes for some especially.
Hard to know what temperature it is by looking at them. Also check out how high that curb is. I would totally break a leg on that.
January 10th, 2023
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