City - Chicago, IL - Everything repaired 1899 - Side by Side
Photograph - Colorized Photo
Colorized photo from 1899 Original title: Only Negro store of its kind in the U.S Photographer: Thomas Askew Location: 2933 State St., Chicago, IL
It's interesting that the photographer managed to make everything sharp, except one little spot in the middle of the window. I tried to fix the area between electric and gas, but I was able to only get so much clear.
The premise of the shot was that a sociologist hired a black photographer to show how American black people were actually very successful people and not lazy or follow the stereotypes that seem to haunt them. This was displayed at the Paris Exposition in 1900. About 500 images from around the country were displayed there.
Being that the owner is black, I don't get who the white guys are. There is a second picture from inside and the mustache guy is in that one too. I assume its a partner thing. There isn't any other info about this shop, and currently its being used as a vacant lot.
August 14th, 2022
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