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Children playing in a vacant lot in the Negro section

Date April 1941
Location Chicago Illinois United States
Dimensions Image: 10 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. (26 x 34.3 cm)
Paper: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

"'Black Belt' housing, ninety per cent absentee-owned, was mostly old before Negro occupation. Landlord, sure of tenancy at high rents regardless of condition, do little in the way of repairs or improvements to prevent complete deterioration. Final results of this policy is demolition, collapse or destruction by fire and thus the further reduction of available facilitates." Horace Cayton, Negro Housing in Chicago, 1941

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 13.2003