Living room in the home of a well-to-do Negro
|Location||Chicago Illinois United States|
|Dimensions||Image: 7 1/8 x 9 9/16 in. (18.1 x 24.3 cm)
Paper: 8 1/4 x 10 3/16 in. (21 x 25.9 cm)
|Print medium||Photo-Gelatin silver|
Dr. Fall, one of Bronzeville's 300 black doctors, lived in a new house along State Street in an area comprised of recently built stone houses surrounded by lawns and gardens. The segregated neighborhood was restricted to homes costing a minimum of $5,000. Noted Rosskam: "It is the pride of the whole of Negro Chicago and is shown to visitors as proof that 'Negroes do not depreciate property. Interesting is the resentment of the surrounding white settlement. Though its inhabitants live in houses much inferior to those in the restricted part of the 'Negro Island', they fear that the influx of Negroes will lower the value of their own holdings."
Museum Purchase, 2003