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Picket line in front of the Mid-City Realty Company

Date July 1941
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

Vachon photographed this group of predominately black picketers protesting high rents and low wages outside the Mid-City Realty office. Vachon's 1942 pictures are apparently the only records of overt militancy in the Farm Security Administration/Office of War information's (FSA/OWI) Chicago coverage.

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Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 86.2003