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Window of an apartment house rented to Negroes

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

Over 200,000 African Americans from the South arrived in Chicago between 1900 and 1930. Forty thousand more came during the Depression years, despite the scarcity of jobs, until the United States' defense buildup prior to World War II initiated yet another wave of migration, bringing the South Side's population to 370,000 by 1944.

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2003

Feedback Accession No. 8.2003