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Vintage South Side Photos

Photographer Charles W. Cushman's images unearthed


There’s nothing cooler than finding vintage images, especially when they show places throughout Chicago that no longer exist. Charles W. Cushman was an amateur photographer who lived in Hyde Park. He would go on walkabouts throughout the South Side shooting random scenes between 1938 and 1969. While his collection is on display at his alma mater, Indiana University, the scenes he captured really bring to life what life was like on South Side during those years. Many of the buildings were torn down to make way for larger developments, so these are truly a treasure. Check out some of the photos above, but to see the full gallery pop over to the archives at IU. (hat tip to DNAinfo for posting the original story.

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