vintage illinois

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a collection of photographs taken by m grandfather between 1958 and 1990. he never considered himself a photographer, but picked up the hobby as the photographer for his high school yearbook (bottom left). he purchased a camera while serving in Vietnam with which he took hundreds of photographs, still in my possession (top right). hundreds of others are of my father, other family members, places, cars, and other people seen around.

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(via Long ago Along the ‘L’ | One of my early 'L’ shots taken at … | Flickr)

A northbound L train passes a Standard Oil gas station at Glenwood and Pratt in Rogers Park in 1963.

Chicago

Photo by Lou Gerard