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Manacled Prisoner

Date: September 01 1933
Description: Chester Briggs, aka Chester Hawk or John Stanovich, was found by police in a boxcar at the Milwaukee Road switching tracks. He is sitting in a chair at the...

Mr. Gannon and Cook in Transient Home

Date: August 04 1933
Description: Director Tom C. Gannon, (on the right) and Assistant Chef Ed Masury in apron, who is drawing a cup of coffee, standing at the stove in the transient home k...

"King Joe," Hobo King

Date: June 20 1933
Description: Portrait of "King Joe," hobo king, in town lobbying to make Wisconsin safe for "hobo-ocracy." He was elected president of the Bonafide Hobos Union at an in...

Squatters at Stone Quarry

Date: October 21 1931
Description: Elevated view of a colony of squatters in Sunset Point (Hoyt Park, Quarry Park), former quarry site. Home of John & Lottie Corcoran from 1924-1994.

Homeless Man near Fire

Date: 1969
Description: Overhead view of a homeless man sitting by a fire in a large barrel.

Migrant Mother Variation

Date: 1936
Description: Florence Thompson with several of her children in a tent shelter as part of the "Migrant Mother" series.

Betsy Flood Victims

Date: September 10 1965
Description: A New Orleans group hold signs as they rally at Mercy Seat Baptist Church for compensation for lives lost and 25,000 homes ruined during a flood. Reverend...

Flood Victims

Description: A group of flood victims stand in the rain after (Hurricane) Betsy at Algers Naval Base, where conditions were inadequate for them.

"Bum" Asleep in Hay

Date: June 1927
Description: A transient man asleep in a pile of hay at International Harvester's Hinsdale experimental farm. Photograph taken for International Harvester's Agricultura...

Homeless Man

Date: 2003
Description: A homeless man holding a cardboard sign that reads "HOMELESS HUNGRY ANY Thing HELPS GOD BLESS" on Rose Street intersection.

Recycling Man

Date: May 08 2009
Description: James, a recycling man, poses with his wagon of recyclables.

Homeless Man on Church Steps

Date: February 22 2012
Description: A homeless man is sitting on Saint Patrick's Catholic Church's steps as a woman on the sidewalk is walking past.

Give 'till It Helps...Yes, Someone Cares

Date: October 1961
Description: The Salvation Army is one of 29 United Givers agencies. It provides emergency shelter and also a nursery school at its headquarters on W. Wilson Street for...
Newspaper Article/Clipping

The Reason For Hotel Liberty

Date: April 03 1915
Description: Newspaper illustration of a man carrying a bedroll standing near railroad tracks and a sign that reads: "Warning, Private Property, Keep Off." The caption...

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