Category Archives: My Photography Street

Street Photography II. (49 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh

Two wheelers. 8/2021
Chicago. Crown Fountain. 7/2016
Chicago. 9/2015
Oakbrook, IL. 7/2019
Chicago. The Logan Theatre. 2/2013.
Chicago. Downtown. 11/2017
Downers Grove, Illinois. 7/2018
Chicago. 10/2017 315kb 20%
East Chicago. Indiana. 7/2016
Chicago. Michigan Avenue. 8/2015
Chicago. Michigan Avenue. 5/2014
Chicago. 7/2016
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Chicago. 7/2016
Chicago. 7/2015
Chicago. Navy Pier. 9/2016
Chicago. Lake Shore Drive. 8/2015
Chicago. West Loop/East Garfield Park. 10/2016
Chicago. Millennium Park. 9/2016
Chicago. Grand Boulevard. 10/2016

Built as a synagogue founded in 1861 by German Jewish immigrants, the neo-Classical building at 4600 S. King Drive was home to Chicago Sinai Congregation from 1912 until the 1940s.

In 1961, Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church moved into the building in the Grand Boulevard community of Bronzeville. The church community brought a strong commitment to social justice and played an instrumental role in bringing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference to Chicago in the 1960’s. Since that time the church has provided a neighborhood food bank.

Chicago. Navy Pier. 9/2015
Downers Grove, IL. 5/2019
Downers Grove, IL. 6/2020
Milwaukee, WI. 6/2018
Chicago. Edgewater. 7/2014
Oakbrook, IL. 7/2019
Oakbrook, IL. 7/2019
Chicago. Magnificent Mile. 5/2016
Chicago. North Rush Street. 6/2014
Chicago. Downtown. 8/2017
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Chicago. Concert. 10/2014
Chicago. Downtown. 8/2017
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Wilmette, IL. Violin shop. 6/2016
Chicago. Bus stop. 2/2018
Oakbrook, IL. 6/2019
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Odds & Ends. (24 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh

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The Chicago Skyway’s main feature is a 1⁄2-mile-long steel truss bridge known as the “High Bridge.”

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zipper. 6/2018 852 kb
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Ruth M. Anderson’s sleeveless wedding dress (left) for her marriage to William Noling on Saturday, June 7, 1924, in Evanston, Illinois. Charles Gates Dawes House.

The dress is made of silk satin in an egg shell color. It is accented by an oval medallion with bands also made of silk satin. The medallion is embroidered with faux pearl and other glass beads.

While the wedding dress was very fashionable for the mid1920’s, it probably was not or would not be allowed in one of Evanston’s houses of worship because it was sleeveless and deemed risqué for showing too much bare skin.

The wedding was held in the house of the bride and her parents, Jennie (née Johnson) and Isak Anderson at 1035 Ridge Avenue in Evanston built in 1914.

Isak Anderson was born in Sweden and came to the United States at 20 years old in 1890. The next year he married Jennie Johnson and they had Ruth and another child. Ruth’s father was a bank director and partner in a local tailoring business in downtown Evanston at 608 Davis that today is a noodle shop.  

SOURCES: Dawes House, Evanston Illinois; The Swedish Element in Illinois: Survey of the Past Seven Decades, Ernst Wilhelm Olson, p. 586.

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The crucifix is today located in a southern section of Queen of Heaven cemetery in Hillside, Illinois. That it is called the “miraculous” crucifix started around 1990. The story is told that a retired railroad worker who lost his sight in the early 1980’s later claimed to be directed to the crucifix by one of the Medjugorje visionaries when he visited the Catholic pilgrimage site in Bosnia twice in the late 1980’s. After being directed by the Medjugorje visionary to seek out, discover and pray before a 15-foot-tall crucifix found in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois, he and others reported that it bled. When more visitors also said they saw the cross bleed, cemetery staff investigated but reported witnessing nothing out of the ordinary around the cross.

At the same time, the retired railroad worker was healed of his blindness which bolstered the report that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared there, accompanied by angels, including St. Michael the Archangel. More of these same sort of appearances continued over some time. They were accompanied by other miraculous signs, many defying easy explanations.

Despite an incident of vandalism in 1994 (the feet of Jesus were broken off), these sort of inexplicable occurrences continued to be reported regularly throughout the early-to-mid-1990s at the crucifix site. Even into the 21st century, people still gather whether alone, in smaller groups, or in a crowd to see and often pray at the “miraculous” crucifix.

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Motorcycles. (21 Photos).

Chicago. 8/2016
Milwaukee, WI. 1956 Harley-Davidson KH. 6/2018 97%

Four days after recording Heartbreak Hotel in January 1956 for RCA records in Nashville, Tennessee, 21-year-old Elvis Presley went out and bought a brand-new red-and-white 1956 Harley Davidson KH. Elvis was not yet famous but had already developed a signature style for which this motor bike formed a part. Having affinities with the 1952 KRTT Road Racer OHV V-Twin owned by famed H-D racer Brad Andres, Elvis’ H-D KH had plenty of style.

Within two months, in mid-March 1956, Heartbreak Hotel, a song co-written by Presley, was climbing the charts and Elvis was on his way to becoming one of rock ‘n’ roll’s first superstars. For the rest of his life and career, Presley remained a Harley-Davidson enthusiast as he helped forge that connection between motorcycles and rock ‘n roll which seemed to be instinctive and permanent.

Warrenville, IL. 7/2018
Milwaukee, WI. 1932 Model G Servi-Car Side-Valve V-Twin. Harley-Davidson Museum. 6/2018

The 1932 Model G Servi-Car Side-Valve V-Twin ran for 41 years and offered high crown fenders and a cargo hold that packed 500 pounds.

Cedarburg, WI. 6/2018
Watseka, IL. 7/2017
Milwaukee, WI. Harley-Davisondon Museum. 6/2018

Ride with Pride Motorcycle Run, sponsored by Pridefest and the Harley-Davidson Museum.

“Anniversary Yellow, ” 1954. 6/2018

“Fat Bob” fuel tank. The Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee, WI. 2002 XL883C Sportster Custom OHV-V Twin. Harley-Davidson Museum. 6/2018

The 2002 XL883C Sportster Custom OHV-V Twin is loaded with factory-installed additions.

Milwaukee, WI. FLH “Uptight” OHV V-Twin, 1958. Harley-Davidson Museum. 6/2018
Polaris’ Slingshot. 6/2021

Polaris’ Slingshot three-wheeler is part motorcycle, part sports car. It has side-by-side seating and a steering wheel.

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Signs. (46 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh

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In the heart of the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s Southside, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church was formed in 1902. During the Great Migration, African-Americans made Ebenezer their church home.

Ebenezer developed a reputation as a center for gospel music. Thomas A. Dorsey (1899-1993), the father of gospel music, introduced his blend of Christian praise and blues at Ebenezer and started the first gospel choir here.

During the 30-year pastorate of Rev. Frank K. Sims, distinguished guests of the church included Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), Ralph Metcalfe (1910-1978), Adam Clayton Powell (1908-1972) and Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972).

In 1966 a banquet honoring Dr. Frank Kentworth Sims on the 7th anniversary of his pastorate of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church featured Nobel Peace Prize recipient the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as the guest speaker and Mahalia Jackson as guest vocalist.


Cars & Trucks. (29 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh

1939 Chevrolet. 5/2018 5.51mb
2019 Dodge Challenger. 10/2018 3.54 mb

Like Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, today’s Dodge Challenger is a modern muscle car that is inspired by — and compared to — the legacy of its 1960s forebear.

Kenworth. 8/2016 4.35 mb
1940 Plymouth Deluxe Sedan. 201 CI, 3-Speed. 5/2018 2.35 mb
Chevrolet Corvair Sport Coupé, 2nd generation 1965-1969. 8/2018 1.07 mb
Chevrolet Corvette. 6/2017 3.08 mb
GMC and Chevrolet. 5/2017 4.64 mb
Oldsmobile Cutless Supreme Convertible. Red tire wheels. 7/2015 6.53 mb
1967 Kaiser Jeep M-725. 6/2017 4.71 mb
1950s Chevy 210. 10/2016 1.92 mb
1954 Chevrolet. 9/2021 6.23 mb
1960s Ford Falcon. 6/2018 4.54 mb
Ford Mustang. 4/2020 3.38 mb
Chevrolet Camaro SS. 5/2018 7.39 mb

The Chevrolet Camaro SS model is equipped with a 6.2L LT1 V8 engine and offered as a 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic. The SS is capable of 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque, performing a 0-60 in 4.0 seconds. 

 BMW Mini Cooper Hatch. 5/2018 3.24 mb
Lamborghini. 8/2014 3.51 mb
Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. 7/2021 7.90 mb 84%
Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. 7/2021 5.47 mb
Chevrolet Impala SS. Fourth Generation,1965. 8/2021 7.71 mb

From its debut in 1958, the Chevrolet Impala was distinguished from other models by its symmetrical triple tail lights. By the late 1960’s, classic muscle or “big block” cars focused on smaller models. The last model year for the Chevrolet Impala Super Sport series was 1969.

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Chevrolet Impala SS. Fourth Generation,1965. 8/2021 11.4 mb

The Impala SS (Super Sport) was introduced as an option in 1960 as an appearance/performance package and soon limited to hardtop and convertible coupe models. From 1964 through 1967 (Impala’s third and fourth generations), the Super Sport was a separate model, with its own VIN prefix — in 1965-67 cars, for instance, 166/68 was the prefix for a V8-equipped Impala SS. From 1962 to 1964, Super Sports came with engine-turned aluminum trim which, in 1965, was replaced by a “blackout” trim strip that ran below the tail lights.

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Ford F-150. 6/2017 6.71 mb

The F-150 started in 1975 as a truck model between the F-100 and F-250 (there was also the F-350). By 1976 it quickly became America’s favorite truck. In towns across America even today, Ford trucks from the 1950s era still work alongside today’s newest models. 

In 1983, F-100 production ended. In addition to work loads, the F-150 offered an additional new focus on lifestyle and comfort. Starting in the 1980s, Ford truck customers could select custom paint packages and, for the first time, the blue-oval Ford emblem was affixed on the front grille.

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The 2021 Ford F-150 ‘s solid performance and durability have few competitors in the modern truck market and is one of the most popular trucks. The XL is a more budget-friendly option compared to the XLT. The XL’s basic engine is the same as the XLT 3.3L Ti-VCT V6, 290 hp, and 265 lb-ft of torque. The F-150 XL offers first-rate amenities and excellent performance making for an incredible value.

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Oak Park, Illinois. 1960s Corvette 9/2014 3.74 mb
Chicago. Yellow Toyota MR2 Spyder convertible. 8/2016 3.84 mb

Street Photography I. (57 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh

Chicago, The Loop. 6/2014 3.01 mb
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Chicago. The Loop (Adams/Wabash). 8/2014 1.60 mb
Chicago. Millennium Station. 1/2018 4.69 mb
Chicago. Civic Opera House. 5/2014 2.79 mb
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All the World's a Stage (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), June 9, 2018.
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Chicago. Bridgeport. 10/2016 4.30 mb
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Chicago. Douglas Park (S. 16th Street/W. Kedzie Avenue). 8/2016 4.15 mb

William C. “Bill” Henry (1935-1992) for which this portion of 16th Street is named, was a 24th Ward Chicago alderman. Ald. Henry put together the coalition of Black and white aldermen to elect Eugene Sawyer (1934-2008) as mayor of the City of Chicago following the sudden death of Harold Washington (1922-1987), the first black mayor elected in Chicago.

Responding to accusations of deal cutting, Ald. Henry declared during the debate in the City Council chamber: “Deals? We was all making deals!” Henry’s constituents voted their alderman out of office for helping Sawyer in preference to Tim Evans, the reform candidate. Ald. Henry passed away from cancer in 1992 at 56 years old. In 2021 Timothy C. Evans is the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

see- – retrieved June 3, 2021; – retrieved June 3, 2021.

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