Photography – Street.

FEATURE IMAGE (left to right): State Street, Chicago, July 2015 (STREET I); Motorcycle riders, July 2018 (TRAINS & MOTORCYCLES); Shopper, June 2019 (STREET II); and Kiss in Spring rain, May 2019 (STREET II).

Street Photography II. (49 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh 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 […]

Odds & Ends. (24 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh The Chicago Skyway’s main feature is a 1⁄2-mile-long steel truss bridge known as the “High Bridge.” 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 […]

Motorcycles. (21 Photos).

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 […]

Signs. (46 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh 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 […]

Cars & Trucks. (29 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh 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. 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 […]

Street Photography I. (57 Photos).

Photographs ©John P. Walsh 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 […]

Midwest Roads, U.S.A. (71 Photos).

Photographs and Text ©John P. Walsh Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket (above in 2016) is 22 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Its address is 645 Joliet Road, Willowbrook, Illinois. The Chicken Basket is a mandatory dine-in or carry-out stop on a “Midwest Roads” visit. Vintage roadhouse decor and family-oriented service is joined to the menu which features […]

Trains. (15 Photos).

The Brown Line (also known as the Ravenswood Line) is part of the Chicago “El” or “L” rapid transit system. The Chicago public transportation train system offers a total of 8 color-named lines (Yellow, Red, Blue, Pink, Orange, Green, Purple, and Brown). All the lines begin in the downtown “Loop” and branch out from there […]