John White, Chicago, Illinois, June 1973

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives
United States

Black youngsters cool off with fire hydrant water on Chicago`s South Side in the Woodlawn community. The kids don't go to the city beaches and use the fire hydrants to cool off instead. It's a tradition in the community, comprised of very low income people. The area has high crime and fire records. From 1960 to 1970 the percentage of Chicago blacks with income of $7,000 or more jumped from 26% to 58%."



  • Title: John White, Chicago, Illinois, June 1973
  • Subject Keywords: documentary photography, environment, EPA
  • External Link: National Archives Catalog

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