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Found Maxwell St. ca. 1940s

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Run Time
0h 3m 22s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
1940s
Abstract
Rare found footage of Maxwell Street, shot in the 1940s. The film was not shot by Tom Palazzolo. Rather, it made its way into his collection while he conducted extensive research on the history of Maxwell Street for his 1984 film, At Maxwell Street
 
The excerpt captures the vibrant market: the signage for Market Book Store, located at 841 Maxwell Street, can be seen, and a woman tries to purchase a stack of books. Different vendors are shown selling their goods, including a gentleman who engraves jewelry at his stand while patrons watch. The final shots consist of a police car parked outside a butcher advertising corned beef, and a sign noting South Halstead Street is shown. 
Related Place
Chicago (represents)