The Chicago River, 1895

A ship belching out a lot of smoke and soot ambles down the Chicago River somewhere downtown. Pollution was a serious problem at the time.

Discovered a photo of Chicago from the time when my great-great grandfather, Dr. Jerome Darling, lived there. It’s from 1895.

He had been studying dentistry. A son, Leslie Warren Darling, was born in August of that year in the city. My great grandmother, Geneva, was a toddler, three or four years old.

They lived in what she described as the Italian section of the city.



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