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Color Vintage Photos Of Chicago In The 1960s

Chicago was a gritty city in the early 20th century, when the Mob ran the city, racial tensions ran so high Chicago erupted in a race riot, and crime turned the streets into a battleground.

But as dark as those early 20th century days were for the residents Chicago began to bounce back and undergo a revitalization after World War II, and by the 1960s office buildings were rising and the city's economy was booming once again.

Photographer and Chicagoland resident Mark Susina collects found photos from estate sales and such and shares his finds via Flickr, including these snapshots from the 1960s showing people and places around Chicago. 

There are pics of people taking in a parade and an artfair, shots of cool buildings around the city, and a few photos of a guy clearing snow from the street in a Bobcat included almost as a reminder of how cold it can get in the Windy City.

See 29 Color Found Snaps Of Chicago In The 1960s at Vintage Everyday

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