Saratoga Café & Sportsman Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, 1940-1949

Summary

Photographic cards like this one, with their glued-on labels, were a preliminary step taken by Dexter Press before producing postcards for small business owners to mail or hand out. During the first half of the 20th century, racial segregation was a pervasive feature in Chicago, Illinois. This African-American-run cafe and lounge catered to black customers in the local community.

Photographic cards like this one, with their glued-on labels, were a preliminary step taken by Dexter Press before producing postcards for small business owners to mail or hand out. During the first half of the 20th century, racial segregation was a pervasive feature in Chicago, Illinois. This African-American-run cafe and lounge catered to black customers in the local community.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1940-1949

Subject Date

1940-1949

Creators

Dexter Press 

Murphy's Art & Gift Shop 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, Pearl River 

Creator Notes

Photographed by Murphy's Art & Gift Shop, Photography-Picture Framing, of Chicago, Illinois. Published by Dexter Press, Pearl River, New York.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.151.24

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John Margolies.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.063 in

Width: 6.5 in

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