Fritzel’s Restaurant

Fritzel's RestaurantFritzel’s Restaurant, in Chicago at the corner of Lake St. and N. State St. A Chicago Tribune story from 2004 fondly described Fritzel’s as the Chicago equivalent to the Brown Derby, a place where celebrities could often be spotted. Later, in 2010, the restaurant was said to be the Chicago equivalent of Toots Shor’s in a Chicago Magazine article. It was probably neither, but it sure looks snazzy. Fritzel’s operated from 1947 until 1972.

Maxwell Street, Chicago

Ghetto MarketMaxwell Street, Chicago, Illinois. The interesting part of this one is on the back:

GHETTO MARKET,
ROOSEVELT ROAD AND 14TH STREET,
EAST AND WEST OF HALSTED ST.
A section given over to Russian Jews. Merchandise stands are build in the street and here every conceivable article, in every conceivable decree of wear is sold. “Open on Sundays.”

I find this text amusing for the examples of political incorrectness (I hate that term) it contains, such as the section haven been “given over” to the Russian Jews.