September 1, 2014

Featured Source: School strike

School strike, a group of children and a woman assembled on a sidewalk in front of a Tilden school entrance

Chicago Daily News, Inc. “School strike, a group of children and a woman assembled on a sidewalk in front of a Tilden school entrance.” 1902 Nov. 13. DN-0000468, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum. Summary: Image of a group of children and a woman assembled on a sidewalk in front of the Tilden school at West Lake and North Elizabeth Streets in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, during the school strike of 1902.

The image caption says there is “a group of children and a woman”. Which is the woman? How do you know?

One child in this image is different than the rest. What is different about this child?

Use Google Maps or Google Earth to find the location of the Tilden School. Describe what you find at this intersection today.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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