Taken somewhere in downtown Chicago in 1940. I can’t tell where exactly but it appears like they are crossing a bridge with those girders on the right and planking on the ground. Where ever my Grandparents were headed my Grandma sure had dressed up for the afternoon. 
NOTE: After posting my sister thinks that this is the Clark St bridge with the Clark & Lake El station in the background. Looking at the metal work on street view I think she might be right. 

Taken somewhere in downtown Chicago in 1940. I can’t tell where exactly but it appears like they are crossing a bridge with those girders on the right and planking on the ground. Where ever my Grandparents were headed my Grandma sure had dressed up for the afternoon. 

NOTE: After posting my sister thinks that this is the Clark St bridge with the Clark & Lake El station in the background. Looking at the metal work on street view I think she might be right. 

Taken somewhere in downtown Chicago in 1940. I can’t tell where exactly but it appears like they are crossing a bridge with those girders on the right and planking on the ground. Where ever my Grandparents were headed my Grandma sure had dressed up for the afternoon. 
NOTE: After posting my sister thinks that this is the Clark St bridge with the Clark & Lake El station in the background. Looking at the metal work on street view I think she might be right. 

Taken somewhere in downtown Chicago in 1940. I can’t tell where exactly but it appears like they are crossing a bridge with those girders on the right and planking on the ground. Where ever my Grandparents were headed my Grandma sure had dressed up for the afternoon. 

NOTE: After posting my sister thinks that this is the Clark St bridge with the Clark & Lake El station in the background. Looking at the metal work on street view I think she might be right. 

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My Grandma Gen Kownacki, nee Zabowski, died in 2002. Shortly after her death I helped my father clean out her house and I came across hundreds of old photographs. Along with the photos there were plenty of negatives (sadly, I haven't had the chance to scan them). I never knew that she loved photography so much in her youth, though it does help explain why she supported my own interest. This collection of photos starts in the 1920s in Detroit and ends after WWII with her living in Chicago. Some of the images are simply snap shots of friends and relatives. Then there are some that are a little bit more. I hope you enjoy this peek into the past. Frank Kownacki


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