This shot was taken on Wilson Avenue in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood near Racine in the mid-1970s. Behind me was the foundation of Harry Truman College, which was just being poured at the time. These two men were pickers from Appalachia. Behind and between them, you can see a bar on the corner opposite the Uptown fire station. It’s difficult to see at web resolution, but one of the signs on the bar says “Opens 7am Daily.” In the mid-1970s, it seemed there was a least one bar on every commercial block. This block had three. Club Granada and the Wooden Nickel are just out of frame to the right.