In Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood of the mid-1970s, there was a laundromat near Wilson and Kenmore. Few apartments in Uptown had washers and driers during that era; they were a luxury that few people or apartment buildings could afford. People usually washed their clothes in laundromats that dotted the main streets. Laundromats were also nice, warm places to change rolls of film on cold, winter days. I frequently saw this man hanging out in this laundromat. He liked to talk to the people who were their washing their clothes; they formed a semi-captive audience.