I took this shot of a newspaper man in the winter of 1973. I think it was near the Wilson ‘L’ Stop, although my contact sheet doesn’t say for sure. This was one of several men selling newspapers on the street. This shot just screams “Chicago” to me – a tough, long-haired guy with eyebrows spun like steel wool, and a six-day growth of beard, hawking newspapers until well after the sun went down. The rivalry between the Tribune and the Sun-Times was one of America’s epic newspaper battles. Each had superstar columnists that people read religiously every day. Although most people generally favored one newspaper over another, sometimes you would see someone with both. They were so fresh off the presses, the ink was still wet.