In the mid-1970s, Ready-Men was one of the big day-labor agencies in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. These agencies provided temporary help to factories, construction companies, and just about anyone who had an odd job. Laborers who owned their own cars got paid a little extra for taking others to job sites. Most of the workers could not afford their own transportation, however, so Ready-Men provided it when necessary. Even in the 1970s, these buses looked like WWII Soviet surplus. This location would have been just south of Balmoral on the east side of Broadway. Compare what it looks like today in Google Maps Street View.