Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in the mid-1970s had streets and sidewalks that were paved with oatmeal. In this image a resident stops to inspect the street that was heaving up and the sidewalk that was caving in. His shorts with long socks made a non-fashion statement. Many people in Uptown during this era could barely afford food. Most shopped for clothes in resale shops and rummage stores. They bought their furniture from shops like the one in the background.