Street vendors were common in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood during the 1970s. This man was resting after dragging his used tires out to the street. I’m not sure how he obtained his merchandise, but he seemed to do a thriving business catering to the poor. Little went to waste in this neighborhood. Everything was used and reused until entropy took its final toll. Ghandi said, “Poverty is the mother of pollution.” It’s also the mother of recycling.