Graffiti was everywhere in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood during the mid-1970s. When a new wall went up, the spray paint came out. If it wasn’t the Kings, it was the Gents or the Gaylords. Most of the graffiti was gang inspired, as this sign was. Gangs used graffiti to stake out their turf. Richard Daley may have occupied City Hall, but the Latin Kings occupied this street corner. Taken near Winthrop and Ainslie in 1976.