Cab Calloway at the Cotton Club, Harlem, New York, 1920s http://fantomas-en-cavale.tumblr.com/post/35208141862/cab-calloway-au-cotton-club-harlem-new-york
Mailman N. Sorenson poses with his heavy load of Christmas mail and parcels, 1929. Chicago History photo.
Sloppy Joes Bar, In Downtown Chicago, 1930s. finartamerica.com
Bronzeville’s female impersonators Popular in the 1930s and 1940s at places like the Cabin Inn and Joe’s DeLuxe, these African American entertainers were a vital part of Bronzeville’s jazz and cabaret scene. Gift of Scotty Piper.
Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti was Al Capone’s second in command, overseeing the gang’s bootlegging activities in Chicago. Nitti took over Capone’s Chicago operation after the Mafia king’s imprisonment in 1932.