Growing metropolis


This aerial photograph from November 24, 1938, shows the North Side section of Chicago, Illinois. Located on the southwestern edge of Lake Michigan, the city suffered a disastrous fire in 1871, but then underwent a building boom which continued into the 20th century. In this photograph, Montrose Peninsula can be seen in the upper right quadrant, while Belmont Harbor can be seen further south.

National Archives, Records of the Farm Service Agency