|Houseboat Sinking, North Branch of the Chicago River, 1922
In this likely staged photograph, workmen try to save a houseboat from sinking into the north branch of the Chicago River adjacent to the Irving Park Bridge in 1922. The photograph reminds us of the inherent danger from storms and other vessels.
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