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South State Street Arcades and Theaters, c.1912

 

 

 

South State Street Arcades and Theaters, c.1912

Arcades and theaters on South State between Van Buren and Congress, c. 1912. Dime "museums" of curiosities, cheap theaters (one here claiming to feature "exotic" dancers from the Midway at Chicago's World's Fair), and penny arcades catered to working people with limited means.