John Vachon is well-known for the interesting photographs he took documenting America life, first for the US Government Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression and later on in the forties for the Office of War Information.
In this scene, he captured the Chicago skyline, a commuter parking lot, and a monumental neon-lit Pabst “Blue Ribbon” beer sign. The Brewery which produced its first keg of beer in 1844 and other beer producers in Wisconsin both before and after prohibition provided the bulk of fermented alcohol beverages to the large Wisconsin, Illinois, Chicago, and other midwestern markets.
This image gives a great view of the parking lot filled with cars produced between the period from the late-1920s to ’41; the expanded and sectional views below show many of them in detail. Tell us what you find of interest in the photo courtesy of the Library of Congress and exactly where in the City it was taken.