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Wayne Miller A woman outside her shack on a cold winter day. It was built of cardboard and plywood on Lake Michigan's beach. Chicago, USA. 1948. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. Sweeping the sidewalk in the morning. The boy is delivering groceries. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. Girl with newspaper fashion supplement. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Simple was a character that Langston Hughes used in his news column. Upon seeing the man in this photograph, Hughes said: "That's him." Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1947. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1948. Strike captain during protest by the packing house workers, March 1948. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Duke Ellington rehearsing on stage at the Savoy. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1948. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1946. Three teenagers in kitchenette apartment. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Watching a high school football game. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1946. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Eddie Nichols Gymnasium at 50th and State was a popular gym for young boxers. Joe Louis worked out there. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1946. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. A deserted mother wondering what she can do with a newborn baby she cannot support. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1948. An alley between overcrowded tenements, with garbage thrown over the railings of the back porches. Most of the area's tenants were transient. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1946. Kangaroo court for juveniles at the Wabash Avenue police station presided over by Sylvester "Two Gun Pete" Washington. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller The painter Eldzier Cortor in his basement-apartment. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1947. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller American singer Ella Fitzgerald performing. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1948. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Workers shovel scrap metal at the International Harvester tractor works, making a chalk mark for each box emptied. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1947. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos