This photo was submitted by Retriever. She may rummage around a bit to see if she can find another shot, but she reports that most of her family photos are in deep storage, untouched for years. If she's able to dig something else up, I'll post it at a later time.
Retriever also shared a bit of her parents history. Again, I'd encourage any readers willing to share photos and history to do so. Over the course of my career, I've interviewed well over a thousand people from every imaginable walk of life. My career is a good fit, because I never tire of hearing personal stories and family histories.
So without, further ado, here is Retriever in her own words.
El station at Sacramento Blvd at Lake Street. IDOT collection. May 4, 1939
This is in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. It had been a working class, white ethnic community, but white flight occurred in the 1950s and 60s after construction of the I290 extension and public housing projects.
Nicoleii Machado, son of the Major and Madame Jose Bina Machado, of the Brazilian Embassy, who will take part in the International Children's Christmas Broadcast which will go over the air from the Shoreham Hotel, D.C. on December 20, 1938. This function is one of the feature broadcasts of the year that comes out of the United States to all the countries of the world. It is arranged by the Greater National Committee in cooperation with the National Broadcasting Company.