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HP theater photo by Don Sparks

The Hyde Park Theater on 53rd St in 1960

Recess girls photo by Don Sparks

Young school girls at recess

Veteran photo by Don Sparks

Veteran at parade

Train tracks photo by Don Sparks

Image from the book 'With Grief Acquainted' by Stanford Winfield Williamson, which was part of the 1965 Smithsonian photography exhibit 'Profile of Poverty'

Humphrey letter photo by Don Sparks
Playground photo by Don Sparks

School kids in playground

Snow kids photo by Don Sparks

Kids playing during the great snowstorm of 1967 in Chicago. The intersection of 48th and Kenwood here is where the Sparks family resided for many years

Preacher Car photo by Don Sparks

Don took several grab shots of this 'preacher car', when he arrived to give presents to the crowd at Christmas time

Kennedy parade crowd photo by Don Sparks

Crowd from Kennedy parade in downtown Chicago

YMCA swim meet photo by Don Sparks

Swim meet at the Hyde Park YMCA, including Don's daughter Leslie

Hyde Park Herald photo by Don Sparks

Don's photo in the Hyde Park Herald, of his son Richard and a friend in the yard

Lake Park Ave kids

Kids on Lake Park Ave in Hyde Park.

Playlot

Kids playing in empty lot

Construction workers photo by Don Sparks

Construction workers in downtown Chicago. Don liked to photograph construction sites and workers

Cheerleaders photo by Don Sparks

High school cheerleaders

Pledge photo by Don Sparks

Man showing his respect during a parade. Image from the book 'With Grief Acquainted'

Lagoon photo by Don Sparks

Boys fishing at lagoon in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side

Black bikers photo by Don Sparks

Black bikers on Lake Shore Drive

School kids photo by Don Sparks

Chicago Public School classroom

Street play photo by Don Sparks

Young boys on Chicago's South Side.

Downtown Chicago photo by Don Sparks

Man resting on bench just off Michigan Ave in downtown Chicago

Neighborhood kids photo by Don Sparks

Neighborhood kids hanging out

Rugby players photo by Don Sparks

Rugby players in Washington Park

Soldier-little girl photo by Don Sparks

Young girl reflects on a soldier and his uniform

Newsboys photo by Don Sparks

Newsstand in downtown Chicago under the L tracks

Concertgoer photo by Don Sparks

Concertgoer awaiting a performance

Sock hop photo by Don Sparks

Image from the book 'With Grief Acquainted', which Don took while chaperoning a school dance

HP theater photo by Don Sparks

The Hyde Park Theater on 53rd St in 1963

Little League photo by Don Sparks

Little Leaguers on Chicago's South Side

Beach photo by Don Sparks

Children playing on the beach near the Point. The Storings family were close friends with the Sparks

YMCA swim meet photo by Don Sparks

Swim meet at the Hyde Park YMCA

Boy in tree photo by Don Sparks

Image from the book 'With Grief Acquainted' by Stanford Winfield Williamson

Halloween photo by Don Sparks

Image from the book 'With Grief Acquainted' by Stanford Winfield Williamson

Family portrait photo by Don Sparks

The Myers family lived in the same building with the Sparks on 48th street. On this day Don shot some family photos of the Myers in Jackson Park

Nuns photo by Don Sparks

Nuns in Union Station

Little girl photo by Don Sparks

Little girl in lot

Beach men photo by Don Sparks

Men enjoying the Chicago lakefront

Construction workers photo by Don Sparks

Construction workers on the south side of Chicago

Motorcycle kid photo by Don Sparks

Motorcycle kid

Chicago newsstand photo by Don Sparks

Newsstand in downtown Chicago

Rugby players photo by Don Sparks

Rugby players in Washington Park

Woman & kids photo by Don Sparks

Woman consoling 2 children.

HS football players photo by Don Sparks

Harlan HS football players

YMCA swim meet photo by Don Sparks

Swim meet at the Hyde Park YMCA

Kids VB photo by Don Sparks

Volleyball practice

Construction worker photo by Don Sparks

High rise construction worker

Gymnastics photo by Don Sparks

Gymnastics meet at the Hyde Park YMCA.

Construction kids photo by Don Sparks

Kids playing in the rubble of a construction site. The image was double-exposed

Neighborhood kids photo by Don Sparks

Young children in the window in Hyde Park

Backyard kids photo by Don Sparks

Don's son Steve and neighborhood kids playing behind the building on 48th street

Winter house photo by Don Sparks

Winter scene from "With Grief Acquainted"

HP theatre moviegoers photo by Don Sparks

Hyde Park theatre moviegoers

HS cheerleaders photo by Don Sparks

HS cheerleaders

UAW photo by Don Sparks

UAW workers at JFK parade

Train station photo by Don Sparks

Women at Union Station in downtown Chicago

Brick worker photo by Don Sparks

Brick worker

Scouts photo by Don Sparks

Scout Flip Myers from Hyde Park Troop 386 setting up during a weekend camping trip

Kenwood XC photo by Don Sparks

CPS cross country championship race in Washington Park, 1971. Steve Jackson of Englewood and Larry Knapp of Lane were two of the best runners in the state

Preacher Car photo by Don Sparks

"Preacher car". Preacher arriving at Christmas time

Family photo by Don Sparks

Don's family. L-R Michael, Leslie, Richard, Shirley and Steven

57th street beach photo by Don Sparks

Kids on the beach near 57th street

Uboat photo by Don Sparks

Installation of German U-boat at the Museum of Science and Industry in 1954. It is one of only 6 German submarines captured by the Allies

Flag vendor photo by Don Sparks

Vendor at parade

School girls photo by Don Sparks

Image from "With Grief Acquainted"

Recess boys photo by Don Sparks

Boys at recess

Don Sparks Photography