CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THE LOCATION OF THIS PHOTO?

Fred Pfingsten photo

This photo was recently donated to the library and appears to be a group of young men on a field trip with their teachers and/or chaperones.  They seem to be of high school age and two of them appear to be wearing 4-H shirts.  Because one boy in the group has been identified, and we know the years he was in high school, it is possible to put the date of the photo between the years of 1949 and 1953.

Given the fact that the identified young man grew up on a farm in Schaumburg Township, it was not a stretch to wonder if this is a group was associated with the Cook County Farm Bureau, a 4-H club, a high school agriculture class or a group of Future Farmers of America.  After a bit of newspaper research, I did in fact discover that he was involved in a Schaumburg Township 4-H club.  He won prizes at the 4-H fair for raising cattle and swine and served as recreation leader for the group.

Which brings us to the location of the photo…  I’m curious about the building behind them.  It looks to be a Chicago area high school or an office building.  Can anyone help place this structure?  Here’s hoping the collective brain can figure it out!

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library

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One Response to “CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THE LOCATION OF THIS PHOTO?”

  1. Fred Luft Says:

    Jane, on facebook there is a group called Forgotten Chicago. It’s a public group. People post pictures on there sometimes to see if others know when was the picture taken and the location. Just a thought.

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