Moses Asch created Folkways Records in 1948 to document the beautiful and extraordinary diversity of human expression through sound.
From Chicago’s Maxwell Street to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, it can be a dog eat dog world.
Harvey’s Chicken Shack is one of many little restaurants in Chicago’s Bronzeville that may have faded from memory. But with the help of archivists like those at The Obsidian Collection, the role these small businesses played in the community might be preserved.
In the 1980s, clothing was optional at Madison Wisconsin’s Nottingham Coop.
In the late 1980s, Club Dreamerz on Milwaukee Avenue marked Wicker Park’s transition from old immigrant neighborhood to trendy tech hub.