Image ID
ICHi-059450
Headline
Interior of Walter's Tavern.
Date Depicted
circa 1933
Date Created
circa 1933
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
photographic prints
Copyright Notice
© Chicago Historical Society, published on or before 2013, all rights reserved
Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-059450
Inventory Number
2006.185.6
Storage Location
Zielinski Family Photographs
Acquisition Source
Gift of Ms. Irene T. Dodaro
Max Pixels - Height
4763
Max Pixels - Width
6662
KEYWORDS
Chicago (Ill.)
drinking
20%
2006.185.6
bars
saloons
taverns
African Americans
47th Street
Forty-Seventh Street
Walter's Tavern
Zielinski, Irene
Zielinski, Mary
Zielinski, Walter
Zielinski, Walter, Jr.
ICHi-59450
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interior of walters tavern

Interior of Walter's Tavern which opened in the late 1920s or early 1930s at 1147 West 47th Street, and did not discriminate against Polish or African American customers, one of the few taverns in the neighborhood that served African Americans as well as whites at the time, showing owners and family-members behind the bar, right to left, Irene Zielinski, Walter Zielinski, who worked as a sausage maker in Europe, and emigrated after developing arthritis from making sausage and being unable to do that work, Mary Zielinski, who came to the U.S. as a young child, Walter Zielinski Jr. and bar maid "Polly", Chicago, Illinois, circa 1933.

Interior of Walter's Tavern which opened in the late 1920s or early 1930s at 1147 West 47th Street, and did not discriminate against Polish or African American customers, one of the few taverns in the neighborhood that served African Americans as well as whites at the time, showing owners and family-members behind the bar, right to left, Irene Zielinski, Walter Zielinski, who worked as a sausage maker in Europe, and emigrated after developing arthritis from making sausage and being unable to do that work, Mary Zielinski, who came to the U.S. as a young child, Walter Zielinski Jr. and bar maid "Polly", Chicago, Illinois, circa 1933.

2/10/2014