A note about the concept of eminent domain, found on the sidewalk in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood, May 2013.
Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
This page consists of sample findings and excerpts. It is also an account of the contents of my home and digital files from my camera. If you have suggestions, have a collection you want to share, or are in Chicago and would like to see something in person, please contact me. This blog is intended as a casual, more personal supplement to the main Public Collectors website.
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Could these people have picked a creepier object to hang from their back gate? That the doll is frozen and has icicles hanging off of it isn’t helping matters. Photographed this morning in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood.
Documentation of the American Freeze ice cream truck that I regularly see circling the Avondale neighborhood in Chicago. Today, while the driver was inspecting the back of the truck, which was emitting terrible smoke and seemed to be on the verge of catching on fire, I was able to admire and photograph some of the paintings and drawings on this vehicle.