In this time of COVID, especially, the internet can prove to be quite useful when it comes to research done from the comfort of one’s home. Like, did YOU know that the Chicago Public Library Digital Collections includes over 160,000 pictures and records given to them from the Chicago Park District? I didn’t. But now I do – and this is the project that Lucy works on during the (still untitled) book. Her Friday evenings are spent in the archive room, scanning in photo after photo, adding it to their digital collection.
To see the 1938 photo of Douglas Park that Lucy references in the story, click here.
I know I’m not the only one who gets joy from such things. 🙂