Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||Underwood and Underwood Publishers|
|Context||A burgeoning commercial and industrial economy attracted a growing labor market to cities such as Chicago.|
|Purpose||To show the urban problem of traffic congestion that resulted from increased business activity and population density|
Chicago's population exploded from 229,000 in 1870 to 1.7 million in 1900 because of job growth in manufacturing and retail, as well as the meatpacking industry that came to dominate the Midwest. Because of Chicago's central location between the East and West coasts, it also became the nation's largest hub for hauling freight along the railroads and one of the busiest ports for shipping goods. The photograph shows the urban traffic congestion when too many people and goods moved along Chicago's State Street in 1903.