The captions are John White`s own, written some time after he took his photographs. In some cases White used virtually the same caption for several images.
All photographs used in Portrait of Black Chicago
were made from the original DOCUMERICA slides from the Records of the
Environmental Protection Agency (Record Group 412, "DOCUMERICA: The Environmental
Protection Agency`s Program to Photograph Subjects of Environmental Concern").
These images are available
from the National Archives at College Park, MD. A NARA identification number appears at
the end of each caption. Descriptions of the largest DOCUMERICA series are available in
the ARC database.