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Thelma Uranga

La Familia Lopez, 1959

During the summer of 1959, across the street from the railroad tracks and loading docks, residents of 1920 S. Sangamon posed for a photograph.  Guadalupe Lopez and her four children:  Ben, Lupe, Melecio and Sal appear to be enjoying a nice day in their yard.

Daughter, Lupe Castro points out, “Yes, that’s me, a girl dressed in boy's clothes.”

We think Lupe and Melecio sure rocked those suspenders and sweet smiles. 

Brother Melecio Jaime Lopez passed in 1998 at the age of 41.