Archive ID: 1981-134-05

Steve Pacini and newspaper vendor in front of Pacini’s Candy-Cigar Store

Date Created: circa 1920

Donor: Harry Pacini

Media Type: Photograph

Language: English


This photograph was donated by the Pacini family. Carlo Pacini emigrated to the United States from Northern Italy in 1881 and worked as a grocer. His future wife Amelia would emigrate from Italy a few years later. The family would own a cigar-candy store and a diner in South Chicago and on the East Side. Pictured here is son, Steve. Another son, Emil Pacini, would serve as a city alderman between 1945 and 1963.

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