Gang Out

In the late 70’s and early 80’s, Chicago gangbangers carried and distributed business cards.  Not only are they amazing looking but they also functioned as a sort of signature and membership card for each neighborhood.  The cards were most popular during a time when gangs were transitioning from the bats-and-bottles neighborhood crews for young delinquents into the more gun-heavy, racially motivated groups of today.  Looking at the cards, you can see a really weird mix of scary violence and playful camaraderie of childhood friends.

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