The novel’s cover photo was taken at a Chicago Maternity Center delivery in 1954 by award-winning Time/LIFE photographer Fritz Goro.
The Chicago Maternity Center, 1968 – photo by Tim Hunter, MD.
A kitchen delivery by the Chicago Maternity Center team – photo courtesy of the Northwestern University Medical School archive.
Booth House (“The Barracks”), Northwestern University medical student residence for the Chicago Maternity Center – photo by Tim Hunter, MD.
Sunday at the Maxwell Street Market – early 1960’s – photo by Edward C. Schulz
The Blues on Maxwell Street – photo by James Newberry
The author (center) with fellow Northwestern medical students Gary London (left) and Al Robbins at the card table at Booth House, early 1968 – photo by Tim Hunter, MD.
Additional photos from the Fritz Goro archive – Chicago Maternity Center, 1954:
On the left, Dr. Beatrice Tucker, Chicago Maternity Center Medical Director and the inspiration for the fictional Dr. Teresa Butler in the novel.
Dr. Beatrice Tucker on the right