A link to these incredible photographs just came up on my twitter feed, courtesy of
Penny De Los Santos, senior contributing photographer at Saveur.
The story of where they came from is breathtaking, intriguing, and historical, especially if you're interested in Chicago.
John Maloof bought the negatives (30-40,000 of them!) at an auction, and began to develop them, uncovering the stunning work of Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier.
His blog about the photos and his research on Vivian is here.
Trust me, it's worth a visit, and these photos are just the tip of the iceberg.
I'm so grateful to Penny for posting this on twitter.
Penny's own work is brilliant as well.
Best of luck to John as he completes this fantastic project.
ps Just found an article from yesterday in The Independent about Vivian, hot topic!