To remember the unclaimed dead of Chicagos catastrophic 1995 heat wave, I used information from the county medical examiners office to map and photograph their homes. I knit each person a pair of mittens, labeled with his or her name, address, and birth date.
Jon Anderson of the Chicago Tribune
wrote Mittens Knit a Tribute...
He included this piece in the book City Watch; Discovering the Uncommon Chicago
, published in 2001.
All photos taken by Ruyell Ho