Peter Bacon Hales

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Peter Bacon Hales (November 13, 1950 – August 26, 2014) was an American historian, photographer, writer, and musician. His works were in American spaces and landscapes, the history of photography, and contemporary art. His wrote six books including Silver Cities: The Photography of American Urbanization, 1839–1915, and Atomic Spaces: Living on the Manhattan Project. He was a University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) faculty member for 32 years, including four years as chair of his department (art history). He retired in 2012.

Hales was born in Pasadena, California. He graduated from Haverford College in 1972. He was married to Maureen Pskowski.

Hales died in a road accident on August 26, 2014 near his home in Stone Ridge, New York. He was 63. He was killed when a car driver hit his bicycle .[1]

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  1. Wisby, Gary (August 27, 2014). "Long-time art history professor killed in bicycling accident". University of Illinois at Chicago. Retrieved August 29, 2014.

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