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Muncie Wheel & Jobbing: 1908

Muncie Wheel & Jobbing: 1908

October 1908. Muncie, Indiana. "Noon hour. Muncie Wheel & Jobbing Co. Most of the boys were gone home to dinner." Photo by Lewis Hine. View full size.

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I remember rollies

In 1969-70, as a high school sophomore, I had a friend who loved to roll his own. He always hoped someone would think it was a joint and call the cops, but I don't think he ever got his wish!

And rolling his own...

See the sack of "Bull" (Durham, cigarette tobacco) behind his hand. Anyone remember that?

Fancy Buckles

The guy on the far right has got himself some fancy buckle shoes, unusual to say the least have not seen this type of shoe(s)(i guess he has another shoe on the other foot)before.

Quite an assortment of characters here!

I think the guy in the middle is what you would call a real live (not now of course) "Hayseed"

P.S. Love the shoes (or boots?) the guy on the right has on.

Gee, I wonder

why there doesn't seem to be too many students in the grade 6-7-8 and nine classrooms ?

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