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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Bevo 10 Cents: 1917

Bevo 10 Cents: 1917

March 15, 1917. Oklahoma City. Jack Ryan is 6-year-old newsie who lives at 126½ West Reno Street. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

That bike

Amazing bike. HUGE bars, and check out the saddle. I would love to ride that thing around town. I wonder if it's fixed or has a coaster brake.

Bevo

That Bevo must have been some concoction to warrant a dime a bottle! Probably a quart bottle, though. After all, when I was a kid in the '50s, Cokes were still only a nickel.

[Bevo was a popular nonalcoholic malt beverage made by Anheuser Busch. Wikipedia link. - Dave]

Nice pattern matching

...on the man's plaid cap!

 
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