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Midnight Moxie: 1913

Midnight Moxie: 1913

October 6, 1913. "Fans at Midnight." The crowd at a Moxie stand outside New York's Polo Grounds before the first game of the 1913 World Series between the Giants and Philadelphia Athletics the following afternoon. View full size.


Boy, do I feel silly.

When I first read the caption, I took "stand" as a verb, and "moxie" to be something like a street party. D'oh!

Lookit that!

A woman! How scandalous!


What is Moxie? Was it a drink? Is it still available?

[More about Moxie here. - Dave]

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