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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • A CHRISTMAS JOKE WITH A POINT TO IT

George Christopher: 1910

George Christopher: 1910

Nashville, November 1910. "George Christopher, Postal Telegraph messenger #7, fourteen years old. Been at it over three years. Does not work nights." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

I was just there

I work on 2nd Avenue North in Nashville and just came in from a break with a co-worker. As we crossed this intersection, I told her about this photograph (and Shorpy.com). How I wish it still looked like that.

Warren Bros.

Apparrently Warren Bros. (store in background) is still in existence although not downtown anymore: http://warrenbros.com/docs/profile.asp

Did he or didn't he?

Shoot! Now we're left guessing as to whether Boy George made visits to the Red Light district.

 
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