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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

The Alleyway: 1914

The Alleyway: 1914

Washington, D.C., 1914. "District of Columbia. Alley clearance slum views." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, 5 x 7 inches. View full size.

 

Pre-Bo Diddley...

But this picture still makes me think of the lyric:

Night was dark, but the sky was blue,
Down the alley, the ice-wagon flew,
Heard a bump, and somebody screamed,
You should have heard just what I seen.

Yes, he does.

A bucket to you and me but endless possibilites for the young.

The Kid

Looks like he does have a bucket on his head. And another little kid in front of him (facing him?). Must be playing.

Pail Face

Does the little kid have a bucket on his head?

 
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