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Skid Row: 1938

Skid Row: 1938

        "Perhaps the greatest charm of tramp-life is the absence of monotony. In Hobo Land the face of life is protean -- an ever-changing phantasmagoria, where the impossible happens and the unexpected jumps out of the bushes at every turn of the road."

-- Jack London, The Road

November 1938. "Lower Douglas Street, Omaha, is one of the hobo centers of the West." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

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