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Trash Talk: 1938

Trash Talk: 1938

New York, 1938. "Woman and girls at the back of an apartment house on East 63rd Street." Medium format negative by Sheldon Dick. View full size.

 

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In the beginning

In the '60s in Manhattan (and presumably in the other boroughs as well), in every alley and on nearly every side street reposed metal trash cans dented and deformed in the course of decades of vigorous refuse collection.

Here is proof that once, indeed, they were shiny and new.

Hooda thunk it?

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