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Junk Men: 1941

Junk Men: 1941

December 1941. "Junk men with waste paper. New York City." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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High paid metals rags. Prices for paper.

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If I'm correct in reading Mickey's address as 159 West 18th Street, it can be seen in Google streetview as the last remaining red brick tenement building on a nice-ish block in Chelsea, not far from the meatpacking district.

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