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Bowdoin Boot-Blacks: 1909

Bowdoin Boot-Blacks: 1909

October 1909. "A Group of Boot-Blacks in Bowdoin Square, a Passing Juvenile Industry. Location: Boston, Massachusetts." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

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