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Boys on Bikes, Cont'd.

Boys on Bikes, Cont'd.

Dallas, October 1913. "Messenger boy in the heart of the Reservation (Red Light). Prostitutes run back and forth. Business beginning at mid-day. I saw messenger boys and delivery boys for drug stores from 15 years upward. Some still younger told me that they go there. This was in spite of a strong agitation being waged to close up the resorts." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

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Tra-la-la

As my grandmother used to tell me, "Stay away from the Camp Post Gate on payday, as that is where the tra-la-la girls hang out."

Barefoot?

Is that woman barefoot and possibly in her robe? That would be unheard of in that era!

[Looks like slippers to me. Perhaps she's one of those infamous Ladies of the Afternoon. - Dave]

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