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Young Turk: 1910

Young Turk: 1910

St. Louis, May 1910. N. Broadway and De Soto. "Boy with the bag, nicknamed Turk, said he was going to Texas soon. The investigator found him recently with $1.75 he had just won at craps." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.


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I'm Going To Texas

I guess even in the 1910s the dream of Texas as some sort of Nirvanna existed. I guess it's been part of the American mythos since Davy Crockett told his Tennessee constituents "Go to Hell. I'm going to Texas." Hopefully it worked out better for Turk than it did for Davy.

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