Sunday, November 11, 2018

Eighth Street

Department of Records Tax Photo (1939 - 41)

With the Thomas Aquinas parochial school down at the bottom of 8th Street, the street's closed off for play time. It's the middle of the day; the shadows are short.  A man in a long white tradesman's apron strides briskly across the street.  He's just passed a guy who's carrying a kid indifferently, low on the body & horizontal.  The story's frozen at the billowing apron, the flailing legs, and the hand reaching into the jacket pocket for a quarter or a smoke.  The crease of a sleeve or a trouser leg are sharp in the sunlight but the faces are undefined.  Their business is none of ours.

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