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New York Shoe Polisher

Polishing shoes was so much easier in 1905 - just walk up to a bootblack stand and pay (probably) a nickle!

This is a bootblack stand on Rosh Hashanah in New York City. It was busy - men were getting shiny shoes for the new year!

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service

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