snow day details

I feel sad for the horses
why do I like this so much?
cigar store Indian
fingerless gloves?
"shine downstairs"

It is snowing yet again here. 
Herewith, a snowy day, January 24, c 1900, "on the East Side."
I would say my favorite thing in this image is the cafe sign. Although it was a bright moment, too, when I recognized that is a true cigar store Indian laden with snow behind the the older gentleman. One other detail to puzzle over— are those sidewalk grates being uncovered? If so, that means the subway was up and running, no? Then this image has to be 1905 or later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So many wonderful and glorious images within each post. I'll be lost for a long time at this stage.


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