Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bootblack in Boston

This picture was taken in 1909, and shows a Bootblack on the street in Boston. All the men are wearing the same style hat.

I will have to delay my domestic update until tomorrow, to give people a chance to vote in this week's new and improved poll.

12 comments:

  1. I don't know what a shine cost in those days, but whiskey sure was cheap.

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  2. Not really. I don't know what a man's wages were back then, but I'm sure in comparison whiskey was not any cheaper than now.
    R

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  3. Is your MAJOR domestic news that you and Mrs. PJM are going to have a baby? That would be pretty MAJOR don't you think.

    If it's a boy I think you should name him "Nate". If it's a girl, "Heather" is a very nice name. :-D

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  4. Your daughter is pregnant.

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  5. ANON,
    You are absolutely NOT CORRECT!!!
    PJM

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  6. +JMJ+

    Babies are wonderful, but . . .could it be . . . finally, the TRACTOR!!!!
    Waiting in breathless anticipation .. . .

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  7. he named 1 of the chikees HEATHER, and the rooster,,NATE,,watta shame i was hopin fer the rooster position,,lol,,
    oldbear.

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  8. I think that if it was the tractor, then there would be no delaying the announcement. I hope you get it soon though PJM as the fingers that I have crossed for you are getting mighty sore.
    Heather I think that naming a child/chicken after PJM's Mystery Person contest nemesis would not happen. I think Lindon is a much better name.

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  9. In the spirit of economic stimulus your wife let you buy a brand new John Deere instead of that used Ferguson on Craigslist:
    http://sanangelo.craigslist.org/for/1394965681.html
    (Which incidentally resembles mine, only mine is newer :-)

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  10. Funny suggestion about being a democrat. I've been a registered republican all my life. Since I agreed with my parents on most things, including political issues, I always assumed they were Republican. (Especially since they despised the Clintons.) I became a poll worker and happened to see the voter rolls and was surprised to find they were registered democrats.

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  11. Chickens turn out to be ostriches? PJM is running for governor? I haven’t got a clue. Although, if it is major it must be the tractor!

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  12. This looks like Downtown Crossing, but I bet a lot more of the city looked like that back then.

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