these are the timesdirty beloved
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Why?

20.10.06

Messenger boy in the heart of the Reservation delivering messages. Prostitutes run back and forth. Business beginning at mid-day. I saw messenger boys and delivery boys for drug stores from fifteen years upward. Some still younger told me that they go there. This was in spite of a strong agitation being waged to close up the resorts.
Location: Dallas, Texas.
Lewis Hine October 1913
The "Reservation" wasn't a place where the aborignal inhabitants were rounded up and kept in place, but a place where women of convenience were rounded up and kept in place.
Neither moral, nor civic nor government leaders ever spoke publicly of one very visible aspect of Dallas: its flourishing trade in prostitution. The "social evil," as it was called, operated openly with official city blessings in a designated "reservation" a few blocks away from where John Neely Bryan had settled in 1841.... City police and county officials permitted prostitutes to practice their trade in this designated location without interference. The number of "fallen women" living and working in this area was estimated to range between 240 and 400, with the higher figure the most commonly accepted one.

Big D, Triumphs and Troubles of an American Supercity in the 20th Century
Darwin Payne
excerpted at DallasArena.com October 2003
More here
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This

Troglodytes or cave dwellers of extreme southern Tunisia. The interior of the Sheik's cave at Matmata showing his bed, jars for olive oil, the couscous covers and his lamp and gun.
was a lot like what it was like inside these
Bird's-eye view of Medenine photographed from minaret of mosque showing the odd cave-like dwellings of the inhabitants which serve two purposes; first as homes; secondly as safe deposit vaults for their goods and chattels during the months that these semi-nomadic people roam in the Arab country between here and the Mediterranean
F. Soler, photographer

Helen Keller reading

Whistler's yard sale

19.10.06

In Gorky Central Park of Culture and Rest on an autumn day, Moscow, 1960

Photo Fighter
Therese Bonney
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Women Come to the Front
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Therese Bonney chronology at St. Bonaventure University:

1923
- She helps to establish the European branch of the American Red Cross correspondence exchange between the children of Europe and The United States

1924
- She has her first photo essay printed, on how chic French dogs dress
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Thérèse Bonney at wikipedia

Monster
Yichu Chen
Kashya Hildebrand
link path conscientious > Tiina Itkonen

16.10.06

THERE IS NO HARM IN DANCING
by W.E. Penn
respectfully and kindly dedicated
to all Husbands, Fathers and Brothers
who love their Wives, Daughters and Sisters
by The Author

THEY MUST GO!THEY WILL GO! THEY DO GO!
THE BALL. THE HOP. THE DANCE. IT IS ALL THE SAME.
THE WRAPS ARE THERE
They will be answered then
Men will not dance by themselves
Samples of Fruit Found on the Tree of Dancing:
VERDICT.

Street gang - corner Margaret & Water Streets
Springfield, Massachusetts 4:30 P.M. June 27,1916
Lewis Hine

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